RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Image Help
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Image Help Got a problem image? Don't know where to begin? Upload images and ask our users what they think or if they can help

How did I do this?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-24-2003, 04:18 PM
stevic stevic is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 43
How did I do this?

Hi,
For the life of me I can't remember how I did this a couple of weeks ago for my Photoshop final assignment at the local college. The theme of my assignment is portals and I'm trying to get the effect of looking out from the inside of a cave.
Anyone have any ideas? This is embarrassing.
Craig Carlson

p.s. This is my first attempt of posting an image. I hope it works
Attached Images
File Type: jpg cave copy.jpg (40.1 KB, 85 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 11-24-2003, 09:50 PM
LQQKER's Avatar
LQQKER LQQKER is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Moon, Southwestern Tycho
Posts: 383
There are a ton of ways to do this, but one way is to start with a new layer (white). Duplicate the image and fill black. Use the lasso tool and create your cave entrance on the black layer and delete it's contents (which leaves you a white hole). Select another area "outside the original hole (the distance you want for the outside cave reflection) and feather it to about 30 or 40 (depending on your image size).

Go to your filter menu "brush strokes" and select "sprayed strokes" (stroke length 0, spray radius 25) left diagonal. Repeat with right diagonal.

This is a highly simplified answer and may not be what you are looking for but it may place you in the right direction.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg example.jpg (70.6 KB, 36 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 11-25-2003, 08:10 AM
Vikki Vikki is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Arizona
Posts: 883
I looks to me as if you had a black background with a white area in the center.
Apply filter>distort>glass.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 11-25-2003, 09:20 PM
stevic stevic is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 43
Hi,

Thanks Vikki and Looker, Vikki you are the winner, that is how I did it! Thank you Looker, for another look at a technique for my problem. Here's what I've come up with so far and it still needs work. I still have to have a reflection, a shape layer and a layer mask and text for this portion of the course. Then next I have to explain all my methods on a grayscale image and find a printer who will do a 30 x 24 inch print.

Craig Carlson
Sebastopol,Ca.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg portals_234.jpg (87.6 KB, 39 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 11-25-2003, 09:32 PM
Vikki Vikki is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Arizona
Posts: 883
Wow, you have quite an assignment!
Good luck to you - what you have so far looks great.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 11-25-2003, 10:46 PM
Duv's Avatar
Duv Duv is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia
Posts: 1,213
Hi Craig

I think what you have done here is "top drawer". As a very minor critique..the outside light appears fairly subdued..late afternoon or evening? If so, perhaps a little less light on the edges of the cave. Also I think caves get dark very fast. Maybe a gradient tool to run the edges to black. Here's a very crude rendering that's just a thought. Otherwise, I really like your picture.

Cheers
Duv
Attached Images
File Type: jpg portals_234 copy.jpg (94.2 KB, 36 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 11-26-2003, 11:10 AM
stevic stevic is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 43
Duv, I like that, exactly how did you use that gradient? Step by step would be nice if you have the time.
Craig
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 11-26-2003, 02:40 PM
Duv's Avatar
Duv Duv is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia
Posts: 1,213
Hi Craig

That is a good question because I couldn't figure out how to achieve the effect I wanted with the gradient tool. What I did was Press D to set Black/White. With black selected I used a paintbrush set at 40% opacity and painted over the cave entrance and walls. You could gradually increase the darkness of the walls to the edges by gradually increasing your brush density to perhaps 80% but I think that is an amateurish approach.
If someone knows how to accomplish this with gradient please let us know.

Cheers
Duv
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 11-27-2003, 06:46 PM
stevic stevic is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 43
Hi Duv and friends,

I took the easy way out and did a black fill layer on my background at approx 30% opacity to dull everything down . This is what I ended up submitting for this section of the course. I'll also include a grayscale image in my next post. The assignment had to include a layer mask, a vector mask, shadows or reflections and at least three filters + the grayscale image showing what I did and printing options.

Craig
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bp_portal-cac_web.jpg (94.0 KB, 14 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 11-27-2003, 06:51 PM
stevic stevic is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 43
Hi,

Here's the grayscale.

Craig
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bp_portalgray-cac.jpg (98.7 KB, 12 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Image Help


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 08:43 PM.


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