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    Photoshop Effect... How to?

    http://www.templatemonster.com/show....g2=&order=date

    See the top left corner of that layout? How would I go about getting that blue "wavish" effect? I've also seen that type of effect on pixelbrick's site.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I'm not sure but you can just airbrush that with a few layers and varying opacities.

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    I was trying that... but with the airbrush I just wasn't able to get something that looked half like that.

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    I have an idea but I am not a guru so I can't just tell you...I need to go home and try it out and figure out exactly what to tell you. But in the back of my head, I know how to do this...
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    Good stuff! I look forward to it Sketch.

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    Are we talking about the wave in the adobe photoshop homepage screenshot?

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    No, we're talking about the wave in the link I provided... upper left hand corner.

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    get a "pool filter" or airbrush the general shapes, then get to work on bluring it (radial blur probably).

    They may have used a 3D render though

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    I've gotten something pretty similar to that with a few simple plugins first choose the colors, difference clouds, the liquify effect. Liquify it till it looks nice n wavey (or you might be able to simply make straight liquify's then apply the wave effect) then airbrush it. Step 2, Send me $50 bi-weekly
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    Uh ok... thanks for that korruptking.

    THanks platinum.

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    yeah, I yield to the grand pubas....
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    I'm going to give it a try as well, mydster. I have a couple of actions that would probably produce the same effect. If I'm successful, I'll post the actions for you.

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    Felt like messing with it
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    Awesome guys.

    Platinum... that is really good. [img]images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] Any chance you can post a PSD for one so I can take it apart? Or even instructions on what you did?



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    Basically - fill a layer with colour, hit up the 'old pool filter get a nice looking random spread of colour... then go filters > liqify and use a "bloody big brush" to trace some nice lines over the canvas.

    The psd wouldn't tell you much I don't think...

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    hehe this is actually pretty fun
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    Mine isn't as elaborate as Platinum's but it was simple to do.

    I worked with two layers, background and the wave layer. Using two different brushes, I added several lines of color (three shades of blue). Then I took the smudge tool and smeared the lines to create the wave. I then used the wave filter under the filter - distort menu for the finishing touch and added a drop shadow to the wave layer. I tried the liquify plugin and achieved a similar effect, but my personal preference was this.




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    Take a look here: http://www.voidix.com/wavy.html

    It's a tutorial with the effect you want...

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    Nice... looking at voidix.com's other tuts.

    URAlly and platinum, thanks for the help too.

    I love this place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by platinum
    .....hit up the 'old pool filter.....
    I can't find the pool filter. >_< I'm an idiot... it must be right in my face.

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    also you can use an effect like bevel using some abstract settings,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mydster
    I can't find the pool filter. >_< I'm an idiot... it must be right in my face.
    the pool filter doesnt come with photoshop but contains in the Toadies plugin pack. you can download it here: http://photoshop.msk.ru/
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    THanks - platinum gave me a DL link last night via PM.


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