First of all nicely done. That is cute that way. A cute girl working with her pregnant belly exposed.
Second personally for me if I post something in the request thread it is mostly images that people have shown me else where that I figure might be fun or easy for edits. I never expect those to be done.
If I request something for me I'll type that out as part of the post.
Also how to edit, please show how to do
I've done a couple. Nothing on here. But that was years ago. I afraid I don't have the ability to really do it anymore myself.
I've done some editing over the last few years, my first edit ever was this crappy thing, a discolored copypasted mess that I posted it in an edit thread over there and got praised for it somehow (looking at it I have no idea why), which kinda inspired me to keep going. I've also included a 1+ year later "remake" of it and birth version that I did. I suck at teaching, but about some tips…
- free software should be enough (I use GIMP personally)
- look up some references in poses similar to the drawing you are editing, also try to pick easy poses at first (I find the pics with characters drawn from the side to be the easiest usually)
- if there's a drawing with problematic shading on the skin, you can have some luck copy-pasting and stretching it from other parts of the body, like breasts or butt
- on the topic of shading try pictures with the simple (two-colored) one or without it at all at first, way easier to do
- smudge tool is useful if you decide to do more "complicated" shading
- don't forget the outlines, there are some edits in the edit threads that are otherwise really nice, but where the outline of the belly doesn't match the rest of the image (too thick/thin, etc.) and it really sticks out
- if you have shaky AF hands like I do use path tool for drawing outlines instead of trying to do it manually
- there are some useful filers like iWarp/Warp Transform tool in Gimp that allow you to "stretch" the shape of a selected part of the drawing to your liking
Aside from that just keep going I guess? Eventually you'll get a bit better.
i mean, even i managed to improve a bit, so most people can do it probably
Yeah, my first edit was pretty bad too but somehow ended up on a Japanese collection (spoilered for mess). Usually if you keep at it though you'll improve.
Also, path/line drawing tool is super useful. Though references are still needed to make sure the final shape looks OK. 3D poser program can work if there are no refs available.
Ok thank for the tips
My first edit I could find (my first edit ever was on furry board though). I only found a lowres thumbnail from web archive. I was definitely using too much warp tool. I also drew the outline by hand, nowadays I use path tool for the outlines. I only use warp tool for pieces of clothing and etc. I personally use Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint for the edits. >>71319
Always try to the color of the belly skin to color of the rest unless there's an exception like see-through clothing etc. but that should be obvious I guess.
I think people above me said enough.
>>71320>I only found a lowres thumbnail from web archive
Shame :/ I use an exhentai gallery as a sort of "archive".>>71206
I've remembered one more trick, more like cheating a bit honestly. If you have an otherwise simply shaded image but with "shiny" skin bits and you don't want to bother replicating them, just fill them in with skin color. Usually people don't even notice the difference somehow.
I only started archiving my work since the beggining of this year.
>>71341>And, well, I'm quitting making edits indefinitely
i hope some editor kindly share how it does. want to edit bymyself but im really amateur about what tool and i cant find good video tutorial out there
Agree about what you say.>>71320>>71329
is it work with covered belly? with its dress or something
It may work on covered bellies but it depends on what covers them. Bellies covered with something complex need more tools and steps. It really depends on what is covering it and how much is it covered. If it's a simple dress you can use the methods described above, but you need to use the colors from the dress, and you have to remember that a the dress is not going to stick to the skin fully, so the belly shape will not be fully visible unless the dress is very tight. With a loose dress the belly shape would be visible only from the top of it, while the rest of the dress is hanging from the belly.
Here are 2 examples I found to show you what I mean.
I hope my text is understandable enough and that I didn't mess up anything.
Can someone show he, how to make animated belly kicks? I've tried like a million times but it looks like crap all the time.
Loose clothing is a lot harder to edit than bare skin due to folds in the fabric. It just takes more work.
Tight clothing isn't too difficult.
