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SayianOozaru
12-02-2006, 06:59 AM
To begin with, Someone sticky this.

Ok, Most players having been getting on me about this, because I said I would get it done, and I haven't. So here it is.

First off, You'll need an outline of the Weapon/Item you want to make for Zone.

http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/7338/sayiangfxguidept1kx3.png
As you can see, I choose the outline of the Shotgun I made.

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Now, Your going to need to pick/choose your colors. Now, remember, Zone is a dark server. So Im going to use a Dark Grey color, for my Weapon.

After you've choosen the colors you want to work with, Fill the outline in with it.

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/2816/sayiangfxguidept2vj1.png

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Ok, So your probly asking, "Then what?".

Now you need to add shades to the weapon/item. (I always start with the Lighter colors first, But you can go with the darker ones if you want to.)

Now, think of the weapon/item your making. Ask yourself "What parts of the weapon stick out, And what part of the weapon/item are blocked by the light". (use the example for help if your confused. lol.)

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1420/sayiangfxguidept3ft1.png(I zoomed in a bit, because you shouldn't go from dark to light really quick.)

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Alright, Now that you've got all of the Lighting figured out, we need to go brighter. (See example)

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/3562/sayiangfxguidept4jm3.png
(notice how I don't completly take out the lighter shade before that)

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Ok, Now we have to repeat that same step over and over, Until it's been full. (see examples)

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3653/sayiangfxguidept5ko5.png

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/6456/sayiangfxguidept6vr8.png

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/9207/sayiangfxguidept7ae3.png

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5037/sayiangfxguidept8md3.png

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8428/sayiangfxguidept9zd1.png

SayianOozaru
12-02-2006, 06:59 AM
Alright, now that the lighter half of the shading is done, we'll need the darker half. So get the main color of the weapon/item back, and this time, instead of going lighter, go darker (but not to dark...stop before it gets to black...see examples).

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5412/sayiangfxguidept10gz0.png

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/6292/sayiangfxguidept11ef4.png

Remember what I said earlier, You dont want to go too dark. So this will be the last shade I use, Before it gets to dark.

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/2581/sayiangfxguidept12am0.png

And, Finally this is what you get in the end product.

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/1756/sayiangfxguideptdonens2.png

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And that's all that it takes to make a weapon/item for Zone. Try it a few times, using the same outline if you want, just to get the feel of it. Then when you've done it enough to where you think you know where things should go, make your own outlines, and work on your own weapons/items. And when you think there good enough, post them in the Gfx Section of the forums. G'luck!

Also, if you wish to use the program I used for this, get the lastest Paint Shop Pro. Right now, that's psp11. :)

SayianOozaru
12-02-2006, 07:12 AM
I hope this helped alot of you that have been getting on me. I thought it would have taken more than an hour to do, so I kept putting it off :p

Huwajux
12-02-2006, 02:31 PM
Brilliant.

pooper200000
12-02-2006, 02:45 PM
Its great. It still won't help my gfx.

UnknownMasterMind
12-02-2006, 03:26 PM
What about Size, how do you know what Size it should be?
Please give a Pixel Size, 50 By 50 or something. ;) And thanks this does help me, I will have to study it for a while but, Hey it will pay off.

Sincerely,
Tsunami Dark

Huwajux
12-02-2006, 10:27 PM
What about Size, how do you know what Size it should be?
Please give a Pixel Size, 50 By 50 or something. ;) And thanks this does help me, I will have to study it for a while but, Hey it will pay off.
Look at other pistols/rifles/firepower (Depending what you are GFXing) to give you an idea?

Struggler
12-11-2006, 06:44 PM
I made alittle gun :D It's much better than that sucky gun i made before x_x

Struggler
12-11-2006, 06:45 PM
Here it is :

Struggler
12-11-2006, 06:46 PM
Heres the PNG x_x :

Crono
12-11-2006, 09:09 PM
Nice one Sayian.

Also people, outline is just as important as coloring. You gotta have a good outline or else it'll just look like ****, no matter how you shade it.

colin012
01-08-2007, 03:37 AM
Nice one Sayian.

Also people, outline is just as important as coloring. You gotta have a good outline or else it'll just look like ****, no matter how you shade it.



