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My Vexel Tutorial by fabulosity My Vexel Tutorial by fabulosity
This was by request from Nikkie!!!

Stuff I Do While Vexeling!

Sections: I usually start vexeling my skin in sections until the color starts to run together. For example if my last layer of color is running into the cheek, I'll stop doing the chin and start doing the cheek. I'll vexel the cheek until it catches up with the last layer I did with the chin. Then I'll make a new group underneath both and start vexeling them together. I basically combine them. I hope that makes sense lol It all depends on what I'm vexeling, I do it differently each time.

Also while your vexeling the skin zoom out a little to see what your skin is looking like so you can fix whatever you don't like.

Picture Size: I normally go for super duper HQ pictures. It's just easier for me because I can see better. And plus I zoom in quite a bit so I can see and try to make my shapes smooth.

Time: I generally take my time when I do vexels. That's why I don't have that many lol I wish I could vexel fast but I really just can't. If I do, I feel like it looks sloppy. I just try to take my time and do the best that I can do right now. I'm slowly improving.

Hair: I'm going to do a tutorial on hair really soon! Right now I do hair using the stroke path method. Before I would do it using shapes and then I used a combination of shapes and the stroke path method. Hair can be fun, if it doesn't take forever. The vexel I'm doing now is taking me forever because of the hair.

Music: I MUST HAVE MUSIC or else I would die lol I can't sit at the computer for five hours without music. It's just too hard. And also I take breaks like every hour lol
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MOo0o Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
thanx for this very useful tut i love it and it woks with me 100%
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nazimskikda Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very good tuto :D
please add me : www.facebook.com/naazimdz
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cryinginreddesigns Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this! I've been trying to learn Vexelling the last few years. Ok more like the last 10... but there's so many different ways to do it. I've never gotten good at any one way. So I'm just going to keep trying!
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
You're welcome! Keep at it! :)
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ohshizitsearny Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
This technique is what i used, I'm working on my Liam Payne Vexel. Thank you so much for this. Another knowledge added on my little head 😊
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fabulosity Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
awesome!
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khiunngiap Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Hi ,
Thanks for the tips and tricks and you have a fabulous of gallery.
I have been practicing. However, It usually ended up like a photo clone unlike yours with artistic elements within your drawing.  Do you have any advices from a newbie like me .

Thanks in advance.
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DavidAvilesJr Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please make a hair tut
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
I will once I get a break from university work :)
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AngelfireSevendust Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
thanks for the tutorial but what COLOR do you mean? Color dodge? Color burn? thanks again :D
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:iconfabulosity:
fabulosity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I set the blending mode to Color not Color Dodge or Color Burn :)
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Linstock Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Very helpful...and you seemed fine at explaining to me.
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AlexasAntics Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
fantastic tutorial. I've just started my first vexel and I'm loving it. Coming out better than I thought lol. Thank you for sharing!
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i4dezign73 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Digital Artist
I love the idea of Vexel Art, but it's concept has always confused me tbh.

Your tutorial, having explained the basics, has inspired me to have a go at this. I tend to construct my portraits digitally (via photoshop) and the only vector portraits I have ever created were done in illustrator, using the gradient mesh tool - That's a whole new world in itself :)

