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Darth Maleval
09-28-2006, 03:21 PM
are there any tutorials for creating veins for pictue it or PSP X?
i would like to know how to do this so i can creat more evil pcs and NPCs.

09-28-2006, 03:42 PM
To be honest, I use "lightning" type effects to simulate veins in my skins. Eye Candy or Xenoflex makes some decent plugins for such effects (Photoshop though)..

If you don't have access to any such plugin.. here's some good tutorials on how to make lighning on your own for PSP :) Though I think PSP has a lightning Tube doesn't it? (not sure)...

Link 1 (http://www.cuboidarts.com/Tutorials/TUTArchives/LightningTut.html)
Link 2 (http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/9584/lightning.html)
Link 3 (http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/XJ&sdn=graphicssoft&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.extenuation.net%2Fpsp%2Fjoestu ts%2Flightning.html)

Once you've made a decent pattern, overlay the 'lightning' over your facial skin and drop the opacity (ALOT).. you can touch it up airbrushing over it with an eraser tool.. or my favorite, ample use of Dodge & Burn.. :)

Darth Maleval
09-28-2006, 03:47 PM
thanks chainz. love your mods.
your a great help!!!

09-28-2006, 03:50 PM
My pleasure :)

Here's an example of how my veins tend to show up using the "faux lightning" method in case you want to see what it looks like before you invest a ton of time ;)


Crafty use of a soft, slight bevel added to the lightning (or even a quick and dirty drop shadow) will give the veins a 3-d feel to them :D