Photoshop :: HOW-TO: Gradient Effects

May 26, 2004

Anyway, I have been trying to make some cool shadows and feel that I need some help here. If you place an object on a surface and put some light on it you get a shadow that is very sharp and dark near the objects base and gradually gets more and more "blurred" further away from the object. (Hope you get the picture)

Now, all of the tutorials that I found on this uses two layers. The first layer is sharp and the second is blurred. Using gradient masks they simply blend the two layers into each other. This is pretty good but not perfect. Below is an example:


For now concentrate on the shadow to the right. Can you spot the strange effect when the double shadows are blending? This is the effect I don't like.

The Shadow to the left is more accurate and was made in this way:

1. First I made a selection that surrounded the shadow except for the part closest to the object.

2. I applied some Gaussian blur. (I think it was 0,3 or something)

3. I moved the selection 10 px upwards and repeated step 2.

4. Step 3 was repeted until i had reached the top of the shadow.

This can also be used to mimick a shart focal depth:


Again the right image looks strange.

Finally I made a quick image demonstrating both of the effects:


(I know that the green tube has incorrect lighting, I was not thinking at the moment )

This is my dirty way of doing it, but I suspect that it can be done better. If anyone understands what I am mumbling about and have some ideas please step forward

/Moltas

View 6 Replies


ADVERTISEMENT

After Effects :: No Shadows With Gradient

Apr 14, 2013

I have a shape with a 4 colour gradient on it but it wont accept shadows unless i turn off the gradient. Is there a way to have shadows on this shape and keep the gradient as well?

View 5 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: Make A Brush That Has Particle Effects In Middle And Fading Out Gradient On Edges

May 25, 2013

I'm trying to make a brush that has particle effects in the middle and a fading out gradient on the edges that looks like this:

View 5 Replies View Related

After Effects :: How To Blend Between Gradient Meshes

Feb 16, 2014

1) how to import editable(or live) gradient meshes into After Effects or any other software?,(blend objects now import!)

2) How to Blend between gradient meshes?

View 3 Replies View Related

After Effects :: Remove Banding From Gradient Light

Sep 24, 2013

How the heck can I remove banding from light gradient? I watched over 100 tutorials about this and yet not a single one works for my case! I have a light set in dark red color over a solid layer. That creates a color gradient. But it's so blocky that messes up the whole video.
 
My color depth is 32 bpc.
I tried adding noise 5-10% (result:nothing)
I added some boxing blur (result:nothing)
 
In preview color seems (not sure about that)  to be ok but when saving it into mp4 then Ι get everything messed up.

My output options:
H.264
24 frames
profile: high
level:4
bitrate settings:vbr,1pass

I don't know what to do!! I want a smooth gradient light on the solid layer without all this blocky look! why is it so difficult to have?!

View 12 Replies View Related

After Effects :: Gradient Fill Disappearing When Converting Vector / Illustrator File To Shape Layer

Mar 26, 2013

When converting a vector or Illustrator file (such as a logo) into a shape layer any gradient fill is lost. Is there no way to ensure the gradient fill is converted across or is this a matter for a future release of After Effects?

View 2 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: Possible To Create Gradient Similar To Radial Gradient

Jan 17, 2013

Is it possible to create a gradient similar to radial gradient, except that the shape is other than circular? This image would be the starting point, but I would like the white part fading to black to be another shape (say, a rectangle, a banana, etc.).

View 5 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: Gradient Editor Doesn't Load Gradient In CS6

Jul 9, 2012

I've been experiencing problems with the Gradient editor since I got PS and the problem is that whenever I create a gradient through the gradient editor and then load it, it does load it and instead just duplicates the ones that already exist.
 
I save all gradients at:
 
C:UsersRHAppDataRoamingAdobeAdobe Photoshop CS6PresetsGradients
 
However it does (mostly) work when I import pre-made (from web) Gradients.
 
I don't know why this happens but it also did the same thing when I had CS5.5!

View 3 Replies View Related

Photoshop Elements :: Moon Effects - View Both Layers And Effects Panel At Same Time?

Apr 9, 2013

I have PSE11 and purchased Paint the Moon effects.  How can I view both the Layers panel and the Effects panel at the same time?  Was this an option in older versions of PSE that are used in the Paint the Moon tutorials?

View 2 Replies View Related

Photoshop Elements :: Adding Personal Effects To The Effects Panel?

Sep 2, 2013

after editing an effect from the panel (such as adjusting the levels of a drop shadow), to add it to the effects panel?

