Sushisource : 19 July 2004
In the previous page you
learned steps i - vi. We'll finish this tutorial and the
effect up on this page.
Finally, i think we are finished
with the background. Now it's time to start on things that
will spice up the image. Select you're background layer
(the one without the lines). Now select the polygonal
lasso tool by holding down the mouse button over the lasso
Click somewhere below you're image (the gray area
Photoshop uses to represent nothing) then hold SHIFT and
click somewhere above the image, do this again and make a
parallelogram that looks like this:
selection should look like this (the image is a little
Ok. Now take a big airbrush, size 60-ish.
Set it's mode to vivid light and opacity to 32%. Now paint
inside you're selection. But don't deselect yet! Go to the
menu EDIT>STROKE. Under "Stroke" set width to 1,
and color to black. Under "Location" click the center
got a neat little stripe thingy]
Now, let's learn how to make some more
patterns! Make a new image, sized 10X10. Make a new layer
and delete the old one. Then make a plus sign that is 2 in
width on each segment. That's difficult to explain, so
look at this.
pattern image should look like this]
Now define the image as a
pattern the same way I told you for the scanlines. Now go
ahead and make a selection with the marquee tool that goes
across the top of you're image and is wide enough for at
least one of those + signs. Then, using the same method
you used for the scanlines, fill it with pluses. Now
delete any excesses pluses until you have a one-row strip
of them going across the top of your image.
If you think they are ok as black, leave 'em that way. If
you want to change their color, hit CTRL+U and move the
lightness slider until you get white, or any other shade
of gray that you wanted. Then if you want to, you can
select the pluses by Holding CTRL and clicking on the
layer with the plus signs.
Once you have them selected, feel free to use the gradient
tool with the settings as shown below, and make the
gradient by clicking the center of the plus signs, and
dragging the line outwards. Then you're plus signs
should look something like below.
Now is when you're artistic abilities come
into play. I will teach a few more things that trend art
images have lot's of, but then it's up to you to USE them
and make something.
Crystals - Fun, fun fun. First, as always,
MAKE A NEW LAYER. Then make a sharp selection with the
polygonal lasso tool of to the side of you're image make
it so it has a few "spikes" that point from the side of
you're image inwards, but make sure the spikes seemingly
start from the "Outside" of you're image. Now fill them
Then duplicate this layer and, using the arrow keys, move
it down and away from the original a few pixels. Next,
move this layer BELOW the original one.
Now select the crystals and fill them with
a nice, pale color. Then merge the layers by selecting the
top one and pressing CTRL+E, then mess around with the
opacity a bit, Here is what I got:
with TrendArt, ALWAYS, ALWAYS. Change layer opacity
till you get something you like.
Make a new layer. Now take
you're favorite bit of action script or other code and
paste it into you're image using use the text tool. Move
this layer just above the layer with the scanlines. Then
lower it's opacity some too.
Make a new layer. Ok, now
use the polygonal lasso while holding SHIFT and make a
nice, angular selection off to the side opposite you're
crystals and fill it with black. Lower it's opacity until
you can see the text behind it.
Now, use the text tool, set
it to white, and make a whole bunch of random letters and
signs that vary in size and font. Make the text on top of
the new black thing you created, make sure a few of the
letters are only partly on the black area.
When you are done, rasterize all the layers, and merge
them. (Rasterize by right clicking on the layer and
selecting rasterize). Now select the black area and hit
CRTL+I to select it's inverse. Then select the layer with
the white text and delete all of the text outside the
black area like so:
Also, i decided to lower
the opacity of the scan lines some more here. They weren't
looking too great. I also erased them a little with a
grunge brush. See Sharif's tutorial to learn how to make
one of those.
Sadly my young trend art
pupils, I must leave you here. Now you can use you're OWN
artistic skill to make something that is cool. If you have
any questions, post in the appropriate forum on the
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