Avenged Ellis

This is my first reskin. So C&C Please. It took me about 30 mins to do in Photoshop.

It is Ellis with an Avenged Sevenfold shirt.

Pics:

[media]http://i45.tinypic.com/nzm39j.jpg

Download: http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=84169

The shirt lacks texture. It kinda looks like it’s just one color.

The shirt looks awfully bland.

Not the worst reskin I’ve seen, and fairly decent for a first try, so I’ll be nice.

  • Suggest adding subtle borders. Look at the shirt you’re wearing now. In particular, the edges of the sleeves, neck, and bottom. See the threads, the slight border effect?
  • Still looking at your shirt, look very closely. See how it isn’t made of plastic sheets, but a weave of fibers? If your texture is high-res enough, I suggest adding that effect. Not sure how to do it in PS, but in the GIMP, use Gimpressionist filter, add a weave overlay.
  • Make a VERY subtle gradient from bottom to top, bottom slightly darker. This makes the interesting parts stand out more.
  • Real isn’t pure white. Especially during an apocalypse. While “Real is Brown” is an overstatement, it does have a kernel of truth.

Parts done well:

  • Not extremely tacky. Seriously, most early skins try to do too much, and look like a circus.
  • Actually works. I’ve seen quite a few “released” skins that didn’t even work, and you could see it in the pictures.
  • Fits character, somewhat. I’ve seen some crazy reskins. Playboy bunny Zoey, for instance. This at least makes some sense.

thanks dude. I admire your kindness and C&C.

I will try to add a weave texture and gradient.

EDIT:

I updated it superbly. I think it turned out 45 times better:


[media]http://i47.tinypic.com/w6uwy1.jpg

Needs grunge maps.

I got it updated :wink:

Here is a fix for your link, http://www.garrysmod.org/img/?t=dll&id=84169

Now that’s what I’m talking about. Good job.

Looks very nice.

Good job :slight_smile:

Thanks.

Looks alot better.

Yeah. I have been working on some more skins for friends over the past night. Only have 2. But I like it. It is fun.

Not into Avenged Sevenfold myself, but the skin looks pretty nice :smiley:

And just out of curiosity, I don’t use GIMP but does anyone know how to do something similar to gimpressionist in Photoshop?

I actually don’t. But I just used a different method of coloring the shirt. Anyways, I wish I could help, but I can’t :frowning:

anybody have this in .obj format please? :smiley:

Its just a texture. So I don’t. But maybe you could request it in the request section.