How do I do these 5 things in CS2

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  1. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    1. The attached image?
    2. A ''Paint splatter'' effect. Like paint balls, and dribbling?
    3. A 'shiny' effect on items and fonts, makes it look 3D, and 'reflective'?
    4. Add a 3D drop/shadow, like the WordArt in Microsoft Word?
    5. Create reflective text, like on some Apple text, where the font is reflected below, as if its in water?
     

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  3. DMPDX macrumors 6502

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    If you want to "do" the attache dimage, I don't think we can help you with that. lol. But really, what do you mean by number one? Are you asking how you can do the following questions to it?
    -dsm
     
  4. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No.

    I was enquiring on how to do 5 different things in Photoshop, the first of which was the attached image. How I can achieve that effect.
     
  5. ro.hernandezz macrumors newbie

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    Shadow

    To add a drop shadow all you have to do is select the layer you want to apply it onto and add a layer style called drop shadow [Layer>Layer Styles> Drop Shadow] and playing with th options to get the desired result
     
  6. primalman macrumors 6502a

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    What effect for the first image? I don't get it. If you mean the effect is drawing, I would suggest drawing.
     
  7. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What has been used to achieve that effect? It originated from a Photograph.
     
  8. primalman macrumors 6502a

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    I'd still say it was drawing, unless someone now makes a magic filter. Time and effort...and a pencil.
     
  9. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I saw it on a users Devian Art page.

    He said it was a photo of his friend. :confused:

    To me, picture = hand drawn, photo = camera. :(
     
  10. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    he doesnt know the difference between a photo and an image or illustration.

    that is not a photo which has had filters applied. It is a drawing (maybe drawn on top of a photo for reference...).

    to get the "paint" effect you want, there is no filter for that. Its all about using your tools and brushes.

    actually, everything you list, can be done thousands of ways (just like everything else in PS). The problem is, you are obviously pretty new to the app, and explaining is gonna more than likely gonna go way over your head. (not trying to be rude, its just very difficult to explain techniqes to someone without a decent knowledge of the program).

    Your best bet is get a PS book, such as a Visual Quickstart Guide, or Down and DIrty PS tricks.
     
  11. icebook2002 macrumors newbie

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    The majority of what you want to do is achieved via filters (you will see the menu) and it would be a good idea just to play around to see what they do. The paint effect can be achieved but as previously stated it is a little complicated to reproduce here - honestly, the best way is to play with the filters. Whilst I agree the image looks hand drawn you can, again, use filters on scanned images and digital photos to make them look less realistic, can't remember what menu but you can 'replace' colours in an image of make them bicoloured (you can choose the colours from a picker) in the image you posted its obviously mauve (or purple) and white. I absolutely hate reading manuals but luckily am happy just to play around until I discover a good effect - remembering it is something different. If you are into reading then get a book - I don't know if they do a "PS for Dummies" manual - they are apparently good, short and easy to read. If you are Word savvy (sounds like it) then you will find PS quite a bit more difficult - especially when it comes to layers. Good luck!
     
  12. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    ^ the two color effect he is talking about is called DuoTone.

    Image>Mode>Duotone
     
  13. vicki2314 macrumors member

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    a google search with your list plus the words 'photoshop tutorial' should give you answers

    for the blood, i recommend using brushes- do a search for 'photoshop blood brushes' or blood splatter brushes' and you should get results
    i've used this set of brushes in the past: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/19982524/ just hit 'download to desktop'
    instructions on adding brushes to photoshop: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/20924393/

    in regards to metallic surfaces, you might find this list of tutorials helpful: http://home.zonnet.nl/epragt/tutorials/photoshop/index.jsp.htm

    here's a pretty easy way to get a basic reflection: http://pstutorialsblog.com/?p=81
     

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