08: PSP X2: Creating electric spikes around objects

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08: PSP X2: Creating electric spikes around objects

Post by sjj1805 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:32 pm

Hello, everyone. My name is Thanos Siozos and I've been a long time user of Corel products esp. Videostudio and PSPX2. Now, it's time for a PSPX2 tutorial.

Well, I hear you say: Enough of the chit-chat. How can I electrify :D objects on my photos without paying a dime to the power company?

Do you mean something like this?
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If yes, then follow these steps:

1. Load the image in PSP X2 (of course :D)
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2. Duplicate the background layer and rename the duplicated layer to \"spikes\")
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3. NOTICE: All subsequent effects are applied to the \"spikes\" layer.

4. Use the filter Edge effects/ Trace contour:
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5. Use Image/Negative image.
CHECK POINT: Remember we do everything in the \"spikes\" layer. The background is left untouched. So far you should have something like this:
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6. Use the brush tool with black color to brush out all unwanted edges. Use an appropriate brush and set Hardness low (around 30-50). Hopefully you'll get something like this:
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7. Use the Effects/Edge Effects/Dilate filter. Use it twice (Ctrl-Y) if you want a more pronounced effect.
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8. And now the best part: Use the Effects/Texture effects/fur filter to add the spikes. Suggested settings blur=26, density=70, length=8, transparency=118. Tweak these settings until it looks right:
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9. Now we'll color the spikes with a blue tint to make it look more like cartoonish electrocution. With the \"spikes\" layer selected create a new layer group (Layers/New Layer Group...)

10. Set the group's blend mode to Screen
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11. Inside the group and above the \"spikes\" layer add a Hue/Sat/Lightness adjustment layer. In the adjustment tab check the \"Colorize\" box and set saturation=73, hue=219, lightness=0.
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12. Tada!!!! Your electrocuted image. As a final step paint with a black brush in the \"spikes\" layer to remove any spikes you don't like.

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Good luck to everyone!

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Post by sjj1805 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:21 pm

tsiozos

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