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Old March 7th, 2009 (09:53 PM). Edited June 2nd, 2009 by Loki.
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Well sweetie pies, its spring cleaning, and we’re combining Tutorials and Resources into one thread!

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This thread contains a list of currently active shops you can request from~


Resources for Various Programs



Original Thread
Quote originally posted by Sorano:
RESOURCES
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Once again, the old thread was really old and seemed pretty unorganized, so it's new thread time. :D
This thread will have a list of resources for programs like PSP and Photoshop. I'm sure if you take the time to skim through the list, you'll find some stuff that may be of use to you. :)

Rules
→ Of course, all PokéCommunity Rules are to be read and followed.
→ If you take anything for the sites listed, don't forget to credit the creator.

Contributing to the List
If you know of any good resources that aren't on the list, post them here. :D It would be very helpful, and I'll add them to the list if it seems good enough.

List speshul thx to old member Claire for starting out this list.
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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS2 30-day Trial
Photoshop 7.0 Trial

Tutorials
Photoshop Tutorials
Good Tutorials
How to install free brushes etc.

Free Brushes
Free Brushes -a ton of them
BioRust Brushes (need to register for free)
DeviantArt Brushes
Brush Listings
Another Brush Listings
VBrush
Finfond Brushes
Rebel Heart Brushes
Brushes by Sage
*How to create your own brushes
*Another how to create your own brushes

Free Shapes, Patterns & Borders
DeviantArt Patterns
Free Patterns
BioRust Patterns (need to register for free)
Shapes & Patterns Listings
Free Shapes -a ton of them
BioRust Shapes (need to register for free)
Borders & Frames by Sage

Free Textures & Gradients
Free Textures
Free Gradients
BioRust Gradients (need to register for free)

Free Layer Styles
Layer Style Listings
Free Styles
Photoshop Styles
BioRust Layer Styles (need to register for free)

Free Actions
DeviantArt Actions
BioRust Actions (need to register for free)


Corel Paint Shop Pro (previously known as Jasc)
Corel Paint Shop Pro X 30-day Trial
Paint Shop Pro 9.0 Trial

Tutorials
PSP 7 & 8 Tutorials
Installing custom brushes

Free Brushes
DeviantArt Brushes
Brush Listings
Finfond Brushes
Omnix Brushes
Ely & Kelley's Brushes
*Create custom brushes
*Another create custom brushes

Free Shapes
Preset Shapes
Sissywood Vector Shapes
Teph's Vector Shapes

Free Patterns & Tiles
Ely & Kelley's Patterns
Nanson's Tiles
Estazia Tubes & Patterns
Nanson's Presets

Free Tubes
Tubes
PSP Tubes
Estazia Tubes & Patterns
Jumpin Jack's Tubes & Frames
Ely & Kelley's Tubes

Free Gradients
Ely & Kelley's Gradients
Nanson's Gradients


General -most can be used on any graphics programs
Graphics Resources
Textures
Great tutorial listing
Pixel2Life
Grey Cobra
Game Renders

Fonts
DeviantArt Fonts -original member-created fonts
1001 Free Fonts
Font Freak
Free-Fonts
Acid Fonts
BioRust Fonts
DaFont
Abstract Fonts
What's that font





Tutorials by Pokecommunity Members



Original, old tutorials can be found here.
Quote originally posted by Guenhwyvar:
Rules:

-You must follow the PokeCommunity Graphics & Photography rules, as well as the general rules.

-Posted tutorials can be text, text with pictures showing examples, or a link to a site that contains the tutorial.

-Your posts must contain either a tutorial, and example that was made using one of the above tutorials, or comments/criticism towards a tutorial.

-Do not post tutorials that you have not made, or do not belong to you.

Please follow these rules.

The form required for posting tutorials:

Program Used:
Required:
Skill Level:


Changes



1. Please do not post links contributing to the resources list! PM them to me!
2. Posts in this thread should pertain ONLY to tutorials, their outcomes, etc. Resource discussion belongs in the Graphics Lounge, and suggestions should be PMed to me.

It's basically the old Tutorials thread, but we've got a nice big list of resources at the top- that's pretty much the biggest change.

Enjoy~
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Old March 8th, 2009 (07:55 PM). Edited August 10th, 2009 by Loki.
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If you'd like your tutorial added to this list, feel free to post it in this thread or PM it to Loki or myself.
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I suppose I can post again if I'm contributing my own tutorial to the thread... Not sure how much sense it makes though. XD

Rendering Using the Pen Tool

Program Used: CS2/CS3
Required: Just a pen tool, really.
Skill Level: Beginner

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I guess i will give it a try..

Program Used: Userbar Creator/ Userbar Generator, Paint.NET, PhotoImpact X3
Required: Magic Wand
Skill Level: Beginner

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Hello There!
I made this tutorial to show how do i make userbars like thi one:



Well its quite simple..
This is what im about to use:
Userbar_Creator/ Userbar Generator
Paint.NET
PhotoImpact X3

For animations:
Beneton Movie GIF or
Jasc Animation Shop

But don't worry you can use these programs:
Userbar_Generator or Userbar_Creator
Paint.NET

Well you can start up by opening Userbar_Creator or Userbar Generator.

If you are gonna use Userbar_Creator open it and open op the text window..



Fill in your desired text and press ok.

Place the text where you want..





I usualy change the color of the background to make it easier to remove.. That is if you want to do so.



Ok now save it and close Userbar_Creator..

