How to you get this effect?

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  1. guitarist2013

    guitarist2013 Member

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    The kinda Digitalized Fade Away? Like this:

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    I tried mosaic patterns and overlay styles, I just can't figure it out.

    Help Me?

    This is what I have...

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  2. virtualTune

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    first look for a pattern that you like to fade into.

    then put it were you want it. Add colour or play with curves until you like it.

    now play with the layer mode and place it. then add a layer mask and take a gradient black to transparent. start where you dont want the pattern and end were it should be. play around. HIH
     
  3. Syndicate

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    I personally use a render:

    http://i44.tinypic.com/35mqk5d.png

    Then you can place that around the signature to get a good effect.

    Hope you don't mind, I got a bit carried away:

    [​IMG]
    Code:
    [img]http://i40.tinypic.com/qozyc3.png[/img]
     
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    haha well you should explain it rather than make it ;)
     
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    Yeah. I'm a Photoshopper though :p I don't speak GIMP :p
     
  6. bladesonic

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    Looks like he opened up the render with the effects, erased the actual render, and probably set the layer mode of the effect to dodge/screen/addition (in GIMP terms).
     
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    That sounds right yeah ^_^ You're correct about the render, not sure about the GIMP blending modes though, but I'll just agree with them anyway :p
     
  8. guitarist2013

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    -sigh- Now I almost don't wanna make it... I will though...

    Thanks for the help guys!

    And nice to see ya here syndicate!
     
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    Haha. Consider that signature a gift to you. Feel free to have it xD
     
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    virtualTune has it right.

    anyways, it looks like you could use a layer mask for this. the characters are on one layer and the pattern on the one above. add a layer mask to the pattern layer. then do a gradient from black to white or black to transparent on a new layer. copy the gradient and paste it into the mask.

    you can also do the gradient on the mask.
     
  11. fencepost

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    To create the pattern using the Mosaic Filter in GIMP

    Create a transparent layer and set your background color to the desired color (I picked a yellow).
    Go to Filters > Distorts > Mosaic and set the highlighted ones below (you can experiment with the others, but make sure you set the highlighted ones):

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    Duplicate the mosaic pattern, and run the mosaic filter one more time, but this go-around, set the Tile Spacing to a little bit higher (I used 3.0). Click OK.

    Run Gaussian Blur on this new layer and adjust the blend mode, if desired. Merge both layers together. Here's my result:

    [​IMG]

    Now, try experimenting with the Perspective Tool to get the angle you want. Here's a screenshot of mine:

    [​IMG]

    Then, try the suggestions provided by the other members above.

    Hope this helps.

    Art
     
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    sweet how you figured out t do the pattern! :)
     
  13. David Wood

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    I knew how to do it to. :)
     
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    who cares, you didn't tell anybody 8)
     
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    You guys would have figured it out. ;)
     
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    Haha, fencepost to the rescue again.
     
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    why not make a script? ..jk fence! :p
     

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