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Fade Away Effect Tutorial by BlackBeltMaster Fade Away Effect Tutorial by BlackBeltMaster
So, as I promised, here's the tutorial for the fade away effect that I learned how to do. I think it's fairly simple. Hopefully you think so as well. Enjoy.

[link] to the picture at the end of this tutorial.
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DrOedi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   General Artist
Thank you!! ^.^
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DemonOfSarila Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like to use opacity makes for things that simple, guess i think clipping maks that that would lead to too many layers.

though clipping masks are very handy to know about, I use them for coloring. but hey, that's me.
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
I do too. I use them for cell shading typically. ^_^
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DemonOfSarila Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the opacity masks?
I don't use cell shading.... the only example i have up is the face of [link] i lay down flat colors, them shade/highlight with layers set to clipping masks that are in muliply/screen/normal/etc. and go to work with my tablet (or the school's cintiq's - i am so spoiled). i have a much better example of that, but it's unfinished so it's not up yet. it uses the same technic, but looks way better than that example.
i guess i don't think this is the best aplication of clipping masks, but it's still a useful tut because people should know about clipping masks, because they're very handy.
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Indeed. :D
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Caxsry14 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm trying to do this but I can't find an option for a clipping mask anywhere :(
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
In the Layers Pallet, you need to right click the layer and one of the options will be Create Clipping Mask. Other options would be selecting the layer and either go to the top of the screen and click Layer > Create Clipping Mask or pressing Alt+Ctrl+G. Hope that helps. ^_^
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Caxsry14 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Student General Artist
I tried all of that and couldn't find it. But I worked out another way :)
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
I'm sorry I couldn't help, but I'm glad you found another way. ^_^
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Caxsry14 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student General Artist
The tutorial did help me find the other way ^_^
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
I'm glad. ^_^
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Caxsry14 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student General Artist
^^
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imapumpkinwhee Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this looks so cool, I'll try to use it in the future :3
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Cool.
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626elemental Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Oh, that's an interesting way to do it. Never thought of using a clipping mask... I've always done it with a layer mask :)
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Thanks. lol I don't even know how to use a layer mask. :p
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626elemental Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
It's one of photoshops really random features... you enable it on a layer and then wherever you paint black is invisible. So gray is semi-transparant.
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Hmm. That sounds interesting.
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Winrry Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Great tutorial :thumbsup: Looks so simple now!^^ Will try that ;)
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Cool. Hope it helps. :D
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Shnek Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting, I've never used Clipping Masks since I understand Vector Masks much better :XD: But another Photoshop tip never hurts.

A couple suggestions on the tutorial itself, though. When dealing with different layers it's useful to point out on which layer one should be working on. For example, the Wand selections have to be done on the finished layer, but the gradient has to be applied on the layer below it. Pointing out the need to switch layers between those steps will help eliminating possible confussion.

Second, I would recommend lowering the saturation of the red texts, they vibrate against the grey background and white text, thus making it a bit straining on the eyes.

Did you make the whole tutorial on Photoshop?
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Yup the entire thing was made in Photoshop. :D I fixed the issue with the coloring by making it a darker shade of red. That and I specified my layers more.
I hope the tutorial helps you the way you help me, Shnek. ^_^
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Shnek Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, it's easier on the eyes now :D

When you learn to use Illustrator it'll make creating this type of images easier.
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
I just got Illustrator for Christmas actually. Do you know of any good tutorials on how to use it, Shnek?
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Shnek Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Forgot to mention that, even if I couldn't link you to any tut, if you have any doubt about it don't hesitate to ask me :XD:
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Always, man. :handshake: There's a reason I made you Art Director on my poster. :D
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Shnek Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:dummy:
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Shnek Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly I don't know any tutorials, all my instruction on it happened in college. But I'm positive dA has a bunch to offer, just don't go down the "tracing animu pics" road, it leads to the dark side :XD:

The best advice I can think of is to always remember that Photoshop and Illustrator are two completely different animals. So don't try to recreate what you can do on Photoshop in Illustrator until you've gotten more acquainted with it.

Personally I rarely use it to make art from scratch. I use it more when I have to work with much text and to handle layouts easier, like here: [link] The photomanipulation and drawings were made in PS, but everything was put together in Illustrator, since it was easier to play around with all the elements in order to get the ideal placement.
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
:icondarthvaderplz::iconsaysplz: Come with me to the Dark Side. Do not resist. Tracing anime is easy. It will make you a better artist.
:iconlukeskywalkerplz::iconsaysplz: I'll NEVER JOIN YOU!

Lol. Thanks Shnek. That info helps quite a bit. Btw, I love that advertisement. :rofl:
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Shnek Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:yoda::iconsaysplz:Tracing animu leads to attention, attention leads to inflated ego, inflated ego leads to the Dark Side...

:icondarthvaderplz::iconsaysplz:I'm sorry, what? I was too busy thanking all the peeps that faved my vector of Goku.

:yoda::iconsaysplz:*sigh*

Anytime man :D
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Highfive for epic win! :highfive:
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seanpt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student General Artist
nice work man, should come in handy in the future i'm sure :D
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BlackBeltMaster Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Cool. Glad it helps, man. :highfive:
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