Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > Can someone PLEASE direct me to a tutorial

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Gary Blanchette

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Irvine, California, US

that explains the steps to creating this sort of android/artificial joints look? I've seen a couple but they seem to basically bend lines without looking authentic. Thanks.

Gary

May 11 13 09:48 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

The MichaelO one is pretty good.

May 11 13 10:54 pm Link

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Gary Blanchette

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Irvine, California, US

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
The MichaelO one is pretty good.

Hahaha! I forgot to post one of his images for reference. I was hoping to find a tutorial on how he makes it look so realistic. Thanks!

May 12 13 07:21 am Link

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Gary Blanchette

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Irvine, California, US

May 12 13 07:22 am Link

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Zorka

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Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Yeah, this guy (MichaelO) is TOTALLY amazing!

And the only idea that comes to my mind is that he had some model/mannequin created in 3D/CGI rendering and animation program (Poser, for example) which is later used for grafting/blending with a real model. Unfortunately, I don't know much about Poser (or some similar software), so I can't tell you the details...

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34/michaeloart/id.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091117/14/4b03235ece85e.jpg

May 12 13 09:08 am Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

You have to know how to use the pen tool.

You have to have some idea about the anatomy and structure of what you want.

And you have to be comfortable airbrushing or dodging and burning the illusion of shading into the edges of your pen tool-masked regions.

May 12 13 09:47 am Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100407/00/4bbc385d2a507_m.jpg

I go into full 3D, myself.

http://jfrancis.smugmug.com/photos/i-HTmNFqS/0/S/i-HTmNFqS-S.jpg

May 12 13 09:50 am Link

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ThruTheAshes

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Topeka, Kansas, US

MichaelO features tutorials on his Deviantart page.

http://michaelo.deviantart.com



Might also want to the check out the tutorials on Conzpiracy

http://www.conzpiracy.co.uk


Cheers!

May 12 13 10:02 am Link

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Zorka

Posts: 193

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
You have to know how to use the pen tool.

You have to have some idea about the anatomy and structure of what you want.

And you have to be comfortable airbrushing or dodging and burning the illusion of shading into the edges of your pen tool-masked regions.

You were definitely right!

Sometimes there's no easy way out and everything goes back to the hard work/manual labor. (@OP: See the image below..) Btw, that work of your is TRULY amazing & inspiring - KUDOS!!! :thumb up:

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/174/5/f/5fbbefd876edfea02dcd8294f4860ca9-d3jpsuk.jpg

May 12 13 11:35 am Link

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Gary Blanchette

Posts: 5080

Irvine, California, US

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
You have to know how to use the pen tool.

You have to have some idea about the anatomy and structure of what you want.

And you have to be comfortable airbrushing or dodging and burning the illusion of shading into the edges of your pen tool-masked regions.

So in other words I have my work cut out for me... big_smile

May 12 13 04:42 pm Link

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AMCphotography2

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Los Angeles, California, US

Zorka wrote:

You were definitely right!

Sometimes there's no easy way out and everything goes back to the hard work/manual labor. (@OP: See the image below..) Btw, that work of your is TRULY amazing & inspiring - KUDOS!!! :thumb up:

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/174/5/f/5fbbefd876edfea02dcd8294f4860ca9-d3jpsuk.jpg

Geezus this is cool!

May 12 13 04:50 pm Link

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Gary Blanchette

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Irvine, California, US

I was told to disect the body sections and create a layer for each (lots of them). Then have a common light/shadow/bevel-emboss source after doing the smoothing/dodge-burn magic to the skin. Of course this does not include fine tuning. big_smile

Thanks everyone.

May 12 13 04:50 pm Link

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Koray

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Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

May 13 13 01:40 am Link

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Gary Blanchette

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Irvine, California, US

Koray wrote:
here is a 38 min vid tut:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c36EqGYX-KM

Wow! What language is that?

May 13 13 07:30 am Link

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Koray

Posts: 6688

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

I dont understand a single word either but watching it you'll get some ideas if not all smile

here is another but text...there is alot more if you search:
http://psd.fanextra.com/tutorials/desig … photoshop/

May 13 13 09:22 am Link

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Zorka

Posts: 193

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Gary Blanchette wrote:
Wow! What language is that?

Portuguese.

May 13 13 12:05 pm Link

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Gary Blanchette

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Irvine, California, US

Thanks again everyone.

May 15 13 07:24 am Link