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An Instructional OTT


#1 crystalklear64   Ded CAGiversary!   13609 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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 Dick Tracy   The Man in the Yellow Hat CAGiversary!   38537 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Dick Tracy
NES

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:04 PM

:rofl:

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#3 Moxio   Supervillain CAGiversary!   35394 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:05 PM

I want to be an only artist! :^)

#4 zewone   Thursday CAGiversary!   43156 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:05 PM

Best OTT in awhile. :lol:

#5 tiredfornow   Banned Banned   35417 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

tiredfornow

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:05 PM

Holly shit. :lol:

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#6 manthing   etc, etc, etc, etc, CAGiversary!   18149 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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   Banned Banned   20202 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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   Mecha Cocksmas 2 all CAGiversary!   8991 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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   I created this world and you can't keep me here. CAGiversary!   39439 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

corrosivefrost

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:11 PM

holy fucking $ signs, CK64.

bloody brilliant! :applause:

#10 LinkinPrime   Always in our hearts... CAGiversary!   43320 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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   I created this world and you can't keep me here. CAGiversary!   39439 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

corrosivefrost

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   Ashes to Ashes CAGiversary!   19629 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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   The Real DB CAGiversary!   20046 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:17 PM

Awesome OTT.


#14 LinkinPrime   Always in our hearts... CAGiversary!   43320 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:21 PM

Link to the blog Mojojimbo?

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#15 dallow   By Kaz! CAGiversary!   30351 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:24 PM

I tried, and I failed. :(

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#16 LinkinPrime   Always in our hearts... CAGiversary!   43320 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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   Ashes to Ashes CAGiversary!   19629 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:31 PM

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

#18 zewone   Thursday CAGiversary!   43156 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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   la tĂȘte de CAG CAGiversary!   19469 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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   The Real DB CAGiversary!   20046 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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   Ashes to Ashes CAGiversary!   19629 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:38 PM

"CAG's Only Preacher" :)

He actually paid for it too, munch.

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#22 CaseyRyback   Your New Nightmare! Super Moderators   24112 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

CaseyRyback

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.

#23 TheRock88   The Franchise CAGiversary!   10521 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:39 PM

Great ott

I remember that icon, it was mad $$$

#24 crystalklear64   Ded CAGiversary!   13609 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

crystalklear64

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:40 PM

Your picture is just full of style dallow.
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#25 dallow   By Kaz! CAGiversary!   30351 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:40 PM

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

#26 tiredfornow   Banned Banned   35417 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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   astro travellin CAGiversary!   6710 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:47 PM

5 stars!

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#28 lordwow   Fmr. VP of the OTT CAGiversary!   20534 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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   By Kaz! CAGiversary!   30351 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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   Hurm. CAGiversary!   38776 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:51 PM

Make my exit.