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  1. @ sara23rae You are welcome! =D I'll gonna upgrade my tut later on how to put things in the orb and the reflections and stuff...,don't worry! =) quoted for truth --> Thx SO much! =))
  2. I'll try! In Step 8.1 u have the colored circle on "Layer 2" and u have the metallic circlet on "Layer 3". Now u should erase the middle part of "Layer 2" in such a way that the edges of the circlet on "Layer 3" aren't surrounded by the colored circle anymore...hmm... difficult of explanation. :?
  3. Had to create a cd-cover with some sort of lyrics for a friend whose friend has birthday next week. ^^' (the picture is that kind of colorful cuz my printer sucks. >.<) front: back the picture frame isn't 100% pdn...i was lazy :oops: @ cjmcguinness really cool!
  4. wouh...the last pages are overflowed by really great pictures!! O.o love all x)
  5. haha, i just was in Stuttgart last week! x) (a school trip to the "Landestag") well...it's a small world! As u grew up in Germany, kannst du noch ein wenig deutsch sprechen? =D
  6. Really nice result! =) Keep it up!
  7. BW = Baden-Württemberg more precise -> Heroldstatt x)
  8. Ouh! I'm awfully sorry Desktop_Bob, diva42 and stefTACULAR! I forgot to mention that u have to use the right mouse button in Step 8.6! Of course, switching the Primary and Secondary Color don't make any difference in the Transparency Mode...so u have to use the right mouse button for the gradient...sry again. added in the tut...thx
  9. [img=http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/callingkitties/howlatthemoon2.png] ->
  10. @ Nicke professedly, it's not the easiest tut, eventhough i tried to reproduce what i did very detailed. Just keep on tryin'! Besides...i guess their are a lot of users, which are bored from simple text-tuts etc, just because they have pdn quite a long time and are very high skilled =D (nothin' against simpel text tuts ;P ) so a little more challenging tutorial doesn't hurt, don't you think?! =) @ diva42 yeah...keep it up! =D ps. latest work: x)
  11. hehe...don't mention it. thx
  12. lol, really cool Ash!! edit whaaaaaaat?! O.O as i just read in the Shape3D-Thread, this is 100% pdn??! O.O daaaamn...i thought u just took a real pumpkin and added some eyes etc x) that's just amazing!! ps. <- new ava ^.^
  13. I've no idea ^^' ...anyway...i quickly uploaded all (51! -.-) images to photobucket and edited my tut. Enjoy!
  14. The background is filled white by default, so you don't have to fill it with white. Certainly...i doesn't hurt, in fact, it won't make any difference. =D Attention! Don't mixe up the Ellipse Select-Tool and the Ellipse-Tool! If u take the Ellipse-Tool (!) u should be able to set the drawing mode to :ShapeInterior: Draw Filled Shape. (Take a look -> click ) If u use the Ellipse Select-Tool and fill the color with black, u don't get those smoothed edges. I guess u didn't deselect the selection...in this case only the colors of the black circle invert...to white like the background. Hope i could help! =) Keep on trying! @ palomares05 Given the fact that u have PdN just for about two days u did a very good job!! =) @ ethomps Thx! =)
  15. You are welcome! =D hehe...I quite believe that! Thanks! ps. The "metallic circlet" of your orb is great! o.O
  16. It sounds like u use the Gradient in the :AlphaChannel: Transparency Mode. Take care that the Gradient is set to :AllColorChannels: Color Mode and that only the Secondary Color is complete transparent! I hope this helps.
  17. damn...=/ Are u still in Hong Kong? :? *cough* As a test: Are u able to see the yellow Orb with your banana in it? =D In this case, i used Photobucket...i hope it works >.< i know...the reflection isn't still very realistic You have to set the Primary Color to black (000000), then u can draw a black circle! =) And if u Flatten the image (Step 2.1) before inverting the colors, the image won't just be totally white. If the Align Object-Plugin don't work, u should contact moc426 , as he wrote the plugin. Good luck! =) ps.: @ Paint_boy, Rec, FrEaK, Bowie, GangstaCrab and FireFly --> Thank u so much! =) Perhaps i'll upgrade my tut on how to put things in the Orb etc...even it's not that kind of complicated.
