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I simply love the work that you guys are doing!
This is simply (in my opinion) a GW codex quality...
Szkoda ze nie mieszkacie blizej - fajnie bylo by sie pobawic takimi modelami
Very nice! I especially like the writing work on the parchment! Very cohesive and splendid to look at.
If I had to grasp at anything I would say that the balding witch hunter with the eye patch - the sword looks a tad rough and the reflection line a bit harsh. Nothing real big deal and definitely not a dealbreaker on the quality of these figures though!
I do have a related but slightly off-topic question for you guys however... how long to you spend photoshopping the background in your pictures. I can imagine it taking forever - but it looks very nice...
Do you guys have any suggestions for doing this? Like I said very effective! Any special camera set up as well?
Last edited by slorak; October 18th, 2006 at 16:35.
Coolness. Nuthins' better than some crazed Witch Hunters.
thanks for the link!
Great models, amazing quality.
Why is one of them holding a fish...? (He's my fav.)
Originally Posted by Brett on Quidditch[ 1500pt. Chaos List, C&C! ]
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thx for the comments
@slorak: when you get used to photoshop and learn some tricks it does not take much time. one thing is essential though - good mouse. i had to edit those photos with a poor one and it take me approximately 3 times longer!
some tips that came to my mind :
1. use a magic wand tool and magnetic. thx to them you`ll be able to separate models from the background fairly easy. if magic wand selects too much change its tolerance. note that even when you set it correctly it will propably select some parts of the model as well or it won`t select enough. deselect them using normal or magnetic selection tool (when you hold alt when selecting you`ll deselect, when holding ctrl you`ll add to selected area). after this step is done you might try select -> invert selection and then select -> modify -> contract
2.when the mini is selected cut it out from the background creating a new layer (layer -> new layer via cut). apply a gradient on a backround layer (if you see a tiny "lock" sign near backround layer double-click it on the layers/channels menu, name it and click ok - now it will be workable)
3. when decreasing resolution from a big one experiment with doing it in steps, sharpening photo at each one. for example: you have a 2200x1400 pic and want to have 1100x700. change res to 1650x1050 first, click sharpening and then change to desired resolution.
4. don`t be afraid to experiment. thx to them you`ll soon know how to use levels, actions pallette (this is really handy - using it you can do several adjustments with just one click) and much, much more. but remember one thing - if you really value your paintjobs don`t forget you`re doing all this stuff to receive an ACCURATE image of your mini
5. there`s one tip that can save you poorly/incorrectly lightened photos. select the layer you wish to correct or the whole image (ctrl+a), then press ctrl+j (this will create duplicate of the layer - note you`ll get a layer copy on layers/channels menu). select the copied layer. then on layers/channels menu you can choose layers mixing options. by default it`s set to normal. when yo choose one of the other options you`ll notice that your pic gets really bright (can`t tell you which one it is - i don`t know how its called in english version of PS). you can set the brightness by increasing/decreasing opacity (??? - i guess it`s how it called in PS eng). when you think its ok press ctrl+e. this will merge 2 layers together.
i`m using 2 halogen lamps and one daylight when making photos. photo diffusion box comes in handy too. one halogen lamp is placed on front left, other on fron right, daylight from above. one thing that really helps in getting decent shots is setting correctly white balance. also if you wish to make images with all the parts of the model sharp experimenting with shutter speed and other manual options is a must. basically try to have the exposure time as long as possible. at the moment can`t help you more - i lack some english photo slang knowldge to describe it correctly.... well unless you can speak polish
Last edited by Pshemas; October 18th, 2006 at 23:56.
Hey thanks! That was very helpful information. I have a new mission!
Replace the 'Evey Mtal team. NOW!
Seiriously nice painting dude. *REP COOKIE*
Keep up the good work.
(PS the one w/ the puppet is my fav)