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Making of : Make a Wish, Sugarcube! by RinTau Making of : Make a Wish, Sugarcube! by RinTau
Here is a tutorial explaining the way I make my digital pieces. :) I've had a few people mention that they'd like to see one so I documented my process on "Make a Wish, Sugarcube!" Also I just noticed some typos...

I used Photoshop CS3!

This isn't a Photoshop beginner friendly tutorial I'm afraid, it would have to be five times as long for it to be thorough enough for that! If there is a tool or word you don't understand, simply look it up on google! :)

You can see the final version of here:

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Greatnini Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello ^-^ it's always intersting to see how other artist work, so I enjoyed you're work process. But I have to mention, that the ppi does matter, also when you're not going to print it. When you're choosing your lateral dimension in Pixel, it's true, it doesnt matter. But when you're going to choose inches, as you did, it has a really high influence. For example, if you chose 17 in x 11 in with a ppi of only 1, you wold get 17x11 Pixel. And I'm really sure you would feel the difference between 5100 x 3300 pixel and 17x11 ;)
Also I found a spelling mistake in step 7 ("kee-ing" instead of "keeping") but I think I'll keep this (^^) and give you a cooky instead: cookie :3 :psycho-cookie: 

The result looks very fancy and I like your colouring technique. 
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Blue-Hybrid Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you keep your shapes so straight, do you use a pen tool or is it free handed?
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RinTau Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i use the pen tool for pretty much every "shape" but sometimes it is easier to freehand a selection using a stylus or mouse. I used the pen tool for everything except the grass blades and tree leaves. it was just faster to do those "u" shapes with a mouse/stylus. :)
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Blue-Hybrid Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes sense. Thanks for the reply!
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Blue-Hybrid Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BTW, this tutorial was very helpful for a picture I was working on, thank you!
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Aexl-Chan0601 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what did you use for the shading?
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RinTau Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The airbrush tool! :) I would lower and raise the opacity as needed. :)
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Aexl-Chan0601 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok :3 I don't know if photoshop elements 8 has an airbrush tool DX
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Epic-D Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! :D May I know what Opacity and Flow percentage you used for the shading? (I usually do 50% and 15%, I'm not sure what's best.)
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RinTau Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!! :) In most cases I just leave the flow at 100% and adjust the opacity as I see fit! No set numbers, I just fiddle until I get the result I want. :)
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Glowcrow Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very useful info - the shading you do is a different method than mine, but totally works on this piece! Great work :heart:
- Perhaps I would've wanted to know a bit more about how you made the grass and details on the firefly effects, as a notion to a possible future tutorial (:
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TiaSakura Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! You make it look so easy wahh! This is a great tutorial. I thought you have used Adobe Illustrator before I read the tutorial and realised it was Photoshop. I'm impressed at how neat and smooth your shapes are, I always struggle with that!
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RinTau Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :) I'm glad you enjoyed it! :la: Yes, the smooth shapes are all thanks to the pen tool! I used to use Illustrator to get the basic shapes down then bring it into photoshop, but somewhere down the line I just ended up going straight to PS haha :la:
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ShikimaAkemi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh, so perfect!!!! I loved your color style!! OwO

Tell me please, do you have, by any chance, a tutorial on how to draw the ponies? I mean the shape :)
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Meganluvsharrypotter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
oh my gosh I will never be able to do something like this :iconcryforeverplz:
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RinTau Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes you can! :) I did not learn this overnight! You just have to keep drawing every day and you will be able to do great things. :) The first stages of being great at something are being not-so-great at it!
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Meganluvsharrypotter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
aw thanks! I hoppe i will be able to do this someday! I'm just learning photoshop.
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Lorna-RoseFoX Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for sharing I can't wait to try it once I get a tablet
I am an intermediate user ^///^
my best colour piece this year

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Sonata-Yanni Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome u r master!!
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RinTau Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thank you, but I'm still learning!! :)
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Sonata-Yanni Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
keep up the good work
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3mo43v3r Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
i want to make a wish..
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RinTau Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hehe me too~ ^^
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Butterscones Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student
The shading part of this is especially useful! ♥
Thank you.
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RinTau Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :la: I'm glad you found it informative!! :) :)
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