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Old 03-26-2009, 02:42 PM
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Re: effect of projector's beam of light))

I had a quick go at this , made selections with polygonal lasso on 3 layers filled with white , reduced opacity added difference clouds and a spot of dodge round the projecter then added a gradient adjustment layer to make it appear lighter at the projecter end.Total time 20 mins.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:42 PM
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Re: effect of projector's beam of light))

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Why did u use Xara?)
Glad you had some success. I used Xara simply because I knew the blend tool would produce the luminosity beam I wanted very easily. If indeed this can be done in PS, I'd also be interested in knowing how. Being more or less a beginner yet with PS, I couldn't think of any way to get that same result.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:48 PM
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Re: effect of projector's beam of light))

After playing with this a bit more, I did figure out a pretty simple way to do it entirely in PS. The volumetric projection beam doesn't exactly correspond to the projected image, but I think it's pretty convincing.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:05 AM
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Re: effect of projector's beam of light))

Yeah, smooth and nice!! What is ur workflow?)

In near future I will use this steps in my new series, so I want that it was convincing as much as possible )
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:41 AM
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Yeah, smooth and nice!! What is ur workflow?
1. Add a new layer above the background layer.
2. Using the gradient tool, fill this with a suitable 'noise' gradient, horizontally (attachment 1).
3. Desaturate, reduce the opacity a bit so you can see what's happening below, then using the transform tool in 'distort' mode, fit to the projector and to the edges of the projected image (attachment 2).
4. Make a selection of the projected image and everything behind it, click backspace to erase this (attachment 3).
5. Gaussian blur the layer to taste (attachment 4).
6. Add a layer mask and using the gradient tool (black to transparent) fade beam as shown. Reduce layer opacity to taste (attachment 5).
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:23 PM
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Re: effect of projector's beam of light))

Thx a lot!! )
I'll try that!! Hope it will be easy for me ))
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Re: effect of projector's beam of light))

Just great Lonnie!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!
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Re: effect of projector's beam of light))

I tried to use a combination of masks & gradients cutouts.
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