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Realistic Avatar Manip by Planet37 Realistic Avatar Manip by Planet37
This is a stripped down version of the more in-depth tutorial featured here: [link]

Some elements of this image are property of Twentieth Century Fox and used with respect and gratitude.

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:icontinkfan:
tinkfan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
This makes me want to try one now :)
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TOMMEN3 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
good job¡¡
[link]
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Sekina-Keldo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I made one without these steps, but i should try it this way. It may be easier for me. You used gimp right? Im new to gimp and im just learning how to use it.
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ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Plain fantastic, thanks a lot! :D
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:iconplanet37:
Planet37 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
:-)
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Merbear-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I LOVE when people do this!
I wish I was good at that kinda stuff D:
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:iconplanet37:
Planet37 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
:-)
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Dark-Lord-of-Sith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Just a quick idea/tip for the eyes. I started playing around with them and found that you can get the Yellow/Golden eyes if you use the markquee tool around the iris, then on a new layer make that selection white and turn down the opacity. You just want it down far enough that you can see the outline of your layer. Erase the top of the circle. Use that layer as your Iris selection. So select that and ctrl-j on the face layer. Then ctrl-u, colorize needs to be checked. Pull the color slider to the yellow area so about 52 to about 56 range. Saturation at 100 percent then lightness about two to four percent. That will give you a good iris for the na'vi color eyes.
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:iconplanet37:
Planet37 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Good tip I'll give it a try.
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Dark-Lord-of-Sith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks.
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LisaGorska Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
quite nice, but the ears are a tad too big and too saturated for the foggy setting - the orange-ish glow at their tips is a result of light refracting through the blood vessels under the skin when lit by strong light.
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Planet37 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
That red glow was a detail I really liked in the film, so wanted to capture the effect as much as possible in my photo. But you're right, I should have chosen a background with a stronger light source to justify this. I added a lens flare to emphasize the light coming from behind a little more, but a more brightly lit background image overall would have been a better way to go, for sure.

You know your stuff, I'm impressed.
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LisaGorska Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
i'm glad you didn't find my remark offensive or something :) . i just felt obliged to tell you since this is a tutorial, meaning, people will learn from it, so it has to be right, right? ;) :)

keep up the good work.
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MatworldsHeaven Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome tutorial! Thanks a lot for sharing!
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:iconplanet37:
Planet37 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
No prob. Thanks!
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Safufu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice and very helpful, but you forgot to resize the eyes (; Don't wanna sound like a smartass, but Na'vi have bigger eyes in general, not only the iris. And, yeah, using official pics from the movie isn't so good either. :/
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Planet37 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
You are right. I was admittedly very cautious when it came to editing the eyes because I didn't want to look silly. Vanity prevailed :-)
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JulieKrizan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Only problem with this is that you aren't allowed to use official art from the movie in your own art, as this constitutes art theft. :(
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Planet37 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh no! Let's hope James Cameron doesn't visit my DA page any time soon ;-)
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JulieKrizan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Let me rephrase that, since you don't seem to get it- your work has been reported. Please remove it before the staff does.

Refusal to abide by deviantART's rules can result in a suspension or even a ban. :(
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Planet37 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes of course if DA contacts me about this I will address the issue. I'm sorry if I've caused any offense it wasn't my intention :-/
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Queen-vaeGa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow you made a greatest avatar ever!!!!:D:D:D:D:D
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:iconplanet37:
Planet37 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha thanks :-)
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Queen-vaeGa Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
np:)
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RockerMissTammy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Thank you so much for the info as there are still quite a few fans that would like to do this for themselves. Irayo ma tsmukan!! :D
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Planet37 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
It was a pleasure doing it. No need for thanks :-)
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silverwind017 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :la:
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Planet37 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
:-)
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