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Old 01-10-2009, 05:06 AM
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making water drops

Don't know where to ask this question, so I'll start here. My latest class assignment is to turn an object into water droplets. The directions turn a channel into a displacement map. Back at my main image file I'm supposed to : filter, distort, glass:choose load texture, load displacement map. I don't have the option to load texture. Where's it at? Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:02 AM
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Re: making water drops

bmacior, you will not find that option load texture under distorison filter glass, but under Filters-Distort-Displace, once you made your settings there you will be asked for the map, which must be saved as a PSD-File
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:26 PM
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Re: making water drops

What amica said plus, the file must be saved in grayscale. Displacement maps work only the gray areas of the photo.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:17 PM
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Re: making water drops

Thanks. Next question. The directions say to click on the border between my layers to make a clipping group. I don't see that that does anything. What should I see in the layers pallet?
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:15 PM
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Re: making water drops

Hi bmacior

When you clip on the border to create a clipping layer, you are using the image in the bottom layer to clip the top layer. The top layer will be visible only where there is an image in the bottom layer. Where the bottom layer is transparent, the top image will be clipped out. What you will see in the layers pallet is the clipped layer will move the image to the right slightly, and a pointer to the image below is added. See the image that I have attached for you.
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