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Tutorial : Making Magical Crystal Ball

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Hi @Nai and so glad you are back with us.  Very nice tutorial - thank you.  Here is my attempt.

 

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DrewDale & Pixie, thank you so much !

 

That's a nice attempt, Pixie. I think you can do it much better than me.

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I tried attempting this tutorial and when it comes time for the fish eye effect  with your settings, I get 2 dark lines on the image.

 

Hi mackenzieh !

 

Thanks for trying this tutorial !

 

Before saying anything, let me ask you a question...

 

Are you using the same picture I used as the model for this tutorial ? If not can you show me a screenshot, how does those dark lines looked like, or send me your pdn file to my inbox ?

 

I need your answer for a clarification.

 

Thanks !

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Hi mackenzieh !

 

Thanks for trying this tutorial !

 

Before saying anything, let me ask you a question...

 

Are you using the same picture I used as the model for this tutorial ? If not can you show me a screenshot, how does those dark lines looked like, or send me your pdn file to my inbox ?

 

I need your answer for a clarification.

 

Thanks !

The photo I used was a black pug.

I have attached the photo.

 

Thanks,

Mackenzie

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The photo I used was a black pug.

I have attached the photo.

 

Thanks,

Mackenzie

 

Welcome !

 

Okay... Now I can see those dark lines. 

 

However, I'm not sure if that caused by settings you made on fish eye plugin or other things. It can be anything. To figure that out then solving it, I need the same original picture (before you run the plugin on it to emulate what are you doing ) or your blackpug.pdn file. Can you submit any of it to me ?

 

When I'm really sure what had happened, I'll post the solution ASAP.

 

Thanks !

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Welcome !

 

Okay... Now I can see those dark lines. 

 

However, I'm not sure if that caused by settings you made on fish eye plugin or other things. It can be anything. To figure that out then solving it, I need the same original picture (before you run the plugin on it to emulate what are you doing ) or your blackpug.pdn file. Can you submit any of it to me ?

 

When I'm really sure what had happened, I'll post the solution ASAP.

 

Thanks !

I have the original photo. I'll will attach it.

Thanks.

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I have the original photo. I'll will attach it.

Thanks.

Hi mackenzieh...

 

I have figured out the nature of your problem...

 

To solve it : Simply press 'Shift' key while you draw the ellipse selection on the layer. Next do inverse selection, then deleting the unwanted area. Re-select the area again by using magic wand on the empty area then do inverse selection.  After that, just run the Fish Eye plugin.

 

Here are what happened after figuring out the problem :

 

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Let me know what happened after you do so.

 

Extra bonus tip : There're maybe some thin black outline left after running fish eye plugin. Just make it disappear by running AA's Assistant Plugin for several times.

 

Hoping that it can help you a lot.

 

All the best !

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Hi mackenzieh...

 

I have figured out the nature of your problem...

 

To solve it : Simply press 'Shift' key while you draw the ellipse selection on the layer. Next do inverse selection, then deleting the unwanted area. Re-select the area again by using magic wand on the empty area then do inverse selection.  After that, just run the Fish Eye plugin.

 

Here are what happened after figuring out the problem :

 

8d38dd1.png

 

Let me know what happened after you do so.

 

Extra bonus tip : There're maybe some thin black outline left after running fish eye plugin. Just make it disappear by running AA's Assistant Plugin for several times.

 

Hoping that it can help you a lot.

 

All the best !

Thank you Nai. I will give it a go soon and let you know how it turned out. :)

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Nai, this one was fun, too!  What a totally cool effect.   B)   I changed it up a bit and came out with this:

 

 

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Thank you for the tutorial, Nai!    :mtdew:  :cake:  :lightning:

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Great tut. Quite the challenge.Luv it.

I've based attached piece on this tut minus enhancements.

Had to tweak it a little to suit individual background pics 

which I took on my phone. 

Many thanks Nai.

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Rickhum,

 

It is mystical! I love how you managed to show the fingers behind the crystal ball.

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Wow, a lot of things happened here !

Lnyxter4 & Rickhum, your works made my jaw dropped and speechless. Thanks for trying the tutorial !

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