TiaSakuraFeatured By OwnerApr 28, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
I tried this out today as I felt like learning some new stuff. I must say, it's a lovely and easy tutorial to follow! I just followed it to the letter and made this thing [link] but I'm hoping to use it in some real artwork so I'll link you if I do
That's interesting. Somebody thought I must not have provided enough detail in my tutorial, and worked it through with more screenshots. I thought it interesting that the final image was a clip of my original tutorial - not that person's own final product...
I'm having problems with the gradient tool and photoshop. whenever I use the gradient tool it always comes up in shades of gray. I followed your instructions in this tutorial, but it doesn't seem to change it. Also, when I use the elliptical tool to draw a circle I can't do anything to that circle as it says "content of layer is not directly editable". Do you have any advice?
Shades of grey? I would go to the Image menu, Mode, and make sure it is set to RGB (Bitmap or grey scale limit your image to grey).
Second question - make sure you are using the elliptical marquee tool, not the ellipse tool. The elliptical marquee tool is the second from the top on the tools panel - if you see a rectangular marquee tool, just click and hold for a moment, and the other tools in that group will pop up and you can choose the elliptical marquee.
Hope this answers your questions, and solves the problems.