04-30-2003, 09:24 PM
I saw a website which I think looks nice. In the following website, they have a very nice graphic in the top. What kind of tools is used to create these beautiful things? I know photoshop well to create buttons and banners. Can I create such image with photoshop? or I need a different tool like illustrator? I really want to create similar effects but dont know how to. Please help me
04-30-2003, 09:53 PM
Photoshop, lots of layers, use of the pen tool, experiment with layer blends and opacity. The ray effect to the left a bit more tricky, I'd try the air brush then motion blur with a new layer for each different angled rays you want.
05-01-2003, 02:08 PM
Thanks mouse. Any websites you know for these kind of tutorials?
05-01-2003, 03:25 PM
Have a look through some of the sites in the thread in my signature for some tutorials that will help you get something like that.
Mind you you will have to combine different ones together.
Actually just create vertical stripes of different colors, then do polar coordinates to get them radiating out from the center, then mess with the twirl tool. Then do your layer blending effects (blur, motion blur, etc.). Then create multiple copies of the layer with the twirling bars and movie it around, mess with the layer blending modes and use Hue/Sat adjustment layers to get the layered effect looking better. It is pretty basic.
05-06-2003, 06:34 PM
Thanks for the help. So I have to use Illustrator for what you said? Becasue I dont see the polar cordinates or the twirl tool in photoshop 7.01)
I hope I am not missing some thing and being a dummy not to know these in photoshop?
In PS 7, after you've done your vertical stripes (and I'd use a big canvas to get these stripes, otherwise the wave/twirl effect will be to severe, when you probably want it to be slightly wavy) go to FILTER>DISTORT>POLAR COORDINATES, then make sure the RECTANGULAR TO POLAR tick is on. Then go to FILTER>DISTORT>TWIRL and mess with the settings. Like I said, a smaller image will make the wave effect more noticeable and heavy, where a large image will have a longer more subdued wave effect. (And for the color stripes, you could also just do a gradient color pattern horizontally, though that won't give you clear distinction between each bar--although you could just edit the gradient pattern to get that effect). Then mess with any waving or other distorting to make the wave look a little more natural (so it doesn't look to filtered). Then make multiple copies of that layer and apply different effects to it (color overlays, adjustment layers, blurs, shadings and drop shadows, etc.) Then just move it onto your working canvas and alter it accordingly.
Oh, and remember, with this effect you aren't going to use the entire result of your work. You are probably only going to use a copy-merge of the top right section of the image (or where ever, depending on what kind of wave you want going).
05-07-2003, 06:57 PM
Thanks for all your help. I will try this in my photoshop.:)