How to make decent looking art for a stick


#1

Hey there everyone. I guess I’ve over obsessed myself with make art for sticks but anyways here is a really noob way to make art for a stick. If you’re efficient you can finish this in about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
THESE ARE JUST GUIDELINES USE YOUR CREATIVITY, BUT THIS IS A SIMPLE WAY TO GET YOUR STARTED

Step 1: Getting the template
Go on The NEW Official Arcade Stick Art Threadand download -D3vlicious SE Template or the TE counterpart

Step 2: Opening Photoshop and choosing a character/theme
Pretty simple. Open the template in Photoshop. Then, find a good character/ theme for my example I’m choosing Ibuki for demonstration purposes.Simply go on Deviant art and find a character of your choosing. Other art recourses can also be used.

Step 3: Inserting your selected artwork.
****Most of the time I like to choose the bottom 2 corners and let the top free for a logo.

Step 4: Getting Rid of Excess Stuff
Most of the time I like to use the background eraser to get rid of the background, but there are many other ways. Get rid of the background on the 2 images.

Step 5: Vectoring with the pen tool
Using the pen tool, trace around your selected image. When done right click and tell it to make a selection. Then, duplicate the layer then go select>modify>Expand and expand by 5 or so. Then fill in the selection and move the duplicated layer down 1.

Step 6: Adding Final Touches
In this step I add the name of the character, a logo, and the background.

Final Notes
****This is a simple way to make a simplistic arcade stick art. I hope you do make innovations and put you’re own twist on it.This was finished in about 1 hour and turned out decent. I’m no expert, but i think they turn out pretty great.Some constructive criticism would be nice on what I can do to improve this guide.I have made a total of 2 using these instructions. A like and some responses would be nice! Thanks!

The Two I have Done


-Jack


#2

not bad but didn’t other people made the same guide?


#3

Not really sure just joined like yesterday…


#4

You should stop by this thread if you are new

Also Here is the thread I am refering to, there a link for it on the Intro, Rules and FAQ thread.


#5

I guess ,but my guide is a little more in depth on just making the art. D3v’s guide is more of a good spot to place you’re art but really doesn’t show you how to do some of the stuff in my guide. I think mine is just a way to make a stick look decent quickly and in depth enough to follow instructions.


#6

Blending Options > Stroke would be a better option.


#7

somewhat new to photoshop. Just tried giving my perspective on my work process


#8

Well been here a day and already trying to contribute is better than new people who ask the same dumb questions.
Can we have more like Meowzer and less stupid noobs?


#9

^^


#10

for every Meowzer we get 10 noobs…


#11

Thanks for all the good compliments!


#12

and how do i do that?


#13

Double click on your layer, from there you access the layers blending options. Play with these options with preview checked, great stuff there.


#14

Thanks Seems to make every thing a lot easier