OT(ish): How Was This Created

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Jake, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Jake

    Jake Guest

    I recently found an online Flash game called 'Samorost' (it's been around a
    while though). The images in the game are pretty cool and I am trying to
    determine out how they were created. Here are some screenshots:
    http://i33.tinypic.com/iokgom.jpg
    http://www.thepencilfarm.com/blog/2007/07/samorost_2.html
    http://flickr.com/photos/edublogger/sets/72157602793525984/detail/

    I am thinking that the images are a hybrid between traditional art and CG.
    Anyone come across this type of art before that can shed some light?
     
    Jake, Jul 20, 2008
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  2. Jake

    John Guest

    Looks like straightforward art to me. The hybrid feel might come from
    the use of some geometric shapes. They look a bit more regular than
    other drawn objects.
     
    John, Jul 20, 2008
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  3. This looks like simple masking of items from photos taken around a scrapyard
    and then collaged together.
    You could create this same effect with a load of photographs, a pair of
    scissors and a pot of glue.
    The others look like the same technique, merged with some traditional
    hand-made art and 3d bass-releifs.

    Pretty cool effect. I like it.
    Is the game any good?
     
    \(used to be\) Fat Sam, Jul 20, 2008
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  4. Jake

    Jake Guest


    I was thinking the same. Some of it looks like the following pic, which was
    created in Shade/Photoshop:
    http://almacan.deviantart.com/art/Requiem-for-Industry-66777992

    Looking at screenshots of their next game, it looks like they have a good
    traditional art background:
    http://machinarium.com/

    If you like point and click flash puzzle games, then it's good. I prefer
    the games by Mateusz Skutnik though (Submachine series, Covert Front series,
    Fog Fall, etc.).

    Samorost 2 stops half way through though and you have to buy the full
    version to finish it.
     
    Jake, Jul 20, 2008
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  5. Jake

    tacit Guest

    Looks like a composite of a bunch of photographs, with a bit of color
    manipulation. In the image at

    http://i33.tinypic.com/iokgom.jpg

    the large gear-like structure on the left is part of the aming mechanism
    for a post-Civil-War-era cannon; I've taken a photograph of a nearly
    identical structure myself at a place called Ft. Desoto in Florida. The
    large structure on the right looks like an old coal-fired boiler. The
    thing on top is a rusted-out muffler from an old car. The two objects on
    the lower left are the control switches from large hydraulic equipment
    of some sort.
     
    tacit, Jul 20, 2008
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  6. If I had to guess at the technique used for that one, I'd say it was
    initially a 3d rendering, with soem heavy retouching in PS afterwards.
     
    \(used to be\) Fat Sam, Jul 20, 2008
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