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An Instructional OTT


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#1 crystalklear64

crystalklear64

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:03 PM

Hey boys and girls. Today we're going to learn how to become CAG's only artist.

You will need the following things:
A computer
The internet
MS Paint or related program
Adobe Illustrator


To start off, think of a classic video game character that you know and love and go find a screenshot of that character in action, like so:
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Now, using that picture as a reference, draw your character in MS Paint. It doesn't matter if it doesn't look quite right or ends up super shitty. Just call that your style and no one will mind!

Here's mine:
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Now, you're going to want to save that picture and open it up in Illustrator. Near the top you will see an option called LiveTrace, which is the secret to becoming an only artist. Click LiveTrace and select one of the color options, such as color 6.
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Now depending on how many colors you used, you may want to increase the number of colors LiveTrace uses, or not if you want to create an alternative style work of art. You can find that option near the top.
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Once you find the number of colors that makes it look the best, simply save the image as a .png and you are now an accomplished artist!

Here's a before and after:
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Hopefully you enjoyed the lesson and I look forward to seeing many more only artists out there!


To make a full scene, simply do the same thing for the background elements.
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I know I'd want to hang that on my wall.

Edited by crystalklear64, 27 May 2009 - 10:06 PM.

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#2 Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow

    Dick Tracy

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:04 PM

:rofl:

#3 Moxio

Moxio

    Supervillain

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:05 PM

I want to be an only artist! :^)

#4 zewone

zewone

    Thursday

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:05 PM

Best OTT in awhile. :lol:

#5 tiredfornow

tiredfornow

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:05 PM

Holly shit. :lol:

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#6 manthing

manthing

    etc, etc, etc, etc,

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:06 PM

Awesome.


But you forgot a crucial step: Typing 'genna' in place of gonna or going to, so as to remind people you're a pretentious douche.
dont hate the player or the game just hate your salf

#7 JolietJake

JolietJake

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:07 PM

Yeah you can customize your characters with hats now Linkin.

I enjoy the videos and puns posted by Joliet Jake. I think he's almost as funny as my favorite comedian, Dane Cook. Now excuse me while I listen to Fallout Boy's music on their myspace page.


#8 h3llbring3r

h3llbring3r

    Mecha Cocksmas 2 all

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:07 PM

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My Trade list:

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=173460
Going dark on the internet for two weeks during move.


#9 corrosivefrost

corrosivefrost

    We're done here.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:11 PM

holy fucking $ signs, CK64.

bloody brilliant! :applause:

#10 LinkinPrime

LinkinPrime

    Always in our hearts...

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:13 PM

Sick tutorial CK!

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Need to place this order to monoprice now....hopefully I can start playing TF2 next week or so.

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#11 corrosivefrost

corrosivefrost

    We're done here.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:16 PM

Sick tutorial CK!

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Need to place this order to monoprice now....hopefully I can start playing TF2 next week or so.


Thank you for reminding me, I'm going to cough up the cash for one of the tilt mounts after you linked the wall mount the other night.

#12 Mojimbo

Mojimbo

    Ashes to Ashes

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:17 PM

Oh, man.

:rofl:

I apologize for sarcastically insinuating that his art was a step up from yours, ck64. After this and rereading the daroga blog I see that it was uncalled for.

#13 darthbudge

darthbudge

    The Real DB

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:17 PM

Awesome OTT.


#14 LinkinPrime

LinkinPrime

    Always in our hearts...

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:21 PM

Link to the blog Mojojimbo?

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#15 dallow

dallow

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:24 PM

I tried, and I failed. :(

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#16 LinkinPrime

LinkinPrime

    Always in our hearts...

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:24 PM

Do SATA2 cables work with any SATA devices?

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Finish it in Illustrator Dallow, love to see it completed.

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#17 Mojimbo

Mojimbo

    Ashes to Ashes

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:31 PM

This reminda me, does anybody else remember the CAG Metal Gear Online logo? :lol:

#18 zewone

zewone

    Thursday

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:33 PM

This reminda me, does anybody else remember the CAG Metal Gear Online logo? :lol:


Casey and I will never forget.

The absolute worst. It was as good as Plume's kid drawings that he posts.

#19 munch

munch

    la tĂȘte de CAG

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:36 PM

:rofl: This is great shit.

Who would actually put this tacky shit on their wall?:

http://www.cheapassg...blog.php?b=2870

Where is that Metal Gear Online logo? I don't remember it.

#20 darthbudge

darthbudge

    The Real DB

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:36 PM

This reminda me, does anybody else remember the CAG Metal Gear Online logo? :lol:


Was that the really crappy MS Paint dollar sign?


#21 Mojimbo

Mojimbo

    Ashes to Ashes

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:38 PM

"CAG's Only Preacher" :)

He actually paid for it too, munch.

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#22 CaseyRyback

CaseyRyback

    Your New Nightmare!

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:38 PM

Zoo and I actually talk about the metal gear icon every couple of weeks. Somehow it just ends up coming up in the conversation.

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#23 TheRock88

TheRock88

    The Franchise

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:39 PM

Great ott

I remember that icon, it was mad $$$

#24 crystalklear64

crystalklear64

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:40 PM

Your picture is just full of style dallow.
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#25 dallow

dallow

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:40 PM

:lol:
I actually love it!
Damn, I'm kinda good.

#26 tiredfornow

tiredfornow

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:46 PM

Posted Image thekeybladewars Posted Image - 09-04-2008, 11:29 AM http://www.cheapassg...line=1207679089

Cool! Great collaboration. How did he make them, anyhow?




Embarassing. :[

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#27 st0neface

st0neface

    astro travellin

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:47 PM

5 stars!

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#28 lordwow

lordwow

    Fmr. VP of the OTT

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:48 PM

This OTT has... 5 stars. You're through to the next round!
Currently Playing: Borderlands 2 (360), Black Ops (360)

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#29 dallow

dallow

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:48 PM

Hey mojimbo, before I make my exit again, what are you listening to these days?
What did you think of those Kinks albums?

#30 Rocko

Rocko

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:51 PM

Make my exit.