30 August 2010

Tips n Tricks #7: Granular Sweeps

Its post number 200 and what better way to celebrate by sharing more tips and tricks with you! This chapter is about the 'Granular Sweeps!!!!' which is a technique that is passed onto me by Martin Johnson. Its a way to get textures to indicate dirt or wear into a character with a few simple sweeps which is the reason I assume Martin calls it this. Its an easy technique...
Lock the character's silhouette (as shown in previous chapters about alt linking and having the character on a separate layer) and use the brush provided in the image above to gently brush in the worn details. Thats pretty much it! You can always go over what you've done with a standard round brush to clean things up.
Nice easy one for ya :) Happy painting!

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