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Making a GEM tutorial

Hallo and welcome in Hallo and welcome in making a GEM tutorial. In this tutorial we will make a stone. The thing is here is to figure our how the light bounces out of the many sides of the gem. Such things are often used in different RPG s and other games so hope you will find out something new for you. Moreover we will make a small series about the rocks, their texture and reflections.


Now let’s make a polygon gem.



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I’m beginning to make a background here. In fact this is less important and you can make any background you want.



I will make it this way. Do some painting with the brush.


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Blur the whole thing.


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Transform and warp.


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Use a mask to hide some effects. Oh and do flip the thing.


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Now for the GEM. Choose polygon shape tool and make a shape.


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Select the whole polygon, lower the opacity and create a new layer.


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For filling the area with texture i will use a basic Flat brush. Actually you can use any brush with ripped edges.



Here are my brush settings. I will use my tablet to control pen pressure.


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I’m using purple gamma changing the tone a little bit. The brush and pen pressure does everything else.


Now let’s make the side reflections.


Use Lasso Tool. Make this kind of selection.


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Create a layer.


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Choose this gradient and hold your breath.


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Also apply a mask to hide the part of the effect.


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Moreover play with opacity settings.



Create 2nd edge.


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And, so on:


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Now maybe the most important, if you a making the gem with such Polygon edges the reflections got to be correct.



I’ve used this Gradient to hide or expose my effect, my white gradient fill in this case.



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Now a little general reflection and we are done here.



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I’ve
also desaturated my background to pop up the gem. Well this is it i
hope you enjoyed and learned something from my tutorial, and I welcome
you into my nest tutorial on making the stones.


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