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Developing an any skin muscle top.

Assuming you have already an understanding of Opacity mapping we will now make a any skin male muscle top……if you haven’t done the understanding Opacity tutorial I would suggest you do that one first.

For this tutorial I will be using Photoshop CS version 8……..but you can use any program.

You need to first download the MaleMASTERMappingTemplate from here.

Open this up in Photoshop or whatever program you are using…..and take a look at the layers provided with it……you should have one white…..one black…and one mapping template guide. We will need all 3. This is the correct size and map for the male muscle top.

As we will be working closely with the Previewer here…ill get you to derive from the muscle top I use. The MDF Muscular top by Kimberlylin …..but you can use any muscle top to derive from.

Hit derive from product…..and your previewer will open up….if you did the last tutorial….you will be familiar with where your textures will go…when we make them.

Ok…lets start making Tatts….

First we want to make your diffuse texture…..if u have the mapping template you downloaded from this site…..then all you need to do…..is uncheck the white layer…..and check the black layer….

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Now save this file as a png file….name it Plain Black diffuse……as you can always use this over and over for any other muscle tops you make…..Now you have your diffuse color….we need to make the opacity texture…..the white bits to cut out the black.

Now unselect the black….and select the white layer again.

Find a good tatt pic to use….a white background one is best…..open that tatt pic up in your Photoshop as well with your mapping template…Resize the pic…..If you did my full skin tatt tutorial…you will have some good ways to optimize your pics for best quality…..now all we need to do……is drag and drop that pic onto your mapping template…like so

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Sometimes a picture that you find on the net…..can have its layer locked……if you cant unlock the layer so you can move it…..make sure you tatt pic is selected……then go up to the select tab and hit all in the drop down menu…..then go to edit….copy…..then select your mapping template….and hit edit past…..or ctrl V on your keyboard……….OR….you can always unlock a Layer…..by selecting….Layer tab…..New….new layer from background……this will unlock that layer for use.

Ok..position your tatt where you want it……Obviously as we are deriving from a muscle top ‘only’ we wont be able to tattoo the legs….hands….neck…ass……only the area that is shown on the derivable product……if you want to tattoo any other areas…..you’ll have to find a derivable product that will allow you to…..

You can make a full body anyskin tattoo…….the only problem with this….is that because you have to use a full bodysuit…..your avi…will turn out nude in the places you cut out….with only your tatts showing…..

It is why you’ll only find male anyskin muscle top tattoos in the catalog….and no female anyskin tattoo tops….cause if u made a female anyskin top tatt….then her boobies will be showing…..chuckles….

Now we have our pic on the template……lets make our opacity texture…..select the white layer on your layer panel…..now bring the opacity layer up to 100…..to make this pure white…..so what you’ll see now…is a black tatt on a white square…

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Now….as you learnt from the last tut….we need a white pic….on a black background……as if we used this picture like it is now….this is the result you would get….

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Notice how…whatever was white….has now gone the diffuse color we used…….and whatever was black….has now dissapeared……so what we want to do is reverse our texture…..to get the reverse affect.

Go up to the Layers tab….and in the drop down menu…we need to merge visible……this will make your pic ‘as one’…….

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Now go to the image tab…down to adjustments…then in the side drop down…choose invert…..this will give you the opposite to what you had…….Now we have our Opacity texture….Save this as a png file….Name it whatever….

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Now we can go to the previewer…..to the derived MDF muscletop we opened before….and put in our textures…… the diffuse black texture we made first….will go in the diffuse section….

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Hit the Apply Changes…and if you followed this tutorial correctly you should end up with this affect…

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There ya go…….Your first anyskin tattoo muscle top…..now you can go ahead and place any other tatts onto the same top…..just go back to your Photoshop….and hit the edit go back 3 times…till u get back to the opac white…with the first tatt on it…and add another tatt placed where you want…and do the same all over again….merge the layers…and invert…

You can make color tatts from a color pic also…..just need to make sure you have the first diffuse inage have the color tatt on it….at the very same place your opacity texture has it….so that when it cuts out that white…..you’ll see your color tatt instead of the black texture.

Now you can go ahead and try some other anyskin tattoo derivations also……there are separate face….back…arms….and a few others that you can make….

Please drop me a message if you found this tutorial useful…..as feedback is always good to have….tutorials take time to make….and its nice to know people out there are using them…..you can send me a message straight from this site in contacts section…..or you can just leave a message here in the comments box below….

MissVix

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