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Dr. Agon

The Haxxor Effect!

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This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it

Difficulty: 4/10

Plugins needed:

Seismograph

Optional Plugins:

Sharpen

Water Reflection

Planet Kosmos (the font I used)

Outline Object

This is my first tutorial so please bear with me. My first few post on the forum have been noobish, so this is kinda my way of redeeming myself :wink:

Hello! Today I’ll be showing you how transform a person into… THIS!

 

Haxxor_Demo.jpg

 

Start of with your photo, I’ll be using this:

IMG000017.png

You can sharpen it or something, for good measure. BoltBait’s plugin works well. Just make it look good. This technuiqeworks to background around the image transparent. It doesn’t have to be exact. I used. Here’s what mine looked like.

Pic1.jpg

Now for the fun part. Use the magic wand to select the transparent part, then invert the selection (Cntrl + I). Use the effect Seismograph and deleselect “use colors from the source image.” Play with the options till it looks good. Here’s what mine looked like:

Pic2.jpg

If you want to make the lines a different color, use Sepia (or Sepia 2 if you have it). Then, use Hue/Saturation to get a good color. Here’s what mine looked like now:

Pic3.jpg

Then, use Soften Portrait and play with that ‘till you’re happy. If you think it’s a little dark, use glow. Here’s what mine looked like now:

Pic4-1.jpg

Then, well, you can do what you want for the background here, but I usasually do a circle Gradiant with a different color, as shown:

Pic5.jpg

Now for the text. Make a layer with a futuristic font, and text of your choice in the color you used for the gradiant. I’m using Planet Kosmos here. You can make the text look good (I used Outline Object and Soften Portrait.) Duplicate the layer. Now, use Hue/Saturation to make the text the color you made the Seismograph. Then, use a transparency gradiant to complete the effect, as shown.

Pic6.jpg

That’s it, you’re done! Feel free to add some other effects as you go (I used a water reflection thing.) Let your imagination run wild. You don’t have to do this on just humans! Please post results and feedback!

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Feedback:

- Nice tutorial. However it is a little simplistic being based primarily on Seismograph and Glow. Followers of the tut will have a reason to use the Seismograph effect, so that's a bonus as this effect doesn't seem to get a lot of airtime.

- Your "Difficulty 6/10" is a nice touch, perhaps just a tad generous? :D

- The screenshots of the PDN canvas are too wide. Please resize them to a maximum dimension of 800px.

Other than that, a solid first tutorial. Well done.

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NO! Not Photobucket! Anything but that! Flickr! Just use Flickr!

Neat effect by the way.

*Ignores first comment* Thanks!

EER, I reuploaded my pics, they should work now!

NOW LET'S SEE SOME PICTURES!!!

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This was a great tut, just started using paint.net a couple day or two ago, so it fits my learning curve great. Here's my go at it using my niece as Tron

jillastron2.gift.. Here's my try at it using my

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hey guys i was wondering if anyone could make me a logo... if so get back to my via email <snip> thanks guys :)

Edited by pyrochild
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hey guys i was wondering if anyone could make me a logo... if so get back to my via email <snip> thanks guys :)

Um, sorry, but I don't think this is the place for it.

Phantom, that's cool, but it just looks like a human wearing a suit. I was trying to go for like an "abstract art" feel XD

Chaos, nice job, but the top of the picture is kinda cut off.

Other than that, good jobs! BTW, here's the first pic that started it all :P

Haxxor.png

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hey guys i was wondering if anyone could make me a logo... if so get back to my via email <snip> thanks guys :)

We can help you with your projects, sure, but we're not going to do it for you. Please don't solicit, and definitely don't post your email address in plaintext in a public forum unless you really really really like spam.

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Alright, so I'm trying to create a business card. I utilized this tut for the making of this microphone from a stock image. Now, I want to use the microphone and make a new canvas. I did this, and I want to be able to change the image size or location, so I would assume I would paste the mic into a new layer. Now, I'm trying to make rectangles to make an area to write text into along with using gradient blur. the problem. I try to write and the text will only show up in the box where the mic is, even though I unchecked the visibility of it. It still has an outline of the box from the mic image. I'm a noobie, obviously..and this is driving me nutso! thanks for you help.

th_mic2withsteisomgraph.jpg

th_imageissue.jpg

I hope I explained that right.

Edited by Peacock

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Alright, so I'm trying to create a business card. I utilized this tut for the making of this microphone from a stock image. Now, I want to use the microphone and make a new canvas. I did this, and I want to be able to change the image size or location, so I would assume I would paste the mic into a new layer. Now, I'm trying to make rectangles to make an area to write text into along with using gradient blur. the problem. I try to write and the text will only show up in the box where the mic is, even though I unchecked the visibility of it. It still has an outline of the box from the mic image. I'm a noobie, obviously..and this is driving me nutso! thanks for you help.

th_mic2withsteisomgraph.jpg

th_imageissue.jpg

I hope I explained that right.

I think I figured it out. I have to add a new layer. der. anyways, at least you have a picture Dr. Agon..I know you wanted it so bad.

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Anyways, at least you have a picture Dr. Agon..I know you wanted it so bad.

Yay!!! :lol:

That was good, but it needs more... pizazz. You nailed the effect, but there's no text or anything. The way you did it would probably work better for a buisness card anyway. I'm glad my tutorial is being used for kewl stuff like that :D

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