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Meteor Tut

#1 User is offline   Blinkz 

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:54 PM

well, i made that meteor picture a while ago and got a request off a tut, didnt get it which part i should make so heres the basics of a ''spacy'' look


Posted Image PART ONE, meteor/fireish planet

image size 400*400 or bigger (same height and lenght)
make a new layer and fill with black, mess around with the lasso tool about 30-60 times through the image and cut that out, you get something like this
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now add a 1 pixel white outline to the black layer (select,grow 1 px, make a new layer under black one, fill with white)
merge the 2 layers and blur with 1
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now make it to a ball form, play with the rotation options a bit (not sure where this is, in filters anyway, maybe some1 could help me out)
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now you have to do the 1 pixel white outline again to the ball and merge them together, blur, colorize and give it a contrast (yellow)
give it a pixel stretch and copy layer and colorize to red and change lightning mode to anything you want.
merge all meteor layers
selest area of them, render a plasma 5.0+ and colorize to red
add some contrast and set blending mode to umm.. ''screen'' or anyways the 5th from up
you get about something like this
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(changed background to black, try to get white out off the red plasma)
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PART TWO: the ''lines''
add a new layer ''black'' and fill with black (changed background to white to help you out, keep it black or trans if you want to)
take the circle eclipse whatever tool and select a big circle and cut it out of the image:
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use the script fu called something like ''glowing hot'' (straight translation) or something like that
remove the black ''background'' layer you get with the script, and alpha selection on the ''black'' layer and then select the layer with the red yellow glow and press ctrl k or x or whatever it is to cut that part out.
blur with 3. heres what you get:
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finally add some stars or whatever you like

you can check out my result in art galleries a topic named ''a meteor thing'' or close to that :a: which went much better than result pic of me (http://www.gimptalk....?a=v&t=1328&f=3)
some tips:

you can add a lighning effect on the yellow meteor layer in the middle of the ball (lightning effects lightning or something)

you can make more than 1 red-yellow line and use some motion blurs/pixel stretches on them

add some stars and white novas to the background

you can give the black sharp things (first pic) a plasma render that you desaturate to get more sharp and deeper colors on the meteor
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#2 User is offline   The Pipper 

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 08:53 PM

looks nice very creative ;)
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#3 User is offline   Blinkz 

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 10:25 AM

thanksie thanks, for me the meteor turned out quite too smooth, should have the black in first image a bit greyish

post your results if you use it :l: i want to see if it works about right
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Posted 31 October 2005 - 01:13 AM

I don't understand what you mean by the lasso tool, could you clarify?
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#5 User is offline   Blinkz 

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 08:30 PM

well, its the tool that looks like a lasso not sure about the name and too lazy to open my gimp. it selects.. a area :l: somehow ye


---> Q <--- looks almost as that :l: the picture oon the tool selection window

sorry if bumped ^^ just wanted to clear it if you didnt know it already
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Posted 02 November 2005 - 09:24 PM

The "lasso tool" is also called "Free Select" and is available from the "Tools->Selection Tools->Free Select" command. The default quick-key assignment is the "F" key.
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Posted 04 November 2005 - 10:27 PM

We never found out how to make it into 'ball form'.

Never mind, I found it out in the globe tutorial. It's "Filters>Map>Map Object" for those of you who couldn't figure it out from the original post.
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Posted 04 November 2005 - 10:35 PM

Great tut.
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Posted 06 November 2005 - 09:00 AM

it looks absolutely fantastic, thx a lot
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Posted 18 November 2005 - 12:25 AM

The result is great, but I'm not sure I understand this part of the tut.



now you have to do the 1 pixel white outline again to the ball and merge them together, blur, colorize and give it a contrast (yellow)
give it a pixel stretch and copy layer and colorize to red and change lightning mode to anything you want.
merge all meteor layers
selest area of them, render a plasma 5.0+ and colorize to red
add some contrast and set blending mode to umm.. ''screen'' or anyways the 5th from up



Could you clarify? What's a pixel stretch? What do you mean by the first line of instructions, do a 1 pixel white outline, blur the ball, and then colorize to yellow and give it a bit of a contrast? Like this?

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 12:48 AM

very nice tut thanks for contributing
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Posted 18 November 2005 - 02:12 AM

great tut!!
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#13 User is offline   Fiver 

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 01:23 AM

You guys say great tut, but is it really? A valiant effort, to be sure, but many things were unclear. Have either of you tried to use it? It's a bit hard. Yes, the result is incredible and I'm very glad you chose to share the method with us, Blinkz, but it's almost useless unless you make your meaning clear. I'm not trying to be harsh, but the method could definitely be more clear.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 05:21 AM

im sorry if this is a bit late to bring this topic back up, but considering this tut is still being used i believe it is necessary to point out that there DOES need to be more clarification in this tutorial and i agree with what Fiver said below



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You guys say great tut, but is it really? A valiant effort, to be sure, but many things were unclear. Have either of you tried to use it? It's a bit hard. Yes, the result is incredible and I'm very glad you chose to share the method with us, Blinkz, but it's almost useless unless you make your meaning clear. I'm not trying to be harsh, but the method could definitely be more clear.



if you could clarify more that would be great, but if you can't could you plz clarify more in future tuts.
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arrrgh, my sigs been cut off :(
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 01:34 PM

Great Tut
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 09:13 PM

Okay that was just childish and not needed.

Excellent Tutorial by the way, it offers a nice seed for though on other space compositions.
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 04:01 PM

Great work, but lazy tut. new users wont be able to follow! :a:
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Posted 22 December 2006 - 10:50 PM

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Great work, but lazy tut. new users wont be able to follow!


Yah im new and dont understand 1 bit :c:
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:01 AM

You can also instead of using Map Object use the glass effects and apply lens to get a globe effect as well.
Here is a spacy image I created today.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 05:40 AM

i'm a newbie here :h: .... can you teach me how to upload my finished images & also my signature??? :a:
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