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Graphic question

Nov 18, 2010, 08:40
Post: #1
Graphic question
hi guys,
I always wanted to be able to make those really cool graphics like the ones attached, can anyone help?


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Nov 18, 2010, 12:25
Post: #2
RE: Graphic question
I'm gonna tell you right now if you don't have the basics down there's no way in hell you're gonna be able to make effects like that! At least not anytime soon it'll take some months, and maybe a year or two before you can achieve effects anywhere near there.

The 3rd image is pretty much just a bunch of fractals. You can try going to Filters/Render/Fractal Explorer and using that filter, but it's not an easy filter to get the hang of, nor master. Another option would be heading to Filters/Render/Nature/Flame and using that filter there, which is where I got the results below with a few tweaks, which is a very simple effect.
   
   

I would like you to checkout this online web app I found last month called Flame Painter, it's a huge help when it comes to creating photo manipulations, abstract art, some paintings, etc: I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Now as for the 4th result there's so much that goes in there I'm not even going to begin to talk about how it's created, but I did make a tutorial called Rainbow Spectrum on my YouTube Channel in which you may wanna checkout. Here's the result!
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Now the 3rd result looks as if it started out with some gradients, and difference layer modes for layers for the background, and then brushes added on top of it, and the one neon like heart has a gaussian blur to give it it's glow, 1 for the outer, and one for the inner, and merge together. and the rest looks to be as some bluring, and the bottom left some sharpening.

Now for the first image I can't help you out on how the artist made the phoenix as I honestly don't know, but I do have some assumptions, but I doubt they'd work as painting, and drawing isn't my specialty, but as for the sun glow effect. You simply just add a supernova by going to Filters/Light and Shadow/Supernova and then adjust the hue to your liking, and that's it.

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Nov 18, 2010, 16:35
Post: #3
RE: Graphic question
Hey thanks for the help! i just learned about flame painter a few days ago but i cant seem to be able to run it on my laptop, i have all of my flash and java updated! Im going to try to explore some more of the fractal generater, i used it on a couple of mine; my avatar for one. THANKS AGAIN! (cool color spectrum btw, that will come in handy!)
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Nov 18, 2010, 22:31
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RE: Graphic question
(Nov 18, 2010 16:35)salvi572 Wrote:  Hey thanks for the help! i just learned about flame painter a few days ago but i cant seem to be able to run it on my laptop, i have all of my flash and java updated! Im going to try to explore some more of the fractal generater, i used it on a couple of mine; my avatar for one. THANKS AGAIN! (cool color spectrum btw, that will come in handy!)

No problem, and Thanks!

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Nov 20, 2010, 19:11
Post: #5
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holy crap i just happened to stumble upon this page, it has EXACTLY what i was looking for!!
http://www.gimpusers.com/tutorials/color...-gimp.html
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Dec 4, 2010, 19:09
Post: #6
RE: Graphic question
I don't ever know what level a question comes from. I teach young people Photoshop starting at age 9 or 10. If I get a question like this I first do a simple show. 1.) They do a black background, paint a lot of thin white lines, add a new layer, paint different colors, use the color mode. 2.) Paint background with different brushes, grass, leaves, different stuff, add new layer, paint on color, use color mode. 3) Then they do the same with fractal and abstract brush. I find with this simple project they understand the tutorials better, of course then they want the brush sets. You show it, they know it. I don't think this answer is for the question asker, but maybe for others.
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