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TOPIC | Easy Crystal/Facet tutorial~!
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[center]It wasn't asked for [i]but[/i]... Here's a little trick I thought I'd share for a quick and easy way (that looks awesome) for creating the Crystal/Facet gene on dragons, since it seems to be the hardest gene for most folks to get around. All you need is photoshop~ All photoshops should have these same options, as they are super standard. ----- [b]FOR SAI USERS:[/b] [center]Crystal Textures: [url=http://i.imgur.com/urWmvS2.png][b]Colour[/b][/url] // [url=http://i.imgur.com/JsJwDZJ.png][b]Black & White[/b][/url] Save image. Paste into adoptable image over colour layer. Clip the layers, and set to Overlay & edit opacity OR simply edit the opacity alone! Looks nearly [i]identical [/i]to the photoshop method~! ----- So! Open photoshop and start with your adoptable or, whatever~ [img]http://i.imgur.com/vv9N3KF.png[/img] [i]Nice~[/i] Open your layers and select your adoptables base colour (or whatever colour you want to crystallize) [img]http://i.gyazo.com/03ffa21edfe40eb27509cf2dbc093c7b.png[/img] The next is only 3 easy steps~! Go [b]Filter > Noise > Add Noise[/b] Set the following settings: [img]http://i.gyazo.com/c9883a48625ff005eb7f9dd192a3bbf3.png[/img] You can fuss around with the amount of noise, but I usually do anywhere from 8 to 15. Monochrome will give you noise that's all the same colour, which also works, but I personally like the multi-colour facets, like in the crystal gene~ Your adoptable should now look like so: [img]http://i.imgur.com/VoIdxBH.png[/img] [i]Awesome.[/i] NEXT... [b]Filter > Pixelate > Crystallize[/b] [img]http://i.gyazo.com/709e2628029b1b101ebd073549cff84a.png[/img] You can mess with the cell size, but I usually like anywhere between 25 - 30. Too big loses the effect, and too small gets busy. You should get something along the lines of this: [img]http://i.imgur.com/qF7dVrN.png[/img] [i]See where I'm going?[/i] Now all you need to do is shade it. At this point I usually eye drop a colour off of the new crystals, make it more saturated, brighter or darker, and use it for the shadow, and lighting. I also try to use Overlay for the lighting and multiply for the shadow, to create that super shiny look~ Then I repeat the Noise > Crystallize method on both the lighting and shading layers~! [img]http://i.imgur.com/evYH2I1.png[/img] [i]Boom~![/i] [b]So that's some easy Crystal/Facet~![/b] Best part is it works on any colour! You can then start to get fancy and [i]shade [/i]your crystal cells to look more angular and sparkly, but I tend to be lazy~ (ï½€∇´)a ;;;; ----- [b]ALSO AVAILABLE....[/b] A handy Crystal/Facet photoshop brush pack! Use it to add that little bit of crystal sparkle! Made specifically to compliment this method, but you can use it for whatever you'd like~! The brush pack contains 3 different bushes, a single click, Basic version, a scattering version, and a version that actually scatters multi-colour facets based on what your brush colour is! [img]http://i.imgur.com/EPdLR0v.png[/img] [url=https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B72lbIaJYQb7TjhCZkR1NV9UbDg/view?usp=sharing][b]You can download the brush pack right here![/b][/url] This brush pack only works in photoshop, but it should work in most versions, I'm not too sure about really old versions, but it was made with CS6. [i]If you aren't sure how to open or use photoshop brushes, [url=http://akvis.com/en/photoshop-tips/load-brush.php][b]check this tutorial out[/b][/url]~![/i] [b]Enjoy!![/b]
It wasn't asked for but...
Here's a little trick I thought I'd share for a quick and easy way (that looks awesome) for creating the Crystal/Facet gene on dragons, since it seems to be the hardest gene for most folks to get around.

All you need is photoshop~
All photoshops should have these same options, as they are super standard.
FOR SAI USERS:
Crystal Textures:
Colour // Black & White

Save image. Paste into adoptable image over colour layer.
Clip the layers, and set to Overlay & edit opacity OR simply edit the opacity alone!
Looks nearly identical to the photoshop method~!

