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Matt-Liell
07-01-2003, 07:13 PM
Well I think its about time we had one of these around here.

This is for all of you artists who use photoshop to create amazing graphics. Here you can show of your work, give previews and get opinions. This also gives others the opportunity to ask you how you did stuff and learn new techniques. This thread is NOT a place to showcase your new sigs, take that to the sig discussion thread please.

I guess I should start things off here. I haven't had PS for that long but I was amazed to see what people could do. and since I was not new to art nor computer graphicsI decided to take on a project. I was especially interested in all the LCD Interface graphics that people were making in PS so I decided to try and design a CD Player like graphic myself, its not completely done but its about 3/4 of the way there, what do ya think?

http://members.lycos.co.uk/mattliell/mattsinterface3quaters.jpg

Semicolon
07-01-2003, 07:17 PM
Hey! Nice :)

Can i listen to ur cd player? ;)

Tesla
07-01-2003, 07:24 PM
WOW!! Looks awsome Cryptic :)

Wish i had PS :(

Boba Rhett
07-01-2003, 07:24 PM
I rarely do anything from scratch like that. I mostly just like to amuse myself by editing exhisting pictures.

http://www.exquisition.net/rhett/Lucasforumsup.jpg

Loki GM
07-01-2003, 07:45 PM
does anyone know where I could get a free copy of PS

Boba Rhett
07-01-2003, 07:52 PM
Well, you can download a free thirty day trial of it at adobe.com I believe.

Loki GM
07-01-2003, 08:04 PM
I already did and the 30 days are up :( :( :(

Sam Fisher
07-01-2003, 08:31 PM
Nice one, C!

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
07-01-2003, 10:49 PM
Looks nice.


I haven't used PC since I was a desktop publisher in 98 (it was on a MAC). I only use Corel Photo paint now. I'm so used to the way it's layed out and all the awesome filtering it has. I find it to be the best non-commercial bit of Graphics editing software out there. Is there anything better? :confused: I would really like to know.

Jo
07-01-2003, 11:01 PM
i have PS 4.0, but i need to get 7.0, its just to much Money

Nitro
07-01-2003, 11:18 PM
You think Photoshop's expensive... Try buying Premiere *AND* Photoshop. 'Tis what I use for all my filmmaking needs.

KBell
07-02-2003, 12:13 AM
nice pic Cryptic :D

I used Photoshop to make my sabers, but thats mostly it. I followed a cool tutorial on how to make a Clip for a Beretta and it looked pretty cool :p

Loki GM
07-02-2003, 12:22 AM
before my 30 day trial ran up I pritty much just used the wand, invert, and filters to make what I did(I once made a Lupin with the matrix code background but I didnt like it that much)

Wanderer
07-02-2003, 06:45 AM
My standard programme for designing is Micrografx Picturepublisher 8. You can do quite nice things with it...also animated gifs. It's cheap...I paid for the whole Graphicssuite on or about 9$...Don't know if it is available in US.
Bought it in germany.
I designed all of my sabers with it. Nice little programme ;)

Semicolon
07-02-2003, 06:50 AM
PS is a Pizza..

Actaully....I want to listen to your cd player Cryptic!

GonkH8er
07-02-2003, 07:25 AM
Currently on my old computer, and it's only got my old work on here.... I'll post up what I've got on here... old crap stuff :)

When I go downstairs I'll post up the newer stuff

GonkH8er
07-02-2003, 07:28 AM
another one from a while back

El Sitherino
07-02-2003, 08:26 AM
http://www.boomspeed.com/insanesith/bulb.gif that's the cover of my mp3 thingy. also i made my mp3 sig from scratch in photoshop.

BCanr2d2
07-02-2003, 08:39 AM
Yeah, recently watched Call For Help and they helped me edit a lot of my scanned pics by using the Adjust Levels, rather than editing Brightness and Contrast. Easy way to redistribute the colours in a pic, especially if they don't cover all of the spectrum. Easliy touch up photos that are too dark, or too bright, and also do it per colour channel if it's out of whack too.

What I want to know is what kind of transparent layer do I need to do to a sepia effect on photos (ie make them look old)

-=DarkZero=-
07-02-2003, 08:57 AM
I have a couple/few/so on questions.
1: How do I made glowing stuff like lightsabers and glowing letters and stuff like that.
2: The magic wand allows you to cut an image out, well I saved one of the images but then when I opend it to add to a skin I was making it had a white box around it and I thought it would just save as the letters, how can I get it without the white box around/in side it.
3: Everytime I use text now a line appears through it all and It's really annoying, how do I rid of it?
4: This is for the gif making thing that comes with it, how do Iadd a second picture, everytime I try it starts a new one.