  18. Ahh! I see!! I'm gonna try this tomorrow! Thanks! =)
  19. @ BB Thanks! =) I love the Alpha Mask-Plugin! ^.^ Hehe...that would be totally phat! XD @ moc426 Thanks a lot! =) @ MadJik Thx! =D and yes...you're right, but in the end i got a bit lazy and didn't spent much time on the reflection...apart from that, i don't like the result of the Reflection-Plugin in this image =/ it doesn't look very realistic either and so i tried sth different. @ spongey437 Thank you! =) Nice Orb!
  20. snospmiS

    Kiosk Orbs!

    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download the PDF (A large part of this tut got lost due to the forum update...I'm currently working on it >.<) -> m'kay...I recreated the main part of the tut...only the addition about putting objects in the orb etc is missing, I'll do that later...*sigh* ============================================================================================ EDIT by ASH: I have taken the whole tut from the old forum, and copied it here. ============================================================================================ After MadJik postet this image in the pictorium, Ash replied with a Photoshop Tutorial for Kiosk Orbs. Well...I took pleasure in the small orbs and tried to create one with PdN! ^^ Unfortunately, the Photoshop tut was a little bit tricky and it took me nearly two days (of the weekend) to get a satisfying result...so I decided to do a PdN-Tut on it! 😃 ...my first...chrm, chrm... What U Will Get! What U Need! • Align Object Plugin - moc426 • Alpha Mask Import Plugin - Illnab1024 • Feather Plugin - BoltBait Right, so let's go! Step 1 ...build the foundations. 1.1) Start with an :CanvasSize: Canvas of 800x800 pixels [strg.] + [shift] + [R], background filled white (FFFFFF). 1.2) :AddNewLayer: Add a new layer [strg.] + [shift] + [N] ("Layer 2") on which you'll draw a black (00000) circle. Use the Ellipse-Tool with :ShapeInterior: Draw Filled Shape ( :AntiAliasingOn: Antianalising Enabeled) and hold [shift] in order to draw a black, perfectly symmetric circle with 400x400 pixels. 1.3) Now use the Align Object-Plugin (Effects -> Align Object...) to center the circle in the middle of the picture. -> [ click ] <- Step 2 ...create an Alpha Mask. 2.1) :Flatten: Flatten the image [strg.] + [shift] + [F]. 2.2) :InvertColors: Invert colors [strg.] + [shift] + . 2.3) :SaveAs: Save the image [strg.] + [shift] + (file format: png) to create the Alpha Mask we’ll use later. -> [ click ] <- Step 3 ...color the body of the orb. 3.1) :Undo: Undo till “Flatten”. 3.2) Take the Magic Wand-Tool, set the Tolerance to 0% and click outside the circle on "Layer 2", then hit [strg.] + to :InvertSelection: Invert the selection, so you’ve selected the entire circle. 3.3) Take the Gradient-Tool on Radial, set the Secondary Color to black (000000) and the Primary as you wish (i chose red (FF0000)). Now start the Gradient on "Layer 2" with a left click on 400,400 and take it to 0,400. -> [ click ] <- 3.4) :Deselect: Deselect [strg.] + [D] and use the Alpha Mask-Plugin (Effects -> Alpha Mask...) to soften the edges. Browse to the .png image we just made in Step 2.3. You can additionally give the circle a :RadialBlur: Radial Blur (Effects -> Blurs -> Radial Blur...) at about 4 degrees to perfectly soften. 😃 Step 4 ...create the "metallic circlet". 4.1) :AddNewLayer: Add a new layer [strg.] + [shift] + [N] ("Layer 3"). Afterwards, just do the same like in Step 1.2/Step 1.3, only with a white circle -> Use the Ellipse-Tool with :ShapeInterior: Draw Filled Shape ( :AntiAliasingOn: Antianalising Enabeld) and hold [shift] in order to draw a white circle with 400x400 pixel. Again, use the Align Object-Plugin to center the circle in the middel of the picture. 