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    Default Painting body armor for beginners*

    My advice is not to use brushes or pencil's.Use dodge and burn tools!

    Ok lets start by selecting body armor making new layer and filling it with grey color:


    Now go to filte/sponge (brush size 0,definition 0,smoothness 1)

    Next is to select dodge tool (small size,range:highlights,exposure:10-15).
    After you add some highlights add some shadows with burn tools (same options!):


    Its look pretty good but its not finished!We need boobs!
    Make new layer nad use Eliptical marque tool and make circle for boobs.Fill it with a bit darker grey than armor.
    Go to blending options and use this:



    Now select body armor again go to blending options and use this:


    After we did all this flatten the image because we do not need all this layers no more:


    To make this METALIC armor more realistic use small brush pick light grey color and start painting some scraches:


    We are almost finished.Now is all to you if you want do some more shadows or highlights or add some nice looking detail to armor:


    To make this detail i have no explanation.Use small brush and paint it and after that use in blending options same options like here to make it engraved:


    I hope this was useful so comment and thanks for watching!

    Oh and I forgot.When you use sponge tool go to edit and fade and click on 45.
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    Default Re: Painting body armor for beginners*

    DAAAAAAAAAAAAH COOOOOL!!!!

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    Default Re: Painting body armor for beginners*

    Is this mean you like it?
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    i guess so I liked it, it's for beginners but i think anyone could use it in a skin (it doesnt look bad) Please continue with these trials (can start with modelling to ) i've learnt so much these days they have been up. That makes me try different methods and so on
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    thanks karlost, this tut will help many "noobs" in texturing (like me).....
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    Thanks for replies!
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    thx karl... the pic of my new test armour is in the topic... the same way to make the breastplate can be used to make other metal equips (like legs, helmets, etc.)
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    good work ill try this

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    wanted to add my thanks to those above,these are the most helpfull tutorials anywhere on these forums for apprentices like me,well done sir! oh yes and rep also.
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    Default Re: Painting body armor for beginners*

    Thanks leonn.I appreciate your comment.Also if you have any request just tell me!
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    very good editing and very easy,thanks.
    i used to take vanilla armours and repainting them,i would like to suggest something.
    i putted (cropped ,resized..etc etc)some real photos armour in a texture and looked very nice but it somehow weird if you look at the texture in the end.is there something that could do to have a good texture in the end with real photos?i also believe real photos have better lighting if you find the proper ones.
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    Default Re: Painting body armor for beginners*

    In this tutorial I show how to paint your own body armor.If you want to use picture as a reference than take a look in my friend tutorial...
    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=227125
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    Default Re: Painting body armor for beginners*

    thanks
    maybe its not the appropiate thread to ask but i see that you have knowledge on 3d modelling ,do you know if there is a limit of vertexes excisting on a unit model for the game to run the model?
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    I really don't know but always I trying to keep my model of having to many vertexes
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    ok thanks man
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    no prob
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