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I have been trying out a few PS tuts recently but I sometimes get stuck as to which PDN effect to use to achieve a similar result as in PS.

The ones I was wondering about this time was the `Sponge Effect' and the `Plastic Wrap Effect' which are both used to get a nice texture for a citrus fruit slice or even a stained glass window.

Anyone have any idea which ones I should use?

 

 

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is it something like this you looking for?

orangetextue.png

this is circle selection one layer yellow

EDIT:: (its a semi transparent) over lay of orange and yellow radial gradiant

noise + real low coverage and no color

make a dup of that layer with the noise

use stylize . edge detect

set mode of the edge detect layer to additive.

ciao

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Well, back when I made my fruit piece (here and Here, the original PS tut called for a plastic wrap effect.

Blooper directed me to the Height Field to Normal plugin.

I guess it depends on the texture you're trying to make. But for my example

Tried rendering clouds, then height field to normal and the Black and White. Then used a blending mode over the layer beneath it.

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Thanks Worldnewser. It seems like the same tut I was attempting. I`ll have a look for that Heightfield to Normal plug in.

As for the stained glass, I have the frosted glass plug in and have tried using it without success -so far.

Maybe I just need to keep playing with the settings until I get what I want. Didn`t know there were two versions though.

Thanks for the tips.

 

 

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Yes I`ve just been hunting through the plug ins and noticed that. Thanks anyway.

I found the Heightfield plug in. It never came up using the search box so I just looked for it myself page by page.I`ll try it out when I`ve got more time.

Thanks for all your help.

Sorry to be a pain( :oops: ) but what about the Sponge Filter? It gives this effect-

spongefilterif4.jpg

This was used just before the Plastic Wrap in the citrus tut.

 

 

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Where did you find the Height field plugin? When I searched it pointed me to the Normal map, but the link is broken.

I got it from here -

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2973

Don`t use the links at the top of the page though. Scroll down to the bottom and the downloadable zip file should be there.I think it`s a really handy plug in.

@ GeminiS - I used your idea in the end for the glass, clouds>dents. Thanks. :wink:

You can see how I got on in my gallery (P7).

 

 

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