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    The Learning Curve

    Hey all you peoples, anyone here interested in learning more about graphic design involving Photoshop and possibly other programs, such as Cinema 4D? Well you're in the right place.

    Many here in the Cosa are familiar or semi-familiar with Photoshop as I've come to see, and many are interested in learning. We can all teach each other, I'm sure one of you guys know some trick I don't.

    Now, how this works is simple; just ask a question, post a little tip or drop some insider info, make a quick tutorial or step by step post and put it up. What ever thing like that you can think of basically, one other thing. Let's start with basic stuff so everyone willing to learn can catch up, then we can all move on as a group to the harder things.

    Allrighty then, let's start. Ask away people, post away..
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    Re: The Learning Curve

    You know.....I've always wanted to know how to fade userbars into a new picture.
    I never knew how to do that.
    So if anyone is willing to teach I'm willing to learn.
    Like this one.....not mine at all
    Ex:

    But since a lot of people make them like this I wanted to also.
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    Re: The Learning Curve

    I am curious as to how to make AMV's. It's been like a dream when I started in graphics.
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    Re: The Learning Curve

    I don't know how to get more than one image in the animation bar, but I can tell you how to make the fading effect.

    Open a .psd in ImageReady and go to windows>animation to open the animation bar if it isn't already.

    Select you layer, now this is the only thing that'll appear in the animation bar.

    Near the bottom of the animation bar there are many clickable things, click on the 'duplicate current frame' box.

    On the duplicated frame, lower the opacity as much as you want. Do this many times, making new frames and lowering the opacity each time.

    If you wish to change the speed of the fade, there is a small bar beneath each frame that should say 0.00 as default, click on that and a speed menu shows up. Change all the frames to that speed and you're done.

    Here are a few examples of the fading effect





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    Re: The Learning Curve

    This is how you make animated signatures too? I've been trying to do that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLawEdmiNd View Post
    I don't know how to get more than one image in the animation bar, but I can tell you how to make the fading effect.

    Open a .psd in ImageReady and go to windows>animation to open the animation bar if it isn't already.

    Select you layer, now this is the only thing that'll appear in the animation bar.

    Near the bottom of the animation bar there are many clickable things, click on the 'duplicate current frame' box.

    On the duplicated frame, lower the opacity as much as you want. Do this many times, making new frames and lowering the opacity each time.

    If you wish to change the speed of the fade, there is a small bar beneath each frame that should say 0.00 as default, click on that and a speed menu shows up. Change all the frames to that speed and you're done.

    Here are a few examples of the fading effect





    I'm going to keep trying to get more than one image into the animation, but there's that if you didn't know already.
    Oh that's hot!
    I'll post up my results on this one later...
    Thank you so much Flaw ^^;;


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    Re: The Learning Curve

    Two quick ways to add a nice bit of depth or simply to sharpen your image...

    1: Creat a new layer and apply the image; add a black and white gradient map. Leave it at 100% and set it to Luminosity.

    2:Make a new layer and apply the image. Go to filter>other>high pass; leaving the variable at 10 and putting it on Soft Light at 100% looks clear and sharp, but you can always raise or lower the variable to suit ot needs.

    Clipping masks

    This is what a clipping mask looks like, it's just a little portion of the image in a closed off area.



    The clipping mask is the rest of her face coming in by the top of the sig.

    So, take out the rectangular marquee tool and make a box spanning the height of your sig, make sure it's not too wide.

    Keep the selection open, apply the image. Now you have your image in the box, press ctrl-D to deselect. Hide this layer.

    Make a new layer and aplpy the image. Press ctrl-alt-G to make your clipping mask. Now unhide the box layer but stay on the layer you just made. Move it around and you should see your clipping mask.

    This also works with text and other things.
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    Re: The Learning Curve

    I can provide a learning curve for all of you when it comes to making a AMV i will post it shortly.
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