However, what I have never done is combine both packages. So this is definitely on "my things to try list"
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cletssimple Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this was great work. :D
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Itsmacho Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can u make a whole face tut im still learning how to make these they are so hard .
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NeRrOo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
nice job
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janexians Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
can use it for all the skin?
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:iconfabulosity:
fabulosity Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
yes.
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:iconjanexians:
janexians Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
thanks your tut is very nice :)
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:iconfabulosity:
fabulosity Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
thanks!
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cute-323 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Nice i Like this Tut its easy To Meehh TY For it ^^
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Temawei Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist
Ahh this is really useful! I've always wanted to try out vexel art but i've never found a good enough tutorial, so thanks for taking the time to do this :D
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
awww thanks!
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Rage-Sama-5 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank u For The tutorial =D
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
you're welcome
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FinalFlare Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Wow she is amazingly beautiful and not your typical beauty, I mean she shines out the competition
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LeChaoss Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
~hey i was looking for thar image>posterize&level thingy^^ i think it'll help my lesson^^ thnx
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yhandz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
can you make a complete tutorial on the face... even just hair is not included
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
it would take me a very long time sense i work very slow, but i'll try :)
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yhandz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
ok.. i can wait... i just want a really detailed tutorial since i'm still a beginner... the step-by-step including adding a new layer.... but i have a little knowledge on how to use the pen tool
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
there's a lot of pen tool tutorials on deviant art that you can follow. the pen tool is essential in vexeling and vectoring.
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yhandz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
yeah i know a little bit of pen tool but i'm confused with the steps of vectoring/vexeling, some processes
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kristeli10 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist
very nice tutorial. i hope i can vexel like that too :) i love your stuffs btw.
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
thanks!
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2073154 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
thanks nice tut... haha i get what are you trying to explain. i make new one after out exam.. :) love ur tutorial and ur arts...
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DottGonzo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Very nice tutorial! I've always had some problem during the coloring phase of my vexels. This should help me.
Thank you for sharing!
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
the coloring can get a little tough at times. just don't worry about it and just do it. you'll get better with the more you do and figure out what works best for you :)
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DottGonzo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Thank you for your suggestions! I'm trying the technique you describe in the tutorial right now, and I must say that the result looks much better.
Thanks again!
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My-New-Moon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
I know this has been up for a long time now,
but I just came across this recently and had a question.
I wanted to start my first vexel with a really high resolution picture.
When I posterized, you could barely tell where each layer was. I tried making the level higher and lower.
You see in your tutorial picture, by the right corner lip, how the colors just all blend together,that's how the whole picture is.
Am I doing something wrong?
Any suggestions? Thanks :D
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
You probably should lower your posterization t 10 or even 5 so you can see the layers. If the colors blend together that's fine. The posterization is just a guide and from there you make the decisions :)
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zman786 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
thanks great tutorial, really understood everything :+fav:
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DigitalArtsSociety0 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Thanks a lot for the tutorial. I've been using the knowledge to work on a picture of mine but i have a dilemma i hope you can help me solve.

This is the scenario,
I have my 'Layer 2' and my 'Layer 1' on top of it. In your Tutorial, Your 'Layer 1' is small enough on top of your 'Layer 2' for you to do multiple transition layers between 'Layer 2' and "Layer 1". But My Problem is I have certain Areas were my "Layer 1" which is a lighter highlight fits to the edge of my "Layer 2" in which i don't know how to do a transition layer.
Can you give me some advice as to how i can tackle this problem.
Here's abit of a visual. As you can see layer one edges close to layer 2 on one side,.. I've never done a vexel before so the only answer i have is that the transitions will have to bleed outside of layer 2. other than that i have no clue.

Ignore the dots(.), they are blank space, i couldn't make this visual without them, took forever lol
|---------------------l
|..........................l
|l=======l.........l
|l................l.........l
|l..Layer 1..l.........l
|l................l.........l
|l................l.........l
|l=======l.........l
|...Layer 2............l
|---------------------l
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fabulosity Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I would just follow the shape of layer one and do a transition of 50%. I hope that answered your question.
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Deviant-Blaze Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009   Interface Designer
thank you... and about your music thing Im the same! :P
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
yeah music always helps me get through the long hours lol
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Alekis-d Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
thank you .
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azngunit81 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Ok question, i've read this version (which is more complete than others including a magazine version where there are 2 panels and your going ...huh? how do you go from A to Z without telloing me B C, ETC)

So here are my questions:

1) the shapes are the one that you find when u posterized them right?

The picture you have as an example of the chin...its perfectly round...what happens if one section bleeds into another...like the chin bleeded through cheek for example.

2)got any pointers on nose?
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
1. Yeah the shapes from the posterized images is the base for you vexel but don't vexel on the base. Make new groups for each part.

If the section starts to combine with the next I usually make a new group underneath the two groups and start doing that one color together. After that I continue doing everything else.

2. On the nose I just do it the same way I do everything else. Start witht he lightest color and work you way down to the darkest color.
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azngunit81 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
now i know why my questions are weird...most of the vexel i am trying to make are from pictures that i take from the clubs...so its pretty much dark and the flash shines their nose and its like when i use the color picker...its white ... LOL
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