Eye shadow: Basics: Beginner+
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Tutorials by Rosaleena added Aug 28, 2009, read 8391 times
We don't need to use the Workshop for the moment. So just minimize it. Then open up photoshop and open the Face Overlay file. Click Ok to the plugin box which comes up (make sure the "Load using Default Sizes" box is selected).
Well, I don't know about you, but I've got a big gray box. Interesting. But don't worry, you've done everything right! On the Layers box, click the Channels tab.
Then click the box next to the Alpha 1 channel so that an eye appears next to it. Oh no! It's all gone pink. But at least we can see the eye shadow shape. Now we want to click the eye next to the RGB channel. Now select your Alpha 1 Channel.
Make sure your Channel box is exactly like this:
Your box should now be like this:
It's just like in the Workshop!
Now time to start smudging. Select the smudge tool from the Tools navigator. We're going to create a tail on the left eye, like this:
NOTE: You do not have to do this if you can edit the right eye to look like the left eye!
Copying the Eye we've just done:
To save the hassle of making sure the right eye is the same, just duplicate the image. Then with the new image Photoshop creates, click the Channels tab and make sure that it's like this:
Now we want to select the left eye (the one we've just done) with the rectangular marquee tool, like this:
Go to Image > Crop (remember this is on the DUPLICATED image). The eye we've just selected should now be in a separate box.. and it should still be selected. Now go to Image > Rotate Canvas > Flip Image Horizontal. Next, hit Ctrl + A then Copy + Paste it into the original .dds image. I recommend selecting the right eye on the original image then pasting our flipped eye into it that way.
We can only estimate if it's aligned with the left eye. Guides are always helpful to use in these situations! I haven't used a guide, but I strongly recommend you do!
Then go to File > Save as.
The Face Overlay Image Editor should still be up. If not, just hover over the Face Overlay box and click the small "..." box.
Click Import, then, using the browser, find the makeup_face_overlay_2 (or whatever you named our tailed eyeshadow). Then the image should changed to what we had in photoshop. Hit "Done".
Go to File > Export > To Sims 3 Pack. Then just save it with whatever name you fancy.
Now we're going to test our Eyeshadow! Install the package and load up the game!
I don't know how it turned out for you.. each attempt is different! But remember to look at the eyeshadow from all angles, and go back to edit it if you have to. Remember, if you want another go, the makeup_face_overlay.dds file is still there!
Thanks for reading (:
And also, Thanks to Sinastra for her fabulous tutorial on clothing. Without that tutorial, I wouldn't be able to do this!! Thanks soo much! (: