MadJik Posted October 21, 2017 Share Posted October 21, 2017 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Make some abstract with PDN v1 NB: this is a revival of a lost tutorial originally published in 2008. My definition: Some abstract is something that looks like nothing, but it is still nice to look or so intriguing... My examples: Other related tutorials: V2 A way to create more abstract... https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/21469-a-way-to-create-more-abstract/ V3 Do some abstract https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/21679-do-some-abstract-v3/ My tutorial: Needed plugins:Polar Inversion Plus (Ed Harvey) use the built-in Polar inversion. Gradient Blur (MadJik) https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=6532 Motion sharpen (MadJik) https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=9282 01. create a new image. As usual I build my tutorial with 800x600 pixels images. But it's really better to use bigger image (3200x2400). 02. With default colors (black and white) draw a linear gradient with angle between 30° and 60° for corner to corner. 03. Select the magic wand tool. Set the tolerance to 10-15%. Hold the key [Ctrl] and select 5-10 slices of the gradient. Try to have a regular gap between the slices. 04. With the selection, draw another linear gradient with a different angle (ex: vertical or horizontal). 05. Deselect, and menu Effect / Distort /Polar Inversion (use the built-in Polar inversion.), Amount:0.80, Edge Behavior:Clamp to edge, Quality:5 06. Duplicate the layer. Then Twist Effect Amount:18, Size:2, Quality:5. Hide the top layer. 07. Menu Image, Flip Horizontal, Select the background layer, [Ctrl] + F : repeat the last effect (Twist). 08. Select and show the layer on the top. Press F4 , and play with the blend mode to find interesting result... Your choice could be different if the image is different (different angle, different colors...) I choose mode Negation. 09. On the both layers, apply a gradient blur, see the setting on the screenshot: 10. Merge down the two layers. 11. Duplicate the new layer. 12. On the top layer, apply the motion sharpen effect: angle:0, centered, mode lighten, distance:100 13. On the top layer again, adjustment, autolevel. 14. Duplicate the top layer and flip it horizontally, press F4 and choose a blend mode (Lighten) 15. Merge down the two top layers. 16. On the top layer again, adjustment, autolevel. 17. On the top layer again, press F4 and choose a blend mode (Screen) 18. Choose two colors : primary:yellow, secondary:red Add a new layer on the top,. Draw a radial gradient . 19. On the top layer, press F4 , choose a blend mode (Overlay) and set the opacity to 120. 20. Choose the default colors : primary:black, secondary:white Add a new layer on the top. Effect / Render / Clouds (with defaults). 21. On the top layer (clouds), apply a gradient blur, see the setting on the screenshot: 22. Bulge Effect amount: -200, repeat it one more time : [Ctrl] + F 23. On the top layer, press F4 , choose a blend mode (Darken) and set the opacity to 100. 24. Now this is the magic moment. Flatten the image. And adjustment, autolevel. 25. You could go on like this: duplicate, distort, blend, add few colors, etc... and/or other effects (water reflection, rect to polar, polar to rect, etc) 2 3 Quote My DeviantArt | My Pictorium | My Plugins | Donate via Paypal Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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