View Full Version : Getting a Pic for a Sig
07-02-2006, 04:44 PM
so . . . i feel really stupid asking, but how do you guys get your pics isolated from their backgrounds . . . you know? like, i know you can get stuff off places like gamerenders.com, but i don't really want those . . . i wanted to cut people out of other pics . . . is their a good way to do that? (oh btw, i own adobe photoshop cs)
07-02-2006, 04:52 PM
mm i get a lot of pics from http://www.deviantart.com.
07-02-2006, 04:56 PM
ok, maybe i'll check em out
07-02-2006, 06:25 PM
If you get any from there, make sure you have approval from the person that made it.
07-02-2006, 06:30 PM
Yeah, sorry Azreal, but DeviantArt stuff is all copyrighted to the person that posts them. You have to have the permission of said person before using.
I would suggest checking out www.planetrenders.com and www.gamerenders.com/forum
07-02-2006, 07:44 PM
I render all of my own stuff, unless im feeling really lazy. I read a really good tutorial on rendering a while back, i'll try and find it again, but if I cant I can share some tips.
Use the Polygonal Lasso Tool (keyboard shortcut "L"... for me anyways).
-I either use the magnetic lasso tool or the poly. lasso tool
-If you use the poly. lasso, make lots of points. The more points you have, the better and more rounded your renders will be.
Take your time
Most renders I do take at least an hour and a half, and have gone upwards of 3 hours, so patience is key.
07-02-2006, 09:24 PM
best bet is to use the pen tool. I'll make a tut on it later. then for things such as hair that are really hard to do. use the lasso tool with a high feather setting.
Sounds confusing...I know.
07-02-2006, 10:45 PM
thanks for the tips!