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New To Me June 2016

Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:19 pm

June's New To Me is in two parts.

The first part is to download the puppet image and color it any way you choose.
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Here's the download link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qscwhqofwmxpw ... t.zip?dl=0


Here's my version of him all colored up:
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IMPORTANT
Keep your puppet on an independent transparent layer. You do NOT want any background attached to him.

Please post your colored puppet in this thread.

The second part is coming later in June. It will be a tutorial on how to change his pose.

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Re: New To Me June 2016

Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:04 pm

This could get interesting. :lol: It's going to be fun to see how he gets dressed.
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Re: New To Me June 2016

Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:00 am

I had a go at coloring my puppet. I did keep him on a transparent layer in my files. :yes:

Part 1 - New To Me Challenge - June 2016
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Re: New To Me June 2016

Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:35 am

smikeel wrote:I had a go at coloring my puppet. I did keep him on a transparent layer in my files. :yes:

Part 1 - New To Me Challenge - June 2016
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:agree: :agree: :agree:

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Re: New To Me June 2016

Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:11 pm

Ready for part two?

FYI: If you don't want to color the puppet, you can use any element that has limbs or extensions.
Make sure what you are using is on an independent layer with no background.

To reshape or change the pose on your subject, first watch this tutorial on Puppet Warp by Russell Brown.
Russell Brown is on the Adobe Photoshop team. He is brilliant and funny.
And...in many cases his tutorials show you how to think WAY OUTSIDE the box.

This Puppet Warp tut is just the basics of the tool. Google his name to find other tutorials.

Here's the link: http://www.photoshop.com/tutorials/6382

And here are the important things to remember:

1. Edit/Puppet Warp to get the tool.

2. Choose Density from the option bar to select More Points
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3. Click inside the mesh to add pins (control points)

4. Click on a pin to select it. Selected pin is highlighted AND has a black dot in the middle.

5. Alt click deletes pins.

6. Choose the Rotate option in the menu bar for Auto or Fixed
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7. Hold the ALT key and hover with your mouse around a pin to get the Rotate circle.

8. Choose the Pin Depth option in the menu bar to move the pin to the front/back
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9. Press Return key or click the big check mark in the upper right corner to commit your work.
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Here's my little puppet in his new position
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The best part of the Puppet Warp is playing around with all the options. Remember to save the original so you can play again and again.
Try it on some elements in your stash too!

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Re: New To Me June 2016

Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:07 pm

I had no clue that this tool even existed. Using it is a blast!! Thanks for the link, and the tutorial - I definitely learned something new to me! In fact I had so much fun with it I did it twice. :D

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Re: New To Me June 2016

Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:21 pm

smikeel wrote:I had no clue that this tool even existed. Using it is a blast!! Thanks for the link, and the tutorial - I definitely learned something new to me! In fact I had so much fun with it I did it twice. :D

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Awesome!!! And you really did nail it!!

Yes, it is a fun tool. Russell Brown supposedly has more tuts on the Puppet Warp, but I haven't come across them yet.
He's a fun guy to watch and learn. I got several of his How To books from the library and had a blast!

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