Windows 10: User Created Windows Ten Wallpapers [2]

  1. kado897's Avatar
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       08 Apr 2017 #2881

    Borg 386 said: View Post
    Yes, isn't that always fun when you start with something simple & all of a sudden you have 20+ layers . And it gets really confusing after the 3rd drink.
    Well TC did supply me with a whole cabinet full last night.
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  2. Borg 386's Avatar
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       08 Apr 2017 #2882

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I still haven't figured out how to use layers correctly, so I just either flatten the image, or merge down.
    But I create all the parts separately first, testing placement & size.
    When I use layers, stuff becomes invisible.
    You have to visualize it in 3D. You have one layer on top of another. You can use the opacity on those to make something faded & blend in or use the eraser on that layer to let something below show through. Like the one I made yesterday, the bottom image was the green swirly stuff but the circuit board layer I faded that enough to let some of it show through.

    And yes, it can get confusing, fortunately you just have to turn off the visibility to see what layer that particular one is. Trust me, I click off/on quite a bit when the scrotch hits.

    Kado would be the one to ask about masking.

    Just play around with it, experiment & have fun.
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       08 Apr 2017 #2883

    kado897 said: View Post
    Well TC did supply me with a whole cabinet full last night.
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       08 Apr 2017 #2884

    Borg 386 said: View Post
    You have to visualize it in 3D. You have one layer on top of another. You can use the opacity on those to make something faded & blend in or use the eraser on that layer to let something below show through. Like the one I made yesterday, the bottom image was the green swirly stuff but the circuit board layer I faded that enough to let some of it show through.

    Kado would be the one to ask about masking.

    Just play around with it, experiment & have fun.
    Masking is just erasing without destroying any pixels. Black on the mask to erase white to reveal..
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       08 Apr 2017 #2885

    Another trick I do is color to transparency, either black, but usually white, and then paste it over what I'm working on.
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  6. Borg 386's Avatar
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       08 Apr 2017 #2886

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Another trick I do is color to transparency, either black, but usually white, and then paste it over what I'm working on.
    BTW, every one of those different colored glowing circuits added another layer, by the time I done with that, I think I had over 20 layers.
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       08 Apr 2017 #2887

    A quick example:
    Layer 1--Yellow base background
    Layer 2--Keith's sig white to alpha
    Layer 3--Borg's sig black to alpha

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  8. kado897's Avatar
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       08 Apr 2017 #2888

    Borg 386 said: View Post
    BTW, every one of those different colored glowing circuits added another layer, by the time I done with that, I think I had over 20 layers.
    It soon mounts up especially in Photoshop because you have adjustment layers there too although that fishy wall is only 18 layers.
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       08 Apr 2017 #2889

    kado897 said: View Post
    It soon mounts up especially in Photoshop because you have adjustment layers there too although that fishy wall is only 18 layers.
    I'm subscribed to your YouTube channel, you should make a Mask tutorial, for beginners.
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  10. kado897's Avatar
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       08 Apr 2017 #2890

    Cliff S said: View Post
    A quick example:
    Layer 1--Yellow base background
    Layer 2--Keith's sig white to alpha
    Layer 3--Borg's sig black to alpha

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	128944
    Colour to alpha is a feature that PS doesn't have at least not directly.
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