Art Archive The *OFFICIAL* Photoshop Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Otis_Frampton, Jun 4, 2002.

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  1. Otis_Frampton LFL Artist, Moderator Emeritus

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    This is where we'll discuss the Big Daddy (or Momma) of digital 2D.

    Let's get crackin'.

    For the record I use Photoshop 7. So I'll be able to answer questions, but there may be big differences if you're using, say, PS 5.5.

    -Otis

  2. Kenobi217 Jedi Padawan

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    I use 6. Quick question;

    How do I merge a Shape and a layer, if they were 2 different things on the layer pallet?
  3. Otis_Frampton LFL Artist, Moderator Emeritus

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    Simply link them, then click on LAYER and "Merge Linked".

    -Otis
  4. Koto_K Jedi Youngling

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    I'm using Photoshop 6 here, and 7 at school. I'm still not as good as I'd like to be with photoshop, but I'm working on it.
  5. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I have six and the beta of 7 but I really haven't used it much. I'm content with using 6 until I can upgrade fully to 7.
  6. TheBalinakaBaroness Jedi Padawan

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    I heard that 7 is Mac OSX friendly (yes, I'm one of those wackos that has a mac), but OSX bugs me, so I haven't really bothered looking into 7. Is it such a huge difference from 6? What are the advantages?
  7. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    from what I've seen out fo the beta I have it looks like they incorporated more Illutrator like functions into it and added more options to the brsuhes.
  8. Theron Jedi Master

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    Man I just upgraded to 5.0 like a year ago, and have not changed.
  9. Otis_Frampton LFL Artist, Moderator Emeritus

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    I just wanted to keep this thread alive. Here are a couple of links to some great Photoshop sites:

    [link=http://www.planetphotoshop.com/]Planet Photoshop[/link]

    [link=http://www.arraich.com/ps_intro.htm]Photoshop Tips[/link]

    [link=http://desktoppublishing.com/photoshop.html]Photoshop Paradise[/link]

    [link=http://xchange.studio.adobe.com/]Photoshop Exchange[/link]

    I hope they come in handy!

    -Otis
  10. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I'll also add the [link=http://www.photoshopuser.com]Nation Association of Photoshop Professionals[/link] of which I'm a member. It costs money but they are a great resource.
  11. Kenobi217 Jedi Padawan

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    Well, I'm trying to create a SW wallpaper in photoshop, and I was wondering how to get that effect where two images sort of blend into each other.

    If you don't know what I mean, look at this picture for example (especially look at Vader's hand, the one reaching out).

    [link=http://members.shaw.ca/gbanias/esbwallpaper.jpg]E_Greyshadow's ESB wallpaper[/link]

    Any help is appreciated.
  12. Krede Jedi Padawan

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    Put the two images in separate layers and then you adjust the top layer opacity to something less than 100% of course. Simple as that.
  13. Darth_Kureru Jedi Youngling

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    I SUCK at photoshop. T_T
    I have the 6.0 one, and I found a tutorial to make a lightsaber on a pic, but it's only for photoshop 5...-_-;:; Does someone knows how to make it on the 6 ?? I can't find a way to get the blade the right color (if o,nly I knew how to change the color of the line tool on the 6... @_@;; )
    I get a sort of okay glow (not that perfect), but the blade is.....black ^^;
    Helllp, someone?? ^_______^;;;;
  14. Kenobi217 Jedi Padawan

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    Thanks Krede.

    Darth_Kureru, [link=http://www.eklectia.com/star_wars_html/lightsabers/lightsaberrecipe.html]This link[/link] should help. It's the tutorial I used to learn how to make sabers in PS 6. If you're still having trouble, PM me and I'll try to help. Also check [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=5931825&replies=28]The Official Lightsaber Tutorial Thread[/link] for more resources & tutorials. Hope this helps.
  15. Darth_Kureru Jedi Youngling

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    Thx a lot, I'll try the tutorial!! :D
  16. Kenobi217 Jedi Padawan

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    Can anyone possibly tell me why whenever I try to feather something, absolutely nothing happens no matter what the pixel value?
  17. TheBalinakaBaroness Jedi Padawan

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    what exactly are you trying to do?
  18. Kenobi217 Jedi Padawan

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    I'm trying to feather a selection using the Select->Feather menu.
  19. TheBalinakaBaroness Jedi Padawan

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    what is in the selection?

    if the selection is empty and you feather it, and then do a fill - then you will see the feathering.

    if you have a photo, and you select part of it and feather it, nothing is going to happen.

    If that's what you are trying to do - make your selection and feather it, then inverse your selection, and hit delete. Now you'll see the feathered edge.

    Hopefully this will help ya....
    ~Baroness


  20. Kenobi217 Jedi Padawan

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    I made a selection with the polygonal lasso, and then I filled it with white. It stayed selected, so then I tried to feather it, and nothing happened. I tried the inverse thing, and then it made a box around the selection and the whole picture, and then it still didn't feather.
  21. TheBalinakaBaroness Jedi Padawan

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    don't fill the selection until after you feather it. does that work?
  22. Kenobi217 Jedi Padawan

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    Well..sort of..see now when i tried to make the saber, it's just the glow, and no actual core...is there a remedy to this, or should I just add the core in after?
  23. TheBalinakaBaroness Jedi Padawan

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    So are you trying to add the glow to a photograph?

    Maybe... um.. add a new layer. Make your selection, feather, fill, etc, then make another smaller section of the core, feather that and delete so now you have a hole and the photo underneath shows through. You can adjust the transparency in the layers pallette as well.

    Sorry if I'm not being very helpful, since I don't really know what you're doing. Have you checked out the Lightsaber Tutorial thread? You might have better luck with that. Though I'm happy to keep helping you trouble shoot. :D
  24. Kenobi217 Jedi Padawan

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    Actually, I'm trying to create a saber from scratch using only a hilt, so there is no photo from underneath to show through.
  25. TheBalinakaBaroness Jedi Padawan

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