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Power Reactor? (Stuff with hexagrid...)

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Power Reactor (can't find another name)...

This tutorial will guide you to do something like this:

hexa.jpg

The result is in fact from the tutorial is this:

reactor00.jpg

This tutorial mainly needs the hexagrid plugin. You could find it here:

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/3078-hexagonal-grid-v3-ymd100725/?hl=hexagrid

You will need also the fast zoom blur (deluxe) plugin. You could find it here:

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=3122

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1.

Create the background image : white 400x400 for this tutorial but bigger is better.

2.

Add a layer (nr2). Select a mid grey for primarycolor (hex:777777).

Run the hexagrid:

...Size:6

...Draw Mode:horizontal centered

...Brush width:1

...Antialiased:Y

reactor02.jpg

3.

Add a layer (nr3). Select Black for primarycolor.

Run the hexagrid:

...Size:50

...Draw Mode:left

...Brush width:2

...Antialiased:Y

reactor03.jpg

4.

Repeat step 3, 4 times, increasing the size by 5, and the brush width by 1.

..1.Add a layer (nr4). Run the hexagrid: Size:55 ; Brush width:3

..2.Add a layer (nr5). Run the hexagrid: Size:60 ; Brush width:4

..3.Add a layer (nr6). Run the hexagrid: Size:65 ; Brush width:5

..4.Add a layer (nr7). Run the hexagrid: Size:70 ; Brush width:6

reactor04.jpg

5.

Repeat now for each layers 3 to 7:

...Zoom Blud Deluxe: All default values

reactor05.jpg

6.

Select layer nr2, and run the bulge effect.

...amount:100

reactor06.jpg

7.

Flatten the image.

reactor07.jpg

8.

Duplicate the layer.

Flip it horizontaly.

Set the blend mode to Darken (test all the mode...)

reactor08.jpg

9.

Flatten the image.

reactor09.jpg

10.

Play with the curves...

reactor10.jpg

11.

Duplicate the layer.

Set the blend mode to Lighten (test all the mode...)

reactor11.jpg

12.

...Zoom Blud Deluxe: Amount : 4 ? Rest : default values

...Repeat 3-4 times (Ctrl+F)

reactor12.jpg

Now post here your comments/works/ideas...

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Woah. This is an amazing effect.

First want to say that it looks sort of like a stained glass window in a synagogue :)

And here's mine:

amazinggj8.png

I made the curves into a purple/orange hybrid then put it on difference mode. I love it :D

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Wow, I love how intricate that is when really it isn't all that complicated. I'll be using this, I'm sure!

Edit: I created the example almost exactly, then flattened it.

wow-1.jpg

Then I duplicated the image, ran the "twist" distortion at 20 and 5 on the top layer and -20 and 5 on the bottom one, then set the blend mode to difference.

wow.jpg

I thought that looked awesome.

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This was my try. Used david.atwell's idea, with a few other ideas (layer duplication, polar inversion, etc)

hexx.jpg

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Really nice tut MadJik... you can make some great psycodylic 60 styles stuff with it. (note, I used a couple of other steps to get my results as well on these two)

the resized version, did everything times 2, and did a negiering layer as well.

psycodelic4a.jpg

and my centered version that I did goofing around with your tut (lens & majority plugins for desired effects)

psycodelic1.png

btw bbq... yours looks very nice too m8 :) and awesome work on both david's and loaka's, those were some things I hadnt thought of... gonna give that a try as well next time

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I love this tutorial ^^

(I messed with some blending options, along with adding a transparent form of the cobble stone tutorial, to get that effect ^^)

Nice tutorial!

(First post ^^)

Untitledcool.png

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I played around with a few polar inversions and twists just before then set all layer modes to lighten, great stuff.

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I really got a kick from this tut... and really liked the ideas from david.atwell and loaka, it made me do another try using my green one that I already posted. Here are the end effects...

psycodelica4b.jpg

I also added a slight glow effect and if I remember right a slight lins effect as well.

Jude, who digs mind blowing colors

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I also added a slight glow effect and if I remember right a slight lins effect as well.

I like the effect! How many layers and hex-grids did you use? I used the glow also, but had it set really low.

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@ Loaka... I just took the green/blue one I showed in my previous post and duplicated the layers using the same techs as you and david used. I dont remember, but I think I set the rotations a little higher. After flattening, I added a small amount of glow, and I think I did a slight lins effect on it. In the end before saving I opened the layer properties and Curves again and fiddeled around with them untel I got the color effect I thought looked best.

Jude, who dont remember every step he does

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Thanks - what you did gave it a sprocket effect. I see more potential in that!

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The tutorial is awesome! My Work (with a bit of my tinkering of course :wink: ):

starfiree.png

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lol... the potentials from this tut are amazing, I was sitting in front of the tube, my mind wandering because there was nothing really worth watching, and I got to wondering what else I could do with this tut. Needless to say, first thing this moring I opend my PDN and had another go with the effects. Then it hit me like a brick that had fallen from a 4th floor window.

I did several versions using the the original tuts results but the one that I like most was when I "borrowed" omgwtfbbq's that he posted. I really liked the way that bbq got his Davids Star to glow slightly in the light rainbow effect, and wanted to see what my idea would do to it.

Open effects---> distort---> polar inversions---> settings amount=150, quality=7

omgwtfbbq_amazed_polar.jpg

Jude, who hopes bbq doesn't mind

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This is wat i got out of the tut after a few twitches here and there.

It reminds Me of Spinter Cell but i dont know why:

Neon.png

ps: making that image help m ho to understand (finally) how to work with curves!

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