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PostSubject: GFX Tutorial   Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:09 pm

This Tutorial was made by Zaquri, Bk201, someone named Kageboy
and Kuren, The greatest minds of GFX came together to make this smexy
shit. By the end of this if you are still making nooby signatures then
you truly suck ass and are beyond help.

.::IIContentsII:.]


1.Introduction
To Gfx.
2.Types of Gfx.
3.Tutorials
4.LRO .PSDs
5.Basic
Things.
6.How to Cnc.
7.Stocks and Renders.
8. C4Ds and
Wireframes.
9.Vectors.
10.Ripping.
11.Small Art
(Tag's/Signature's)
12.Large Art (LP's)

1.[Intorduction
to Gfx.]

Gfx is a form of art.
It can be made of anything using any Graphics
Program like
Photohop/GIMP/MS Paint.
Gfx isn't just Tags and Avatars, It can be
large pieces, manipulation,
logos, and designs, vectors, posters,
anything really.
It is quite an easy thing gfx. It can be learned in
many ways and so many
styles to it. People tend to use Gfx alot
these days,
People can make money out of it or do it for fun, Gfx is
seen in many
things nowadays. I can Gfx You could Gfx Anyone can
Gfx.
So why don't you give it a go. The possibilities are endless!
<--- Kageboy

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2.[Types
of
Gfx.]

There are many types of Gfx, Some of them I
stated in the introduction.
.Signatures
.Avatars
.Backgrounds
.Posters
.Logos
.Manipulation
.Designs


And
the type of Gfx that goes into it:

.Abstract
.Vectors
.Retro
.Grunge
.Many
more

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3.[Tutorials.]
Alot
of you may currently be using tutorials, I understand, That's fine.
Because some of you may not know how to do certain things.
Some of
you may be using Tutorials to be creating a signature just like
in
the tutorial. That's fine too. But if you want to do your own style,
And
make your own things, If you really need to use tutorials, only take
like
things you didn't know from it and tips, Don't copy it word for
word,
Image
for image. There may be somethings in a tutorial that maybe
everyone
or some people wouldn't know, Those are the kind of things
people
should be using from tutorials.
Tutorials Could be also classed into
classes to make it easier for
people.

.Begginner
Tutorials
.Novice Tutorials
.Moderate Tutorials
.Intermidate
Tutorials
.Semi Pro tutorials
.Pro Tutorials.


But I
really think most tutorials only go up to Intermidate.
Remember:
Only take hints and tips from Tutorials that you didn't know,
And
what would be useful if you want to do your own things.
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4.[LRO
PSDs/.XCFs]

When you come across PSDs that will be givin
out by maybe a member or a
graphics team on a GFX Board, All of them
will be LRO PSDs.
LRO meaning: Learning Rights Only. Meaning You can
only learn from them,
Not copy them or layer rip. That's what PSDs
are there for when they
are given out.
LRO. People like to give
out to the community, Because they want to help
people out, Not for
you to copy it and claim it as your own.
People Give out LRO PSDs
when they think they can trust you. So some
advice: When PSDs are
given out, Do not layer rip neither claim it as
your own.
PSDs
can be found at Gfx Boards or anything associated with Gfx. You
could
also save your works as a .PSD, So incase you ever loe your touch
like
I did once,
You can look back at your other previous works and how
you made em,
another reason to save them as .PSDs is because you
could always better
them another time.

.XCFs For GIMP users
work in the Same way for .PSDs for Photoshop users.

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5.[Basics
You
Need to Know.]


i How to save
something(Photoshop):
[I did this one because a
friend of mine
didn't know how to save].

File > Save As
Then choose the
location
If you want to save it as a .PSD, The bottom option's
default would be
.PSD
Just change the name to whatever .PSD like.
"Signature.psd"
You could always do the same for a .PNG
Click on
the arrow in the Bottom option that says Photoshop File (PSD)
into
PNG.
And you know how to do the name "Signature.png"
Other formats
work the ame Way.

ii How to Save something(GIMP):

It
works just like Photoshop, Well ofcourse instead of .PSD you have
.XCF.
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iii.
How to upload

There are many ways to upload an image or
.PSD. It's quite Simple, You
just have to Click on the browse button
to browse for your image then
click upload.
Here are some sites
that you could upload on, some you have to register.

Photobucket(Register)
tinyPic(You
don't have to register, But if you want to store your images in a
tinypic
account instead of your computer, then register).
imageshack(No
Registering)
UploadPSD
(If that
doesn't work, Try PSDUpload.com, and No Registering)
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iv
What A gradient is
A gradient is what changes the tone/colour
of your sig, Besides the
other tools that do that.

How to
Get a Gradient Map

Photoshop: Layer > Adjustment >
Gradient Map.
GIMP: Click on the Black and White Square in your
toolbox.
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vBorders
and How to Add em

Borders are....well I'm not really sure anyone
of you wouldn't know what
a border is, like a frame. It is very
simple to add them.

Photoshop: Layer > New Layer > Apply
Image. Select > All. Edit
> Stroke.
GIMP: Select > All.
Edit > Stroke.

