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Fashmir
03-27-2006, 10:27 AM
Hi Ragers,

I just put up another tutorial on using the glitter tool in combination with roller and oil paint. The example is simplistic and under developed but should get the idea across.

Let's push the tools we have as far as we can before suggesting their elimination.

http://www.fashmir.com/AR_Forum/Autumn%20Branch/index.html

Be well,

Fashmir

Edited to update link.

AndyRage
03-27-2006, 11:11 AM
Very cool tutorial, Fashmir.

Another use for the glitter tool is to lay down a texture for painting over.
Choose a very small particle size, with a big brush, and lay down a lot of glitter in an area. You can shape the area, cut into it, smooth it a bit with light pressure from the eraser tool.
Now you can either airbrush over that, use 'instadry' oils over it, cut into it with pencil or other tools, or you can add a layer and use any of the tools overtop the textured surface.

AndyRage.

Fashmir
03-27-2006, 02:02 PM
Cool suggestios Andy. This is going to add some nice tweaks to style. (Now about that badger blending brush). :)

DaveRage
03-27-2006, 03:13 PM
That's an innovative use for it! I really like how that came out :)

Fashmir
03-27-2006, 04:09 PM
Thanks Dave. I tend to want to find new ways to use things, especially those things which tend to say one thing and can be another. It is easy to look at the glitter tool at a glance and think of gradeschool art projects, dismissing it as a gimick or "toy" but I think it's right up there with the air brush. It would be a kick to have the ability to control glitter shape and softness. If I could load a tiny black and white image to define the shape of the chunks of glitter that would be cool. Of course that may not be the direction you guys want to go simplicity wise. Fun stuff though.


Be well,

Fashmir

sbug51
03-27-2006, 08:10 PM
thank you fashmir, i am really amazed the way how you discover the different tools in artrage, its so amazingly simple, but you can get loads of things out of it!!

Great tool guys really great tool!!

Aged P
03-27-2006, 08:45 PM
If you do "Bilbo Potter the Jedi" stuff a few grains of Metallic Glitter, gradually scaled down to give perpective make a fair impression of gold money, or fuel crystals or whatever.

You do have to work at it, if not then it looks like faults in the canvas.

redDon
03-27-2006, 11:47 PM
I love the way you come up with these ideas Fashimir, and to put together the tutorial so quickly!

The effect you have with the autumn leaves is really cool. Obviously the tree can be drawn with full green summer foliage using the same technique.

I will go home and do something with this later.

Keep 'em coming.

redDon
03-27-2006, 11:50 PM
Oh, and I like the idea of designing your own 'glitter' shapes!

alildevil
07-03-2007, 10:31 AM
Weird i couldn't get to the tutorial.

screenpainter
07-03-2007, 10:43 AM
link doesn't work. too bad. it looks like a cool tutorial.

Fashmir
07-05-2007, 07:07 PM
Ok I fixed the link. Sorry that went broken.

alildevil
07-06-2007, 04:26 PM
Thx for fixing it, it is another very good tutorial you have posted.

prezzey
07-07-2007, 12:43 AM
This is really neat! Absolutely cool idea, very useful. I admit glitter looked like a 'toy brush' to me too, so I've never tried to use it for anything, but it looks like I was wrong.

ÄlveKatt
07-24-2007, 10:40 AM
I managed to make a nice starfield with the glitter tool. Though the painting never got done, I got stuck trying to get the thing to not affect the layers I wanted to use to draw spaceships and nebulas in.

Also, I wanted to make the starfield denser in places, so I could draw the extra thickness of stars that make up the galactic disc. Couldn't figure out that one either, any ideas?