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How to create "action lines" in PDN


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I need help in creating action lines. They are lines usually used in manga (or scott pilgrim) which converge towards an imaginary point in the center.

Here's an example :

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I found a tutorial for photoshop, but I can't figure out the alternative steps for PDN. I am using gradient bars to make the lines, but no effect in Distort works for me. [Link to tutorial]

Any help would be awesome :)

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Very easy to do in PDN.

Pryochild's Gradient Bars with default color.

Polar Transformation set to Rectangle to Polar, set scale to 200. Repeat if needed.

New layer. Draw ellipse with fill color option enabled. Gaussian blur very high setting (I used 100).

Merge down.

Grim Reaper to kill white color instantly.

Done.

Edit: Background is actually transparent, forgot to add an effect to make it so. But it'll give you the idea how to do that.

Edited by Lance McKnight

Officially retired from this forum. Have a nice day.

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th_zoom.png

Very easy to do in PDN.

Pryochild's Gradient Bars with default color.

Polar Transformation set to Rectangle to Polar

New layer. Draw ellipse with fill color option enabled. Gaussian blur very high setting (I used 100).

Merge down.

Grim Reaper to kill white color instantly.

Done.

Edit: Background is actually transparent, forgot to add an effect to make it so. But it'll give you the idea how to do that.

I didn't know that Lance,you learn something new everyday.

Will use that myself for abstractsboltbait.wink.png.

Edited by ipswichmanc

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@yellowman's tutorial on 3D abstract shapes might be of interest. You can find it here: Make cool abstracts

Oh EDIT! That's not what you're looking for is it? Those 3D shapes start in the centre and fly out, not converge in. My mistake :(

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