Popular Post Pixey Posted July 21, 2017 Popular Post Share Posted July 21, 2017 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it How to make a Glassy Vase This tutorial was originally written by @yellowman. Since the horrible decision by Photo Bucket to block a lot of people’s images on the forum, I offered to help with trying to re-do this tutorial as close as possible to the @yellowman stellar original. Plugins used are: 1. Shape 3D by @MKT 2. Quadrilateral Reshape by @evanolds 3. Splashes by @MadJik 4. Polar transformation by @MadJik 5. Transparency by @BoltBait 6. TGAngle by @Red ochre Begin: 1-Start with new file 800w by 780h pixels (larger canvas a better result.) 2-Fill it with black, this is the background layer. 3-Add new layer, name it body interior and fill it with transparent white 40: 4-Add new layer and name it body exterior, if you are planning to add some Inscriptions/patterns then add them to this layer (like lines, rings, stars or any shapes.) In this tutorial we will use a transparent green splash. 5-Fill exterior layer with white, then use the Splash Plugin on this white layer (found in Effects>Render>Splashes) and make your splash shape (you can choose your own color if you want) and fill inside with the same color as the outline: 6-Convert the splash using Polar transformation and make sure the option is: Transform Polar to Rectangle (found it in Effects>Distort>Polar transformation): 7-Add some transparency (-80) to body exterior layer using Transparency Plugin (find it in Adjustments>Transparency): 8-Add new layer, name it highlight and draw some white thin rectangles starting from top to bottom: Use Linear Gradient with Transparency Mode to fade up the top and the bottom of the white rectangles created above: 9-Make the secondary color black, open Canvas Size (Found in Image>Canvas Size)and change the image height from 780 to 800 pix choosing Middle anchor – make sure ‘maintain aspect radio is un-checked: You need the canvas to be 800 x 800 now. 10-Now select body interior layer, open Shape 3D Plugin and apply these effect and values shown by the 12 red arrows in the image below.(Hint: Don't reset the effects and values of the Shape 3D plugin just yet, as we will use the same values on a few other layers.) 11-Select body exterior layer and apply Shape 3D Plugin - changing only these 2 values from step 10: 12-Select highlight layer and apply Shape 3D with same values in step 11 changing only the Texture Map from Half Cylinder Map(repeat) to Half Cylinder Map and turn off the light, then use the Transparency Mode gradient to fade up the highlights if they look too bright. 13-Make sure the top layer is the highlight then body exterior then body interior then merge them and name they resulted layer body, you should get an image like this: We are now done with the vase’s body. Now let’s move on to the head and base: 14-Turn off the body layer (for a better view) and add a new layer name it head and fill it with transparent white 40: 15-Add new layer and name it head highlight and draw white rectangles something similar as in step #8. 16-Open Shape 3D on head layer and Reset All old values and apply these new values shown in red arrows: Select head highlight layer and apply Shape 3D with same previous values changing only Texture Map from Half...(repeat) to Half Cylinder Map and turn off the light, you will get this shape: Note: If your highlights are too big after doing the last step, just use the linear gradient again to shrink the lines. 17-Now let’s add thickness to the head. Duplicate head layer and open Rotate/Zoom (find it in: Layers>Rotate/Zoom) with these values: Hint: If you’d like to use different values then play with Zoom and Pan effects to align the image so the top ring in the two layers sit well exactly on each other.Then merge the two head layers to get something like this: 18-Make sure the head highlight layer is on top of head layer then merge both, Don't merge them with body layer (which is already off)...! Then add new layer and draw a white ellipse with 4 pixels width on the top ring of head layer, align or re-shape it if it needs using Move Selected Pixels tool to sit exactly on the edges like this: 19-Use Gradient tool with Transparency Mode (Linear Refl.) to add some gradient effect to the ellipse then merge it with head layer: 20-Use Bulge effect( find it in: Effect>Distort>Bulge) to add some curvature to right and left side of the cylinder shape in head layer: -For right side: And for left side just change (1) to (-1) as shown below: 21-In this step we will use Quadrilateral reshape Plugin (Effects > Quad. Reshape) and this Plugin has no values to play with, so it all depends on you to make a cone shape to the object in the head layer. In the image below, it shows how you can move the 2 knobs in the bottom corners toward the center of the canvas leaving some space in between the two knobs. Any way you can shape the image as you like but turn on the body layer first to shape the head to something that matches the vase body. 22-Select the head shape with Rectangle Select tool and size it down to make the bottom ellipse same size as the top ellipse in the body layer: 23-Now let’s do the base, which is very similar to the head. -Turn off body and head layers temporarily. -Add new layer name it base fill it with transparent white 40 -New layer highlight, draw the white rectangles, and give them some transparent gradient -Apply Shape 3D with the values shown: For base layer: And for the Base Highlight layer do the same as the above settings , except change to: Half Cylinder Map and switch off the light. - New layer for the white ellipse and apply the Transparent gradient for the bottom ring this time. - Merge all 3 layers for the base (base, base highlight and ellipse layers) - Use Bulge to add some curvature to the sides: - Turn on body and head layers, then use the Quadrilateral Reshape Plugin to create the cone shape for the base layer, this time is up-side down: - Select the base shape with rectangle selection and reshape/resize it to sit fit in the vase base: 24-Turn the body layer to black and white, use Curves and/or Brightness/Contrast effects under Adjustments to give the 3 elements similar effects, put head on top of all then body then base and merge the 3 layers. 25-Add new layer and draw these 3 curves or as you like, using Line/Curve tool with width about 10 - 15 pixels: 26-Gaussian Blur the 3 lines with an amount of 27 to 30: 27-Select vase layer and use Magic Wand with low Tolerance (15 to 20) to select the outside around the vase, then switch to other layer (with the blurred curved lines) and hit Delete on the keyboard to cut the extra pieces from the lines. - Then add a good background or additional effects. 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