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    Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File + Scanline Brushes.

    Ok, so i've been questioned by many recently how to make rounded borders in avatars. Here's how you do it;

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    Finally. I am including an Avatar PSD to you guys.

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    This avatar is not for you to use. Only for educational purpose.

    Link to PSD file.

    Any questions, post in thread vm/pm me.
    Hope it helps




    Oh, and i forgot. I am going to include a link for "Scanlines" that you can use in avatars.
    They work great for me

    Link for Scanline brushes.
     
         
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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File.

    When I do it, the rounded corners look really jagged and rough. Any way to fix that? I tried smoothing techniques, but no luck.
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File.

    Quote Originally Posted by Syndicate View Post
    When I do it, the rounded corners look really jagged and rough. Any way to fix that? I tried smoothing techniques, but no luck.
    Are they pixelated as well or?
    All i can think of at this moment is the DPI(resolution) or the radius settings.
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File.

    When I make the shape, it looks like this.



    Rough as hell.
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File.

    Those screenshots are from quite a while back
    Nice tut will be helpful for learners
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File.

    I give up trying its a lot harder than it looks. For me.
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File.

    Quote Originally Posted by Syndicate View Post
    When I make the shape, it looks like this.



    Rough as hell.
    Hm. Try doing all the steps anyway, and see if the borded gets "jagged" as well.
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File.

    Quote Originally Posted by Syndicate View Post
    When I make the shape, it looks like this.



    Rough as hell.
    Problem might be in color mode you use it either has to be 16 bit or 32 bit.
    So when you want to do this first open a new file with 150x300 and put color mode to RGB Color either 16 bit or 32 bit.It should fix it
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akasha View Post
    Problem might be in color mode you use it either has to be 16 bit or 32 bit.
    So when you want to do this first open a new file with 150x300 and put color mode to RGB Color either 16 bit or 32 bit.It should fix it
    Shouldn't be the problem.. I run 8bit, and for me it's smooth. I'm thinking DPI though.
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Scar View Post
    Shouldn't be the problem.. I run 8bit, and for me it's smooth. I'm thinking DPI though.
    I had some problems in 8bit mode,have no idea why,could see pixels it just looked bad...
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akasha View Post
    I had some problems in 8bit mode,have no idea why,could see pixels it just looked bad...
    Hmm i see. I've never had a problem with 8-bit myself, rather the other colour modes xD.
    I'd recommend a DPI of 300 pixels/inch in the documents when you make it.
    That is, if that is the problem with "jagged" curves. Now, i also have slightly "jagged" curves on my avatars. You can't reach perfect curves i think.. Or atleast not to my knowledge.
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File + Scanline Brushes.

    The DPI caused the Jagged edges. As Skorm said, just change it to 300 pixels/inch or higher, and you'll get a better output.
    To change the DPI settings just go to Image>Image size> Document Size and change the resolution to 300 pixels/inch (Make sure to deselect "Resample Image")
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File + Scanline Brushes.

    you just taught me this
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File + Scanline Brushes.

    I remember when you taught me this Skorm back in February or so xD
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File + Scanline Brushes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saikyō View Post
    you just taught me this
    So it worked out fine then? <_O

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaeyuu View Post
    I remember when you taught me this Skorm back in February or so xD
    Yeah O___O. But download the PSD, and you might learn something new :P
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File + Scanline Brushes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Scar View Post
    So it worked out fine then? <_O



    Yeah O___O. But download the PSD, and you might learn something new :P
    Perfect
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File + Scanline Brushes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saikyō View Post
    Perfect
    I know :D
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File + Scanline Brushes.

    Very nice tutorial Sensei!
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File + Scanline Brushes.

    How do you hide the avatar?
     
         

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    Re: Avatar Shape Tutorial + PSD File + Scanline Brushes.

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    How do you hide the avatar?

    Click on the eye


     
         

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