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Tutorial 2013-14 by FSDragonXG Tutorial 2013-14 by FSDragonXG
So as you guys have been requesting a new tutorial... I finally got this one done! Really hope it helps keep you guys up-to-date with my smudges :).
Enjoy and don't forget to drop a favourite!
Please do not post this else where without my permission. OR rip. OR claim it's yours.
Feedback is appreciated, any questions please post them in the comments I'll reply as soon as I can.

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B-uckers Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student Interface Designer
hmmmm i dont understand :( can you make tutorial video ?
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
I'm sorry but I won't make a tutorial video. If I may ask, what questions do you have? I'll try my best to answer them with screenshots/maybe even small gifs.
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B-uckers Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I not Understand in step 2,and step 4
and can you make this tutorial i so like it \(^0^)/ fsdragonxg.deviantart.com/art/… ?
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I'm going to assume you're using photoshop so...

Settings:
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Onto the steps: (Made a typo there.. arrows were supposed to be red.)
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I'd highly suggest playing around with the smudge tool until you get some sort of idea of how to use the tool. This tutorial loosely outlines how I smudge.

And no, I won't be making a tutorial of that signature alone. However, I can lend you the PSD.
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B-uckers Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Is it true? I am very happy that
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InaraAiko Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for this tutorial it helps me a lot in smudging ^^
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
No problem!
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johnnygatthird Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand the first step. do i paint on the canvas and how do i make it visible if it's invisible
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Yup. Paint on your canvas.
Then in the layer settings change it to "Linear Dodge (Add)". Or you can just use a different colour altogether.
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MeiliChan15 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Artist
may i ask which tool we use to smudging ~ 
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Just the smudge tool! For Photoshop at least.
Settings: hard brush, any size (situational), 72%/90% strength.
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MeiliChan15 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you! So much for replying and for extra information :) 
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
No problem! :)
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BetaKappa Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Me encantó el tutorial, voy a tratar de entenderlo :33
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
(god bless google translate.) Good luck! :)
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WarrenNeverminds Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist
You so sexy Love 
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:iconfsdragonxg:
FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
... Thanks!?
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Danzt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amazing tutorial man , i tried it and this is my result xD
it might not as colorful as your smudge cuz im not brave enough to play with multiple colors but i also added some of my touches too. :)

anyway here it is :D
danzt.deviantart.com/art/Kaito…
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Thanks! :) You're the first person to show me a result! Adding your own touch to it makes it personal, so making it your own and not exactly like the tutorial's shows that you're improving ;)
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Danzt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
man that means a lot , thanks :D

I might try it with moar colors , so stay touch :3
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Alright, looking forward to it! :)
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yawnz0r Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tut! It helped me visualize how I could start smudging. Before this, its always been a rather unknown concept no matter how many tuts i read. Thanks a lot for sharing this :)
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
No problem! Good to know that it has helped :)
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Rijek Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god i have 1 hour trying to do the swirl and i just cant get it right :(
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
If you're using a mouse then you might want to click at the point where the 'circle/crosshair thing' is on the edge of the line that you're trying to make the swirl. Tablet, make sure you have pen pressure on.
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Rijek Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks i have another question whats your smudge settings?
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
90% Strength with a hardbrush varying in size.
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OxeyClean Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
It's going to take every ounce of my willpower to succeed this.

Thank you for the share friend
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Good luck!! :)
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OxeyClean Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Haven't been as successful as I'd hope however I have learned some things from this so I suppose not all is lost ^_^
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kuligon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the share, Master! :3
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
No problemoo Kul :)
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BloodyAx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Superb tutorial. Is what I could do the French translation for a site? (I would send you of course)
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Hmm, a french translation. You can translate it as long as the credit is given back to me (you should also put the credits in the description of this in as well). I will send you some more details via note. :)
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KiharuShan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Thaaaaank u to make this Tut'! I love it! x3
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
No problem :)
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Caiso16 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
hahaha . awesoome . ;)) ~
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Thanks :)
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FireModesign Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014

ty !!

wait for more tuts :)

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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Theres more to come! (IN A REALLY LONG TIME)
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maid232 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
nice 
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Thanks :)
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cjsn45 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing tutorial, thanks for sharing. I will use in the future. :clap:
Sexy tutorial 
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
You're welcome :)
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xArtl3ssx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's quite a nice tutorial, Josh!
Must have taken quite a lot of time making it, right? (Nevertheless, I should make a new one soon, as well. :D )
There are a lot of smudge tuts on DA but this one is very detailed and shows the reader how to make a smudge step by step, so you did a good job, without doubt. (:
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Thanks :D
@ the time thing... Sureeeeeeeeeeeeee. I started it somewhere in august... Didn't spend like ~5 months working on it.. (PROCRASTINATED SO HARD)
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xArtl3ssx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're most welcome, Josh! (:
haha that's exactly what I meant.
Same here! I think that's a normal thing when it comes to smudging. :D
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AaronQuinn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do you actually create the artwork yourself? or just the backgrounds?
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FSDragonXG Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
The artwork, no. It belongs to the original artists. IN WHICH I SHOULD REALLY POST THAT (then again I don't know who some of the original artists are...)... The backgrounds, yes.
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AaronQuinn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah I suggest not using the original artwork unless you know the artist to credit, might get in trouble. Just a heads up.
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