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Something Red Walkthrough by verucasalt82 Something Red Walkthrough by verucasalt82
This is a walkthrough on how I did the picture Something Red, based on a photo by . And it's probably the closest thing to a tutorial that I'll ever make. :paranoid:

1. Exported linework from Freehand to Illustrator. Changed color to from black to #720000.

2. Did base colors as follows:
Skin: #FFF1E6
Lips: #E338OC
Tongue: #F7775E
Eye (Iris): #909058 and #CBC851
The white of the eye and teeth are plain white (#FFFFFF).

3. Did skin shading with semi-transparent (5-30%) shapes (color #720000) set to multiply. When the shading would start getting too dark, I'd group everthing and lower the transparency to 70-80%.

4. Skin shading was too dull so I created a new layer above it and drew a shape filled with #E33BOC and set to Color Dodge and 40% transparency. I also created some highlights by drawing shapes of the skin base color () and white (#FFF) set to lighten and blurred.

5. Shaded the lips and mouth the same way as the skin. Color #720000, 15-30% transparency. Highlights are #FFF1E56 set to lighten/30% transparency.

6. Eyes shaded the same way as everything else. Color #720000, 5-20% transparency.

To finish I added a new exclusion layer (color #021028) set to 80% transparency.
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:iconmcsketchalot:
mcsketchalot Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2006
Sweet !! Thanks a lot for this.

Peace :)
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teh-crooked-0ne Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
awesome work
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:iconwhitemerovingian:
WhiteMerovingian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005
what do you think its best, to use Illustrator or to use Freehand??, i for now only learned to use Illustrator
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:iconfrenetic-harlequin:
FreNeTic-HarLeQuiN Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2005
u totalli just used freehand...wow...thnks.
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:iconasiah:
asiah Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo... Macromedia Freehand, ey? Never though to use that. Thank you for posting this!
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:iconmeralis:
meralis Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of curiosity, why do you do your line work in Freehand?
Thanks for the tutorial by the way. ^_^
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:iconverucasalt82:
verucasalt82 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just like the pen tool in Freehand better for fine/detailed things like linework. :) Illustrator is the better program for most things, though.
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:iconemden:
emden Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005   Digital Artist
Glad you shared!
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:icongimppac:
gimpPAC Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005   General Artist
sweet...I always wondered about your process.
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slither-astray Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
ha ha! excelent!
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:iconfreshie333:
Freshie333 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005
Thanks, ah yes little insights... I'm so jealous; I need to get back on my game!
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:iconkawa4:
kawa4 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
holy ****.
thats awesome
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:iconflamegfx:
Flamegfx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
everything in illustrator?
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:icongedrek:
Gedrek Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
what about a little tutorial ??
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:iconradiolarian:
Radiolarian Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005  Student
bloody brilliant
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shimmyhunnyshimmy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005
Wow this is amazing, ur so talented :D
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:icondreaminginred:
dreaminginred Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005
this was seriously helpful!!!! ive always wondered how the skin looks so smooth ... i should use the blur and transparency tools now THANKS ALOT :D
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ChocoboGoddess Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey, a tutorial from you! Awesome. I love looking at how you put your stuff together...and I always learn something new when I see how other people use the same programs. Thanks for posting this!
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ypdesign Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005
Thanks
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paperairplane Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005   Interface Designer
Im really jealous of your vector skills.
When you make the hair do you make the general shape then make all of the little strands seperate pieces or is it all one shape?
I can never get my lines to be that thin if its all one shape.
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salsabrosa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for posting this!! It helps just to know your process of work! You are such a talented vector artist!!
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salsabrosa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for posting this!! It helps just to know your process of work! You are such a talented vector artist!!
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elflling Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
Yes you are truly a life savor!!! I am basically doing my final project for the vector art class and almost dropping dead facing the photo to be vectorized and yet this walk through!!! It is really very helpful. Here's a small technical question from ignorant me: what is an exclusion layer and what do you use it for? (From the images before and after applying this layer I guess you changed the color and tone of the whole picture a little bit...)
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verucasalt82 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The exclusion setting (I actually applied it to a box drawn over the whole image, not a layer itself) is handy for changing the color a bit. Whatever color you use will give the image underneath a tint of the color's opposite. I used a very, very dark blue here so it gave the image a very light orangish tint, if you use red it'll give a green tint, et cetera. The lighter the color you use is, the stronger the tint will be.

It's really fun to mess around with. I hope what I said about it makes sense. :)
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:iconelflling:
elflling Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
Thanks! That totally make sense and I'll try with it!
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:iconkadafi:
kadafi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
very nice tuto....
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:icontawmiepylon:
TawmiePylon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is SO cool. Freaking amazing.
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:iconlllaria:
lllaria Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
it is so spectacular.. awesome work!
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:iconlanche:
Lanche Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
YES! a tut :)

Freehand eh? I'll try it out ^^
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:iconechomrg:
echomrg Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
great!

thank you sooooo much! :nod: :D

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:iconpsychogizmo:
psychogizmo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
So that's how it was done. Wow, that's amazing.
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xxsmitten Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
nice.
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shutterbabe81 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005   Photographer
I do wonder if you posterize your pieces in photoshop or do you just go right off of the original photo, if so what level do you do it at?
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serendipityguy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
this is just great, such a big tip on how to from a giganantic tutorial walkthrough, :pc: thanks a bunch...
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:iconpolicyoftruth:
policyoftruth Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
Wow, that is amazing. I wish I could vector :/
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:iconrooo:
rooo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, I also really like step 2
You're awesome.
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:iconkilxover:
kilxover Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
your linework is amazing! and i always love the colours that you use to shade your vectors :)
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:iconshutterbabe81:
shutterbabe81 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005   Photographer
sweet, i was just about to ask if you'd do a tutorial. This maked illustraitor make so much more sense. Thanks so much.
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Manderrr Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
you sure do know your shit.
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:iconillustplosion:
illustplosion Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
Hey, that's kind of you doing that! :D
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:iconzleepy:
Zleepy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
I thought you did your linework in Illustrator but you write that you export it to illustrator... photoshop?
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:iconverucasalt82:
verucasalt82 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do it in Freehand. :)
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:iconzleepy:
Zleepy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
Oh I see...
Any particular advantage in using freehand?
Feel free to give a techy answer, I thirst for knowledge.
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karcarah Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
thanx a lot for share your skill! :) :hug:
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badvillain Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
hey, Yoh Verucasalt I haven't seen this tutorial before I was off for the whole day..

Thanks for submitting this this is clever..

villainy aka cranz1
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:iconthebottom:
thebottom Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet! Now I dont have to kill anyone! thanks!
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:iconataribomb:
ataribomb Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005   Digital Artist
yet again you continue to prove that you're amazing. well done! ^_^
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AngeL-NahLa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005   Interface Designer
we have always respect the person who spent his/her time to spread his/her knowledge. perfect tut.
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hologlyphic Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
ooh.. i've been looking forward to a tutorial from you for a while.. nice work :D
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colormepurple Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
wonderful! thank you for the peeking :D

i was just wondering, why do you make the lines in freehand and then get them on illustrator?
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