Action Figure Tutorial

requested by anonymous

This is a Photoshop tutorial for how to create action figures and their packaging like in the graphic above.

The action figure is taken from a pre-existing photo and the packaging can be made from scratch, no stock images needed.

If you have any questions, please don’t be afraid to ask. And if you found this post helpful, please like or reblog!

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This probably looks well, weird. At the time I was quite close to the screen working my way with Photoshop mashing together three textures used from CG Textures; a top layer of snow, the second being ice and the last having to be a gravel texture.

My initial thought was to create somewhere within a snowing place where a lake had been frozen and whoever was looking at this one particular place would be able to see the gravel beneath.

My first reaction on completion was something on the lines of “not bad” but only when I got home (if you saw this previously, it would’ve had NTS: finish the description) seeing this from a far just makes it look… well like… I don’t know. Not what I pictured it to be I guess.

Improvements would be depth. There’s no depth from the ground-level gravel and the snow on top. I could add something along the lines of Ambient Occlusion and possibly make the ice a tad less transparent. At least I tried.

Here’s an update on what I did today.

replaced the backdrop to something a little more 3D and made a decent cliff texture comp (original textures from and made the pot from scratch. I can’t texture very well yet so the pot looks atrocious. Maybe after a couple weeks of learning new texture techniques I’ll revisit the pot.

I’m worried I’ll feel like there’s nothing I can improve on due to my current experience with maya but I’ll keep trying to improve this as much as possible. 

thehowlingflames  asked:

How do you add that texture in your characters?

Hi there!

I’ve talked about how I use textures before in this post (with a link to some texture downloads), but I’ve also recently discovered this site which has a huge compendium of royalty-free (and also free for commercial use!) textures of all kinds.  I particularly like their watercolor and “subtle grunge” textures!

Of course, also has lots of great resources, but you 1. have to set up an account to download them and 2. they also cap the amount you can download in one day. :/

Hope that helps!