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Assistance with polystyrene texture.

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I am trying to make a background that looks like polystyrene. I have looked at the textures section of the tutorials, but can't seem to find something that resembles it. Is there a plugin or method that I could try in order to get what I want. I know I could use google to search for a texture, but I would prefer to make my own. Something like the attatched image. 

Thank you in advance.

 

post-110074-0-05603200-1400059475_thumb.

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Hmmm...what about  this tute

 

Not sure if the required plugins work with 4.0 but perhaps some of the ideas may spark a new way of thinking about the problem? Post #7 looks rather interesting.

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Thank you Barbieq. I will look into that tutorial. I am not using V4 as yet, so it should be worth a try. Again thank you :)

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@ mottoman, this is a little different, but let me know if it is close enough to work with, :)

That is almost like the real thing yellowman. How did you create that ? :)

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Looks like there is some other ways to create that :D,

But this was my long method:

 

 

You need Splinter plugin:

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/18811-ed-harvey-effects-v-35-2012-02-13/

 

1- Cloud default

2- Crystalize 12

3- Outline default (Effect > Stylize > Outline)

4- Auto Level several times till you see all black lines clearly

5- Gaussian Blue default

6- Splinter Blur (Splinters= 50, Distance= 3, Mode=Lighten)

7- Duplicate layer, Zoom it in to Double size the cells (or as taste), and set the blend mode to Multiply

8- Adjustment > Brightness= -100, Contrast= -50

9- Flatten Image and run Emboss with desired Angle (Effect > Stylize > Emboss)

 

Good Luck :)

 

 

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Many thanks yellowman :)  Should step #8 be the last step after the emboss stage ? (that's what I did)

poly_zps89e016a0.png

 

Again I thank you :)

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Thanks yellowman for this method. That's a texture I've tried to achieve but could never quite get right.

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This thread is outdated, but it would be nice to see that mini tut over in the tutorial section. (unless it is there and I missed it?)

I didn't follow the tutorial myself yet, but this is what it makes, right? If so, I like it.

 

http://forums.getpaint.net/uploads/monthly_05_2014/post-53052-0-38396600-1400093081.jpg

 

Looks like there is some other ways to create that :D,
But this was my long method:


You need Splinter plugin:
http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/18811-ed-harvey-effects-v-35-2012-02-13/

1- Cloud default
2- Crystalize 12
3- Outline default (Effect > Stylize > Outline)
4- Auto Level several times till you see all black lines clearly
5- Gaussian Blue default
6- Splinter Blur (Splinters= 50, Distance= 3, Mode=Lighten)
7- Duplicate layer, Zoom it in to Double size the cells (or as taste), and set the blend mode to Multiply
8- Adjustment > Brightness= -100, Contrast= -50
9- Flatten Image and run Emboss with desired Angle (Effect > Stylize > Emboss)

Good Luck :)

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It is in the mini tutorial thread; that's where I first spotted it. This thread may be "outdated," but the method isn't. The linked picture is, indeed, what it produces. I'll probably use the Black and White adjustment followed by the Threshold plugin or the Curves adjustment in place of multiple applications of Auto Level, because it seems a bit more direct. The method can be used with my Texture Shader plugin in place of Emboss to produce a variety of results. The reason I've wanted this type of texture is to produce something resembling pebbled leather.

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This is very similar to the texture I made for my baseball map a few years ago. I don't remember how I did it however, but I did it in PDN for sure.....

 

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