4.2) Go to Rotate / Zoom [Ctrl] + [shift] + [Z] --> Angle: 0,00 | Twist Angle: 90,00 | Twist Radius: 75,00 | X Pan: 0,00 | Y Pan: 0,00 | Zoom: 0,95x 4.3) Select "Layer 3" and move the circle with the Move Selected Pixels-Tool downwards, so that it fits with the red circle. (Of course, you may could do this in Step 4.2 with the Y Pan of the Rotate / Zoom) Step 5 ...create a second Alpha Mask. 5.1) We gonna create a second Alpha Mask, we'll need later. Due to that you should blur the white circle a bit. Add a :GaussianBlur: Gaussian Blur (Effects -> Blurs -> Gaussian Blur...) at about 2 pixels and Feather (Effects -> Feather...) it a bit. (Amount ~ 1) 5.2) :InvertColors: Invert the color [strg.] + [shift] + of the "Background" (thus he should be black), make "Layer 2" :Properties: invisible and :Flatten: Flatten [strg.] + [shift] + [F]. Then :SaveAs: Save the image [strg.] + [shift] + as a png-file, so we can use it later as an Alpha Mask. -> [ click ] <- Step 6 ...back to the "metallic circlet". 6.1) :Undo: Undo till "Invert Colors". 6.2) Go to "Layer 3", select half of the image (400x800) with the Rectangle Select and delete. 6.3) Select the outside of the "half ellipse" with the Magic Wand-Tool (Tolerance 0%) and press [strg.] + to :InvertSelection: Invert the selection. 6.4) Now set your Primary Color to white (FFFFFF) and your Secondary Color to black (000000), take the Gradient-Tool on Linear (Reflected) and start the gradient at about the middle of the ellipse and draw it till the end of the circle. -> [ click ] <- 6.5) Duplicate "Layer 3" [strg.] + [shift] + [D], :Horiz: Flip it horizontal and Merge layer down [strg.] + [M]. Now use the Alpha Mask-Plugin to soften the edges, browse to the Mask we made in Step 5.2. 6.6) Repeat Step 4.1: :AddNewLayer: Add a new layer [strg.] + [shift] + [N] ("Layer 4"), use the Ellipse-Tool with :ShapeInterior: Draw Filled Shape ( :AntiAliasingOn: Antianalising Enabeld) and hold [shift] in order to draw a white circle with 400x400 pixel and center the circle with the aid of the Align Object-Plugin in the middel of the picture. 6.7) Go to Rotate / Zoom [strg.] + [shift] + [Z] and apply the same values like in Step 4.2, excepting the Zoom: -> Angle: 0,00 | Twist Angle: 90,00 | Twist Radius: 75,00 | X Pan: 0,00 | Y Pan: 0,00 | Zoom: 0,81x 6.8.) Select "Layer 4" [strg.] + [A] and move & stretch the white ellipse with the Move Selected Pixel-Tool in such a way that it looks sth like this: 6.9) In order to soften the edges add a :GaussianBlur: Gaussian Blur at about 2 pixels and Feather it a bit. (Amount ~ 1) Step 7 ...we need some reflection. 7.1) :AddNewLayer: Add a new layer [strg.] + [shift] + [N] ("Layer 5"), go to "Layer 2", select all and copy [strg.] + [A] & [strg.] + [C] and paste it in "Layer 5" [strg.] + [V]. (Yeah i know...duplicating layer 2 and moving it up would amount to the same thing. ) 7.2) Take the Magic Wand-Tool (Tolerance 0%), select the outside of the circle and hit [strg.] + to :InvertSelection: Invert the selection. Take the Gradient-Tool on :LinearGradient: Linear. Set the Primary Color to white and the Secondary to complete transparent. -> [ click ] <- 7.3) Start the gradient at about 400,225 and draw it till 400,400. 7.4) Use the Alpha Mask-Plugin to smoothe the edges (take the Mask we made in Step 2.3), also give the circle a :RadialBlur: Radial Blur at about 4 degrees. 7.5) Select the whole "Layer 5" [strg.] + [A], take the Move Selected Pixel-Tool, grab one of the edges from the selection and squeeze the circle (holding [shift]) to 600x600 pixel Bounding rectangle size. Center the small circle a little bit below the top of the big circle and go on with the next step. 7.6) Take the Ellipse Select-Tool and draw a circle (holding [shift]) with 400x400 pixel, then take the Move Selection-Tool and squeeze the top of the circle down to 400x300 pixel. Take the selection with the Move-Selection-Tool and place it centered above the big circle, so that about a fourth of the circle is selected. < 7.7) :InvertSelection: Invert the selection [strg.] + and press delete. After that, soften the reflection by adding a :GaussianBlur: Gaussian Blur (about 2) and Feather (about 1). Turn the :Properties: Opacity of "Layer 5" [F4] to 240. Step 8 ...a vitrine for the Kiosk Orb. 8.1) Go to "Layer 2" and use the Eraser-Tool in order to delete the area around the edges from "Layer 3". 