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Real Photoshop Vector Tutorial by donbenni Real Photoshop Vector Tutorial by donbenni
Sorry i've resubmitted it because I thought it didn't make sense to have to download the file to view it and dA doesn't let you remove the preview image.

This is a tutorial i've written that follows pretty much the same process as my previous tutorials but the result of this is an actual vector (i.e. scalable) not an imitation.

Again sorry about the resubmission but that was annoying me :p

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Shreevatsa-Raina Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome tutorial
kndburning Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicely well tutorial, i've made my What's Going on Girl with this teaching
Lorna-RoseFoX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great for urban subjects ^^
Zz-Zz-Zz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
great tut
blondishnet Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
I featured your vexel tutorial at my site - [link]
U-238 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Very nice's really well laid-out, easy to follow with clear instructions and it helps anybody create a nice vector effect on photographs...well done!!
P.S How do you go about creating a tutorial?
PCLiPSE Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
yhandz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
is it same with cs3??
kndburning Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, it does the same thing...
mariafox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
It should. I might try it in CS5 when I have the time.
suxy1980 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
wow!! you ROCK!! this is sooo cool!!
frozenpin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
omg thanks 4 this :worship:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Hey buddy,
This stunning tutorial has been featured in this News Article, it is the 6th edition of it, and I'm proud to have you featured ! [link] Hope you'll go have a look, and enjoy ! And :+fav: to show your support ! :)

Toka07 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
I learned a lot from your tutorial, THANKS!!
L-unatic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008   Filmographer
Omg thanks you so much!
Now I can vector without getting Illy!
Bomadeno Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial, thanks!
Technicaligy001 Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Thank you so much for making this. I'll be needing it soon.
radu-jm Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
...another awesome one!!!
KiLiM Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Thanks. Awesome vector tut. I guess this will kickstart my vectoring skills. =P
KFX-450R Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
thanks Donbenni, fav of course as all your tuts

i've done the whole car with your help
i would like if u could see it and C&C
glors Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Sweet tutorial.
BrightKnight Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for this tut! very good!
desness Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
can u use this on people pics? im not really sure
createnewfolder Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007   Interface Designer
I have a question... That light right beside the license plate, how do you get that liney effect on it? You know the parallel lines on the red light... Just wondering...
remingtonbox Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot man........That will help tons!!!!!!!
3DavocoL Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Student
you used PenTab or just a mouse to create this?
nitsuj0017 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
great tutorial,
ccnutlime Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
This is the first time I've heard about a clipping mask! How come no one told me before... Or maybe I should read tutorials instead of skimming them. Thanks a lot!
XClimax Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Great tutorial.
x58x Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
you are the BOMB !!!!!!
kristhedemon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Gi-z-ka Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Great tutorial really helped me understand this and im giving it a go now. Cheers for inadvertantly bringing this style into my art life XD
Elvis57 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Hehe, VERY cool resource you got here, dude. Just what I was lookin' for. I wanna get into this vector thing for a change, and I get the feeling your tutorial is gonna be something I'ma be readin' a whole lot :D Thanks a bunch and kudos on the good job, man,

Peace | Elvis
Geshtapoou Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
Thx For Sharing.
mukundnadkarni Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007   Digital Artist
Nice Tutorial!
I've been looking for one for quite some time.
Nice to see you share your knowledge with us.

One gripe though. You haven't included the original Skyline image, so it's impossible to judge how the vector drawing looks different from the actual picture.

I hope you'll follow this up with one on how to execute the details, for example the ones on the rear wheel arch flap, or the pattern of the light besides the number plate, plus other methods of gradients and fills.

Hope you'll give a thought to those suggestions.
Looking forward to more tutorials from you, especially for newbies.

Thanks a lot!
Mattoman Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Mate i learnt something out of this. That dam fill opacity thingy. Thanks mate
PoppyArty Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Brilliant! I'm going to have to try this out. And your tute is an artwork in itself
MalakaP Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
thanks the tut was so much help.
RaimeiThunderChild Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:( Oh dear. I guess I'd better go run some more internet searches then... or save for CS. *gloomy*

But it's still a great tutorial, and thanks anyway!

:heart: Raimei.
RaimeiThunderChild Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Faving so I can come back to it when exams are over... ><! Anyway, this looks great. Just wondering, do you know of any vector tutorials that don't need the pen tool, just a tablet, so that I can use Photoshop Elements? I've got version 3.0 *runs from all the sniggering overly-arty pplz....* :D Ok, so it's not the best, but it works!

:heart: Raimei
donbenni Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
You do need the pen tool to follow this tutorial and as far as i know, Elements doesn't have one. So no you can't follow this tutorial in Elements, and the tablet makes no difference.
DJBlue86 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
awesome tutorial!
e-RSO Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Well ty for explaining mate
i was looking for this for some time
good job
Leasepics Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
Thanx for the great tutorial
Mistick1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
Thanks a lot ,Great Tutorial ! Thats What I lookingfor
Very Helpful for upgrade vektorazish skills
S4R1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Student
Wow, you are great! i dream of making this one day.
xmod Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Professional Filmographer
so tell me if i'm gettin it right.. you are using gradients all over your vectors? ... because if you visit my page and see the skyline i made, i din use any gradients but i guess i should have, am i right? .. i'm new to vectoring so please correct me if i'm wrong..
donbenni Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
I use a mixture of block colours and gradients. You don't have to follow the tutorial exactly though. This exact tutorial is for making real, scalable vectors. The skyline image you speak of doesn't look like it's actually vector.

Sorry, it's hard to explain. If you want to follow the tutorial then do so.
PublicSecrecy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Student Photographer
Just a note: as long as jpg's are raster-based, anything saved as a jpg will never be a true vector. So far only .pdf's, those weird macromedia files, and .svg files can actually display vector images that can be scaled to any resize without quality loss.

You can test this by zooming in 100x and seeing if the image gets pixelated as you do so.
nembathekid Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006   Digital Artist
The .psd you end up with from this is a vector, which you can scale to whatever size you need. Then, you have to raster it when you save it as a .jpg or .png or whatever for web use, but if you ever need it at a higher resolution you can still go back to the .psd and scale it up some more.
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