DH Guide: Photoshop (Tutorial 1)

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  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Read the guide here
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    I had planned to do a few of these last year, but I haven't had the time, but due to numerous emails I receive every month I felt one was in order.

    Today im going to take you through one of our system review headers and detail some techniques used to get to the final result. It is a simple exercise and should hopefully be entertaining as well as educational.
     
  2. bananaman

    bananaman banana muncher

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    you make it all sound so easy :p - i think i might even have a try

    thanks for the guide Z
     
  3. Chaos

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    what a fantastic idea Zardon, I expect the intrest level to be very high among DH members and hope to see some great new signatures created by the members that view your tutorials
     
  4. Guyver2K5

    Guyver2K5 Don't make me hungry.

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    thats fuggin awsome!
     
  5. mainman

    mainman Mr. Nobody

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    I think you mean program. Just helping out. Amazing tutorial and a great idea indeed. :)
     
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    swimtech Well-Known Member

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    That guide was really nice Zardon, perfect intro too for someone like myself who has never messed around in Photoshop - I understood it just fine (except for how to find filter 1745a2...). I was actually wondering this morning how you did the icicles on the text - and here's the answer! Thanks!
     
  7. wertret

    wertret Still watching...

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    Nice guide Z, now your devoted discipules will want more, keep'em coming :)
     
  8. Falstaff

    Falstaff Old Codger

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    Thanx Allan...:)
     
  9. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    that is actually a webcolour "#" - a specific blue in this instance, - if you click on your colour pallete to the left you can select this colour.
     
  10. Chaos

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    well here is what i ended up with

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  11. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    steve that isnt bad, one quick change you could make is to soften the fade out at the bottom from the blue background image to the black background.

    To do this, simply make the backmost layer a black fill. then move the blue image layer right in front of it (above it in the layer menu).

    Drag over the area with the selection tool as shown approximately in the image below, then go to select/feather and select for example 25. then hit the delete key on your keyboard with the blue background image layer highlighted, this has the effect of removing/deleting all pixels inside the selection area - therefore allowing more of the black to show,. however the feathering we applied softens the transition. If you dont like how it looks, use history to return to the stage before and try various feathering figures.

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  12. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    Thanks Zardon! :)
    I intend to get into this as soon as I finish my exams (in like two years :p ).
     
  13. Chaos

    Chaos Number Nine

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    cool I will try that when things quiet down here at work
     
  14. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    not bad at all steve :)

    ...and jeez...i wish I had photoshop at work [although, I'd neglect my customers and take ther pictures and do bad thigns with them]
     
  15. Chaos

    Chaos Number Nine

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    So more like this then :)

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