I'm not sure what do you mean. What I upload as a deviation is an exported PNG image. In case of this tutorial, it's a series of screenshots.
Are you asking about the previews that are shown when you're viewing one of my downloadable source files and you left-click on the Download File link? If yes, then I don't know. It just works all by itself.
Hahah the last picture with that artificial horn just rocks
One time I wondered why Unicorns are predisposed for Magic and how could it work "internally" inside their bodies, according to what we know in our world. And I imagined that those horns are placed in the point where the Third Eye chakra is located. It works like a waveguide for magical energy: it gathers it from the inside of their bodies (through the spine, center of their brains, the pineal gland, and straight to the horn), and then it's concentrated as the horn gets thinner, to leave it ultimately in the direction the horn is pointed at
Then I wondered if it's possible for other ponies (non-unicorns) to use Magic in some limited way (as long as they're not equiped with horns by Mother Nature). And I thought that they might use some crystals or other external devices as waveguides for their magical energy to concentrate it and amplify. Crystals are good energy transformers, they can multiply or divide the frequency, make modulations, resonators etc. So I was just that close from inventing artificial horn :-D But now I see it already made by someone, and this is amazing
Sure: 1. use the path tool to create the squiggle outline. 2. press 'Select from path'and fill with the desired bg glow color. on a new path and set transparency of layer to 32.9 3.Create a new layer and again 'select from path' 4. With the airbrush tool press 'trace path' or whatever its called. 5. then set that layer to transparency 55.7 6. for the glitter... I had to hand draw it...
3. Create a new layer and again 'select from path' 4. Press 'trace path' or whatever its called and trace with the airbrush tool with the second darker color. 5. shrink the layer until it fits well inside of the first layer. 6. then set that layer to transparency 55.7 7. for the glitter... I had to hand draw it...
Nice tutorial, with some good ideas. The first steps seem to be a little low-tech, why not use some Inkscape magic?
- For #1, why not use the pencil tool output directly? Use the smoothing parameter, and/or make all nodes smooth and use Path->Simplify until the shape doesn't look jerky any more. Then do some node editing if necessary.
- For #2, instead of scaling, use Path->Inset and Path->Outset. Always keeps a defined distance to the original, instead of plain scaling from the center, thus no need to manually correct that later. Or even better: Use Path->Linked Offset so you can even continue to edit the original line.