Creating an "electrical" energy orb(Image Heavy)
Posted 06 April 2010 - 11:18 PM
Plugins youll need:
Outline Object-My link
1st we need to resize the canvas. I use a 1000x1000 canvas but you can use other sizes(this tutorial is setup for the 1000x1000 canvas)
next make the background black( hex code 404040) and add a new layer. This will make it easier to make the lightning.
Next we are going to make the base of the lightning. us blue ( hex code 0066AF) and use brush size 80 and make lines that look like the shape of lightning. Then make branches of off those with brush size 60
Now we are going to add a lighter blue. Use hex code 0082E0 and draw over the lines with size 50 the the base and 35 for the branches
Now we are going to make an even lighter blue over the lines. Use hex code 0094FF. Use size 30 for the base, and size 15 for the branches
Next we are going to make the center of the lightning. Use hex code 8ED0FF. Us size 7 over all the lines
Now we are going to make it glow. Use the glow effect and use these settings:20-100-40
now again but with these settings:10-60-negative 60
Now we are going to outline. use outline object with these settings:95-255, Colors:100-180-255
now we delete our bottom layer and we are done with the lightning
Now run Shape3D
I included the link to the xml here:
attachment- energyball.xml 3.74KB 281 downloads
and if for any reason it does not work, here are the settings-full sphere map, axis 2 is 90degrees, and lights are unchecked
Now for the final outline. run outline object with these settings:100-255, color:100-180-255
the finished product should look like this(Sorry, forgot to resize.)
You can use it in other ways like this:
Please try it and expirement with other colors. Post your attempts and questions
Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:00 AM
I used outline object, frosted glass then dents to make the outline of the orb.
The circles are done by Random Shape Fill ( can't remember where to find it )
Stock photo of hand found on google images, then rendered by me so I could place meh shiney gradient on the background xD
Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:42 AM
Nice work Weylin, I like that colour combination.
Posted 07 April 2010 - 02:12 AM
Really good lightning is what you get when you blend two cloud layers the right way.
Good newbie tut, though.
Posted 07 April 2010 - 02:48 AM
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:58 PM
On topic: Wow, looks very nice. I will have to try this.
Off topic: I absolutely love your sig and avatar!
Thanks, I actually have about ten more random sigs somewhere on my computer in all different styles
Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:01 PM
Awesome job, didnt think that my tutorial could acually do something cool like that. I should try messing around with the random shape filler.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:55 PM
Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:14 PM
yea sorry bout that.....here it is....
yeah, this seams like it is easy for every one to make( probably would of been a good idea to put this tut in the newbie section, to easy for the people who look for tuts here)
Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:29 PM
^here's my go at it, sky is obviously not a stock image
Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:11 AM
Obviously i made some adjustments.
One, I used a different color for the size 7 Brush.
When i did Outline Object, i changed the blend mode to Lighten.
I added Noise with the following settings:
I did Twist with 20.0 Amount.
Twist again with -40.0 Amount.
Then Shape 3D with Half Sphere (Repeat).
Edited by n00ber, 02 July 2010 - 06:15 AM.