Ash Posted March 17, 2007 Share Posted March 17, 2007 (edited) This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it This was my 1st try at drawing a gemstone. And 1st try at making a tut Comments & Ideas welcome This is the way I got all the facets on the stone, there are many other ways to do it, so just try it and see if you like it. I used Xor to blend the 2 layers. then Flatten the image. Then select the shape of the stone, adjust as needed, for this tut, I use oval. you do not need to de-select the selection from this point on. On a new layer, Use gradient or whatever way to make Facets looks like they have range of shades. blend the layers as you see fit. Then flatten the image. I used Curves tool to give the stone color, And a little zoom blur to mix things up a bit. VVVV Gem Tut V2 readers can start from this step VVVV Add new layer, Paint bucket White color. Use Gradient Tools in Transparency mode to fade the white color. This will give the look of the reflective surface of the "table" of the stone. Use Move selected pixels, hold shift key as you resize it. this will let you have the same shaped oval as the outer edge, this will be the "table" of the stone. Add new layer. Do the same thing as above step but with black color on the other side. Flatten Image. Don't foget to use Feather on each layers to soften them before Flatten Add background, shadow as needed. And check this out for a little extra.. viewtopic.php?p=29087#p29087 Done Hope this helps!! Edited March 15, 2019 by Woodsy Rehosted to Postimage. 1 Quote All creations Ash + Paint.NET [ Googlepage | deviantArt | Club PDN | PDN Fan ] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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