david.atwell

Image Umbrella: Abstract Images

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Hey guys.

This is my first post on these forums. so i thought it would be good if i was to show off a peice of my work.

BlueandRed.jpg

^^^ :) ^^^

I am very happy with that.

My steps on how to make it.

1. once you have a new canvas open you can start getting some of your favourite coulers at the ready. I used red first. Get a fairly thick paint brush and start doing swirls at your hearts desire, go through the middle a few times.

2. Go to Effects>Distort>Swirl and set it over the middle of the circle.

Repeat steps 1 and 2 if you like, i did it twice.

3. make a new layer and select a colour the same as one of the swirls, select a gradient of your choice and fill just under half the page.

set tranceperancy to your liking and repeat with another colour.

now just merge them and you can go on from there.

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Try messing around with blending modes to get even cooler effects. Hope to see more of you in future :)

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I'm putting this one here so you can't say it does not look like a jellyfish :mrgreen:

rosacesexperimentmedusa.jpg

edited to add "some abstract" as Madjik calls them :

th_rosacesexperimentscatteredflowers.png

Re -edited to add some more some abstracts:

1) Window over space and 2) Do not know what this could be:

th_rosacesexperimentoblsullospazio.png

th_rosacesexperimentoggettoaspirale.jpg

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Ooh - I love gruesome titles for abstracts --

The second one is awesome - reminds of me of the nano suit on Crysis.

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I like it, especially the way it seems to recoil from its most twisted point! :D

EDIT: @barkbark,I love them, so clean and simple, yet visually interesting! 8)

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I dont go into the tut section very often, but i happened to look at madjiks abstract tut, I didnt follow it exactly, but i used the 2 tone gradient and polar inversion concept. I came up with this, about 3 mins work. Looks pretty cool.

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Here's one I did, its like 60% PDN, I used terragen to create a landscape, then I used dents on it. I saw this particular part that looked like an eagle, I took it feathered it added some blending and came up with this :P.

eagle.gif

Enjoy!

Kevin

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While working on my skin texture I found this strange effect. It looks like colorful clouds. It is made up only of noise and median, adjusted with hue/saturation. Maybe it can be useful for abstract pictures?

ColorClouds.jpg

Bye,

Pyjo.

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Actually, Blooper used the Noise and Median technique in his How to Make Grunge Brushes community tutorial. It reminds me of the plasma effect from GIMP (I think).

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topeza that last one rocks!

here is one I did called "Carte a melting"

carte.png

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Actually, Blooper used the Noise and Median technique in his How to Make Grunge Brushes community tutorial. It reminds me of the plasma effect from GIMP (I think).

That's actually how I thought of it. Read a ton of tutorials for making brushes, found that plasma and contrast one, and I used that method.

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That was a really great last page

barkbark love the cold blood

topezia I agree with oma that rocks

oma very nice

drivesz.png

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Oma& Janettsue: Thanks girls, I am working hard to improve :D

That was a really great last page

barkbark love the cold blood

topezia I agree with oma that rocks

oma very nice

th_drivesz.png

I'd love to make an image like this! (seems perfect for my "wanna be" dream of making fairy tales illustrations :D )

Ciao ciao

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I'm posting a thumbnail just because I can now.

Topezia your images are looking good

pyjo I forgot to tell you how interesting I think your colorful clouds are

th_twist4sz.png

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im not sure what to call this,lol, i was just toying with effects and this is what i ended up with.....yes im new at this,lol

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@Janettsue--Cool :) Makes me think "confetti twist" XD

Anyway I made some abstracts. The first two are two different versions, but use the same theme. I call them "Rainbow Road" ver. 1 and 2 (Kinda like the Rainbow Road from Super Mario Kart series):

th_RainbowRoad2.pngth_RainbowRoad.png

^I like this one^

Then I made a "round" something using InsideOut:

th_Round.png

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WorldNewser, you're great at abstract pieces. I really like those two, because they have a rather definite shape--I don't like formless abstract pieces.

Here's something that started as a bunch of random scribbles in different colors, and ended up as a test piece for almost all of the new plugins that I picked up today:

AbstractArt2.png

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worldnewser those are wonderful

livewrong811 it is great fun playing with the plugins

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Here is my go- just a bunch of different effects to set this "tie-dye" effect

ti-dismall.jpg

hope you all like it

I'm #100!!

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