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Heat radiating Sun/set tutorial

Jul 28, 2013, 03:07
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Hi, so I felt in the mood to make a related sunset tutorial, hope you are all enjoying a fun summer! ^_^
P.S. You can still vote on what tutorial you want to see next by posting below here or on my fireworks tutorial (see "realistic fireworks" link in my signature at the bottom)

Heat radiating Sun/set
1. Create new layer,
-Blend/gradient tool,
Toolbox options:
-shape: "Bi-linear"
-Repeat: "None"
-check on 'Dithering'
Then add the "yellow-orange" gradient color & draw from the middle of the image to the top edge (hold ctrl to lock vertical axises) You should be left with a horizontal gradient
(see pics)
   
2. Add new "white" layer"
- pick the "Ellipse Select tool
Toolbox options:
- Antialiasing
(if making a sun/set bigger than 1280 x 720, it might be faster to click this off)
check
-"Expand from center"
-Fixed: "Aspect ratio"

Draw sun selection from middle of image. leaving roughly 20-30% space on top & bottom of your image to let the gradient show. (see pictures)

3. "Select > invert"
-Push delete.
With the selection still active...
"Select > Invert" again, then "Select > shrink: 5 px"

*(Step 4 is optional: it gives a brighter more realistic light/haze effect; recommended)

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4. Invert the selection one more time and cut & paste as new layer.
- Name the new layer sun fuzz/haze or whatever name makes sense.
"Layer > Layer to image size just in case" Both the sun & fuzz layers should have transparent background(checkered greyboxes in layers)
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(If you skipped step 4, do the below to the sun layer)
5. On the fuzz layer "Filters > Blur > Motion Blur"
Settings:
-Zoom -Blur outward -Length: 50 to 60, click ok
6 Select the sun layer. "Filters > Blur > Guassian Blur.
-Link both blur numbers "10 to 20 px"

Finished!
   

optional camera lens effect:SUPERNOVA: working on a copy layer, after flattening the image, duplicate the layer, then "Filters > Light and shadow > Supernova"
Settings: -click center of sun -color: orange or yellow -Radius: "Make as big as sun -spokes: 100+ -Random hue: 0 to 10. Click ok
Change layer mode to "Multiply"


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Aug 4, 2013, 16:39
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RE: Heat radiating Sun/set tutorial
Great tutorial, where is the beach? I would like a beach and mai tai? I asked for a mai tai, and they brought me a pina colada, and I said no salt, no salt for the margarita, but it had salt on it, big grains of salt, floating in the glass and I still haven't received my paycheck and he took my red stapler and he never brought it back... whoa! Where was I?

Great tutorial.
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Aug 5, 2013, 04:45
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RE: Heat radiating Sun/set tutorial
(Aug 4, 2013 16:39)Wendy Black Wrote:  Great tutorial, where is the beach? I would like a beach and mai tai? I asked for a mai tai, and they brought me a pina colada, and I said no salt, no salt for the margarita, but it had salt on it, big grains of salt, floating in the glass and I still haven't received my paycheck and he took my red stapler and he never brought it back... whoa! Where was I?

Great tutorial.

Hahaha! great to see it took you to a far away paradise XD. Maybe I'll make a palm tree cut-out/make tutorial next friday. Thanks for checking it out! I have a realistic firework tutorial too if you want to see ^_^ Cheers!

http://gimpforums.com/thread-realistic-f...s-tutorial
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