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Had them done since the site was last down but just getting them up now. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! Here are my scarabs:


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me too, i painted this guy an age ago as my bad moons big mek.


I know it's another indi character but it's the last one i promise, i've been snowed under opening my shop and this is all i could manage.

Edit: By age ago i mean at the start of September...

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I can't find my actual camera

Phone shots will have to do. Sorry for crappy quality.




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Hey Tag,

Phone shots don't have to be bad. 2 things help a lot, good lighting, and a photo editing program to crop and correct.

Photoshop is killer, but for basic editing GiMP (google it, it's free) will definitely do the trick.

I do all my miniature photos with my Samsung smart phone, then just crop and tweak.

PM me if you have questions.

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Hey Tag,

Phone shots don't have to be bad. 2 things help a lot, good lighting, and a photo editing program to crop and correct.

Photoshop is killer, but for basic editing GiMP (google it, it's free) will definitely do the trick.

I do all my miniature photos with my Samsung smart phone, then just crop and tweak.

PM me if you have questions.
Thanks for the offers! I actually know how to use photoshop, but it's mostly just bad lighting and it's already dark here. I usually take my pictures outside to get some natural lighting. I am going to retake these on an actual camera sometime this weekend probably then put them in my log



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You're welcome! And glad to hear it!
Of course, many of our members don't know photo editing or can't afford a copy of photoshop so I still throw it out there from time to time.

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You're welcome! And glad to hear it!
Of course, many of our members don't know photo editing or can't afford a copy of photoshop so I still throw it out there from time to time.
That's great you do. Gimp is great if you have nothing else, I use it at work from time to time since my PS copy isn't exactly legit haha

Just curious, what kind of tweaks do you do in PS to make camera pics look better? Also how do you get good lighting for miniatures?



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I'm not too fancy with my photos.

Like I said I use a camera phone. I have a samsung galaxy SII, which has an 8 megapixel camera. Though it has a tendency to get a little grainy.

Attached is a shot of my painting desk (taken with my wife's old samsung camera). I usually have a sheet of white paper on the base of the upper work lamp, I set my figures up there and use my camera-phone to take a pic.

The camera-phone actually has an auto-white balance feature which I typically leave on, but sometimes it needs help. The second attached image (taken with my smart-phone) is a good example of a photo with poor white-balancing. If I were going to use this photo I'd use an adjustment layer with either curves or levels to correct the white balancing and correct the value.

My goal is always to get the color as close to real life as possible.

I know that's not step by step. If you want step by step we can start a thread on it or move this to PM because it'll get pretty long(er) winded pretty fast.

Cheers!
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"To endure one's self is perhaps the hardest task in the universe." Frank Herbert, 'Dune Messiah'
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