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Clipwarp - for glass & metal (new plugin 6th Jan 2013)

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clipwarptitlemetal.png

 

There is a newer and slightly easier to understand version (with smoothing)here:http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/27607-new-clipwarp-14th-dec-2013/

 

Clipwarp deforms the clipboard picture 'around' an object. Useful for glass and metal effects.

I must thank Null54 who helped me to get this plugin to work. It also relies on code supplied by illnab1024.
Thanks to EER, Boltbait & Sepcot and all that share their knowledge.

Here is the .dll

Here is the U.I.
clipwarpUI.png

This is a very basic guide to using it.

1. open a picture - this is the background.

clipwarpbackgroundthumb.png

2. create new transparent layer above this.

3. draw a squiggly line (width say 30 pix) or some text (make it big)

4. run my'Object edge' plugin (link in sig) with the mix sliders fully right, this should make the line look a bit like a tube.White middle, black edges.

clipwarptonemapthumb.png


5. copy the background.(you're not pasting it anywhere just copying to the clipboard).

6. run 'clipwarp' on the layer with the line. Instant glass text!


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7. If you change the background it can give a passable metal effect (top picture)

TIP: Try blurring the backgound image first.

 

I have written a more detailed tutorial on how to put shading on the object layer here:

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/27608-clipwarped-text-tutorial14th-dec-2013/#entry401568

Feel free to post pictures of what you can make using it - and any tips, in this thread. It will give people an idea of ways it can be used. (Thanks Sasha and Welshblue for trying this one out!)

ClipWarp.zip

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Many thanks to Red Ochre for his work in making this and to Null54 for helping.  Awesome plug-in guys.  Ditto his thanks to all you's who make things like this possible

Endless possibilities ... I just need to find a box big enough to get into so's I can think outside of it a bit more and have fun with this

 

redsclipwarp.png

 

I followed Reds' instruction but added some Bevel Selection on the text before running the plug-ins.  (Not sure if it did anything but I'm pleased with the outcome)

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Great looking plug in Red. I`ll be downloading this one.

 

Welshy you need a smaller box . The bigger the box the further away the outside will be! sHa_biggrin.gif

 

This is great for glass and and polished metal. For the metal I copied the text to the clipboard instead of the background image and I used Selection>Bevel Selection first instead of Object Edge. (it was a mistake actually but it turned out rather nice! ). With the glass I used Outline Object on the text at the end to give it a bit more definition and did the same with the frame.

 

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Again thanks Red ochre & Null54 a great plugin :)

Nice work Welshblue & Goonfella.

metalics_zps65fe0869.png

 

I used a copy of the text layer with magic wand, then created a new layer on top set to negation, then used a gradient to get the metal effect.

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Just followed the instructions here, had a little try out with the sliders, added a "glass" frame to match the text, result :)

Thanks for the development and creation of this plugin Red Ochre and Null54.

 

windscreen.png

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balloons.png

 

Used the glass hi-lights to make some balloons.

 

nitenurse. Nice effect, it is like looking out the rear window of a car and it's raining.

 

Thank you Red ochre and Null54 for a great share.This has loads of potential.

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Looks like you're all getting the hang of how to use this!

Welshy, Sasha, Goonfella, Nitenurse & Dug - all great results, thanks for taking the time to post your result.

 

By the way you can also distort a layer by its own gradient - not sure if useful yet - just odd textures.

 

Anyway I've just made this :)

 

mercury.png

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clipwarp2.png

 

For this image I followed the instructions  then duplicated the text and set the upper layer to multiply, I then used the sharpen landscape plug in to enhance the picture. Then on the text layer I ran outline object. Great plugin with many possibilities, respect for the creation and for sharing this :)

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By the way you can also distort a layer by its own gradient - not sure if useful yet - just odd textures.

How do you do that please. :)

 

Nice examples Nitenurse79 dug DrewDale & Red ochre, you could create a competition just based on this plugin ;)

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Thanks Skullbonz.

 

Red ochre, on 07 Jan 2013 - 17:26, said:snapback.png

By the way you can also distort a layer by its own gradient - not sure if useful yet - just odd textures.

How do you do that please. :)

Sasha, simply select and copy the layer and run clipwarp on the same layer - probably reduce the overall displacement too.

 

Drew - brilliant - love the tubular bells one! :D

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Sasha, simply select and copy the layer and run clipwarp on the same layer - probably reduce the overall displacement too.

The Text layer or the image layer? 

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Image layer

- it will be a bit slow because it has more to process - you could try it on the text layer but most of the transparent part is actually white - so no tone gradient - so no distortion on those bits.

 

I must get better at explaining things!

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One more. It could not be resisted B)

warpularbells.png

Well now there is a blast from the past & what a great way to do it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LEWkwvaNcs For those of you too young to have got it the first time. :D

 

What a great plugin! Thanks Red ochre & Null54, illnab1024 EER, Boltbait & Sepcot for helping make this plugin a goer. Fabulous!

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Edit: Forgot to say what a great bunch of images have been created from this plugin. Amazing! I can see a whole bunch of tute requests coming your way guys & gals. Hope I get some time to play today :D

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Thanks nitenurse :),

 

& Sasha another clever image  B)   - sorry for the late reply - internet problems yesterday.

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I just can't get the hang of this one. I get lost when you want us to copy the background to the clipboard. Whatever I am missing is probably right in front of me,but I'll be damned if I can figure it out,lol. Must be the oldtimers kicking in,heh,heh. 

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Skullbonz, for that step I used Ctrl + A then clicked on the background image and selected copy, I then de-selected, clicked back onto the text layer and then opened up Clip Warp :)

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All you need to do for this is click on the background layer which should have your chosen image, then go to Edit>Select All, followed by Edit>Copy.

 

Or you could use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl-A , Ctrl-C

 

Then click on the layer with your text, line whatever and run the plug in.

 

 

(Got there before me Drew - just! Forgot to mention about de-selecting so maybe it`s just as well )

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These are all amazing results with Clipwarp. Great job on the plugin, Red Ochre. I finally had a chance to download it.

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