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6.[CnC
Cnc'ing is one of the best ways to improve
your Gfx as well as Gfx
boards. The more comments and Critisizm you
get the better you get.
You can take the advice from Cnc's and like
do it, to improve your gfx.
You could also give Cnc to other Gfxers
who you think need help,
Giving Cnc's Can raise your awareness of Gfx
as well as helping others.
To Cnc, You have to look close at that
piece of Gfx, know thing about
Gfx and have sharp eyes =D.
Much
people would want Cnc more than Rates, And it is better to have Cnc

than rates.

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7.[Stocks and Renders]
Stocks and renders are two
different things. render are images that have
been rendered from
another image. and stocks are the image.
You can find stocks on any
image website and same goes for renders, But Planetrenders
Is good for renders.

8.[C4Ds and Wireframes]
C4Ds and Wireframes are what
some gfxers tend to use. C4Ds and
Wireframes can help your Gfx, But
it could ruin it at the ame time.
If they are placed and used
correctlly, good job, Alot of them on one
sig isn't so great, it can
ditract the sig and other things.
There are different types of C4Ds
and Wireframes a list of them is here:

C4Ds:
Bubble C4Ds
Effect
C4Ds
Solid C4Ds

Wireframes:
White WireFrames
Black
WireFrames
Any other colour lol.

For wireframes, the way you
can get a white one, Is by inverting it.
If you want any other colour
wireframes, you know how to do that, just
by simply changing the
colour with adjutments.
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9.[Vectors
and Retro]

Vectors and retro pieces of Gfx, Is a fabulous
style. Some people would
think Vectors are a little cartooney
looking and others might think it's
a illustrated piece, But that
doesn't matter, they both mean the same
thing. Retros on the other
hand, are a little like Vectors. They're like
from example:
60's
or 70's posters, They tend to appear alot in posters. same as for
vectors.
Here
are some examples of Vectors:

Vector:
Click
Click

Retro:
Click
Click

10.[Ripping]
Yes
Ripping is taken very seriously in Gfx, no matter which forums it is
in. Ripping is Taking A piece of gfx someone made/tag/avatar from a
site,
For
example: you search "ichigo" in photobucket, You see a ichigo avatar
saying a name on it, or you see a ichigo tag saying a name on it.
You
save it, and upload it, or take the image code and put it into your
profile
or signature space. Ripping can also be seen when taking a
tutorial
or a .PSD and claiming it as your own.
Rippers cannot hide, Rippers
cannot get away with it, They will always
be caught out. If you ee a
ripper, report to a member of the staff. They
will deal with it.
You
don't need to start a flame war.

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12
and 13.[Small Art and Large Art]
Small Art:
Small
art is tags/signatures whatever you want to call it. They are made

normally with a landscape perspective, but quite small in length.
Roughly
most are about: Width: 420, Length: 120. But you can also use
any
size, just as long as it looks like a signature, and fits the forums
regulations size limit.

Large Art
Large art, is like
signatures, but but bigger, normally like a portrait
or poster type
of size. I'm not too sure what most of them are rougly
about (the
size). In Large art, you have to be really creative, seeing
as the
canvas will be big. You also have to make sure everything fits
into
place and goes well together. LArge art is alot harder than Small
art,
but give it a go and try it, you never know if you'll like it to
you
try.
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Some Good Gfx sites with resources:

FringeFX
gfxSkool
Dafont
SigResource
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PostSubject: Re: GFX Tutorial   Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:10 pm

The contents of this Guide are meant for the eyes of anyone. You can rip
it if you want but I ask that you give credit to the woman who came up
with the idea. That of course wouldn't be your's truly.

Introduction



-
Due to the lack of resources and guidelines for
GFXing I
decided to re-make A Tut of Tut's for those here who wish to learn how
to make smexeh

siggy's and tags and banners and etc. This is a
guide made to help people
with graphics designing, for GIMP and
Photoshop. From this guide you
will get some good GFX tutorial's and
some other resources for Novice, Moderate
and for Advanced GFX-ers.


-This guide
will not be covering how to palce the resources provided into the Gimp
folder, a simple google search will help you out with that.




::
Common Resources ~ Can be used for both the
programs, Gimp and Photoshop ::

Fonts



*
Freely down-loadable websites
*

- Dafont

- 1001 Free Fonts

- UrbanFonts

- Font Freal

- Ddfont

- Dingbat Depot

- Type Now

- Simply The Best

Now in case you
Don't really feel like looking through those and picking out shit you
like out of over 300,000 Different Fonts then Here are Unique but good
Font packs put together by Zaquri Kenpachi


*Font Pack(s)*

-1000 Fonts Pack

-Selected 56
Fonts


If you do not know how to open them just
download winzip. Don't know what winzip is? Then google it. If you don't
know how to open them even when you have Winzip then Search the term
for google "How to use Winzip to open a torrent program"

\The
1000 Fonts pack will probably slow your Gimp program down so for gimp I
suggest just teh Selected 56 Fonts/

Cinema 4D
( C4D )



- CINEMA 4D or C4D is a 3-D
application
that is popular amongst matte painters in film production,
largely
due to the BodyPaint 3D functionality. It is equally popular
amongst
motion graphics artists, thanks to its excellent color source
and
integration with compositing application pipelines, and a very
artist-friendly,
customizable workflow and interface.




