Djisves Posted August 8, 2020 Share Posted August 8, 2020 (edited) This tutorial was encouraged by the discussion on the Simulate old bw photo printing system topic. @Carla initiated the discussion and brought the style to my attention. @Eli, @Pixey, @MJW, @Ego Eram Reputo, @toe_head2001 and @welshblue contributed advice on the technique and encouraged the writing of this tutorial. A simpler, faster method by @MJW of achieving the same results is described on this post of the same topic. The original poster can be found at https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/84987/how-to-do-line-optical-illusion-art-effects and https://www.pinterest.com/pin/523684262920581246/. The tutorial will help PDN users create images in the same style as the original poster, for example: Plugins needed: @MadJik's Light Rays @BoltBait's Paste Alpha and Object Tools, both part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack for PdN v4.2.12. Procedure - 10 easy steps Spoiler Step 1: Create a new image at 600*800 pixels. Step 2: Add a silhouette figure or any object on a new transparent layer. I used this one: Step 3: Set your primary colour to Black and your secondary colour Opacity - Alpha to zero. Step 4: On a new transparent layer, run Effects -> Texture -> Light Rays at the settings shown. Step 5: On the Light Rays layer, run Effects -> Object -> Feather Object at Radius 4. Step 6: Copy the Light Rays layer to the clipboard, i.e. Edit -> Select All, Edit -> Copy or Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C. Optional: Edit -> Deselect or Ctrl+D. (I always deselect if a selection is no longer needed) Step 7: Select the Silhouette layer (click on the layer in the Layers window) and apply Effects-> Object -> Paste Alpha as shown. Step 8: On the Silhouette layer, Run Effects -> Object -> Outline Object at Outline Width 1. Step 9: Merge the Light Rays layer with the Silhouette layer. Step 10: Run Effects -> Noise -> Median at Radius 3 on the merged layer. Result: Examples using different grids/patterns: Need more? Spoiler To copy Shigeo Fukuda's Mona Lisa more accurately, we need to make the background the darker (or black) colour and we need a silhouette or object in a lighter (or white) colour. In the example below I also used a gradient in the lighter colour at bottom centre. I think it turned out quite close to the original. Download PDF: Shigeo_Fukuda_tutorial.pdf This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Edited October 25, 2020 by Djisves Added CC-BY-SA License text. 3 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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