TopHATslash Posted July 4, 2008 Share Posted July 4, 2008 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Find your stock! Find the stock you want to use. In our case I will be using the stock from Expire's Energy Sig; and from Sabrown100's Current Sig[as of 7.3.08]NOTE: I attached the file of the stock. Also, I had to resize it for size purposes.The Line! Now we will start on the line 'n' everything of it's manor. -Draw a quick 'doodle sketch' as I like to call it. For this, I used the brush tool [3px width]. Use whatever width you feel is good.- Try to just imagine the line in your head. Imagine it swirlin' around your focal object. Be sure to use a good blending, but good color. -Okay, now that you have the idea of where you're heading, it's time to line tool't!- Add a new layer.DON'T USE WHITE Use the color you want for the glow Use your Line Tool to trace it. Fix anything that doesn't look good. [Be sure to use the right click'r to get a good curve for the curvin parts.] -Should look something along the lines of this- -Now to give it a curved feel- Grab your gradient tool and set it to radial Now set it to transparency :AlphaChannel: Hold right click and draw little gradients at the ends to give it a curved look This is just to give it a 'shaded' feel After tweak'n it a lot, you should come out with something like thisThe Glow! This section shows how to make the white and glow'n part Start off by duplicating your line layer Follow these steps on the duplicated layer: -Adjustments>Black 'n' White -Adjustments>Brightness 'n' Contrast [100;100] -Gaussian Blur [1px] Now on the bottom layer aka color'd layer: -Gaussian Blur [2px] Finally, on the top layer aka white layer: -Effects>Photo>Glow [6;6;10] There ya go! Now you know how to make a 'Wrapped Glow'y Line'! Post your results! ----------- After fooling around with gradients, blending layers, and contrast.. I got this: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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