Intermediate [Video] Halo Signature (Smudge)

runphilrun

Guest
Just in time for the Battle Royale finale :)

This tutorial is pretty long but it looks really interesting. The artist moves fast but talks through everything so you can get a bit of insight into the process and technique behind making a smudge sig. He also provided all the resources he used if you want to follow along. Marked as intermediate because I think you guys can handle it ;) I challenge everyone on the Graphics Forum to give it a shot!


Preview/Result:


Tutorial:
[video=youtube;nBNi8KIALLs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBNi8KIALLs[/video]
Done in Photoshop -- the same techniques apply to GIMP, but you might have to use a few workarounds. For example, when he makes "masks" just erase parts with a soft brush.​

I plan on taking a stab at this tutorial this weekend, looks like fun!
 

runphilrun

Guest
Piggybacking this thread with a second tutorial from the same guy. Both look excellent!

[video=youtube;aYaBr2atwYk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYaBr2atwYk[/video]​
 

rclay321

Lochagos
First Tutorial, I watched the video and tried to go off of memory. I'm sure I did a few things different

Edit: not sure if I like as much on here compared to the darker background in PS
 
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runphilrun

Guest
My result following the first tutorial:



I feel like there's too much dark space at the sides and not enough going on at the top right, but I'm happy with it.

First Tutorial, I watched the video and tried to go off of memory. I'm sure I did a few things different

Edit: not sure if I like as much on here compared to the darker background in PS
This is sweet dude, I like it.
 

rclay321

Lochagos
edited, I think I like this a bit better


and did a different one because I was bored
 
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runphilrun

Guest
This is my outcome after following the second video. I wish we were allowed to use taller sigs here on the forum ):