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BANE mk2 - chrome/black custom finish ideas 1 month 4 days ago #84540

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Hi keremcan,

Nice edits you have done. I do similar stuff to ASP designs I come up with (you can see examples here on the forum and round the net)

I'd like to ask which technique you use to get the metallic finishes. Do you paint a mask on the parts you want coloured and Colourize with Hue Shift or some other technique. I use GIMP but the principle should be similar.
I tried to make a red metallic as was requested but the results looked like mud.

Any tips would be appreciated, thanks,

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BANE mk2 - chrome/black custom finish ideas 1 month 4 days ago #84541

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For Tyeth wrote:
Hi keremcan,

Nice edits you have done. I do similar stuff to ASP designs I come up with (you can see examples here on the forum and round the net)

I'd like to ask which technique you use to get the metallic finishes. Do you paint a mask on the parts you want coloured and Colourize with Hue Shift or some other technique. I use GIMP but the principle should be similar.
I tried to make a red metallic as was requested but the results looked like mud.

Any tips would be appreciated, thanks,

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I used photoshop. Selected the desired area (pommel, claw, etc.), in a different layer i painted with a color - used many alternatives, saturations. Then tweaked the layer with the blending mode - generally multipy or overlay, with some opacity.
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BANE mk2 - chrome/black custom finish ideas 1 month 4 days ago #84542

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not my style but here is the red metallic version.


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Hi keremcan,

Thanks man, that's the same way I do my ASP tweaks. Maybe I am just not getting the layer opacity and saturations right.
I'll just have to go and practise.

Thanks again,

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For Tyeth wrote:
Hi keremcan,

Thanks man, that's the same way I do my ASP tweaks. Maybe I am just not getting the layer opacity and saturations right.
I'll just have to go and practise.

Thanks again,

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No problem. Adjusting the hue for the desired colour could sometimes be a little bit problematic.
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Hi again,

Thanks, I find that if the hilt is plain aluminium/nickel etc then trying to add colour is a real pain. However here are a couple of pics of an abandoned project I worked on a while back. It was for a Trekkie and used a KR hilt.

Original:

Blue:

Yellow/gold:


I nearly have it I think (I used multiply, it allowed more background detail to show through using the colour palette I use)

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BANE mk2 - chrome/black custom finish ideas 1 month 4 days ago #84551

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Mutliply and overlay are the best blending options for these kinds of tweaks. You could try photoshop as well, not that complicated.
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Hi keremcan,

I am afraid I have to work on a budget so couldn't afford Photoshop. I am in the process of updating my laptop as it's 12 years old now and creaking a little. I will then move onto using Blender and maybe Lightbox (I think that's the name of the software) for my renderings. I shouldn't have any problems then!

I did however manage a Translucent Purple Grape Archon and one in Trans Gold:





Not too bad.

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For Tyeth wrote:
Hi keremcan,

I am afraid I have to work on a budget so couldn't afford Photoshop. I am in the process of updating my laptop as it's 12 years old now and creaking a little. I will then move onto using Blender and maybe Lightbox (I think that's the name of the software) for my renderings. I shouldn't have any problems then!

I did however manage a Translucent Purple Grape Archon and one in Trans Gold:





Not too bad.

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Wow, great job! I loved the gold archon. SF could include coating color images for the sabers u ordered. It is very difficult to pay extra bucks for a color you can not see on your ordered saber.
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Hi again,

The only problem with this sort of editing pictures of a final product you might end up buying is the endless variations of lighting etc. A hilt mocked up to look Trans Purple on my monitor will look different on your screen, just like the problems with displaying the authentic colours of the LEDs. Then on top of that when you actually get the hilt in your possession you won't see it in "studio condition" and is still gonna look different. I think that is why SF steer away from these "Impression" images.

Thanks for the kind comments and great advice, but I think we should return to the topic of the Bane now!

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Maybe u are right. Too much complexity for the ordering process.

Back to Bane then!
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Hi again,

Have you tried using some of the "Lightning" shaped brushes to add battle scarring? A few well placed bolts of lightning would look good as if you had Dremelled damage onto the hilt. Just a final thought!

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Not a big fan of battle scars. Weathered is more than enough for me :)
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BANE mk2 - chrome/black custom finish ideas 1 month 3 days ago #84601

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Will be trying a weathered brass version also.
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The brass weathered version... Man, i love Bane!


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Ok... WANT... That is gorgeous.
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woah woah woah wait... did you make it a brass bane then weather the brass part aswell??? That's just... I mean... i... I have to have that
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The Custodian wrote:
Ok... WANT... That is gorgeous.

Agreed. İ did not expect that beauty before i start.
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woah woah woah wait... did you make it a brass bane then weather the brass part aswell??? That's just... I mean... i... I have to have that

In theory yeah, make it brass then weather the brass parts. I am gonna need more Bane hilts, i think :)
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keremcan, I'll just take one of each please :whistle: :woohoo:

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