I’ve got a crazy idea for some stick art… Any chance anyone can hook me up with a high resolution (as high as you possibly can, stuff turned up etc) of color 6 (Red!) Rufus when he finishes his ultra (the ‘GOODBYE!’ raise the Rufus portion.) Training stage as background would be fantastic (easy to cut out)… I just want him and the shockwave, so… the enemy being a little far way would be nice.
Hmmm. I managed to get a really clean render of Rufus from that picture, thanks… I just need to figure out how to do the smoke and rings as a transparency, in my attempt to constantly raise the bar on stick art… This might be a bit of a challenge.
Maybe one of you photoshop vets can help me out here so I can (attempt) to wrap my head around how to do this? I basically want to take the smoke and shockwave in that picture and put them with that render I just did, but semi-transparent… without the background. I know I’ve seen it done before, but… I’m kind of at a loss on how to do it myself. Hmm.
I’m not a photoshop guru, so I don’t know if there’s a better way to do it, but if I was gonna go for it, I’d probably try one/a combination of these 2 things
do as good of a job as you can of cutting them out (also cut out the inside of the large shockwave as much as you can without getting the wave itself. Maybe touch it up with the eraser tool and some blur. But it on it’s own layer over the bg you are going to use, then change the layer blending mode for that layer. Experiement and see if you can get one that keeps the white of the shockwave, but blends whatever piece of the BG you had to retain well enough into the bg that you dont’ notice it anymore.
Use the color range selection option (experiment with the level of tollerance) to select out whatever portion of the bg you are unable to get rid of just by cutting. That might make it look a little unnatural, you can try to fix that with some blurring maybe?
Whenever I’m in a situation like that I try some stuff like this and just experiment around. Often times I can find a pretty good solution. Good luck
I took the line tool and traced the rings to the best of my ability, then I went over my new selections with a 30% occapacity white brush in a new layer, then on my new image (my stick art) I copied it, resized it to fit Rufus’s hands a bit better, and set it to soft light.
post some pics when you’re done, I’d like to see ow it turns out. I always though screenshots wouldn’t be viable to use as stick art because they aren’t that large compared to the stick templates, and would be blurry if you resize them. Can a template that isn’t totally crisp when viewed at 100% still print out sharp? Like, is there an equivalent percentage you can view it at to see how clear it would look like when it’s printed?