I've browsed the store and can't see any skin textures for Genesis that include tan marks.
I'd be keen to purchase such items. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Can anyone point me to tutorial that would show me how to add tan marks to an existing skin texture?
Thanks in advance,
Do you want generic tan lines or do you want to match a specific swim suit.
Thanks for the fast reply.
Generic would be fine. If it was possible to much a particular one (say 'Hongyu's Bikini V5') that would be a bonus.
There are products available at rendo.
A trick I use is to find a 2nd skin that is approximately what I want and use it as a guide to create the tan lines in Photoshop or the GIMP.
Yes, any of the V4 skins can work on Genesis too.
Wonderful. Thank you so much for the link.
1. Fire up Photoshop/GIMP/etc -- anything that can handle layers.
2. Open the default skin you use for your model.
3. Add a layer, because we don't want to mess with the original layer.
4. Use magic wand (with sample all layers enabled), click on non-skin area (background white, for example), reverse selection so only skin areas are there.
5a. Inside that area, paint with a white paint brush the spots that should show paleness; use layer properties to set the layer to "lighten" mode and drop opacity down to 20% or less.
5b. Alternatively, pour in some brown, set layer to "multiply", drop opacity to 20% or less; use eraser to scrub your desired tan lines.
6a. No matter what you do -- 5a or 5b -- turn off the background layer with actual skin and save the uppermost layer as transparent .png.
7a. In DAZ Studio, go to Surfaces tab, pick the bodily diffuse slot, then the pulldown menu in the corner -- open LIE, adjust settings as indicated (image file size), load the skin you're messing with, place this new transparent .png over it, and use the resulting file.
6b. Or save it as a full skin, and load it to DAZ Studio as diffuse instead of the one you're using now. Remember that if you brown up your characters, you have to retouch the face and other bits too.
More complicated, sure, but then you know what you're getting.
Thanks, Skiriki. That's exactly what I needed. It's working well.
As well as Lighten you can use Screen - I really wish LIE had Screen mode.
Richard Haseltine said:As well as Lighten you can use Screen - I really wish LIE had Screen mode.
God I'd give someone's left nut for expanded options in LIE.