So! Open photoshop and start with your adoptable or, whatever~

vv9N3KF.png

Nice~

Open your layers and select your adoptables base colour
(or whatever colour you want to crystallize)

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The next is only 3 easy steps~!

Go Filter > Noise > Add Noise
Set the following settings:

c9883a48625ff005eb7f9dd192a3bbf3.png

You can fuss around with the amount of noise, but I usually do anywhere from 8 to 15.
Monochrome will give you noise that's all the same colour, which also works,
but I personally like the multi-colour facets, like in the crystal gene~

Your adoptable should now look like so:

VoIdxBH.png
Awesome.

NEXT...
Filter > Pixelate > Crystallize

709e2628029b1b101ebd073549cff84a.png

You can mess with the cell size, but I usually like anywhere between 25 - 30.
Too big loses the effect, and too small gets busy.

You should get something along the lines of this:

qF7dVrN.png
See where I'm going?

Now all you need to do is shade it. At this point I usually eye drop a colour off of the new crystals, make it more saturated, brighter or darker, and use it for the shadow, and lighting.
I also try to use Overlay for the lighting and multiply for the shadow, to create that super shiny look~
Then I repeat the Noise > Crystallize method on both the lighting and shading layers~!

evYH2I1.png
Boom~!

So that's some easy Crystal/Facet~!
Best part is it works on any colour!
You can then start to get fancy and shade your crystal cells to look more angular and sparkly, but I tend to be lazy~
(ï½€∇´)a ;;;;

ALSO AVAILABLE....
A handy Crystal/Facet photoshop brush pack! Use it to add that little bit of crystal sparkle! Made specifically to compliment this method, but you can use it for whatever you'd like~!

The brush pack contains 3 different bushes, a single click, Basic version, a scattering version, and a version that actually scatters multi-colour facets based on what your brush colour is!

EPdLR0v.png

You can download the brush pack right here!

This brush pack only works in photoshop, but it should work in most versions, I'm not too sure about really old versions, but it was made with CS6.

If you aren't sure how to open or use photoshop brushes, check this tutorial out~!

Enjoy!!
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AAH THAT IS SO SIMPLE AND YET SO CRYSTAL-LY

I MUST TRY THIS MAGIC THING NOW YES.
AAH THAT IS SO SIMPLE AND YET SO CRYSTAL-LY

I MUST TRY THIS MAGIC THING NOW YES.
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This is great, thank you!
Pinging myself for future reference.
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This is great, thank you!
Pinging myself for future reference.
@Chicanery
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OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH
OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH
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You're welcome friends~ Glad it helped~!
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You're welcome friends~ Glad it helped~!
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Thanks! I'll try this later!
Thanks! I'll try this later!
I wish you could do this in Paint tool SAI :/
I wish you could do this in Paint tool SAI :/
Will draw you anything for: Light, Arcane, and Fire Sprites
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@Naitochan
This is a good point!! I use sai for everything, except for my effects!
Here though, not sure if this helps, but I just created two crystal textures that work in sai!
Just save them, and paste them over your colour layer, clip them to the layer, and either edit the opacity, or set them to overlay and fiddle with the opacity that way~!
Looks nearly exactly the same to the photoshop method! :3

Crystal Textures:
Colour // Black & White
@Naitochan
This is a good point!! I use sai for everything, except for my effects!
Here though, not sure if this helps, but I just created two crystal textures that work in sai!
Just save them, and paste them over your colour layer, clip them to the layer, and either edit the opacity, or set them to overlay and fiddle with the opacity that way~!
Looks nearly exactly the same to the photoshop method! :3

Crystal Textures:
Colour // Black & White
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@KittyCosmonaut Wow thanks! I was looking for some last night but couldn't find any.
@KittyCosmonaut Wow thanks! I was looking for some last night but couldn't find any.
Will draw you anything for: Light, Arcane, and Fire Sprites
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@Naitochan
No problem~! :3 Glad I could help!
@Naitochan
No problem~! :3 Glad I could help!
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