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-Photoshop Tutorial- Vectoring (Part 1/3) by Pirill-Poveniy -Photoshop Tutorial- Vectoring (Part 1/3) by Pirill-Poveniy
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Part 1: You're here already!
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: Coming soon™

What time is it!? TUTORIAL TIME!!
Although I'm quite sure Photoshop tutorials on this topic have been done before, I wanted to create one that's as comprehensive as possible and covers as much useful stuff as I can add without it becoming too crowded. With that said, I hope you enjoy the blood, sweat, tears, etc etc I put into it! Oh, and you prooooobably have to download to see it half-decently, sorry about that. :) Part 2 will be coming soon, depending on my free time and how much I decide to get involved in EQD's artist training grounds.

If you see any mistakes, grammar errors and whatnot, please report them to me in the comments. I'm only human after all, and bound to make mistakes. Also, sorry for the pretty poor quality of the images included. The limited screen resolution took it's toll on them when taking the screenshots. :(
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UPDATE 2:Fixed a typo and changed the tutorial structure so that it fits on dA
UPDATE: Added a section regarding Gradient Fill layers and removed the mention that Layer Styles aren't scalable. Thanks for the tips ~MrHavre!

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:iconkishmond:
Kishmond Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Haha, wow. I was doing it very very wrong. Glad I put in the effort to learn Illustrator.
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
That's definitely the better choice for vectoring, Photoshop is pretty awful at it.
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:iconmrshinyobject:
MrShinyObject Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually use Flash (and occasionally Illustrator) for the vectoring and Photoshop for minor changes, but I had never considered using it's own path tools.

Useful, thank you.
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
It's not nearly as powerful as Illustrator when it comes to vectoring, but it can do its job decently.
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
ASAAAAAAAAGGGHH!!!! mutherf@##e@##%$#^%^%^$@@$%#@@!##%$#@$^%%$%##%%# GAAAHHHH FU@##@!@#$#@# !!!! it wont allow me to see nor find the thing....isn''t there another way to show???
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Whoa, whoa, chillax! What do you mean it won't allow you to see nor find it? Tried clicking the big download button on the right side of the page? It has a .RAR with the tutorial in it.
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
*sigh*...sorry it-its just that I have Adobe photoshop 8.0 and I've been trying to find out if I have vectors or not and trying to find out how to get it from slow-site to slow-site. It's for a drawing I'm doing for a friends birthday and I don't want it to be late with school coming up. I-i-I just don't want to dissapoint anybody.
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
That's perfectly understandable. If you do want to vector, my best suggestion would be to get Inkscape. It's completely free and not that hard to use. You can find some tutorials for it in MLP-Vectorclub's Inkscape tutorial gallery.
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Sorry if I..uh...ripped your head off.
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Naw, it's fiiine. :D Hope you find what you're looking for.
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
What programe is he infering...cuase I don't think I might have the same program.
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
...wat?...If you're asking what program those tutorials are for, I said in my last comment that it's Inkscape. It's your best bet if you need to learn to vector fast.
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MrHavre Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May i come forth with a suggestion or two ?

there is a different way to apply a gradient, then then the gradient overlay options. Which is called "gradient fill"
And you can scale "styles". You just need to enable the "scale styles" option in the "image size" dialog box

I made a visual representation of where you can find the "gradient fill" and were the "scale styles" option is located: [link]
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Thanks a lot for the tips! :D I have no idea how I managed to overlook Gradient fills. I'll update the tutorial, adding this information to the Gradients section. ^^
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:iconmrhavre:
MrHavre Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome! I am just glad you found the information useful.
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:iconthisispolaris:
ThisIsPolaris Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's an excellent tutorial! Very well presented and very well explained! Really good work, I hope it will be useful to some people!
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thanks, hope so too. :D
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thank you, i think when i read your tutorial i will practice my new skill.
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Practice makes perfect! Good luck.
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Whew! I did practice your tutorial today. i think i'm learn between 70 and 80 percent. To be honest i don't know how use to vector mask on them. but didn't work.
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Send me a note about exactly what you had problems with and I'll try helping you.
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Oh okay i arealdy sent you a note.
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:iconfundz64:
Fundz64 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty much all of my vectors are done in the pen tool.. I'm glad you taught me a few new tricks!
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Glad I had something to teach you!
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:iconfundz64:
Fundz64 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
everyone has something to pass along!
I'm sure I have a few knicks and tricks in photoshop myself.... i just haven't discovered them yet, myself! ^^;
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artildawn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's a great start, but the file takes a long time to load due to the size.
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I sort of have that problem as well. I might just add a preview and have it download-only because the downloadable one seems to be loading pretty fast.
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TrilightDashie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Eee... no. It takes less than a second.
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