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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: 

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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

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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:

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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.

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Step 5: On the Light Rays layer, run Effects -> Object -> Feather Object at Radius 4.

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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.

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Step 8: On the Silhouette layer, Run Effects -> Object -> Outline Object at Outline Width 1.

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Step 9: Merge the Light Rays layer with the Silhouette layer.

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Step 10: Run Effects -> Noise -> Median at Radius 3 on the merged layer.

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Result:

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Examples using different grids/patterns:

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Need more?

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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.

 

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Download PDF: 

Shigeo_Fukuda_tutorial.pdf

 

 

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

 

Edited by Djisves
Added CC-BY-SA License text.
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Fantastic tutorial @Djisves thank you :star:

 

I realized after doing this rendition, that I didn't have @MadJik's latest Rays Plugin.  So I downloaded the one you linked to, then thought I'd lost it, as it's now in Textures 🤣  I wonder where @MadJik is these days?  Hope you are well wherever your are @MadJik :)

 

Here's my rendition of your tutorial @Djisves

 

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^ excellent! :star:We are encouraging tut (and plugin) authors to think about adding license agreements. Doing so greatly simplifies questions about what can and can't be done with it.

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