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Plugins needed:

 

 

 

 

 

Object Align

 

 

Radial Blur

 

 

Outline Selection

 

 

 

 

 

1. Add a new layer

 

 

 

 

 

2. Draw a horizontal line

 

 

Brush width: 1

 

 

Color: black

 

 

Press and hold Shift Key and draw the line

 

 

 

 

 

3. Object Align - Center both

 

 

 

 

 

4. Add a new layer

 

 

 

 

 

5. Draw a vertical line

 

 

Brush width: 1

 

 

Color: black

 

 

Press and hold Shift Key and draw the line

 

 

 

 

 

6. Object Align - Center both 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Merge Layer Down

 

 

 

 

 

8. Add a new layer

 

 

 

 

 

9. Draw a filled circle

 

 

Color: 00FF21

 

 

Press and hold Shift Key

 

 

 

 

 

10. Object Align - Center Both (CTRL+F)

 

 

 

 

 

11. Add a New Layer

 

 

 

 

 

12. Ellipse Select and make a inner circle

 

 

Press and hold Shift Key

 

 

 

 

 

13. Paint Bucket and fill selection (color will be green as in step 9)

 

 

 

 

 

14. Deselect and run Object Align - Center Both (CTRL+F)

 

 

 

 

 

15. Magic Wand and select again the inner circle

 

 

 

 

 

16. Merge Layer Down

 

 

 

 

 

17. Cut selection

 

 

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18. Magic Wand and select again the inner circle. Add New Layer

 

 

 

 

 

19. Move Selection and adjust the shape of selection as shown below

 

 

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20. Effects > Selection > Outline selection

 

 

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21.Deselect

 

 

 

 

 

22. Duplicate Layer

 

 

 

 

 

23. Layers > Rotate/Zoom

 

 

Angle: 90

 

 

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24. Merge Layer Down twice

 

 

 

 

 

25. Eraser - brush width: 40 and delete arch of ellipse as shown below

 

 

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26. Merge Layer Down twice

 

 

 

 

 

27. Magic Wand - Tolerance 50% and select area as shown below

 

 

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28. Add New Layer

 

 

 

 

 

29. Paint Bucket - Color: red - Fill selection

 

 

 

 

 

30. Repeat steps 28 - 29 thrice and change only the color: Yellow, Blue and Green = 00D100

 

 

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31. Deselect

 

 

 

 

 

32. Make invisible Layers 2, 3, 4

 

 

 

 

 

33. Layers > Rotate/Zoom

 

 

Angle: 90

 

 

 

 

 

34. Select Layer Down = 7

 

 

 

 

 

35. Layers > Rotate/Zoom

 

 

Angle: -180

 

 

 

 

 

36. Select Layer Down = 6

 

 

 

 

 

37. Layers > Rotate/Zoom

 

 

Angle: -90

 

 

 

 

 

38. Select Layer 8

 

 

 

 

 

39. Merge Layer Down thrice.

 

 

 

 

 

40. Radial Blur: 40

 

 

 

 

 

Done.

 

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I think your new ring tutorial needs to have it's own thread as it has a totally different effect.

 

Agreed.

<discussion split into new thread>

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welshblue, as I said, you're the king.

Polar inversion is indeed a very powerful tool and your ring looks much better.

Sorry, I will stop posting stupidity.

 

 

doughty, actually I posted this in the thread torus or ring because you wanted to know how I did the twisty ring.

That was the method, I used two colors and linear gradient, then Traill different angles to fill the empty pixels and finally Adjustment > Curves.

I thought you'd understand.

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I thought you'd understand.

 

I did understand (I think), just thought that this would get more attention in its own thread...and it has. :)

Thank you EER.

 

I've got a few versions. This one I ran the Donut plugin on it.

 

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Welshblue, I never understood Condition Hue/ Saturation. I made one of your rings using it...pretty. Still don't understand it.

Yellowman, I'll watch your video.

 

Edit: Re-posted image.

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Yellowman, I think you need your own thread. The results are similar to Klaxxon's, but made so differently and I don't know where to post my result from your tutorials. :glum:

 

Maybe EER can wave his magic wand again.

 



 

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How many Tori tutorial does the forum need? 

 

As Welshy said yesterday (post #7 in this thread) - tutorial are jumping-off points.  So these kind of belong together.

 

If Yellowman wishes he can post his technique in a new thread.  I have no issues with another tutorial.

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@Minners71, that's awesome, has a good illusion in it.!
 
 

How many Tori tutorial does the forum need? 
 
As Welshy said yesterday (post #7 in this thread) - tutorial are jumping-off points.  So these kind of belong together.
 
If Yellowman wishes he can post his technique in a new thread.  I have no issues with another tutorial.

I think it doesn't worth a separate thread, as the video doesn't comply with the tutorials rules and requirements,
I will remove it from here, and create, maybe, a written version when I have time :)., thanks for liking it
 
 

Yellowman,
I think you need your own thread. The results are similar to Klaxxon's,
but made so differently and I don't know where to post my result from
your tutorials. :glum:
 
Maybe EER can wave his magic wand again.

 

Until EER splits YM's idea into its own thread I will post my one here,I call it Metal Rose.

 

You can post it in your own gallery thread. :)

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How did you come up with this tut ?were you able to see the result in your head and know which plugins to use or did it just come from experimentation ? 

 

Here's something combining this tut and WB's chain links.

 

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Minners71 - ^ that is glorious!  Liking the new sig too ;)

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How did you come up with this tut ?were you able to see the result in your head and know which plugins to use or did it just come from experimentation ? 

 

Here's something combining this tut and WB's chain links.

If you're asking me, then to answer your question is actually both,

What I do first, is try to analyzing the final (existing image) then try to go back to its principles,

through the way back in my mind, I can imagine some how what plugins could be used to get the required effect,

of course, I can find more than one way to rebuild it, but with my experience with PDN, plugins and experimentation, I choose the method that gives me the most fine clean result plus shortest with less layers and less freehand touchups, so to be almost 100% digital.

but the problem it is not easy "even to me" to remeber the exact steps of the method, that's why I record them as videos and post them online, to use then when I need so I don't go again through the analysation.

Not sure if this make sense to you. :)

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