*C4D Packs*



-
Biolumine scene
by clyzm


- P-Series C4D Pack


- 3.2-use.pack

-
a.Ang.C4D Pack

-
losMac C4D Pack



*Websites
to get C4D's
*



- Deviantart

-
Delta Visions

- Photobucket

---------------------------------------------

Renders/Stocks



-
Rendering is the process of
generating an image from a model, by
means of computer programs. The
model is a description of
three-dimensional objects in a strictly
defined language or data
structure. It would contain geometry,
viewpoint, texture, lighting,
and shading information. The image is a
digital image or raster
graphics image.




* Some websites to get
renders/stocks
*



- Renders-Graphiques

-
Planetrenders

- Delta-Visions

- Photobucket

Being a renders maka
myself I happen to own renders worth using, some that you cannot find on
the listed sites or on any site for that matter


*Render/Stock
Packs
*



-700 Stocks pack

-Marvel Renders
Pack


-Massive render
packs part 1


- Massive render
packs part 2


- Massive render
packs part 3


-Ownozz! Human
stock


-Revolution
recourse render pack



______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________




Gimp



-
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation
Program) is a freely available open
source application for creating and
manipulating graphic images that
runs on Linux, other Unix-based
operating systems, and also on
Windows and Mac OS X. You can download
GIMP from here




Tutorials



Novice
Tutorials


~ Tutorial 1
- by : cheesyGFX from Deviantart.

~ Tutorial 2
- by : Xlyphia from Deviantart.

~ Tutorial 3
- by : Shiftz from Deviantart.

~ Tutorial 4
- by : Yoshigohn from Deviantart.

~ Tutorial 5
- by : Ryanx2 from Deviantart.

~ Tutorial 6
- by : Neier from Deviantart.

~ Tutorial 7
- by : jonaathan from Deviantart.



Moderate
Tutorials




~ Tutorial A
- by : CobraGFX from Deviantart.

~ Tutorial B
- by : Iron-Allegiance from Deviantart.

~ Tutorial C
- by : Misty82 from Deviantart.

~ Tutorial C
- by : CobraGFX

~ Tutorial D
- by : hanzel2m from Deviantart.

~ Tutorial E
- by : blakemoso from Deviantart.

~ Tutorial F
- by CobraGFX from Deviantart.



Advanced
Tutorials




~ Tutorial ( 1 )
- Gimp.talk

~ Tutorial ( 2 )
- Gimp.talk

~ Tutorial ( 3 )
- Gimp.talk

~ Tutorial ( 4 )
- by : AwacsThunderhead from Deviantart.



Brushes



*
Note : There is something cool about Gimp, Gimp can also use the
brushes of photoshop.

~ Smudge Brush Set

~
Vector Brush Set

~
Splatter Brush
Set


~ Icon Brush Set

~
Kanji Brush Set



--:How
to use brushes? :
Extract
the zip folder to the desktop,
go to My computer > C:\Program
Files\GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\brushes\
> then add the brushes to the
brush folder.

- For more
burshes/brush packs you can visit Deviantart
or Delta-Visions



______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________




Photoshop



Adobe
Photoshop, or simply Photoshop, is a graphics editing
program
developed and published by Adobe Systems. It is the current
market
leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation software,
and is
the flagship product of Adobe Systems.

It can only be downloaded
free as trial (30 days period) version, you have to buy it to get full
unlimited version.




Tutorials



Novice
Tutorials




~Basic vector Sig

~Spider-Man
Tutorial


~Spawn tutorial
by.semeteX


~smudge, ripple
signature tutorial


~ Fran Tutorial

~Joker Tutorial

~
Depth, Lighting,
& Color Tutorials




Moderate
Tutorials




~ Guard Tutorial

~
AskSaint
Tutorial


~ BlueBolt Tutorial

~
Haze Tutorial

~
Hulk Tutorial

~
Hulk Tutorial 2

~
Visionary
Tutorial




Advanced Tutorials



~
Female Nature
Tutorial


~ Full Signature
Tutorial


~ Smudge Techniques
Tutorial


~ Gears Of War
Tutorial




Brushes



*Brush
packs
*

-150 brushes pack



*Sole
Brushes
*



-Blood Brush

-Vector Brush

-Stroke bursh

-Vector Grunge
Brush


-Splatter Brush

-Cloud Smudge
Brush


-Chilled smudge
set




*Photoshop Files*



Note:
those files are for learning rights only, that means you cannot use any
layer of then for personal purpose.



-PSD pack
by~1apse


-PSD pack by
onemicGFX







___________________________________________________________________________________________

Credits



:-
-KageBoy-, for Idea and main organization, and the GIMP part.

:-
Zaquri Kenpachi, For overall topic revising and editing, C4D links,
render/stock packs, and the Photoshop part.

___________________________________________________________________________________________





FAQ
maybe added.


Once again if you're gonna rip
this guide, Have the decency to place credit where its due.
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