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Big Emoticon tutorial

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<edit> I changed some typos and the outline colour :aww:


My first Tutorial :icontardgrinn:
I used Photoshop to create the Emote and the tutorial :slow:


I hope you understand everything ;)


I created [link] with the Tutorial :aww:

I hope it helps to understand you how to create a BIG Emoticon :aww:


If you still have some questions don´t be afraid to ask me :eager:


The Font is from [link]
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LeoLeonardo's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

This is a great job for a first tutorial! <img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/n/n…" width="15" height="15" alt=":nod:" title="Nod" /> There's a decent amount of text and great use of images to show how things are done, and it's a very quick, informative and enjoyable read.

I especially like the part where you describe how to shade using the dithering technique. A lot of people seem to lack the knowledge of how to do this properly, and you described it very simply and with great use of pictures. Everyone who reads this tutorial should know how to dither afterwards. <img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/g/g…" width="17" height="15" alt=":giggle:" title="Giggle" />

The only real critique I have is that I think you could have chosen a better color for the emoticon. Brown is hard to pull of well, but you did it rather nicely. However, the darkest color in the shading, the one right out by the edge, stands out too much, and the dithered pixels are very obvious.

Also, in my opinion, you should try to add dithering to the shading on the eyes and tongue as well, but that's only what I would have done myself. <img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":B" title="Bucktooth" />

Overall, great job, and a wonderful tutorial! <img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/c/c…" width="25" height="25" alt=":clap:" title="Clap" />
Krissi001's avatar
Thank you very much :hug:

I hope that they know it now :giggle:

Than kyou for the suggestion! I think i will change it :eager:
Could you tell me which colour would be the best?

I changed the outline a litte bit :aww:

That is a good idea!

Thank you :hug:
LeoLeonardo's avatar
Personally, I prefer blue, cause it usually ends up looking the way I want it to, but I'd say it's all up to personal preference. Use the color you're most comfortable with. :)
Krissi001's avatar
I will leave it as it is, i am sure that the deviants understand what i mean :lol:
Kerubimu's avatar
Thanks Krissi I have been looking for something like that a long time now...oh my emote has horns so do you mind giving me some tips on how ot pixel them.
Krissi001's avatar
The Tutorial is outdated and the dithering looks odd ^^;
This one is much better --> [link]

The only tip I can give you at the moment is to check how others have done it :noes:
[link] [link] [link]
Kerubimu's avatar
Thanks Krissi!
iceeZ's avatar
Thanks so much for making this! I really wondered how to shade the big ones so it didn't look too pixell-y. Now I can try and make my own :D
EastSideSunsets's avatar
Thanks for the tutorial, I used it for this: [link]

The sizes for the circles and how to make the eyes were both very helpful, although I will admit I had to do a different kind of dithering ^^;

Thank you for posting this, it was incredibly helpful! :hug:
Krissi001's avatar
Actually I don't really like the dithering i used xD
EastSideSunsets's avatar
It looks really good on the emote you made for hte tutorial, but I don't know, it just wasn't working for me :giggle:
DarkRoxima's avatar
Hey I used your tutorial here. I think you will love it! [link]
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