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BlackM3sh's Tutorial to Vector (old) by Blackm3sh BlackM3sh's Tutorial to Vector (old) by Blackm3sh
This is a tutorial on how I vector ponies in Photoshop. Even if you do it yourself it might serve some useful tips. But I have to say, it was really hard trying to put everything you know down like that. Probably forgot some :/

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Video making Spitfire: [link]
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:iconaudreymonette200:
If i may ask, where did you go to instal your Photoshop? I tryed to do a vector, but a few days after i posted it, someone wrote a commentary saying it wasn't a real vector, because the outline of a real vector usualy is pixelated, so now that i found a tutorial that shows me how to vector, i just need to know how i can find Photoshop so i can instal it to start making real vectors. GOD, this is tiring!I think I've fainted. 

 It's just that this is my first time, and also because i used a tutorial to make bases so i didn't really know. But i think it's mostly because i forgot to search for a tutorial for vector. Anyways, thanks for taking the time to let me know of my error so ican fix it! It's also good to know there is still pepole on DeviantArt that are still active!

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Okay! So here's the thing: *Deep Breath* Asuna Deep Breath Icon 
1. I searched for a tutorial to make mlp vectors, and i realized that i don't have to right program to do it, because the program i used to make my Twilight not-really vector is a normal program that i don't really know how it's called.
2. I don't what the name of the program i need is, and even if i would, i don't where i have to go to instal it, or how to instal it.
3. I don't even know how to take screen-shots.

But i guess that's only a small price to pay when you start your artist career, even just on internet...I think I've fainted. 
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Untitled-Dot-V Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOHH! OH!
I kept getting the shapes filling themselves in, I got it right the first time, so i've been copying the same layer ever since :iconfacehoofplz:
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:iconraikca:
raikca Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
thanks @_@ this helped in my vector studies
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:iconagata-pony:
agata-pony Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
me absolutely not clearly!
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:iconcupcakecrazy43:
CupcakeCrazy43 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
But you know still VERY VERY GOOD
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:iconcupcakecrazy43:
CupcakeCrazy43 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Not very helpful when your drawing on paper...witch is what I thought this was for...:(
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:iconmajoraswaker:
MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Looks incredibly helpful, and I'm surely gonna try some of those things out sometimes!
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:iconraddily:
raddily Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU! I FINALLY KNOW!
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Apple-Jack1000 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really looking forward on learning how to make vectors but I don't the Apple Software, only the windows. Is there any other program that can be used on making vectors?
I heard there is Inkscape, but it doesn't seem to be useful once I downloaded it.
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:iconmajoraswaker:
MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
This was done in Photoshop, which is also available for Windows. :)
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:iconapple-jack1000:
Apple-Jack1000 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH, ok. Thank you.
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:iconmajoraswaker:
MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Of course, the problem with Photoshop is that it'll still cost you an arm and a leg, but luckily there are many different alternatives. Like you said, Inkscape is a very nice free alternative to Illustrator. And for Photoshop, we have GIMP. The basic functions are the same, and both programs can produce amazing artwork if used correctly. All they differ from each other is a slighty modified control scheme. So download those, look up tutorials for them, and only when you are feeling limited by their performance, or require advanced options you could consider getting PS or Illustrator. :)

These artworks, for example are created by only using GIMP!
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Apple-Jack1000 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for all that help. I'm very new to vectoring so first off, I'll start by downloading Inkscape. Hope its easy to use.
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:iconmajoraswaker:
MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Sure, I tinkered with it somewhat myself, and you can't do much wrong. An easy tutorial to start with is a step-by-step, that you can draw along by (at least, I find them easy).
Remember, curiosity can get you far, just try all the tools and see what you can do with them.
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Liggliluff Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adobe Illustrator for Windows, I'm using that.
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sailoraya Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when you make the victor it's look more best than the original :)
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:iconvirabu:
Virabu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Fuck you this shit doesn't fucking work.
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:iconsnowsniffer:
SnowSniffer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Maybe you just don't know how to use this.
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:iconcrownedcolt:
CrownedColt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
This tutorial is truly a godsend... I will be using it to make my avatar
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:iconrarityrainbowlover:
RarityRainbowLover Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Does it work with photoshop 0.6? ^^
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:iconbecarefulpaint:
BeCarefulPaint Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to ask you something, do you know if this still works with photoshop 9?
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YaVaho155 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This helped me a lot, thanks! Result: [link]
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Birthdaise Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
can i do this in cs3 ?
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:iconxkimiax:
xkimiax Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
So bad my photo shop is 7.0
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SmokeyTStevenston Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
How to steal from other people's work and claim as your own: a retrospective.
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FancyDicks Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
-_-.....

