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Tutorial: Watercolor Portraits in the GIMP

Tutorial Watercolors Portrait Do-it-yourself no really its super easy not even that time consuming

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Dr. Hieronymous Alloy

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Wow, thanks.

 

This even works with just, like, cropped screenshots. Take a screenshot during character creation, then process it as above:

 

 

https://imgur.com/VCnpWap

https://imgur.com/6JuI9RH

https://imgur.com/z19OP4k

 

edit:

 

redid them by making a few different versions and merging, ended up with results I'm much happier with:

 

https://imgur.com/ECWhmKx

https://imgur.com/5vVmygD

https://imgur.com/exf6wHL

https://imgur.com/gTpDXoP


Edited by Dr. Hieronymous Alloy, 21 May 2018 - 01:39 PM.

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I posted two characters in the portraits thread. I think it's ok for a first try. :blush:

 

https://forums.obsid...-9#entry2032233


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Thank you! followed the tutorial and its amazing!

here is my Human Pirate! (You can roleplay him was dwarf too! you cant see his legs! who can tell?! hahaha!)

 

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_lg and _sm

 

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_convo and _si



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I wish there was a tutorial for Photoshop my watercolor edits aren't looking 100% like the in game ones X_X



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Thank you so much for this tutorial my custom portrait had been bugging me during convos for a while, and I'm the most useless person on the planet when it comes to photoshop type stuff. The results: Attached File  eb35c23_convo.png   33.69KB   1 downloads Attached File  eb35c23_si.png   22.09KB   3 downloads

 

The originals: Attached File  eb35c23_lg.png   84.34KB   0 downloads Attached File  eb35c23_sm.png   13.02KB   0 downloads



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Blurring the image at the start doesn't always work for me and the problem becomes very apparent at the final stage when resizing images into 90:141 and 76:96. Are there any other alternatives to "smooth out" the details?



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So I followed the instructions, starting with the lg portrait size, so I can get my bearings.  When I finished the portrait looked washed out, so with some trial and error I took the blur layer.  I erased everything but the character, and set the opacity at 85%.  Overall it was a little more involved than I was hoping for, but I can't argue with end results.

https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing

https://drive.google...BYgSmgb5HPP63EJ

 

This is my first post, just wanted to say thanks.



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This are my attempts:

 

Attached File  male_human_123_lg.png   82.85KB   0 downloads --- Attached File  male_human_123_sm.png   13.87KB   0 downloads

 

Attached File  male_human_123_convo.png   27.38KB   0 downloads --- Attached File  male_human_123_si.png   16.17KB   0 downloads

 

Due to the  borders not being well defined when using your technique I used a photocopy layer with white to alpha instead.


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Second attempt turned out better, due to much nicer lightining of base image. Thank you for your help. This are the portraits for anyone who wants them.

 

lg Attached File  male_human_158_lg.png   102.71KB   0 downloads

 

sm Attached File  male_human_158_sm.png   16.9KB   0 downloads

 

convo Attached File  male_human_158_convo.png   34.9KB   0 downloads

 

si Attached File  male_human_158_si.png   17.96KB   0 downloads

 

 



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My second attempt...well 3rd attempt, 2nd completion.

 

lg:

sm:

convo:

si:



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Off topic: I just can't believe the difference between 3D models in PoE 1 and 2. PoE 2 models are fantastic, while most of the time those in PoE 1 literally look worse than in e.g. Neverwinter Nights 2 which is a game from 2006. I'm talking about both models and wearable (cloth, boots etc). Is PoE 2 using some third-party middleware for this, or it's developed in-house? Because the difference is just HUGE

 

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Edited by Voodoo, 17 August 2018 - 01:48 AM.


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Well dagnabbit...I guess I'm still trying to figure out how to post images.  And Voodoo, I agree they look far better than PoE 1.

 

So here they are in the method I know.

 

lg: https://drive.google...zqvYSYAvxX12jW9

sm: https://drive.google...ekdP8JB8AiBk0TN

convo: https://drive.google...c1ab0Oja3_L3MaQ

si: https://drive.google...M0MXxVgaaqQn-m7







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