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Whoa ! Now that is green. I like it ! How did you do the outer swirl?

Making a Vortex

On a transparent layer.

I used spirograph with these settings or near them at least:

Angles 11

Density 5

Depth 50

Zoom 100

Gradient 127

Then make sure the boxes are checked for Lines, Black & White Lines, Filled with gradient and Fit rectical size.

use magic wand at around 25% and cut out the center area. If you forgot and used the default white layer remove the area outside the spirogragh.

Duplicate layer

On the lower layer use Radial Blur at about 6 or 7

On the upper layer use Zoom Blur at around 16 or 17

Its not an exact science but this is as close to the settings I used as I could get. I had to recreate it. Enjoy!

Side note: That whole picture came about becase I wanted to play with Gradient Bars. The only parts that are not background are the swirlyspaceything(thanks swalski) and the vortex. Being bored has its advantages sometimes I guess.

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Whoa ! Now that is green. I like it ! How did you do the outer swirl?

Making a Vortex

On a transparent layer.

I used spirograph with these settings or near them at least:

Angles 11

Density 5

Depth 50

Zoom 100

Gradient 127

Then make sure the boxes are checked for Lines, Black & White Lines, Filled with gradient and Fit rectical size.

use magic wand at around 25% and cut out the center area. If you forgot and used the default white layer remove the area outside the spirogragh.

Duplicate layer

On the lower layer use Radial Blur at about 6 or 7

On the upper layer use Zoom Blur at around 16 or 17

Its not an exact science but this is as close to the settings I used as I could get. I had to recreate it. Enjoy!

Side note: That whole picture came about becase I wanted to play with Gradient Bars. The only parts that are not background are the swirlyspaceything(thanks swalski) and the vortex. Being bored has its advantages sometimes I guess.

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Whoa ! Now that is green. I like it ! How did you do the outer swirl?

Making a Vortex

On a transparent layer.

I used spirograph with these settings or near them at least:

Angles 11

Density 5

Depth 50

Zoom 100

Gradient 127

Then make sure the boxes are checked for Lines, Black & White Lines, Filled with gradient and Fit rectical size.

use magic wand at around 25% and cut out the center area. If you forgot and used the default white layer remove the area outside the spirogragh.

Duplicate layer

On the lower layer use Radial Blur at about 6 or 7

On the upper layer use Zoom Blur at around 16 or 17

Its not an exact science but this is as close to the settings I used as I could get. I had to recreate it. Enjoy!

Side note: That whole picture came about becase I wanted to play with Gradient Bars. The only parts that are not background are the swirlyspaceything(thanks swalski) and the vortex. Being bored has its advantages sometimes I guess.

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Whoa ! Now that is green. I like it ! How did you do the outer swirl?

Making a Vortex

On a transparent layer.

I used spirograph with these settings or near them at least:

Angles 11

Density 5

Depth 50

Zoom 100

Gradient 127

Then make sure the boxes are checked for Lines, Black & White Lines, Filled with gradient and Fit rectical size.

use magic wand at around 25% and cut out the center area. If you forgot and used the default white layer remove the area outside the spirogragh.

Duplicate layer

On the lower layer use Radial Blur at about 6 or 7

On the upper layer use Zoom Blur at around 16 or 17

Its not an exact science but this is as close to the settings I used as I could get. I had to recreate it. Enjoy!

Side note: That whole picture came about becase I wanted to play with Gradient Bars. The only parts that are not background are the swirlyspaceything(thanks swalski) and the vortex. Being bored has its advantages sometimes I guess.

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@possum roadkill: I like the fire effect on the...possum?

I have made some avatars that I think will fit into this topic.

They're based off this image. The colors were better on the smaller ones.

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They uploaded very quickly. :) Constructive critism is appreciated, and so is all feedback.

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That's an awesome background, Enamator. Kind of a purplish mist kind of thing.

horizon.jpg

I decided to name it "Horizon". I was too lazy to add color. I kind of like it just black and white anyway. :D

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Enormator, I think the scan lines are a bit strong, but other than that I like it as a game background.

