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Octo Girl by spicysteweddemon Octo Girl by spicysteweddemon
Another attempt at using Illustrator. Clipping masks dont work like they do in Photoshop, and I still don't understand gradients in this program. Also, I saved it as illustrator eps and then jpeg. The resolution is terrible. It looks out of focus, anyone know what to do?
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moonyelloweyes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Really diggin' this new style you got goin'. It's fantastic. : )
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spicysteweddemon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awww thanks! Your arts' cute too
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moonyelloweyes Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
oh u
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savannarodriguez Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't articulate why very well, but I love this! Something about the octupi hair, the jewels, and the skull! Just love it!
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Boobear96 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really gorgeous and well done. You really know how to make an image attract viewer and keep it simple at the same time
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MidniteHearts Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
How are the gradients giving you a problem? Maybe I can help.
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spicysteweddemon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Let me see if I can explain what I am trying to do.
In Photoshop, I'll create a shape on one layer. Then I'll add a new layer on top of it. On the new layer, I'll go over to the gradient tool, choose the second option from the gradient drop down menu. (basically, this option uses only one color fading into no fill. It looks like a color fading into a gray and white checkered board) I'll create the gradient on the new layer, then attach is to the below layer as a clipping mask. This is how I color 90% of my pics.
In illustrator, it looks like you have to use two more more colors to create a gradient. That's not what I want.

Does that make ANY sense? I'm not good at explaining myself
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MidniteHearts Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
No problem I can help you with this.

1. In Illustrator, simply create an object with a solid fill
2. Duplicate the object and fill it with a gradient of your choosing.
3. Duplicate the object with the gradient and fill it with a black and white gradient.
4. Create an Opactity Mask. Transparency>Flyout Menu>Opacity mask.

Hopefully this helps. Unfortunately if you have a lower version of Illustrator, I believe if it's below CS4 the gradient won't give you an option of transparency.
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