why cant people just learn to PRACTICE?
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jndturner Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Tutorial to vector? More like tutorial to trace over screenshots from the show.
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:iconjetfiretherebel:
JETFIREtherebel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
your aware thats what vectoring is right?
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:iconrandina42:
Randina42 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a subtract path, but it won't subtract anything of the vector mask
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:iconevilbob0:
Evilbob0 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Great tutorial! Now I wished I'd have read this first before I rasterized all of my vectors in order to fill in the colors... I sure feel stupid...
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Peregrinestar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I need help: I've tried saving my vectors with a transparent background, but It never works. Is there a specific file type it needs to be saved as? (I use Photoshop CS3)
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CheesyHug123 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   General Artist
I really cannot get past the first part. How do I out line it?
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:iconfimvisible:
FiMvisible Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks a lot for the tutorial! I used it to make my first vector. ^_^
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asdflove Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
What do I save the file as? I just did my first vector... and I have no idea how to save it. (its meh quality)
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:iconrandina42:
Randina42 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you want to keep all the layers, then you should save it as Photoshop (PSD I think). :confused:
If you don't, then the best file type I know is PNG. It keeps the quality and don't blur it. I use it on my pictures.
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asdflove Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Writer
Photoshop stopped working, so I just got inkscape. :iconpinkiepieshrugplz:
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:iconrandina42:
Randina42 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It probably has it's own file type too. :icontwilightshrugplz:
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:icontrailblazertherocker:
Oh, this is going to hurt. I can't seem to get past the first part of this step...
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:iconcheesyhug123:
CheesyHug123 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   General Artist
Same with me. :/
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Evilbob0 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
What do you guys mean by the first step?

As in, how to make the vector after clicking the pen tool?

Hope y'all've already figured it out.
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lightningtumble Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! But I still have a silly question. What do I save the file as?
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:iconxxmoonwish:
xxMoonwish Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Do you know if there is any possible way to use the pen tool in Photoshop Elements 9?
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:iconblackm3sh:
Blackm3sh Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think so...
My main experience is with the Photoshop CS series. :/
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:iconxxmoonwish:
xxMoonwish Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Bleh. I will have to invest on a different program then. But thanks anyway! ^__^
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cba24 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
This is my 1st result:
[link]

Thanks again for posting this :D
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Thanks a lot for posting this!
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:iconcba24:
cba24 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I'm not very good using Photoshop, but w/this tutorial, I'll give it a try. Thanks.
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SailorCardKnight Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I was looking around for different photoshop tutorials on how to do some vectors i'm working on (and attempting for the first time), and I decided to try some tutorials of MLP vector art to find exactly what i'm looking for. THANKS A TON. This was a very big help! Now I can finish without going nuts and pull my hair out, and I now also have a handy guide if I decide to try my hand at ponies later.

Thanks again!
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AnnaSaysDerp Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have Adobe Phtotshop Elements 9, I've been wanting to vector ponies for a long time but I can't find the pen tool! Do you know where it is?
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Blackm3sh Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I don't, I only have Photoshop CS3 and CS5. But as far as I've seen, it doesn't seem to support vectors the same way. It doesn't have the pen-tool, only the shape tool meaning you can't create custom shapes.

So you can't use Photoshop Elements 9 to create proper vectors, sorry. :(
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