Borderlands art process explained

Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Is 2K shooter RPG Borderlands cel-shaded? No. What is it, then? It’s this:

The new technique uses hand-drawn textures, scanned in and colored in Photoshop, combined with software that draws graphic novel-style outlines around characters and objects, sharpens shadows to look more like something an artist might create, and even draws lines on hills and inclines. Finally the character models were all revamped with more exaggerated proportions, creating the appearance of a detailed comic book in motion.

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