These are the main problems I'm having, and I end up using my MGI along with my PS to make skins and stuff, and I just want to try to stick with one..please someone help lol.

El Sitherino
07-02-2003, 09:04 AM
Originally posted by BCanr2d2
Yeah, recently watched Call For Help and they helped me edit a lot of my scanned pics by using the Adjust Levels, rather than editing Brightness and Contrast. Easy way to redistribute the colours in a pic, especially if they don't cover all of the spectrum. Easliy touch up photos that are too dark, or too bright, and also do it per colour channel if it's out of whack too.

What I want to know is what kind of transparent layer do I need to do to a sepia effect on photos (ie make them look old) make a normal transparent layer. then use paint bucket and paint it a gold yellow. then mess with the layer style probably make it overlay or screen.

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
07-02-2003, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by Tupac.
I have a couple/few/so on questions.
1: How do I made glowing stuff like lightsabers and glowing letters and stuff like that.
2: The magic wand allows you to cut an image out, well I saved one of the images but then when I opend it to add to a skin I was making it had a white box around it and I thought it would just save as the letters, how can I get it without the white box around/in side it.
3: Everytime I use text now a line appears through it all and It's really annoying, how do I rid of it?
4: This is for the gif making thing that comes with it, how do Iadd a second picture, everytime I try it starts a new one.

These are the main problems I'm having, and I end up using my MGI along with my PS to make skins and stuff, and I just want to try to stick with one..please someone help lol.


Well, I haven'y used PS in a while, but maybe I can help with Corel answers.

1) Glow: On way I do it is mask the area I want to glow (the saber). Next I expand the mask a little bit to create a sort of aura. Then I do it various ways, but usually I lighten up the outer rim of the object with a white base color and later add the color I want to the very edge of the object. From here you can use a brush to blend the color to the (sword) and white base color. You can take it a step further and use filtering like color dodge, tint, contrast, etc.

2) I think in PS you have to save the document as a PS document containing the mask. Try "saving as" a couple different types. Bitmap, tiff, and jpeg won't work because when you save your file in these formats, all layers are combined with the background and a masked area will be converted into the background color (make sense?). A gif will save a mask if you tell it to though it doesn't quite work the same way.

In Corel it's a .CPT, a file that's propriatery file to Corel. This document will save any artwork in it's exact state. YTou can also import and export masks. IF you want to use a mask later, there should be an option as "save mask"

3) I think you have strike through selected. Go in the text editor and deselect it. There should be an option at the top.

4) In Corel, you create it as a movie. Then you add frames and tell it the amount and weather you want the next frames to be blank or copy the current. For DVD capture gifs I make the first frame by opening the original capture (let's say cap001.bmp). From there I enter the value of 10 frames. Then I go to the "import pictiure" This allows you to import an image into a frame. From there I go "cap002-cap010" Then I resize and edit the image and lastly I export the file type as a .gif document. If you have a mask, you can tell it to make the transparent area the mask. Watch out though, by having multiple layers that don't match up with a transparent gif will cause them to "bleed" into the next frame here's an example

http://www.theraa.com/img/av/tux04.gifhttp://www.theraa.com/img/av/groov_x04.gif


Here's a few more examples (http://www.theraa.com/av.htm)






Hope this helps. :D

Hindy
07-02-2003, 08:20 PM
Tupac if you want to preserve transparency within an image save the file as .pdf and click the "save transparency" box on the next menu after choosing the save path...

Hope that helps, I was a photoshop junkie sitting with my wacom drawing for hours until I discovered 3DS Max :eek:...

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
07-02-2003, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by Hindy
Tupac if you want to preserve transparency within an image save the file as .pdf and click the "save transparency" box on the next menu after choosing the save path...

Hope that helps, I was a photoshop junkie sitting with my wacom drawing for hours until I discovered 3DS Max :eek:...

Lol, don't get me started with 3D rendering. I love 3DSmax, Poser, lightwave, and Bryce. Finding the time to use them is another story. Right now I'm doing a lot with the Unreal Engine (until the HL2 engine is out) :D


I had a nice Wacom stylus pad, but I eventually wore holes in it from repetitive movements. Oh well, it was a freebie anyway, lol


Doh! :eek:

Icemaniax
07-04-2003, 08:38 PM
hey all, I know theres another thread like this..Somewhere, but i couldnt find it... So i am putting this up. I made a few pics, (of myself and i think they are pretty good, are they good for an amatuer?


http://www.imgmag.net/images/iceman_jedi/JoshFlag.jpg

http://www.imgmag.net/images/iceman_jedi/TransperentPicJosh.jpg

Well?

Oh and if they dont work its because my Image hosting service has ran out.


EDIT- THANKS TO WHOEVER MOVED IT TO THIS THREAD!