If your using Userbar_Generator its almost exactly the same..



Open it up.. Write the text and move it and put it where you want..



Save it..



And now we are gonna use Paint.NET

Open it and load your userbar..
Look in the toolbar and choose the Magic Wand..
When you click on the magic wand on the top toolbar you will see some options..



Make sure you change the tolarance to 0% and the floodmode to global then it should look like this:



Now that you have adjusted the settings, select the background of the userbar with the magic wand.. it should look like this:



Now just press delete and now it should look like this:



Now. go to the layer window..



At the bottom left corner you can see the add new layer button..
The new layer is created.. Now rename the first layer Text and the layer you just created background.. just to remember which is which..
It should look like this:



Then make sure u press the layer down button so the "Background" layer can go down..

Then you can choose any picture you want to put as the background but make sure that you have the background layer choosen.

I used a fire wallpaper and right now my userbar is looking like this:



For now we are done with paint.NET

For putting the sprites i use PhotoImpact X3.. I think its easy to use and i have it instead of Photoshop..

Okay now we open PhotoImpact X3 and we open the userbar and the desired Sprite..

I decided to go with 3 Sprites

Erika the Gym Leader..


A Bulbasaur..


And a Vileplume..


Sometimes when u open a sprite it could have a White background instead of a transparent background.. like on this Vileplume sprite..


What i do is open it in Paint.NET and use the magic wand to remove the white background just like i do with the userbars..

Now click on the userbar and then press Shift + N..
It should open a window like this one..


Expand the canvas of the userbar at the desired size that you want.. but take in mind the bigger you make it the much more spce it will take in your signature or wherever your using it..

I will make the max size as big as Erika.. I expanded it 24 pixels for the top and 24 for the bottom.. the userbar should be looking like this now..


Now just put the other sprites where desired and then save it and your done..

My userbar now looks like this..


Well this is the end of the tutorial.
Thanks for reading!
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Smudgetastic Tutorial

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Required: Photoshop
Skill Level: Um, I guess, Intermediate?

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Program Used: Photoshop CS+ (I used CS2)
Required: Large text doodle brushes, sparkle brushes, and a stock that is described in the tutorial.
Skill Level: .... Difficult, probably... Depending on how much you already know, and how good you are at figuring out what I'm trying to say. xDD

Outcome:



ALLEN WALKER TUTORIAL
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Awesome tut Loki, i'll get to it.

BTW, You can also go to Appendix Squared for textures.
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Thanks for sharing, Loki! Oh and that is an awesome site, I believe it was CME who originally posted the link, no? Thanks for reminding me of it, I couldn't find the original link.
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Wow. I just completely raided Appendix Squared XD
Thanks a ton Rowan!
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Quote originally posted by Comic Tragedy:
Thanks for sharing, Loki! Oh and that is an awesome site, I believe it was CME who originally posted the link, no? Thanks for reminding me of it, I couldn't find the original link.
Sure thing. :D [/it was a boring tag but had lot's of my tricks thrown into it, so!]
Yup, still remember when CME threw it out there I raided the textures and "D:"'d at the patterns, but hey. Can't win 'em all. xDDD
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OH MY GOD A .RAIDEN TUT.

XD Yeah I made a tutorial. This is what I made:


Program Used: Adobe Photoshop CS2
Required: Adobe Photoshop CS2, Some nice Light Textures/Space Stocks
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Nice share raiden. I'm sure a lot of people will be great full! I think I'll make a tutorial as soon as I make something worthy of one. :D
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Oh my, how could this be? A tutorial you say? Made by me?


Program Used: Photoshop
Required: A render, some decent textures and CT's Smudge tutorial XD
Skill Level: Medium - Hard. Because I was terrible at explaining things, cliche? Yes. False? No.

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Quote originally posted by t w e n t y - t w o .:
Oh my, how could this be? A tutorial you say? Made by me?


Program Used: Photoshop
Required: A render, some decent textures and CT's Smudge tutorial XD
Skill Level: Medium - Hard. Because I was terrible at explaining things, cliche? Yes. False? No.

BEHOLD MY LINK
I'm totally doing this tutorial, but I'mma gonna ask a n00b question now:
Vibrance layer is a wat. D:
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Kind of old, but I figure I'll post it. Works best if you take a stock of similar color.
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I'm totally doing this tutorial, but I'mma gonna ask a n00b question now:
Vibrance layer is a wat. D:
It's an adjustment layer, they mightn't have it in versions previous to CS4, so nevermind, it never actually made much of a difference.
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This thread got me in the mood to make a new tutorial.


Program Used: Photoshop
Required: Render, Grunge Brushes, Light Texture, C4D, Smudging
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
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Better to mess around after the basic outcome.
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Nice share nitrous. :D It will help alot of people, I am sure.
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What can I say? Everyone was doing it. :D
Chibi's Ninja Tutorial

Program Used: Photoshop CS4, but other versions should work.
Required: A render, starry textures, decent pen-tool skills.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Depends if you can understand me :P

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Why thanks Rowan! xD
Again, I'm sure a lot of people are going to flip a switch when they see this.
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Nice tut Rowan, but I'd say it's more beginner - moderate.
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Colour Splash Tutorial

Program Used: Photoshop CS4, but other versions should work.
Required: A render. :D
Skill Level: Easy

lol it's a link
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I never posted, but I did this with CT's awesome tutorial/settings:




And I will do that tutorial by twenty-two when I get time. Dx [/hard to find time!]
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