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njo
05-18-2006, 10:19 PM
im still learning photoshop and i wanted to nkow what you guys think. also any advice on what i can do to make it better would be appreciated. im trying to give the reptillian like thing a broken lava rock feel but sometimes i think it looks to glossy. thanks in advance for any help.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8500/lavareptile2copy0rb.jpg

djtrousdale
05-18-2006, 11:45 PM
I like the concept... the texture looks fine to me. Keep working on it :)

Runecaster
05-19-2006, 12:18 AM
I think this looks good too, a good start. I would just darken up the 'stone' parts even more - but don't use pure black - use a super saturated dark brown and grey mottled effect I think. But hey, that's just my opinion :)

howlinghorse
05-19-2006, 11:30 AM
It might be a bit like cheating (I'm not sure - personally, I'd be fine with it) but you could try using burn and dodge on the lava, to bring out the glow - you wouldn't have to keep it, just experiment with it and see if you can make the fieryness a little glossier. I'll just do a little illustration of what I mean.

Ok, this is really quick and bad and i'm not on my own computer but:

Without using burn and dodge:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f10/ceinwah/withotuburndodge.jpg

With burn/dodge:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f10/ceinwah/withburndodge.jpg

Just something to try really! :)

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