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Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Eagleshieldsbay, Sweden
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 11-14-2004 22:13

Ok... for three years ago I did this.
But now I have forgot how to do it. Only thing I remember is that I used the measure tool alot.
Any inmates that have experience with tribal art?
This is how long I have come so far:

The problem I have now is to make even cutouts on
all circles.

edit: fixen broken ubb

(Edited by OlssonE on 11-14-2004 22:17)

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 11-15-2004 00:20
how to make tribal art

1) Join a tribe

2) make art.

As for how to make the type of thing you posted - it appears that it's just a bunch of circles...with circles cut out of it...what more are you looking for?

(Edited by DL-44 on 11-15-2004 00:23)

Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 11-15-2004 07:13

you could ask mahjqa....he did a nice tribal sig a while ago. i think the easiest way is to make some cool shapes with the pen tool. then you mirror it horizontally and you got something tribal......:-|

B | T | E | P | L

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 11-15-2004 09:54

Actually, DL is closer to the mark. You need to specifiy WHICH tribe, what aboriginal people, etc.

Celtic, American Indian, Aboriginal, etc. And then which tribe within that particular people.

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 11-15-2004 14:33

What you need to start with is guidelines. Look 'em up in your helpfile. It may also be a good thing to know that you can start a circular selection from it's midpoint by holding ALT.

The rotational symmetry can easily be made by using edit>transform. (the general principle can be found here.

I gave it a shot:

Using only circular selections I made the layer on the left (in white). Then I made 4 additional layers with different rotations. (Keep adding 72° every time)

So it ain't all that hard. Though, I'd recommend getting to know the pen tool if you want to make more out of it.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Eagleshieldsbay, Sweden
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 11-15-2004 16:48

DL & WS:

Mahjqa: Thank you! I think you have found an easier way to do it.
I've tried the pen tool and came up with this cheezy looking tribe.
looks like something batman would have.
(ktulu would be proud )

edit: typos!

(Edited by OlssonE on 11-15-2004 19:07)

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: beyond the gray sky
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 11-16-2004 02:40

one arm of that would make for a pretty sweet scepter

I think I'll give this a shot and post what I get in here

...Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most (ozzy osbourne)

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: New England
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 11-16-2004 05:14
looks like something batman would have

Looks kind of Klingon to me.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 11-16-2004 06:06

Found these icons a few days back.... Mac & XP. Bottom of page.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Den Haag, Netherlands
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 11-18-2004 14:01

Of course with a couple of **offset** twirls, a layer copy, and some flipping and mofing around, you can turn OlssonE's Klingon frisbee into ...

Sorry about the fuzzy edges, but the original was surrounded by transparency artefacts, and I preferred to use an existing image as shown, just to demonstrate that there are other progressions to experiment with. You casn get better "tribal-tatoo--look" if you start with a much simpler image ... vis

Bug-free software only exisits in two places
In a programmer's mind and on a salesman's lips

(Edited by trib on 11-18-2004 14:21)

Syntax Influx
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Insane since: Nov 2004

posted posted 11-28-2004 00:01

trib: That first thing looks like something from my nightmares.. scary.

I'm gonna give it a shot too. But Im not gonna post it :P

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