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.
****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