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Jayenkai
Created : 18 November 2009
Edited : 18 November 2009

Quick Grassy Platforms

A super quick method to give your platforms a little more depth.

Just tried something and it looks great, thought I'd share since it only took a couple of mins to achieve, but is infinitely useful..
(Paintshop Pro 7 used in this example, but so long as your art package has a selection tool and a brightness tool, you're in luck!)

Step one : Draw Floor
or if you can't be bothered, make ground colour and add noise..





Step Two : Make grass, set it as the current brush, so you can draw it onto things..


Step Three : Draw it on!
Or if you can't work out tiled brushes, copy and paste it.
Add a little overhang whilst you're at it..


Step Four : Gradient.
Select the grass, and get the "Move selection" tool handy.
(In PSP7, it's the 4-way arrow above the regular selection tool.)


Move the selection down pixel by pixel, and use the brightness tool to darken it at each point.


Done..


Step Five : Happy Munky

 

Comments


Wednesday, 18 November 2009, 22:35
Tikihead
I can't use this right now, but I will surely in the future. Nice discovery Jay.
Tuesday, 09 March 2010, 23:37
tobo
Effective.
Wednesday, 14 July 2010, 06:42
waroffice
Cool effect