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Grind :How-To Video 3: by Mikeinel Grind :How-To Video 3: by Mikeinel
Grind (Part3)


Combining all elements to one document and adding style to the image.
There are a lot of trial-and-errors happened in this phase, and all can be seen in this video.

Full Credits:
Art by: Kyle Krieger
Ink by: Isis Nohlem
Colors and video by: Mike Inel (me)
Composition by:
Kyle Krieger
Isis Nohlem
Mike Inel
Video by: Mike Inel

Time spent: Approx 3hrs 1 min
Dimension: 6744px x 4406px
Size: 1 GB (1,075,374 Kb)

Done using:
Adobe Photoshop CS3 (Coloring)
Camtasia Studio 4 (Recording and clipping)
Adobe After Effects CS3 (Compilation, effects, and finalization)
Wacom Graphire 2 (Pen Tablet)

Part 1: (FG Coloring)
Part 2: (BG Coloring)

Copyright by: Altiz-Studio
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Jimraynor290 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
this is awesome but the watermark is the only thing that makes it a little meh
Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Dat perspective.
dragrider1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Air gear, thats all i'm saying...
Elafros Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
man that is so much work ...just for editing .... I loose my mind when I spend so much time on a picture... How do you manage? Don't you get frustrated?
Anyway , the end result is awesome <3
k-killer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Axel-Bond-of-Flames Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Lord-Gale-119 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Student General Artist
air gear anyone?
SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! The light, shadows and perspective.
ffxman987 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
man i love your artwork and im actualy an inline skater, this is totally sick, BUT!
....hes using the wrong kinda skates..

you should remake this and give him a pair of 'valo' skates! :D
animearist-androcker Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Wow, reminds me a bit of air gear with the whole skates thing.
Am extremely impressed that the writing doesn't of put the character too much.
Altogether a nice piece.
Shuffleair Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
I like this picture, so I'll add it as a favorite. And I'm going to use this as my wallpaper.
Sky-blue-samasora Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
OMG it is indeed turns out FREEKING AWESOME keep the good work :D
Omnoproxyl337 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is sooooo badass
Omnoproxyl337 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is sooooo badass
Aksika Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Frost7 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
very air gear feeling into this
Somatra101 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
luv the end result. that is so bloody AWSOME!!
luv the whole perpective stuff with his body and the background too.
shading is awsome to. as i was looking at the step by step slides i was thinking 'wow. each of thses would be the picture right then.'
orochiraki Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing no like...even MORE than amazing :D :nod:

-sigh- If I only had super special awesometastic skills like you +__+

Will this be available for wallpaper use ? >3<
Sangjin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
OMG, i love your work !!
devBlack Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
You said you did this on a Graphire? PROPS from me...
seanHodge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Awesome work.
Shilag Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
You... are a... GOD!! o____o
I'm SO envious of you!! You're totally awesome, not human!
choyuki Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Oh. My. God.
it's amazing. O__o i saw ur tutorial on sclipo.
and i went totally speechless. Really.
a bit too late to fav it i think XD
keep up the great job.
Duranial Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Student General Artist
You should do some image tutorial, that video was too fast to be able to catch anything... but... I want to ask... how did you obtain the curves when you're coloring the image??
Mikeinel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Magic wand w/ all layers unchecked...
Well, yeah... Those video tuts were pretty crap... I'm planning on making another one, but when i get the time i guess...
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw the video, and I must say Im truly impressed with the final image ^^
Good job!
kingLoL Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Just one word: WOW

It was totally awesome watching ya do this pic in the video. Some of the techniques were too quick to catch but I think some were asked in PrOFKaos's comment and thanks for answering them. :D
I found it very useful.
Pr0fKaos Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
HO MY.... when i saw your pic, i was like "eh, it's good, really good, but it aint amazing."

But when I saw those videos...oh man. I was speechless. You get maaad props from me, bro. The stuff you do on there, I would never think of. And it took you 3 1/2 hours only???? Something like this would have taken me 30 hours! I am not nearly as efficient as you in PS (plus I don't have a tablet). I still proudly use 7.0, which I am so accustomed to that I don't wanna use CS. I am a novice at it right now, so everything takes me long cuz I don't read tutorials, I try to figure out stuff by experimentation.

When I saw your vids, I wanted to ask you some specific photoshop questions.

(1) Which tool did you use to make the curves, i.e. on the bridge and the railing, so that it gives a more "perspective look"? I can't explain it, but you used something on the second video when doing the background and I saw where you bent linear lines to make them curved. Is this tool available on 7.0?

(2) Which tool did you use to make the bridge? I noticed you just added lines after lines. You couldn't have possibly made that with the tablet pen right?

(3) This question may seem a little elementary to the average PS user, but I want to know how you highlight only certain areas in a picture.

(4) This is also very elementary: how did you get the camouflage as the skater's pants? Did you upload it from some pic you found online or was it one of the styles you found on photoshop? Did you have to highlight the area where you wanted to paste it, and how did you do that?

(5) With the fox-girl coloring you left the entire scanned pic on a darker shade. Then much later you used this tool to highlight her entire body and have a white aura around her with a few clicks. Which tool did you use for that?

Sorry for all the questions, but you seem to be very skilled and cool about questions, tutorials and stuff, so I thought it was appropriate for me to ask you this stuff. If you don't mind, I'd like to learn more from you. Come check out my gallery so you can critique or something. I only got one pic there right now... :(
Pr0fKaos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Wow thanks! Which wacom vid? If it's on that video site, then don't bother linking, I'll find it. As for question #4, I was asking about the suspension bridge all the way on the top left of the image. That seems like it was done with some tool b/c that would be impossible...even with a tablet...right?
Mikeinel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, that... Line tool...
The vid's in the same site... I uploaded all of that kind of vid in that site, nowhere else...
Mikeinel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa! So many questions! I'll answer them anyway...

1.) It's "Warp", available in later versions of PS, probably CS...
2.) If you're talking about the stairs on the back in the part 2 video, yes, I brushed them all... The video was just too fast...
3.) A layer in overlay... Try to watch the "Wacom" video, it might give you an idea...
4.) Sponge effect, contrast it a lot, then assign the colors. If you want more colors, repeat the step and erase one color on the new layer.
5.) The dark shade is the background. (Usually light gray) The ink is in a new layer, then I color it in another layer below the ink and above the background. Then i'll just add more layers for the shades and shines. As for the white aura, You're probably talking about the stroke effect applied on the base color layer.

I hope I answered your questions!
GenerationGX Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
yes! I would love to know your techniques too! Please explain! and btw this is awsome piece!+fav!
Blackblot Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
It says it's no longer hosted. What's up with that?
Evil-Siren Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hy, I found you on
you are so damn amazing. your picture deserves more attention. I was so impressed when I saw the video. ;)

I really have to fav it
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