8.2) Duplicate [strg.] + [shift] + [D] "Layer 2" and :Properties: name it "Layer 2.2". On "Layer 2" erase the top part of the circle and on "Layer 2.2" erase the bottom part of the circle. -> 8.3) Go to "Layer 3", take the Magic Wand-Tool, turn the tolerance to 69%, select the area outside the metallic ellipse and hit [strg.] + to :InvertSelection: Invert the selection. Go to "Layer 2" and hit delete. 8.4) On "Layer 2.2", just do the same like in Step 7.6: Create an ellipse with 400x300 pixels and place it at the top of the circle in such a way that it fits with the reflection. Press [strg.] + and hit delete. Feather "Layer 2.2" with a value of 5 and add a :GaussianBlur: Gaussian Blur at about 2 degrees. 8.5) :AddNewLayer: Add a new Layer [strg.] + [shift] + [N], :Properties: name it "Layer 4.2" and :Down: Move it down between "Layer 4" and "Layer 5". Afterwards repeat Step 1.2/1.3: Use the Ellipse-Tool with :ShapeInterior: Draw Filled Shape ( :AntiAliasingOn: Antianalising Enabeld) and hold [shift] in order to draw a black circle with 400x400 pixels and center it with the Align Object-Plugin. Smoothe the edges with a :RadialBlur: Radial Blur at about 4. 8.6) On "Layer 4.2", take the Gradient-Tool on Radial and :AlphaChannel: Transparency Mode. Draw the gradient with the right mouse button from 400,400 to 0,400. -> [ click ] <- 8.7) Go to "Layer 2.2", take the Magic Wand-Tool, set the tolerance to 56%, select the oustide of the top, press [strg.] + , go back to "Layer 4.2" and hit delete. 8.8.) Go to "Layer 2", take the Magic Wand-Tool, set the tolerance to 0%, select the oustide of the bottom, press [strg.] + , go back to "Layer 4.2" and hit delete. Step 9 ...some reflection on the glass. 9.1) :AddNewLayer: Add a new layer [strg.] + [shift] + [N], :Properties: name it "Layer 4.3" and :Down: Move it down between "Layer 4.2" and "Layer 5". Move "Layer 2.2" :Up: Up between "Layer 4.3" and "Layer 5". 9.2) Use the Ellipse-Tool to create a white circle (300x300) and center it with the Align-Plugin. Select all [strg.] + [A], take the Move Selected Pixel-Tool and stretch the side from 0,400 to -50,400. 9.3) Center the image with the Align Object-Plugin, select all [strg.] + [A], take the Move Selected Pixel-Tool, grab the bottom of the selection and squeeze the height from 400x800 to 400x650. Change the :Properties: Opacity from "Layer 4.3" to 80. Change the :Properties: Opacity from "Layer 4.2" to 125. Step 10 ...the bottom part of the Orb wants also a reflection...very last step. 10.1) Go to "Layer 2", take the Magic Wand-Tool (tolerance 0%), select the outside of the bottom and hit [strg.] + . 10.2) Take the Gradient-Tool, set to Radial, Primary Color white and Secondary Color complete transparent (like in Step 7.2). Now draw a gradient from 400,450 to 400,600. Done! Adding a few Drop Shadows and reflections you should get sth like this: As you can see, the central difficulty was to get all smooth but however not to blurry...hope u like it! 😃 and yeah...my english isn't quite perfect x) ______________________________________________________________________________ As a few users asked how to put things in the Orb, i'll gonna upgrade my tut a bit. ^^ Step 11 ...adding some Drop Shadows. As far as u did all the steps down till Step 10.2 u should received sth like this: 11.1) Now, go to "Layer 2.2" and add a Drop Shadow. (by Crazy Man Dan ) Offset X = 0 ; Offset Y = 1 ; Blur Radius = 3 ; Color = black 11.2) Go to "Layer 4" and add a Drop Shadow. Offset X = 0 ; Offset Y = 0 ; Blur Radius = 0 ; Color = black 11.3) Go to "Layer 3" and add a Drop Shadow. Offset X = 0 ; Offset Y = 0 ; Blur Radius = 0 ; Color = black Step 12 ...sth for sale x). 12.1) :AddNewLayer: Add a new layer [strg.] + [shift] + [N], :Properties: name it "Layer 4.1" and :Down: Move it down between "Layer 4" and "Layer 4.2". Choose an article for your Orb (for instance such a bottle: ) and paste it in "Layer 4.1". Of course u have to take care, that the background of your article is transparent. Experiment with some reflections (Reflection Plugin by Boltbait ) and shadows for the article and the Orb and you'll get nice results! Have fun! 😃
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