Such as.............? Could you be a bit more specific? I'm definitely learning as I go along here. Alot from what I've learned is from tutorials on-line--both txt and video tuts. Also watching some of the talented artists on here and talking to them about their techniques doesn't hurt either.
how about EVERYTHING ? especially the skin..... that's the hardest part ! I've watched tutorials too , some artists use some filter + smart blurr but eventually you can't see any details anymore . I tried everything!
Filter & Smart Blur? That's a new one on me, never heard of that technique.
The way I like to do the skin is, of course, using the dropper tool to get the midtones because that's going to be your base/foundation. After that I just wing it from there using shadows (Black) and highlights (White) and adjusting the opacity between the 2. I used to use the Posterization method after following a few tuts but that got to be too much for me so I decided to improvise and just use my eye to figure out what to do where. After I get all of my layers done I "fade" the shadows and highlight edges by using the Eraser tool, but I adjust the fill and opacity on that as well (70/30). You don't want it to be at 100% on both or it won't look right. You can use whatever combo you want of course as far as the fill/opacity on both the layers and the eraser tool, I follow that formula on the eraser because I saw it on a video tut.
There are MANY techniques to use, trust me, you just have to find the right one that you're comfortable with or use numerous tips and tricks here and there that you can use to your liking. I hope this was helpful.
Do you have any other questions hun? I'm very surprised you're coming to me with advice, I'm usually the one asking the other artists on here for tips and tricks. XD
thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions! I came to you because i've seen your work and I knew you wouldn't mind helping me out. so thanks again , I'll try vexlling again ( since I often fail and end up cartooning or vectorizing xD ) . you were really helpful , bro. If I have any other questions , I'll write you . Best Regards !
Aw no problem. That's what Art Communities like this were meant for--networking and helping one another out, not just Art Appreciation and a gallery to showcase our talents.
Another thing I forgot to mention is the type of photos that you use, THAT IS KEY. The width HAS to be a minimum of 700 pixels. For that I usually adjust the Resolution, which you can adjust under Image/Image Size. Also the quality of the photo has to be perfect, if not 1nce again improvise on certain details like the hair or face. Blurry or poorly lit photos usually make or break a vector/vexel portrait, same with messy hair. I'm learning how to make sure I get the hair right, I've been picking some photos where either the hair was a mess or the picture was in poor quality.
What tutorials did you follow when you started vexelling/vectoring?
Well I know youtube always has some good video tutorials, some of which are made by members of this site. Another site I went to when I 1st started out learning a few years ago was Vexels.net. Another spot is Designtuts.com. I'll drop some links for you here:
De nada Corazon. I hope these help, esp the YouTube videos. They were such a huge help to me when I got started again about a year ago, I could finally link the visuals with the written tutorials that I've been seeing on-line.