Easy and Simple Abstract Background
Posted 27 December 2009 - 08:55 PM
Click Here: For Video Tutorial!!!
Part 1: (The Circles)
1) Make sure your Foreground, and Background colors are black and white.
2) Select your gradient tool, and change the shape to Radial and the repeat to Triangular Wave.
3) Now give that layer a small gradient.
Part 2: (The Effect)
4) Duplicate the layer, and add another gradient to that
5) Then change it's layer mode to Difference.
Part 3: (The Coloring)
6) Create a new layer, and fill it with whatever color you'd like.
7) Now change it's layer mode to Overlay.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:36 PM
When I duplicated the gradient layer and set the layer mode to Difference, I got an entirely black image.
Looking at your layers, I see that the gradients are different on the layers so I changed the gradient on the top layer and got the cool pattern.
Nice, quicky tut.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 03:57 AM
Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:46 AM
Made this in a simular way, although it was a while back and don't remember exactly....
Gradient not at radial but ??? But made two layers and used a layer mode to get the effect. :)
Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:51 AM
I did one that way and used edge detect > edge on a duplicate layer and another layer mode. Results are kind of similar to yours. I should have blurred it a bit to get rid of those rough edges.
EDIT LATER: Blurred the edge detect > edge (Sobel) with Gaussian blur of 2 before merging it down. Still rough looking. Funny, it looks better in GIMP than in here.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 03:38 PM
LATER EDIT: This one looks more like the one you made. I used Horizon 1 & 2 for the gradients and Difference for the layer mode.
In preview mode in here it looks rough. In gimp, even zoomed in it looks smooth. It's a png ... ???
Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:29 PM
Looks like increasing the resolution doesn't help. Both are png's.
LATER EDIT: This is weird. I shut down my browser and restarted it and they look much better. The one on the right with the higher res looks better than the one on the left to me.