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About TeachesWithPDN

  • Birthday 01/01/1970

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    Canberra , Australia
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    Film, Video, Digital Photography, Digital Imaging
  1. Cutting Out using Alpha Mask Import Plug In Tutorial, as mentioned previous post, on YouTube:
  2. A better, more accurate (though slightly more complex) method to cut out is to use the 'Alpha Mask Import Plug in'. This method makes the edge pixels transparent (much like feathering does in the above example) which will help it integrate into your new background later. I started to prepare a video tutorial on this method, but never finished it. I'll try and find it - if I can't - I'll make a new one... Here goes... 1a.Open image you wish to cut out 1b.create a new layer and fill white, change opacity to suit image (white as possible but clarity of 'background' layer is still required)
  3. One of the most useful plug ins EVAH!!! I use it for cutting out images accurately... Just one suggested improvement/request - is it possible to get it to use a selected layer in the current drawing as the Mask? (although having the ability to use the clipboard is an awesome improvement and will probably do what I am asking anyhow)
  4. @sabrown 100 & Mike Ryan: for image manipulation, I use Paint.NET exclusively... Photoshop Contest is just a Image Manipulation competition site that I came across many years ago through Fark.com... Having a set image to manipulate can help with creativity when you've got "imager's block" :shock: ... I try to encourage my students to do stuff like that to take their work "out of the classroom" and (kinda) "into the world". I haven't played with Photoshop since I discovered Paint.NET (around 3 years ago). It is far simpler for student's to "grasp", but lends itself to more advanced ap
  5. Very cute tute... saw it ages ago, but only sat down to have a go with it when some of my students did it today! So here is mine (no "tooning" - played with other things instead): A mini Lotus Exige (these things look great racing)
  6. My entry for a Photoshop Contest competition... 20 mins, and not much 'magic' save for the 'radial blur'... From an original image @ http://www.rogerwendell.com/images/wind ... 2006_2.jpg
  7. @Illnab1024: I should have said this months ago: Most.Useful. Plug-in. Evah!!! In my media classes, I get my students to do A LOT of image compositing - and this plug-in makes it a breeze... If anyone is interested, I posted a Student Handout: (http://www.geocities.com/gerry_satrapa/Compositing.pdf)... Is it worth a Tutorial (PM me if you think so)? I did search, but couldn't find a similar tutorial
  8. I Like "Goddess" piccie - but perhaps play with transparency so some of wall texture shows through. BTW everyone - lots of good background textures @ http://cgtextures.com/
  9. @Pluberus: probably 800x600 or 1024x768 (check under Start>Control Panel>Display>Settings for your desktop wallpaper size)
  10. I wondered what all the fuss was about with makin' planets - I just did my first - and now I know :wink:
  11. @Rai Shizaki: OMFG! Awesomeness (especially loved 2nd pic) @Mike.Ryan52: K.Diggenarro was talkin' to me :wink: (I asked if I could use one of his piccies in a tute on layer masking) @HaPK: Pixel Art is awesome (I'm teaching a short unit on it this semester at school!) - have you checked out pixel moonhttp://pixeldam.net/indexpixelmoon.html or pixel damhttp://www.pixeldam.net/? I love that PDN locks lines to 15 degree increments (great for isometric pixel art)... @Wither: The series of "space" sigs is looking gr8 m8! @Expiration: Love the "industrialize" piece! I think that just abo
  12. @ k.digennaro: can I use one of your scanned in characters for a quickie tute?
  13. @ k.digennaro: Try adding textures via layer masks (a new layer that keeps a selection to enable you to quickly affect only that selection). Do you get what I mean? Maybe I should do a beginners tute? For eg: yours (see helmet and face?) mine (quickie)
  14. @cjmcguinness: WOW!!! :shock: - very nice (glass effect)!
  15. To Create a Layer Mask 1. Create your line work on a layer 2. On the layer with your line work, select the region from which you want to create a mask using magic wand - use a low tolerance, say 10%?, create a new layer (giving it a suitable descriptive name) and fill the selection with a colour which stands out (note that using this mask won’t have selected the antialiased parts of the linework) 3. To make selections continue under line work, select the initial mask. Feather the edge by 1 pixel, then use magic wand to select the transparent area around the mask. Invert that selection and
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