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Star Link and Gelatinous Foliage.

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His flowers can be made using the the rose plugin. Just duplicate resize, rotate, etc etc.

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Cool, they look great, the second would be a good sig BG

Wow! That's beautiful! I love it! How did you do the flower/butterfly things? (I'm still trying to figure out whether they're flowers or butterflies, but whatever they are they're awesome! :) )

Thanks a lot, they were aimed the be flowers but becuase its abstract, it can be anything really :D . That image was basically an experiment with rainbow overlays, which i may be doing a tut on soon. Thanks for yiur kind words

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Thanks for comments guys, it's a technique I thought of while sleeping :P

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[reason]How-to[/reason]: Draw a curved line with line tool

Draw a second curved line with the same start and end points as the first, and bring it slightly out

: Duplicate layer, Ctrl+Shift+Z - rotate about 5 degrees, and resize to .95.

Duplicate latest layer again, and repeat the process

: For the 3D ish look - duplicate flattened abstract symbol, invert color, and move bottom layer 2 px up or down or whatever

: For background effects, Simple radial gradient

Clouds on Overlay at opacity

About 3 or 4 new layers, and draw a radial gradient going from color to transparent. Se each of these layers to overlay at a low opacity

For lighting in the middle, a simple paintbrush dot with blurs. For its color, a radial gradient from orange-ish yellow to transparent on top of it set to Overlay.

That's pretty much all I did. I'm surprised I remembered it, normally once I get it on canvas it leaves me for good.

Again, thanks for the kind words :)

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Thank you, yes it can definitely yield some interesting results. I've been playing around with it a little more, and it really has the ability to imitate Photoshop's Pen tool Stroke.

I think I will make some classy- fancy stuff with this (Like J2K's sig)

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Thanks for comments guys, it's a technique I thought of while sleeping :P

Hidden Content:
[reason]How-to[/reason]: Draw a curved line with line tool

Draw a second curved line with the same start and end points as the first, and bring it slightly out

: Duplicate layer, Ctrl+Shift+Z - rotate about 5 degrees, and resize to .95.

Duplicate latest layer again, and repeat the process

: For the 3D ish look - duplicate flattened abstract symbol, invert color, and move bottom layer 2 px up or down or whatever

: For background effects, Simple radial gradient

Clouds on Overlay at opacity

About 3 or 4 new layers, and draw a radial gradient going from color to transparent. Se each of these layers to overlay at a low opacity

For lighting in the middle, a simple paintbrush dot with blurs. For its color, a radial gradient from orange-ish yellow to transparent on top of it set to Overlay.

That's pretty much all I did. I'm surprised I remembered it, normally once I get it on canvas it leaves me for good.

Again, thanks for the kind words :)

I did the same kind of thing the other day, but I used panelling instead. Thought of it when wondering how to recreate These. But now that I think about it, rotate/zoom probably works better :P

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Ahh nice - those brushes look very cool - I can see how both of our techniques can definitely do this.

Kinda Vista-ish

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loving those vista ish images. keep them coming

I added a new abstract to my gallery. called Vapours looks better in large full size. (in my gallery pg 22)

th_Jan172009Vapors.png

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loving those vista ish images. keep them coming

Thanks!

th_Jan172009Vapors.png

How the heck did you make that effect? It's like plastic! How did you get thos highlights in. Excellent abstract Oma.

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oh you would ask that. this one is one of those do a layer duplicate additive whip it around in 3d shape then polar inversion merge additive again reshape inside out etc etc etc. maybe more polar inversions. more 3d shape some multiply blend modes. etc etc.

I'm trying to figure out a good real simple tut to show some of this but I get going and after about 10 mins I think you'd be totally lost.

not good tut material or rather great tut material but way too much of it.

OMA

edit theres a lot of edges in it as well.

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So the highlights are from: the Shape 3D.

or from edge?

or maybe from the additive blend modes.

Well, time to mess around in paint.NET :)

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i really dont know what to call this, but its kinda wierd :?

looks like a "cosmic man eating flower".

@hjk187 not too bad. I've never been partial to the color orange but the concept is nice. :lol::lol: and that's from the old lady with the orange sig. :lol::lol: I just have to change that soon.

ciao

OMA

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Well i attempted making a fire type thing..which turned into this

myfirethingyza5.png

which i then got bored with and put my name on it, made it a ball and polor inversioned it along with adding sum other bloody potato which turned into this

reallyweirdca2.jpg

which i then ended up turning into sig type thing xD

iceysmallxs7.png

lol tell me what u think xO

i may not remeber half the steps to doing this cuz...i was mostly just playing around x)

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Well i attempted making a fire type thing..which turned into this

myfirethingyza5.png

which i then got bored with and put my name on it, made it a ball and polor inversioned it along with adding sum other bloody potato which turned into this

reallyweirdca2.jpg

which i then ended up turning into sig type thing xD

iceysmallxs7.png

lol tell me what u think xO

i may not remeber half the steps to doing this cuz...i was mostly just playing around x)

Personally, I liked the second one. The third one just looked too busy, like the text was demanding for attention (loudly, I might add), and the background seem to be lost. The fire one is pretty impressive.

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