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Tattoo across texture seam?
Posted: 23 September 2012 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]
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OK, so I have a Genesis skin loaded into photoshop and I want to create a tattoo across the upper back of the texture, but the seam splits down the center of the back. Is there some technique that I don’t know about to accurately split something like that?

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Posted: 23 September 2012 07:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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What I’ve done, in the past is to make a series of ‘registration’ marks on a new layer, with a transparent background, over the skin texture image and temporarily merge the layers (saving it under a temporary name).  Then apply that texture to the model. to see where the marks fall.  Then split the overlay image (tattoo) and align it to those marks (again, a separate layer)...repeat the merge and test again.  When satisfied, I discard the registration layer and merge the overlay, saving it under a different file name something like ‘orginal_skin_tat.jpg’  (did this for a number of Morrowind skin textures…never did release that mod pack…)

Is that the easiest way?

Probably not, but with a bit of fiddling with placement, it works.

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Posted: 23 September 2012 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Investing in a projection painter will do the trick. There are lots of them out there, ranging in price from affordable to ghastly lol
A few: Bodypaint (part of cinema 4D), 3D Coat, and ZBrush. Some modellers have painters too (but it will differ between packages)

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Posted: 23 September 2012 08:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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If you are going across the back, you must split design in half and and mirror it.
Then you can fine tune with registering

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