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PostVelvetKiss on Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:29 pm

This is the first part of the tutorial. This assumes that you have a tileable image and basic knowledge of PS.

This is my very first video I have ever recorded. It's in HD and looks best at full screen which I didn't mean to happen. I am going to have to go back and figure out how to make it better and possibly recreate it. I think I need to find better software.

I will also include a link to the wall action I made. It includes an action that generates the 3 wall sizes for S4S, an action that resizes the tileable image to 256px (the width of the walls) and one for a tutorial that is coming at a later date where I teach y'all how to create walls from larger source images like I do with my purchased patterns. With todays tutorial it really is just a matter of drag and drop.

Once you have your 3 walls made then just save them to your location of choice. I usually save them as "setnamewallnumberTALL" for the tallest one. Then duplicate that prefix and change the end to MED or SHORT for the other two sizes. For instance these were saved as
parisballerina1TALL
parisballerina1MED
parisballerina1SHORT

Then when I import the images into S4S I just load the corresponding sized wall.

One thing about this wall action is if you have your PS in window mode, which I always do, then it will create the walls in reverse size. The smallest one is actually the tall wall, then medium and the biggest wall is the small one. Just remember to ALWAYS create your first wall in the largest (TALL) wall canvas. This is a must if you want to literally just create the other two walls by drag and drop alone since you don't have to try and create a wall repeat to match the heights.  

If y'all have any questions or need help please feel free to ask. I will answer them ASAP.

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Postszanne7000 on Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:18 pm

VeeKay!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I love this! Between your post and your video, creating walls is beginning to make sense to me, lol...

...I know I'm going to have to watch and read while I attempt it and I hope to begin next month.

You are amazing and wonderful and awesome to do this! <3



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PostVelvetKiss on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:42 pm

You are more than welcome!

If you have question don't hesitate to ask. Once you get the hang of this you'll be making walls with your eyes closed. If I have a tileable pattern it takes me no more than 10 minutes from PS to finished wall once I have a package cloned and ready. That is my workflow.

Open S4S -> Stand Alone Build Recolor -> Wall -> Searchbox "Pure" -> Pure Expressions (I use this because there is no spec spec or bump maps associated with it.) Save package.

Then I go in, before I even create my wall and name it, fill in description and change the tags and save in case I have to come back to it later and finish. One habit I got into was when I do a multi-wall set I save after each wall is imported into S4S.  

Once you have PS open you literally just fly through the rest of the process.

Let me know what y'all would like to see next. <3
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PostChicklet45368 on Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:53 pm

Thanks Velvet! I know I'll be watching this tutorial and trying it out the future myself! You rock, girl!


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PostVelvetKiss on Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:48 pm

You're welcome TJ! Let me know if you come across any issues or problems.
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Posttilly on Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:50 pm

Great video Vee, well done!
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PostVelvetKiss on Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:58 am

Thanks Lisa! I was thinking about doing another one here in a few. A little more advanced but hopefully helpful to someone.
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Postanidup on Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:26 am

A great video Vee!
I did not create any new walls since S4S has had the auto resize added to the tool, but in the past one had to do the sizing of the walls first.

I never thought of starting with the tall wall first! So I learnt something new today.



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PostVelvetKiss on Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:47 am

Thanks Anita! I am going to try and do the second tutorial a bit later this weekend if things slow down.
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Postszanne7000 on Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:18 am

I have this thread and the video holding in my open tabs, Vee...

...I have a few things I'd like to try and I think this will be of HUGE assistance!

I look forward to any more tutorials on this subject you'd care to make.

Do you also do floors?

Or, know of any good floor tutorials?

I ask as I often want sets of walls and floors, even if I don't use them in the same room...

...I can use them in different rooms to keep a flow going :D



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PostVelvetKiss on Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:53 pm

I do floors too just not as often but I know how to do them. I can put you together a floor tutorial if you'd like. I know how to do the single tile and the larger 4 tile ones and I know the trick to make them reflective too. :)
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Postszanne7000 on Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:38 am

OOOoooo!!!!!!!

Oh, yes, Please!

You are awesome, Vee, and I'm so happy you are willing to make these tutorials <3

Of all the recoloring things to do, I've always wanted to do walls and floors because I can never have enough of them in my game!



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PostVelvetKiss on Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:07 am

No problemo!

It might take me a bit since life decided to grab me by the ankles, flip me upside down and shake me like it's trying to get the change out of my pockets lol Hopefully everything will be upside right soon and I can get back on track with creating walls and tutorials.
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PostLorry on Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:57 pm

Oh wow, I have just seen this!
I have read through your tutorial, but as yet, I haven't watched the video.

I do have a question Vee......is PS, Photoshop, sorry for my ignorance


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PostVelvetKiss on Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:16 pm

No need to apologize. Ps is indeed Photoshop :)
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PostLorry on Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:02 am

aahhh thank you Vee.....my daughter asked if I would like Photoshop for my birthday, lol perhaps I should say YES!

Thank you for the tutorial btw


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PostVelvetKiss on Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:27 am

OMGOSH say YES! Now that you can do the creative cloud it makes it much more affordable.
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PostLorry on Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:20 am

giggle I wanted perfume!


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PostVelvetKiss on Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:26 am

That's ok. I asked for printer ink for my birthday lol I couldn't think of anything else I needed or wanted.
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PostLorry on Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:36 am

rofl301
I have asked for weird things in the past too......I love perfume though


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Postszanne7000 on Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:14 am

Take all the time you need to take care of you and yours, Vee - that is way more important than a tutorial!

I'm laughing with both of you regarding gift requests...

...Ben wants to get me something for Christmas and I keep telling him that at this point in my life, I really don't have any particular wants as if I do want something, I just get it, lol...

...well, within reason.

I would love a month-long trip to Oahu and a nice cruise ship that will take me all over the rest of the world...

...but, that is just going to have to wait!



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