Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:53 PM
First up make a new image, I will use size 400x100. Go to Filters>Render>Clouds>Plasma. Check the box that says "randomize" and click okay. Then go to Layer>Colors>Desaturate
Next up go to Filters>Blur>Pixelize. Set the settings to 20x20.
Duplicate that layer and do Filters>Edge-Detect>Neon with these settings.
Set that layer to overlay and duplicate it and you should get this:
As you notice there are really dark spots. Make a new transparent layer and brush over these with a white soft brush.
Set that layer to soft light. Repeat as many times as need be.
You need to be careful on this part. Brush in a soft black brush with low opacity on one of the edge-detected layers. Only do this on the REALLY bright areas that are mostly white. Make sure to only do this on one layer, if you do it on both it will leave that area looking flat.
Now for the coloring. Fill a new layer with a solid color. Set to overlay at 70% opacity.
This part is important. Go to Edit> Copy visable. Paste this as a new layer. Go to Filters>Glass Effects> Glass tile and put all the settings to the max.
Set this to overlay at 70% opacity.
Add any finishing touches and you're done!
This is what my layer tab looked like when I was done:
If you want an extra touch you can sharpen the edge detected layers.
Looks better with warmer colors.
Did it with notes taken into account and got the below.
Posted 04 August 2006 - 10:20 PM
A bit confusing. If it is important, then wouldn't it logically follow that it is necessary?
I also didn't do the black brushing. Seemed unclear. First you go to all the trouble of getting rid of the black areas...then go back in and brush with black???
I also used a second "copy visible" layer set to screen and used the laplace edge detect filter on it's lowest setting to kind of give the edges a little kiss of highlight.
Very interesting tute.
Posted 04 August 2006 - 10:52 PM
Oh woops. Meant to say to only do that with low opacity on the REALLY bright areas.
My logic is special :h:. Lol kidding, I was pretty sleepy when I did this tutorial and wasn't thinking straight.
Posted 04 August 2006 - 11:00 PM
By the way...I had never used that "Copy visible" thing before. Thanks for pointing it out.
Posted 05 August 2006 - 08:28 AM
lol blazeboy, you think highly of your self, ay ?
Anyway, I love the tut, I just can't get a good outcome from it :(
This was the best I could do:
Posted 05 August 2006 - 12:27 PM
Posted 05 August 2006 - 04:51 PM
Yeah I knew that. The last part anyway :l:. Lol kidding, yeah I was planning to do that except instead of erasing parts using layer masks. I <3 layer masks. The only matching renders I have for that are the metroid prime 3 ones though so I haven't tried to use it yet.
Oh and I think yours is really cool Kelx. What you get really depends on the plasma that you start with so it differs. I reccomend trying things other than plasma.