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Blurred Insect Wing Tutorial by Plognark Blurred Insect Wing Tutorial by Plognark
I created this tutorial for someone who wanted to know how I did the wings on the Butcher Faerie.

It took me a while to play around with the technique, but I finally blundered onto something that works pretty well.

Work done in Photoshop CS3/4. Should work for many earlier versions as well.

Edit: Added a little blurb about using the smudge tool to clean up inconsistent parts.
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XxBad-Luck-ChildxX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
if you go to te bottom of the tut and use the arrow keys to scrol up and down the finished piece it actually looks like the wings are flapping! thats BANANAS!!!
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Plognark Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :D
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Tufrivo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
goooddddd
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BesiegerHomlok Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool tut!:D:+fav:
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RhyssaFireheart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice little tutorial, thanks! I would have thought the process was more complicated, but this is nice and simple.
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Plognark Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like playing around with new stuff every time I work, even if it's just a slight tweak on my normal techniques. I think I tried about a dozen different things on this one before I finally found a really good, elegant solution :)
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meihua Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Great tutorial!
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Plognark Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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antimonyblack Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Very interesting indeed! I love it :) To my tutorials collection it goes :D

Huzzah, thank you for sharing :heart:
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Plognark Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Groundshock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That could have some very interesting applications! Very easy to follow too!
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Plognark Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen a lot of tutorials about high level tools and functions, but not too many about very specific techniques like this. Figured I'd add one I came up with to try and broaden the available tips and tricks :)
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Groundshock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's a good idea :D
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hvYmtlpoison Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nifty
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Raggen88 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
thank you so much for posting this :)
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Plognark Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Liekkii Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, this is great! Thanks! :)
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Plognark Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it :D
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Mr-Vicent Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot. Isīs a great idea.
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yonotendilacama Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
O.O YOU ROCK!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You mean you didn't draw the blur effect by hand?:iconimhorrifiedplz:
GIMME BACK MY LLAMA!!!!:rofl:
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Plognark Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
EET EEZ MINE NAOW!! MUAHAHA!!!

Wow, so much caffeine today *twitch*
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You gotta ease up on the Mountain Dew, man!:iconimhighplz:
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Plognark Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No way, I don't do the dew, I'm old and fat already, I just inject black coffee right into my veins. :iconhurrhurrplz:
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Espresso transfusion! That'll get you going!!!
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JaumeCullell Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks for sharing! :D
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