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bonestructure  

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Posted Fri, Jan 18, 2013 3:17 pm

Just wondering how to make a separate alpha channel.

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Posted Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:54 am

Go to the help, top right and select Photoshop Help, when that comes up type 'create alpha' in the search and you'll get a step by step

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Posted Thu, Jan 24, 2013 5:00 am

How can i make a realistic skin in ps


I have Cs6 and templates , who can help me or is there a tutorial?

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Posted Thu, Jan 24, 2013 5:00 am

How can i make a realistic skin in ps


I have Cs6 and templates , who can help me or is there a tutorial?

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Posted Thu, Jan 24, 2013 11:04 am, Edited Thu, Jan 24, 2013 11:06 am

I can't point you to a specific tutorial, but there are unimaginably many Photoshop tutorials on the net. Should be easy to find one. I don't remember where I found it, but I once downloaded a spectrum pattern, you know, like paint samples, all little boxes, of all the various possible skin shades, from white to Latino, to Asian, to Indian, to black. It's very helpful to have that reference. The rest is adding slight noise for pores and making the skin color uneven, because skin is not one consistent color. I add scars and tattoos by applying the image in layer mode and selecting multiply or overlay and adjusting the opacity. Makes it look more natural to me that way. The scars, I blur and blend the edges to make it blend in better. Wounds are harder, those take much work. Freckles are the hardest. To make the skin blotchy, find a grunge map that looks nice and random and blotchy, black and white. Apply that in multiply or overlay mode. Take the opacity down to zero, then start boosting it up until you achieve a nice blotchiness that isn't obvious or overbearing.

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Posted Thu, Jan 24, 2013 12:08 pm

what bonestructure just typed was my answer as well...no easy method really...you MUST be an artist and have the resource images to work with or any skin will look like crap from what I've seen in the galleries as skin is a really difficult subject to create.

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Posted Thu, Jan 24, 2013 12:36 pm   (Nudity advisory)

Thank you so much...yes it is a difficult thing to do :-) but in RL i am a portraitpainter


so that will do for a start i hope :)


I hoped that the way to start from the template or on the 3d avatar in ps in big lines till the render in sl could be explained. I search a lot, found templates from Robin Wood and also obj templates. On ventorboxes i saw  skintemplates in one peace.


What kind off template is that and how do i work my way out ?


Again TY all

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Posted Thu, Jan 24, 2013 12:54 pm

Can't tell you in that one, I use 3D Max. My process is to repaint any template. Then I bring the object into Max. I click on the object to get whatever material is assigned to it, then import that material into the material editor and apply. With no UV mapping. Don't know if that helps at all. I'm not familiar with what other programs use.

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Posted Thu, Jan 24, 2013 3:00 pm, Edited Thu, Jan 24, 2013 3:01 pm

My advice is know where the textures are going to be used like DAZ or Poser and go to those forums and ask advice as here you will get Photoshop advice which is queries about skin as your post started out, not target specific advice for your texture. By all means ask artistic type questions here, but to stay on track, target your textures and get better replies in specific forums.
Additionally I added a nudity advisory to your post with the image.  Blurring is not considered clothing and unless it was extremely graphic and in your face nudity is allowed in forums with an advisory.

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Posted Thu, Jan 24, 2013 6:15 pm

Sorry was not thinking on nudity in this question.


again sorry.

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