He is right I do suck at shading and this helped with that it's just now I need help with outlines. Every time I try an outline I basicly get dog poo>_<

Leoxx
01-08-2007, 05:05 AM
omfg struggler i just got an idea...from ur idea!
u dont mind if i use it do u?

Leoxx
01-09-2007, 04:42 AM
i got the basics for it, i just need the shading and tinting stuffs, but im gona need someone to help because i tryed and it looked dumb..
but at least tell me wat u think so far so i dont have to keep on working on something wasnt gona get in.

39172

lol srry its a lil big xD

Tom
01-09-2007, 04:44 AM
So you basically said, draw lines and colour it...OK!

Leoxx
01-09-2007, 05:03 AM
lol id like to keep the basic blue and grey color and the shape of the weapon, but the color i dont care about, so have fun xD

Huwajux
01-09-2007, 07:11 PM
His Graphic
Robot playboy bunny anyone?

Struggler
01-12-2007, 04:56 AM
Go ahead and edit that image thingy and sorry bout triple posting x.x

Switch
01-14-2007, 04:19 AM
Thanks Sayian! This is gonna help us GFX noobs (with shading and stuff), like me,a lot!

colin012
01-14-2007, 04:43 PM
Ehehe thanks sayian look at what I made with a few sugestions to make it better........

Crono
01-14-2007, 04:57 PM
side perspectives are clearly wrong

colin012
01-22-2007, 06:07 PM
side perspectives are clearly wrong


If your talking about it being darker at the inside end thats cuz your face casts a shadow making it darker if it was hand held and you shot it with a button I could see whats wrong. If thats not the case tell me what to do ta fix it. If an explanation won't help post a picture with text telling me what to do...

Tracker180
01-25-2007, 07:09 AM
Great, now i just need to figure out a way to get paint on my Mac, hopefully in time for another Summer Time Variety Pack :D

ceserthen
01-26-2007, 01:26 AM
Try pixen it's a bit glitchy but it works. Look it up on downloads in the mac downloads area.

Tracker180
01-26-2007, 02:51 AM
Try pixen it's a bit glitchy but it works. Look it up on downloads in the mac downloads area.

I'll try that but if it don't work i will just use my school's paint and upload it with my bro's computer

here is one i made, tell me if u like it

Dragon551
02-10-2007, 05:45 PM
Well my gun turned out really good...:D

39498

dude2020
02-10-2007, 05:48 PM
Well my gun turned out really good...:D

39498The first one is sort of good. but the Red one is just plain ugly

Dragon551
02-10-2007, 06:39 PM
Ya...im still working on it though

Huwajux
02-10-2007, 10:40 PM
Well my gun turned out really good...:D

39498
No offence, but it looks really lumpy and has no actual form to even look like a gun. Add shading and make the texture more solid...

Leoxx
02-10-2007, 11:02 PM
OH MY GOD ITS HUGE!...i like it!

zephirot
02-11-2007, 12:10 AM
Why is it ZONE GFX, it's just your style of colour..

Draenin
02-11-2007, 01:06 AM
My Zone GFX Guide:

Make everything look like either a super soaker or a modification of Judge Doom's guns from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/88/Dip.jpg

colin012
02-11-2007, 07:00 PM
I still need a outline guide or will it come slowly but making simple outlines and figuring out what works.....

Struggler
07-19-2007, 06:19 PM
I got coloring down easy, i just need outlines.. x.x (as you see from my other pic)

Struggler
07-19-2007, 06:25 PM
Heres my Gun: (I got a decent form)

Struggler
07-19-2007, 06:41 PM
Sorry bout double posting here but there are 2 styles i found out, the top one isnt finished and is what i call lunar random, darkness-lightness at random coloring and then editing, and then theres this picture, I call heatseeking.

Tracker180
07-24-2007, 06:40 PM
wait..what? I'm confused, who is this kid?

Struggler
07-30-2007, 07:36 AM
I'm your worst nightmare...

Deserted
08-23-2007, 09:00 PM
Very funny X.X, thanks sayain, now atleast my crappy gfx will start to get better, right Steve? Right Huwa? :P

littlekinky
03-24-2008, 10:36 PM
Thanks sayian this will help many people alot

Frazzle
03-25-2008, 10:26 AM
This thread is really old.

PaperMario
03-25-2008, 01:28 PM
Which is why you guys must stop reviving them >=(