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Old 06-15-2002, 01:03 AM
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Glad you like my kitty. Her name is Pat. She's a cutie, huh!

As far as the action is concerned, I am using the older version. It works well. One question though - on the new version I thought I noticed guides at an angle. If they were, how did you do that?

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Old 06-15-2002, 02:05 AM
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BK - yes, the guides at an angle were the whole purpose for v4. If you look at the text file I sent as part of the zip file for that version, you'll see the steps I take. I have to make the "wedge guide" every time. Essentially, I used the magic wand to select a gray section from the "eighths.gif" file. Then Selections->Modify->Border 4 pizels. New layer via copy. Fill with blue, preserving transparency. Then I went back to the photo/image and dragged it to the eighths.gif image, then moved the photo layer under the blue wedge layer. That's it. (Oh, and once the user has tranformed the photo into place, the action deletes the wedge layer.)

I had to go through all of these steps because the guides can only be horizontal or vertical. So, the "guides" at an angle aren't really guides at all - just a layer with transparency. Perhaps there is an easier way to do it, but my mind doesn't always take the most elegant path.

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Old 06-15-2002, 07:26 AM
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poor maggie is just beside herself!

I'm not seeing any lines with my MAC. I'm using PS 7 and OSX on a G4.

this is my gereatric kitty, Margaret. She will be 18 this summer.
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Old 06-15-2002, 08:11 AM
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Those blue eyes!! Wow!

Thanks for the feedback on the lines.

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Old 06-16-2002, 05:08 PM
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I've been testing Jeanie's very cool kaleidoscope "engine" and it works great! Just thought I'd post my first effort.
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Old 06-16-2002, 05:51 PM
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Hey Jak - that's really cool! It looks like a weaving or embroidered piece of some sort - am I right? I love how you gave texture to the outer mat to look give a similar feel to the kaleidescope.
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Old 06-16-2002, 05:57 PM
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Cool! I was going for the embroidered silk pillow look...

It started out it's life as a picture of my garden... lol
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Old 06-16-2002, 06:42 PM
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NO WAY!! OK - how'd you do it? Inquiring minds are dying to know.
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Old 06-16-2002, 07:14 PM
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Jak

That is really cool. I'm glad you got the action running on your machine. Dido on waiting to hear how you did your effect.

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Old 06-16-2002, 08:01 PM
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Let's see if I can remember...

1. Ran Kaleidescope action 3 times, cropped each version before running action on it again.

2. On step 4, pasted a feathered version of step 2 into center of the pattern

3. Made a new layer and used the diamond gradient tool with green & tan chosen from pattern

4. Ran cracquelure on gradient layer and copied. Set blending mode to ??. (can't remember for sure which blending mode I used)

5. Ran drop shadow and bevel & emboss on pattern.

6. Ran dry brush on copy of gradient layer and set to dissolve

7. Ran texturizer (sandstone) twice on kaleidescope layer and set blending to multiply (?)

8. Added yellow border and ran cracquelure on it

I was just playing without keeping track of what I did, so I just can't quite remember which blending modes I used on which layers...
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