Your preferred imaging programs

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  1. Transparent

    Transparent New Member

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    What imaging programs do you guys use? I noticed that maybe of the pics here are from bryce and other 3d apps. Myself, I prefer good ol' photoshop. The reason being that I tend to dislike those abstract peices of liquid metal floating in the middle of a water landscape. Also, Photoshop can render 3d effects, though not the the extent of programs like Maya or 3dsmax. Those programs also make things...well... fake-ish for the lack of a better term. The lighting and reflection on things like skin are too bright and things like that.

    I'm not saying that 3d is bad; it looks really good when imported to Photoshop, it's just that I prefer something more of a "illustration" effect than blobs of metal. Maybe I can incorporate some 3d in my work.
     
  2. drakesteakn

    drakesteakn boo!!!!

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    i use photoshop 7, Bryce 5, jasc paintshop pro and stuff like that.
     
  3. Madgoat1979

    Madgoat1979 VTX NuTz!!!

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    PHOTOSHOP 7!!!
     
  4. GutterPunk

    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    i used the exact same as drake... im gonnna invest in elements sooon
     
  5. Transparent

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    So, I gather Bryce is the way to go for 3d? I'm using Photoshop CS, by the way.
     
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    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    Bryce has its limitations, been stated around a lot of being a newb tool... anymore to me a lot of the renderings are starting to look the same
     
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    wertret Still watching...

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    I mainly use 3DMax 5 , Photoshop 7 and Freehand MX. I don't like Bryce, i've only have used it once to try it..:)
     
  8. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Here's something I did quickly in the last 10 minutes using the program I like:

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  9. GutterPunk

    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    drumroll... and that program is??
     
  10. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    OH....sorry..... PhotoImpact 7. ;)
     
  11. Transparent

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    10 minutes is quite a lot for beveled text and some brushing...
     
  12. GutterPunk

    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    ive never played that program how is it?
     
  13. drakesteakn

    drakesteakn boo!!!!

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    neither have i
     
  14. GutterPunk

    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    who is it by? Ive heard it b4 never mess w/ it tho
     
  15. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    It's made by ULead. You can get a free download version. The newest one out is 8 with version 9, I think expected soon.


    www.ulead.com
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    There's a LOT more there than just beveled text and brushing. There are the following components/elements in that:

    1. Textured text selection
    2. Reflection image selection
    3. Lighting adjustments (2 lights)
    4. Shadow selection: placement and color
    5. Bevel selection, type/width/depth
    ....
    One or two other things I'm overlooking.

    EDIT: Oh, yeah...Transparency settings
     
  17. Transparent

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    Oh, sorry. I didn't really notice the effects.
     
  18. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    That's because I only spent 10 minutes on it. :)
     
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    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    Dyre, 1 question.... Do you get good font work using your program? I noticed your beveled font, I have troubles coming up with good lettering for my work.
     
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    im currently self teaching photoshop7 (but i must give props to d4rkz for his help also)
    and ive had a mess with terragen.....im thinking of checking out bryce.....

    but i mainly like sketching, drawing etc...ill get a scanner some day ;)
     

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