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Tutorial: Flapping Crane by Kessukoofah Tutorial: Flapping Crane by Kessukoofah
Ok, I gave it a shot. This is my first tutorial, and it is the first model I really memorized. The flapping crane. This will be followed by the other two when have a chance to sit down with photoshop some more, so for now just be patient and have fun with this one.

This is also the first set of pictures took with my new camera, so I'm sorry if the pictures are all a bit fuzzy. Still learning the settings. Finally found the macro feature towards the end, but I wasn't about to reatake all the shots. Call me lazy if you want.

And have I mentioned that I'm not really much good with photoshop?

If any of the steps are unclear just tell me and I'll try to explain further. Usually I don't explain with writing, but by showing in person, so this was a hell of an excercise for me.

if for some reason it doesn't want to show a thumbnail: the picture is there, just fullview it.
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princetheripper33 Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! i made that with the first attempt *w* ( really proud xD)
great tutorial ;) nicely explained ^^
Kessukoofah Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is awesome! I'm glad you got use out of the tutorial! I'd love to see a picture.
princetheripper33 Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dunno if iīll take a picture, but trust me, i did like 5 of them at school xD itīs really much fun ^^
Seophiee Dec 28, 2010
I stuck on step 5.. how do you do what you did on the other side? the underside doesnt have that spare flap used to make the square on the top side...
Kessukoofah Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
here is a good tutorial into making the preliminary base (which is what you're trying to do): [link]
Glad to see you're trying it out!
Drixi Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I always make this paper crane!! I think I was the only one XD..... But I make a little diferent the head and tail!
Kessukoofah Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Everyone develops their own style in the little folds like shaping the head and tail in the end. The important part is the base, which is the same from bird to bird. Which is why it's called the bird base. it doesn't matter if it looks a little differant in the end, it's the same bird. I just showed the way I do it is all.
pajamasecrets Jul 19, 2010  Student General Artist
I think I'll try to make one of these later.
Kessukoofah Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Go for it! It's a lot fo fun, and pretty relaxing once you get the hang of it.
GevaTaylor Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
i like this one more it seems easier lol
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