Oh yea, come to me, baby ;-)
any more advice for me? already tried some tips here but still cant grasp at all because of my bad sense. lol
Remember that you won't get good results right away. Practice is the key.
idk how to start, do i need to draw my self a base belly or directly make a edit to its picture by some tools
I use Photoshop. When I start:>create a new layer>choose a color for the outline>adjust the size of a brush to match the original image's outlines>use the curvature pen tool to create a path that will look like a good shape for a belly>right-click and select stroke path>choose the right options, and apply
Then in a similiar way I create a middle line.
Then I take the lightest color and paint it under the outlines, add shading, details, adjustments, etc.
then you draw base belly first? i thought some warp or transform also work but looks like not that easy
do you think he/she use manual pen or mouse?
You can use a mouse, but the lines you'll draw won't be as smooth. A dedicated [en will make the lines less bumpy.
I always used a mouse that's why photoshop's pen tool comes in handy. It lets you draw smooth lines.
If you use Gimp there the same tool is named path tool
could anyone show me/ screenshoot half or more edited image looks a like?
Here are files for one of my edits. It has a psd files where you can check all the layers. You can easily change layers visibility to see the invidual layers. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iK4sy33BMTusk1o3vTt0XmdjXaKbFwuu
ahh thank you so much all of editor here, for now probably i will try the simplest
Hey, I remember requesting this one. Thanks again for doing this one.
No problem, I'm a picky editor so I only pick up what I would have done anyway.
then, with liquify or transform warp which better if i want to resize edited belly? (Photoshop)
I'd redraw the blue stripes onto the belly, and then copy and paste those circle things in the right places.
An idea from elsewhere: Feel free to post your favorite edits. It can be used for learning purposes and to show appreciation.
nice. i will watch it later
I have to admit that Photoshop is much better than Sai since some of the things that I do manually can be done using some of these really useful functions.
I too was thinking of making video of how I do it but it seems that at least for novices Photoshop would be a better option.
is it possible to draw like this pic? in this post >>71505
it was easier if the dress is tight. i wonder what tool to do it
Kind of. It will definitely require more details to be taken care of. I would create a base for the belly; paint it in a collor of the outfit and then add details manually (like creases and lines), maybe with exception of the buttons which I would paste in the right places.
In this picture that you attached it's better to use different methods, like warp etc. It depends on how complex is the clothing looking. >>72333
In this scenario it's relatively better to redraw the details
If I would edit this picture I think I would copy spots and the thingy on the front of the belly (forgot how it's called) and then draw and paint the base for the belly (since it has a simple color here) and then paste and adjust the spots to the belly. I think that would make it less blurry.
I really do need to watch this show. But that is super cute by the way.
This is my first try that I refer >>72272
, could anyone give some advice.
For a first try, not too shabby. Might want to adjust the shading a little around the center of the belly; it's a wider surface area so it'll reflect more light in this instance.
Just like that. :)
Shading isn't really that bad for a first edit! If I were to point at things to improve, the base bump color doesn't exactly match the color of her body and the belly "stretches" a bit too much to the left imo. Overall nice though, way better than my first edit ever was :P
Interesting navel style, reminds me of this one. Might as well post some more refs while I'm at it.
Might also want to inform others of how much time you usually spend on these. Should be good for beginners to get a rough gauge on how much effort to put in.
Yea, I'd like to get much better at navels. innies, outies, and super outies.
On average, an edit takes me about 45 minutes to an hour.
aw man, i hope you could share the full image all of this. i really hope so
That is the full image lol 5000px x 5000px
oh i meant full body each one of them 😅
Hi guys, I'm using an app on android called ibis Paint.
I understand its much better to do it on pc with Photoshop and the like but doing it on mobile would be more convenient?
Is it possible, if per say we had a great pointed tip stylus and such?
From what I see on the screenshots for this app, it seems to be quite good. I think if you learn how to use it very well, you might get good results with it.
