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08-31-2006, 04:16 PM
Hello, I am currently New to the Abode and Corel products, i have never really taken on a big project with them yet, Only slapped together a few banners just for experimenting.

But for a project i am finished modeling a lizard and need to texture him, The only problem is now is really is how to go about the skin. Lizards skin change colou very drammaticy in some cases and most lizard skins i seen on the internet seem to small a size to use for textureing.

Before any of you ask, Yes i do have a Web tablet (Stylo) i'm just rather new to painting.

At collage i have access to Photoshop CS2 and at home i have access to

PS7 and Painter 8 :)

-Thanks in Advance

PS: I send the finished texture on the lizard and post it when i'm all finished with it :D

08-31-2006, 05:04 PM
What sort of lizard skin? Could you post a photo, because there's a lot of different types of skins, and many will require their own special technique.

- Neil

08-31-2006, 05:11 PM


One of these two are what i debated over for my main body of referance (more likey the first link)

09-01-2006, 05:19 PM
Well, those sorts of lizards have a lot of small similar sized scales, so the first thing I'd do is paint your bump map. I'd make a single scale, paint it with white at the top fading to black, then make a brush of it. Then use the brush to paint your bump map. After that's done, start with the color map, I'd start with a noisy base, like for example, take a photo of a plant surface or a rusty garbage can, whatever you'd like that has some dirt and texture to it, mix them together until you get a basic dirty type texture. Then color correct it based on the main color of your lizard. Then start adding details like spots, etc on layers above your main texture. And make sure to vary the color over the surface, for example, many lizards have a different hue or value on their tail, and many have a lighter color on their belly then on their back. Go here for an example of a lizard that I produced, and there's a map example on the bottom.


- Neil

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