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Photoshop Vexel Demo by Darkdesyre Photoshop Vexel Demo by Darkdesyre
Photoshop vexel Demo
Finished piece can be seen here... [link]
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Linstock Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
A great introduction , thanks.
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tinzart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Nice tutorial, hope you don't mind if I use it sometime. :+fav: I also enjoyed browsing your gallery...fine work. :hug:
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Please use the tutorial, thats why I made it!
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tinzart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks :bow:
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Ikue Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured on vectordiary.com :la:

Check it out here!
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Thank you so much!
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nicafemme Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm following this tutorial to create my first vexel. Thank you so much... if it comes out nicely, sure I will post it in DA. (I hope :pray:)
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
I cant wait to see it, please drop me a line when its done!
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nicafemme Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure :)... ohh.. but it will take a lot of my time to finish it, as you wrote it is time consuming.. ugh!... anyway I still have the inspiration and I'm so eager to learn :eager:
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
It is very rewarding when you are done though, anything worthwhile takes time!
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nicafemme Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok... so i finally finished a work with vexel, which I just uploaded. You can give me your comments or suggestions if it's not a problem for you. Since it is my first time doing this, I decided to start with a very basic b&w picture. Now that I know (more or less) how things work with vexel, for sure I will start doing a picture following your tutorial with color.... *** dying to start soon***... Have a nice day or night! :)
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
commented on your vexel, great job!
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nicafemme Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah.. i saw it.. I like the technique.. no matter how long it takes as long as i enjoy doing the job. Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it.
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myeyesloveyuu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Awesome tutorial 8DD
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Keep up the good work!
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
I hope it is helpful, I made it when I was teaching Illustrator for my class!
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Helen-Baq Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I don't understand why you'd take all that time vectoring with the pen tool, then paint on the hair? Why not just go the full route and make it an actual full fledged vector? :confused:
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
I dont paint the hair.. I only paint the hair top block it in. If you read the entire tutorial, after I block in the hair. I draw each strand of hair on top and apply a stroke to it. The under-painted hair just fills in the gaps that I miss. Or you could just draw one big vector shape that sits below the hair strands and fills it in with an overall color as well. I just prefer blocking it in with a brush. Unless you REALLY want to draw EVERY strand of hair. Trust me, even just drawing 300-400 strands takes time =)
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Helen-Baq Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm not asking why you would paint every hair strand. I'm asking why you don't vector the hair like you do the face. It would be just as simple to block in an area using the pen tool as it would using a paint brush. Why make it a vexel when you can stick with the pen tool and have a vector?

Also, why do you delete the paths after you make the shapes? That, too, I believe, keeps it from being a genuine vector. :)
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Drawing the hair strands as a work path allows you to apply a brush stroke to the path. The benefit is that you can use the apply pressure command to taper the end. I delete the path when I am done because its not useful once its stroked, and I dont want to keep selecting it by accident. Its just a personal preference to do hair this way because I like the way the ends look =) Im not concerned with whether its traditional or not, as an illustrator Im just going for a look that Im trying to capture.. shrugs.
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Helen-Baq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Ok, fair enough. I just prefer the unlimited resolution of vectors and personally wouldn't want to go to such lengths and abandon that flexibility, so I was curious as to why you would. Thanks for the input. :hug:
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
It was a great question.

Im already printing illustrations at a high resolution and unlike a true vector image, I dont need to be able to resize them later. You can see the same thing on the vexel I have of the boy, I used a custom brush for the texture of his hat to get the effect I wanted rather then for resolution reasons although I also have some true vectors in my gallery ( cherry red for one).
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Helen-Baq Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Great input, thank you! :aww:

Also, you have a beautiful gallery. :)
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Thanks for stopping by!
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L1uidFury Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008   Interface Designer
Favorited, but this is going to be a week long process for me for each piece :'(
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
My vexels usually take about 10+ hours!. Id love to see yours when you are done =)

Anything vector is a slow process, my current vector (not vexel) piece has taken me 25 hours so far.
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L1uidFury Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008   Interface Designer
I shall show you when Im done Im really looking though that when I finish the vector to give it a smooth appeal, like yours do you have msn? Id love to share techniques with you, im decent with my vectors considering I only have used PS CS not ILLY yet and Im sure I could help you with stuff as much as you could help me with vexeling and digi paintings....
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
I dont use MSN but Im looking forward to seeing your vector work!
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L1uidFury Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008   Interface Designer
Ok ill show you when I make something new Im trying to find out how to smooth my work out.
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Joolissa Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Thanks for making this! It looks great. I will have to give it a shot sometime.
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Be prepared to spend 15-20 hours on one =)
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Joolissa Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Heh, someday I'll have the time!
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MrDarksMayhem-C Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Artist
These tips could come in handy. Aside fom that , very nicely done.
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Thank you Im glad you found it helpful!
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