Oh I can see 2 edits of mine in there.>>72935
So, here are two of those. I can give you Photoshop files if you want them too.
I don't have a very good editing "sense" either so it'll be great if some pros knows which tools to use for shading and stuff
Do check ibis paint out lol i kid you not. I ain't a promoter but even before, things like having a photoshop-like editor on phone felt like a dream.
You edited this jita one? Thanks again to you then! (I originally requested it)
It's funny how the second request never got any thanks, but you thanked me twice for yours.
Dude, I'd love to checkout some PSD's to see how others do it!
I'd also love to see what kinds of brushes (if any) you guys use, or brush settings.
Dope!! :D I shall study thine methods
Is it possible to do up a video of how the shading is done? It's still one of my weakest points. Im particularly having troubles with the shading between the back and the belly side curve.
I apologize if I'm asking for too much. Your latest edit on that girl from gantz is fantastic!
For sure dude. I'll attempt to record my next edit. Not sure when but maybe within the next week. Stay tuned.
For the side shading a share a few of my tips tho. I do two major things:
After creating the full belly shape, the edges on the side/back of the torso I do a light mask on the shape layer, to really create a soft blend, then using the color of the original side/back I blend those colors in, the mask keeps the softness.
And if I want to really show more HIP or RIB definition, I usually create layers above them all, not binded, using pen tool, then create selections, brush within selection, then erase and blur as needed.
Here's a video I recorded for you. Not the same design because I already completed that one, but of another, hope this helps :) https://mega.nz/file/6c9gEaRI#RAlI2TqLaCAjIWYWB66OEPkAluLNcXIEKDLz46X98YU
Could you convert the video to be a smaller size? My internet sucks lately and the file size is quite big.
It's like 45 minutes long lol
The shape and the clothing look ok, but the lines are not smooth, everything looks very jaggy especially the arm. May I ask what you used?
Learn the Pen tool. It is one of the most powerful tools in photoshop because it's a type of shape tool. Learn paths, shapes, pen, curvature pen. Learn it good and hard, and work work still stand apart.
I used Paint 3D, with the marker tool.
For simple curved lines, the line tool is my go-to - you can adjust it easily and it stays smooth.
Nice video! Really love the edits you do
have never tried editing before, but am pretty familiar with photoshop, so i made a thing>>73533
looks fantastic man
the edit itself is pretty good, but that image is cursed beyond words
Ferb, I know what we’re gonna do today!
Did this edit last night since my mind was drawing blanks for my regular art. Feels nice to do an edit again once in a while.
original sauce: https://twitter.com/sangsilnoh/status/1150160150272937984
Definitely use some tools or filters to smooth the shading to be as close to the original as possible. For example you can use her breasts as reference since they have similiar shape. I personally use gaussian blur in Photoshop, but the smooth tool is useful too.
Brah, I just use my fat ass finger.
Never done this before, and I'd like to know how this looks. I"m a bit Iffy on the colouring and I'm not really sure how to get the line work to match the style of the base image.
Not bad for a first edit. Can't tell you much about shading since I struggle with that myself, but on the topic of line work: I find it easiest to just use the path tool instead of drawing them by hand. Get the proper line color with color picker, experiment a bit with line size, find the closest one size-wise then draw it with a path tool.
After that you can do some touch-ups to fit the style more, like maybe make some parts thinner by erasing bits manually or smudge some parts, etc.
Trying again on another one. >>75722
Thanks for the tip about the path tool, I think it looks a lot better.
That definitely looks a lot better. Keep it up. Try some different pictures, with different styles (shading, coloring, linework etc.
) and poses.
I can't say anything bad about this one. I think you chose a picture that was easy to edit. Maybe try something with shading and/or with different pose?
Good point, I'll try a different picture next time
could you link the PSDs?
Does anyone have any xray baby in the womb templates? I'd really appreciate if someone could share some.
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I knew that something like this was coming eventually, it was just a matter of time. Well done edit!