on the work from Barbqs jewel-- the one with the green jade center--that background looks like some material used quite a bit in the 80s .. how did you acheive that?
Who knows I cant remember this is my best guess though.
new canvas fill black
Make horizontal lines 10px from one side to the other you can use 1 colour or a mixture for that one I think I made 6 blue ones on the top 1/3 the middle had red ones and the bottom 1/3 had blue ones.
Then run dents on it with these settings scale 46 refraction 87 roughness 40, these are just guides though. You should end up with something like this.
Then use tile reflection and set tile size to 4 then repeat but this time tile size 120
Now go to conditional hue and saturation and mess about with it, if you put the saturation slider all the way to the left it makes it look more metallic also if you set hue action to fade either horizontal or vertical it blends it better. I haven't been able to replicate it perfectly myself but can get close.
This might work better put the lines on sep layers so the 6 blue ones on top layer under that the 6 red ones on another layer then the bottom layer the blue again. Run dents on each layer at settings above.
On the top layer use a linear gradient with transparency from top to bottom
On the middle layer use radial transparency from the middle of lines up or down.
Bottom layer use linear transparency from bottom to top then merge the 3 layers together
make a new layer and on this make some random filled circles white about 50px and run dents on them then merge them on to the coloured dents layer. Then run tile reflection as above then go to curves and mess about.
Edited by minners71, 11 October 2011 - 12:15 AM.