I know this may sound weird but has anybody tried to take an image of a field and digitally tried to design their own "Crop circle" of sorts? I was wondering if this could be done? Or if anybody has tried? What would be the best way of going about it?
Thats pretty cool... it actually wouldn't be that hard to do. All I would need to do is type something, select the text, and use the clone tool on the actual cut crop in the photo. THANKS
Could anybody tell me how to make the text look indented like that though?
Yep... 2 methods:
1) Duplicate the layer you created to make the crop circle effect. Move the duplicate below the original, set it to Multiply mode (perhaps lowering the Opacity a little too). Select the MOVE tool and nudge the layer in the same direction as the light source in the scene. Try 1-3 pixels, depending on the 'depth' you want the effect to have.
2) Select the colour of the grass/crop and fill your shapes/text with it. Then apply the Bevel/Emboss filter to it. As well as the Inner Shadow filter. Tweak the settings until you get the desired look. Don't forget to set the light source direction to match that of the photo scene.
If the colour fill doesn't seem to work how you'd like, try turning the layer's FILL Opacity down to 0-25.
Check out http://www.worth1000.com
They frequently have contests on image alterations and have had a few with crop circles. ( like this one )
In fact I use the top one in that gallery (fingerprint) as my desktop at work (the PI job), it's apt.
I seem to recall a link in there or a tutorial on the site somewhere there for crop circles.
There is a crop-cirlce font out there somewhere, too. I don't have it anymore, but I think I found it at www.dafont.com
Well you inspired me
Not the best Ive seen but I guess it will do
theGuest: Thanks for the tips. I'm going to try them out now.
Everybody thank you for the links and such! You rule!
You're welcome prairieweb...hope it works for you.
But OMG! Bert is using the long lost and oh-so-not-so-used "Calculations" function!!! Eeeek! I haven't touched THAT for at least 5 years! :eek2:
Anyone with an adventurous spirit... i highly recommend you tackle that filter. It's extremely powerful in some very specific ways. I believe it was first created to make it easier working with very large files. Edits and mods between files. Nowadays... it has other more practical and interesting uses.
Give it a try! ;)
PS: that's an excellent tute by Bert btw. :tup: