RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Studio > Doodles
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Doodles Miscellaneous fun projects to help enhance your digital skills

I just had to do it.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-06-2002, 01:38 PM
Steve Taylor's Avatar
Steve Taylor Steve Taylor is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 51
Ijust had to do it.

With the new Star wars movie being out I had to do this.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg dcp00474.jpg (81.4 KB, 233 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 06-06-2002, 01:39 PM
OhThatGirl2001's Avatar
OhThatGirl2001 OhThatGirl2001 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: British Columbia Canada
Posts: 349
That's great Steve,

Now tell us how you did it!!! I love it.

Lisa
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 06-06-2002, 02:18 PM
Ed_L's Avatar
Ed_L Ed_L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: northwest Indiana, about 45 minutes from Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,824
I'm probably one of the few people who isn't a Star Wars fan. But the IMAGE is great. Love it.

Ed

Last edited by Ed_L; 06-06-2002 at 03:33 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 06-06-2002, 02:46 PM
Steve Taylor's Avatar
Steve Taylor Steve Taylor is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally posted by OhThatGirl2001

Now tell us how you did it!!! I love it.

Lisa
Thanks....Well first of all I wasn't holding anything in the picture at all. I looked on the net and found the picture below, removed it from the background, removed the beam and scaled it down to size on its own layer.

Once I had the handle moved into position, I reduced the opacity of the handle layer and began erasing parts of the handle where my hand needed to be. Once staisfied I returned that layer back to 100% opacity.

Now for the beam, on another layer I used the line tool with the foreground color set to the lightest possible shade of red I could get (almost white). Rasterized that layer and moved the beam into place. On the beam layer I went into the blending options and set the inner glow and outer glow for these I used more of a deeper red color and played around with the choke and spread settings unti I got what I wanted.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg saber.jpg (16.0 KB, 114 views)

Last edited by Steve Taylor; 06-08-2002 at 01:08 AM.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 06-06-2002, 02:49 PM
Steve Taylor's Avatar
Steve Taylor Steve Taylor is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 51
Oh yeah one more thing, a small lens flare at the base of the beam.

Steve
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 06-06-2002, 04:36 PM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
Now every Star Wars episode I've ever seen, it's the bad guy that weilds the red light sabre. Are you trying to tell us something Steve??? That and sporting a Harley biker shirt. Hmmmm. Looks like we got one tough hombre among us.

All humor aside, excellent neon light effect and you're right, the glow at the base adds a cool realism to it.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 06-06-2002, 05:32 PM
Jakaleena's Avatar
Jakaleena Jakaleena is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 709
Very cool, Steve!

I remember the first Star Wars episode in 1977. I stood in line for 3 hours, on a first date with a boy that I had a serious crush on.

(In case CJ is around here, it was at the Cine Capri in Phoenix - what a great theater that was!)

I still love Star Wars stuff.

Oh, and I like Harley's too - I used to ride a bike... My heart just stops every time I hear one of those puppies...
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 06-06-2002, 05:40 PM
G. Couch's Avatar
G. Couch G. Couch is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 951
LOL! The Harley Jedi! ...great image
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 06-06-2002, 05:50 PM
Steve Taylor's Avatar
Steve Taylor Steve Taylor is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally posted by Jakaleena
Oh, and I like Harley's too - I used to ride a bike... My heart just stops every time I hear one of those puppies...
I had one. I got rid of it back in October. I liked it and all, but found I was having a better time just being a Dad. I seldom ever rode it once my daughterwas born in August of 2000
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 06-06-2002, 09:11 PM
Mig Mig is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SF
Posts: 265
I just had to do it too

First off, cool image. I really enjoy seeing people work out these kinds of things. Honest. Good job.
Now, here's the funny thing - I dl'd the image and ran it thru a series of distortion filters and after a couple series here's what popped up Strangest thing...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg dc_superman.jpg (99.2 KB, 92 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Studio > Doodles


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved