Weavers At The Black

Auxiliaries

20th Jun 2016, 12:00 AM

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(T) on 20th Jun 2016, 6:32 AM

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Did you use photoshop or gimp to do the shading on the planet?

Pip on 20th Jun 2016, 7:51 AM

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It was 100% with Pixen, a pixel-specific image editor. Basically I do it like this:

1) Draw an unshaded but detailed planet

2) Make a new layer on the image

3) Fill that layer with low-opacity blackness (maybe 50% usually)

4) Then set opacity to 0%, switch to the circle tool, and cover most of the planet with a circle, except for a small crescent shape on the bottom left

5) Merge layers down

6) Clean up the extra blackness that spilled into the background

7) Create a new layer and fill with low-opacity black again

8) Use a zero opacity circle tool to remove most of the black, but leave a little bit more on the bottom left this time

9) Now there are two dark crescents, a far left darker one, and a nearer, less dark one.

10) Repeat steps as needed until you have enough different shaded crescent regions. I think I have like 8 on this planet which is more than I usually do


Honestly this method works better for smaller planets, when it gets bigger like this, it looks a bit less like authentic old pixel art.

Miaubol on 22nd Jun 2016, 4:29 AM

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Yes, I fear this is how it works, something will be demanded in return, like increased "protection taxes", and probably more than "just" that..
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