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    Photoshop - Crescent moon - any tips?

    I already know how to make the actual crescent moon and what not, but I am look for some tips to make it loom more realistic.

    I already added some radial blur (best quality, zoom) and gaussian blur (which really smoothed out the edges), but I want it to look more real. What options should I play around with on Blending Options? Outer glow and that kind of stuff makes it look like a "cool" moon, but it hardly looks realistic at all.

    Any techniques I should try with multiple layers, masks, etc, etc....? I looked for some tutorials, but all I found was making the actual shape, not adding effects/making it look real.

    I am just in need of some sort of guidance. Any tips you guys can give are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
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    do you have a image you can show that u r working on

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    Make 2 layers...put a blur and outer glow on the bottom layer (not a large glow), and leave the top one sharp and untouch. Should give it a backlit look...(doing this from top of my head...lol...but should work).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigeasygz
    do you have a image you can show that u r working on

    I am going to eat dinner real quick, then I'll wip together a new image and post it (the one I was working on before is somewhat trashed now). I was only at the very very beginning stages. Just made the shape, and applied some blur to smooth it out. Literally a minute or less worth of work.

    Be back soon.
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    Here is just a really quick piece (of crap ) that I put together.

    Nothing special. Just the shape and some radial and gausian blur. I haven't even messed with the blending options or multiple layers and such yet with this one because I am looking for some fresh ideas of which to start with from the very beginning.

    All suggestions are very welcome.



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    make it not perfect, instead of being 1 solid color tweak it slightly

    add things infront of it so it looks blended in,

    add some noise to it to stray from the 'perfect' feel.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by macarthur
    make it not perfect, instead of being 1 solid color tweak it slightly

    add things infront of it so it looks blended in,

    add some noise to it to stray from the 'perfect' feel.

    Cheers
    Thanks
    -Neal


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