Gutspill, good use of plugins I like how they come together in your pic.

Here's something I came up with trying to get metal :P

FINAL (I think)

metalliumfinalishgolden.png

Click for larger view

3 Step Phase (First, second, third draft)

abtractmetallium.th.png metalliumfinalish.th.png metalliumfinalishgolden.th.png

Stare at any one of the versions for at least 30 seconds!

Tell me how many faces you find :P

PLUGINS / EFFECTS used: Clouds (duh :) ), Sharpen +, Dents, Gaussian Blur, Zoom Blur Deluxe, and a whole bunch of layer blend modes.

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@007--Nice use of effects :)

...saw about 3-4 (some screaming) faces in those others :o

@skitzo--Subtle use of polar inversion. Nice to see that you didn't over-abuse it :)

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Gold Rings (a clever/not so obvious use of Polar Inversion ;))

Gold_Water_Drop_by_Worldnewser.png

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Thanks worldnewser, and, if you hadn't told me it was pi, I would have guessed some kind of ripple instead. I like the effect though- cool pic :)

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@007--Nice use of effects :)

...saw about 3-4 (some screaming) faces in those others :o

@skitzo--Subtle use of polar inversion. Nice to see that you didn't over-abuse it :)

____

Gold Rings (a clever/not so obvious use of Polar Inversion ;))

Gold_Water_Drop_by_Worldnewser.png

yea thanks worldnewser,

but i wanna see your abstract! Did you post one??

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@007--Nice use of effects :)

...saw about 3-4 (some screaming) faces in those others :o

@skitzo--Subtle use of polar inversion. Nice to see that you didn't over-abuse it :)

____

Gold Rings (a clever/not so obvious use of Polar Inversion ;))

Gold_Water_Drop_by_Worldnewser.png

yea thanks worldnewser,

but i wanna see your abstract! Did you post one??

Lol It's right there. Right? Gold rings, look back to his original post.

worldnewser:nice gold effect! I've tried to get a gold effect for a while but have totally failed, I don't think it needs anything else.

BTW I don't see any polar inversion, I only see a twist. :?:

My first try at a abstract:

yhsjjie-16.png

The polar inversion is very visible but I think it looks cool.

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very cool nibblet, I think i can see people in the light too. Well I'm not very experienced but heres an abstract avatar i threw together by messing around

avatar2.png

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nice ones guys I really like that one by Breathe. it certainly does remind me of a substance like plasma.

@ Funkey nibblet (cool name) :wink: That is really nice. looks just like light at the end of a tunnel.

@Himself nice one I can see the polar inversion in yours for sure. :wink:

so here is one I've been working on thumb here large version on pg 54 of my gallery. scroll down its near bottom of the page there are also a couple of the earlier pics of it on same page near the top.

Heavens Bouquet

th_ifheavenwasabouquetcdb.png

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Oma, that looks great, the colors and everything look amazing.

Here's an abstract I was working on today, larger version in gallery.

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I can see this going in as a texture on some futuristic spaceship interior . fancy walls portholes etc etc.

very nicely done.

ciao OMA

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@ worldnewser This is AMAZING !

@ 007 Nab This is Amazing too ! Man, I really missed some great pieces !

@ Skitzo "and it looks neat, right? :wink: " Yes it is neat. Very much so.

@ Himself22 your image is beautiful. It reminds me of a stained glass window.

@ Breathe I would really like to see a larger version of this piece. This is very nice !

avatar2.png

@ Oma, once again you have produced a stunning piece. It looks so delicate and intricate.

@ Sharp I can't wait to see this in your gallery. The thumb looks really good. I really like your new sig, man, that is really fine.

@ Sokagirl, WOW ! That is really great. How did you do that? I love it !

This is something I did while on vacation...... I know, , another orb?

th_AbstractOrbWithCoolTones.png

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@Oma , thank you :D

@Possum Roadkill , thanks . I made it using the hexagons and glass blocks :P one of those things they tell you that you can stumble upon while playing with the effects :lol: I love your orb it's beautiful as always I enjoy looking at your work .

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