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Old 01-24-2005, 07:19 PM
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I might have stumbled onto something semi-useful. Make 3 color fill adjustment layers. On the second and third layers' mask run the clouds filter. Doubleclick on each of the 3 in turn and adjust colors to taste. Viola, instant cliche studio backdrop!
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Old 01-26-2005, 07:29 PM
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Wind (stagger), accented edges, invert, rotate
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Old 01-26-2005, 09:29 PM
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Ooo, I like the wind one!
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:02 PM
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The Wind one is good for making Displacement maps.
Like for a 3d topology type thing.

For Doug's given example:
Flip > Vertical
Save as a PSD for use as a D-Map with Displace
New Document with what you want to use for a 'surface'.
Use Transform > Distort or Perspective to make it 'lean back'.
Filter > Distort > Displace using Horizontal 0 and Vertical 25 or so.
And Stretch to Fit.
Try different positive values for Vertical.

That's the gyst of it. The refined version would need some Levels/Curves and some masking action. Alas, I don't write Displace tutorials anymore.
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:02 AM
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Extrude, mirrored half
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:00 AM
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Well I discovered this thread this morning. I guess there are several of us that do this rather than other things. What I have found interesting with clouds is to run the wave filter after the cloud rendering. That has several settings so you can adjust the direction, frequency and amplitude of the fiber you are creating.

In this example I just did clouds on the default settings and then the wave filter. The possibilities are endless but its a great way to waste time and thats what this little excursion to clouds has done for me.

Of course I'm retired so I do have time to do these sort of things. Hey have a good day and get back to work
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Old 02-26-2005, 09:27 AM
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1.) New File; default colors
2.) Render Clouds + hold down opt/alt key
3.) Difference Clouds
4.) Brightness +75 Contrast +44
5.) Hue/Sat Colorize 325H;24S;1L
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Old 05-07-2005, 05:34 PM
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Not Just Clouds

There are some clouds in this somewhere but I think they got lost under everthing else.

I found this odd though.
I made a square selection, then modified it with 'Border'.
Great - but I wanted a double border. Things went funny from then on. I applied the border several more times.


Why does it not just give more borders???
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Old 05-26-2005, 01:57 PM
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Fiery Background

Hard to imagine how simple this really is, but it is!

Step 1: Open New doc-
Step 2: Set your default colors to black and white or hit D on your keyboard.
Step 3: Filters- Render- Clouds
Step 4: Filters-Render- Difference Clouds Do this about 5-10 times or until you get an interesting pattern...
Step 5: Filters-Distort-Polar Coordinates-Polar to Rectangle
Step 6: Image-Rotate Canvas-Flip Canvas Vertical
Now lets add some color!
Step 7: Add a Solid Color layer of Orange- change the mode to Color Burn
Step 8: Make another Solid Color Layer of Red- Change mode to Screen Change the Opacity to 10%

And Viola! A Fiery Background! Enjoy!

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Old 05-26-2005, 02:14 PM
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Not sure what you could do with this, but here is another one for the clouds filter.

Step 1: Open new Doc
Step 2: Set your paint colors to the default black and white (Hit D)
Step 3: Filters-Render-Clouds
Step 4: Filters-Render-Difference Clouds
Step 5: Filters-Stylize-Emboss Set Angle to 135, the height to 3, and the amount to 300.

Add some color by using Image>Adjust>Hue/Saturation, don't forget to put a check in the colorize box!

Well there you go- even more simple than the fiery background!

Have fun!

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