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There is not much activity today... So I will give you a little summer homework. :)

 

The"Dents" effect is wonderful. However, I wonder if there is a way to produce dents shapes that are more rectangular. I have been playing with the options but no matter what I do, the dents are rather circular. Very few are rectangular. So, If you know of a method to make it behave and produce rectangular shapes let me know. Perhaps I am not using the right effect or there is not one yet.

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Hello BoltBait,

 

I did try Tile Reflection but the result is tiled. I was hoping to have more like the dents effect with less round dents and more rectangular shapes of all sizes that can fit everywhere.

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Try this:

1. Create a square gradient object and save it.

http://i.imgur.com/HuzfDpF.png

2. Use TR's Random Custom Shape fill.

http://i.imgur.com/9rdwt9V.png

2a. give it a small Gaussian blur.

3. Load your image (of the same size) onto the clipboard ie. select/copy, and run Clipwarp.

http://i.imgur.com/xws7nk3.png

original: http://i.imgur.com/nlH7dCo.png square dented: http://i.imgur.com/cWmTEEj.png

Not perfect but room to experiment with other shapes!

http://i.imgur.com/SFkddPh.png

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Interesting effect Seerose - not a square distortion but beautiful in its own way! ;)

 

For the square distortion you need the flower image copied to the 'clipboard' (select and copy the flower layer).

Then select the layer with the square pattern before running clipwarp.

 

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@ Red ochre! Thanks for the instructions. I think now have done it right.  ve7oxyf5.gif Thanks again.

 

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Not as visually appealing as Red's approach, but it seems I got a few rectangular dents from the Jitter plugin, setting the first two parameters to equal values and varying other settings. Probably these examples aren't even close to something relatively good, but here they are anyway, at least as additional ideas.

 

Original:

 

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Jittered once:

 

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Jittered twice:

 

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Crystallizing first and finally jittering:

 

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One way you can achieve a regular pattern of rectangular dents (not the random dents that seem to be what's wanted) is to apply the Distort>Ripple plugin a few time, alternating vertical and horizontal, with different size and phase settings, and with the highlight set to 0. Dents can be used afterward, with large-sized dents, to add some randomness.

 

With apologies to the lovely Ms. Lawrence:

 

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One way you can achieve a regular pattern of rectangular dents (not the random dents that seem to be what's wanted) is to apply the Distort>Ripple plugin a few time, alternating vertical and horizontal, with different size and phase settings, and with the highlight set to 0. Dents can be used afterward, with large-sized dents, to add some randomness.

 

With apologies to the lovely Ms. Lawrence:

 

attachicon.gifDentedKatniss.png

 

Cool job, MJW! Laie_98.gifYou've just turned her into an alien or something!Laie_97.gif

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I've noticed the various suggestions have produced quite disparate results, so I wonder what Eli had in mind. Eli, is there some particular use you have for the square dents? Do you want the squares to have the same orientation, or random orientations? Do you want more-or-less true squares, or just generally straighter sides? I think more details might help. (I also think it might be difficult to fit together randomly sized and orientated squares. I think there'd probably need to be some non-squares to fill in the gaps)

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Impressive Red! It is just a detail from "A sunday afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" . Your image recognition skills are better than Google's.  B)

 

@MJW: You are right, there are several proposals. As I pointed out in the image on the first post, there were two rather rectangular shapes. I wondered if there was a way to better control dents as to produce more rectangular shapes with concentric rectangles. Something like the pattern used in this purse/bag:

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As you can see the shapes (squares and rectangles) are not all the same size nor they are arranged like in a brick wall. There are also some straight and curved lines to fill some spaces. And yes there are some gaps that have irregular shapes.

 

I should have posted this image on the first post as well.

 

Anyway, the solutions proposed are wonderful as I get to test and learn from others ideas.

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