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A way to create bubbles...

 

bubbles2.jpg

 

 

This is a PDN conversion of this tut to create buble(s)

http://briand.stephane.free.fr/bulle.htm

French tut for PS!

 

 

1. Create a new picture large enought (that you could reduce later).

Ex: 400x400 px

 

2. Fill the background layer with black (used while you are working).

 

3. Add a new layer called "circle" and change the pen size to 10px. Select Light blue or white primary color.

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4. Draw the empty elypse (holding shift for perfect circle) from 200,15 to 200,385.

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5. Then using the magic wand with Tolerance=0 and click outside the circle then Ctrl+I to invert the selection. Gaussian blur by 25px.

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6. Add a new layer called "shine" while the selection is still the same.

Select the brush tool with pen size 30px.

Set the primary color to white and the Alhpa channel to 100.

Draw approximatively like the model:

step6.jpg

 

7. Gaussian blur the selection by 40px.

step7.jpg

 

8. Add a new layer called "reflet". Using F4 set the opacity of this layer to 100.

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9. Draw with the same pervious pen something that will be used to simulate external reflexion.

step9.jpg

 

10. Gaussian blur the selection by 100px.

step10.jpg

 

That's it.

 

 

Before flatering the layers, make the background transparent (instead black).

Then you could place the buble on other pictures...

 

ar.png Extra steps for a soap buble (do steps from 1 to 10 and continue still with the same selection):

 

11. Add a new layer called "soap". And move it down in the layer list just before the background.

step11.jpg

 

12. Run the plugin radial color with default values.

step12.jpg

 

13. Make a motion blur : angle 45 / 200px

step13.jpg

 

14. Gaussian blur the selection by 100px two times.

step14.jpg

 

That's it.

Same comment:

Before flatering the layers, make the background transparent (instead black).

Then you could place the buble on other pictures...

 

Enjoy bubling ;)

 

step15.jpg

 

Undersea picture from:

http://www.ryoutoku.com/photo/undersea.JPG

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Glade you appreciate my first tut. I should have choose a more simple tut (ie:how to use the pen) because now it will be difficult to present better tut :wink:

About final quality: before flatering you could unselect all and make a radial blur on the circle layer 10px.

But as we should reduce the buble to insert in another picture, I would prefer to use the feather plugin. Anyhow my tut isn't a rule. Everybody should play with all parameters (size, color, blur factors, etc...)...

Feather plugin from other topic:

Download v1.0 DLL here: http://boltbait.googlepages.com/Feather.dll

Basically, it softens the edges of objects that you are combining to make composit pictures.

Please see this page for instructions on how to use it.

Enjoy.

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