View 2 Replies View Related

Paint Shop Pro :: Instant Effects In X5 - How To Make User Defined Effects

Sep 2, 2013

In PSP X5 I'm pretty sure there's a way to make User Defined Instant Effects in the Adjust mode, but I can't find the steps in the Help Files. I'm thinking these are just scripts, but I'm not sure.

View 1 Replies View Related

After Effects :: Way To Export Flash Vector Animation To After Effects Keeping It Editable?

Aug 7, 2013

I have a flash animation, just shapes and tweening. I was wondering if there's a way to convert it to After Effects but keeping it editable (i.e. getting AE shapes and keyframes).

View 1 Replies View Related

Illustrator :: Drag Global Color Swatches From Color Panel To Gradient Stops In Gradient Panel

Aug 28, 2012

I have CS5. The bugs and broken features in AICS6, make it unusable in my workflow.
 
I am specifically concerned about the inability to drag global color swatches from the color panel to Gradient stops in the Gradient Panel. I use this method to update a gradient color because I find it MUCH faster than option-dragging to duplicate a stop color, then deleting the unused stop. Since I do this constantly, I find using CS6 very tedious.

View 4 Replies View Related

After Effects :: Decoupling Keyframes From Audio File For Dynamic Effects

Oct 17, 2013

I have created keyframes from audio file and used them to generate some effect, all works fine, it is amazing how easy it is However, I would like to generate flash (?) so that these effects would be dynamic to different audio files after export.

What I want is basically to create effects that can be used in life event to the streaming music.

View 4 Replies View Related

After Effects :: CS6 Opening With A Lot Of Alarms Related To Effects Redundancies With Other Programs?

Feb 21, 2013

After intalling Premiere pro CS6 and After effects CS6, I installed add-ons for these programs (newblue, boris, prodad...). When I open After Effects it gives me 38 cases of effects (Detail Enhancer, noise Reducer...) redundant in other programs, telling me to get rid of them.

When I check these effects in my programs, they are mainly .aex files, located in Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe Common Plug-ins, NewBlue Video effects collections 1 to 6. Some of them also exist in avid /pinnacle studio programs (my former video tools I still use to close previous video projects) before concentrating in Adobe CS6 suite. I don't know what to remove in a safe way. Premiere pro CS6 doesn't worry about redundancies ! Only After Effects...

View 1 Replies View Related

After Effects :: Some 3rd Party Effects Crash After Period Of Time?

Feb 16, 2014

Specifically the Boris Continuum plugins. I get this error: 
  
Seems to happen for really no reason, even if I apply the effect and let the comp sit idle, it hapens after a minute or so.
 
Win 7x64, AE CS6 11.04, 16 gb of RAM GPU: GeForce GTX560ti

View 1 Replies View Related

After Effects :: Importing Sequences To Premiere Pro With Camera And Effects?

Aug 1, 2013

I have made a short film of 6 minutes (in 6 parts on after effects) I have added all the effects and the camera work on AE, but it needs a lot of editing here and there, which I find impossible to do on AE since you can't cut and join scenes like Premier pro. I need to import all these sequences onto premier pro for editing now. The problem is once I import the files, it imports in the right order in systematic folders etc, but it doesn't show any of the camera work or the special effects like gaussian blur etc. All my hard work has gone.
 
There must be a way you can import the after effects file on premier the way it looks on AE.
 
Another problem is I read some boards and it has been suggested to edit the clips first on premier and then add effects on AE but I read this really late and I've already composited the whole film on AE. I just need premier for cutting now.
 
P.S: I also thought about exporting the AE sequences as TGA files but there's ZERO space left in my internal hard disk for that, and it would take forever to export them all anyway. Any other kind of export would reduce the original quality which I dont want, and which I dont have space for anyway, so that option is out as well.

View 5 Replies View Related

After Effects :: Memory Error With Boris Effects

Jan 17, 2014

I'm getting the same error on a project. Originally created in CC/Mac, down converted to CS6/PC (I don't yet have the exact version release). The sequence is 10 layers deep, and throws this error if we try to preview.  If 8 of the 10 layers are turned off, then the sequence will preview as normal. So, is this a bug and is there a CS 6 version release that fixes this, or am I looking to reallocate RAM?

View 5 Replies View Related

After Effects :: Transparent Smoke Text After Effects CS5.5

Feb 27, 2014

I've made a fabulous Smoke Text effect that  I then insert the .mov file into Final Cut Pro.  The smoke effect I downloaded from the tutorial has a black background and therefore when rendered out, it's a basic white text against a black background.  Once in FCP, I have to turn the file's opacity down in order for it to layer over a video file and not black out what I layer over it.
 
How can I make the file transparent?  A simple toggle of the transparency grid isn't going to do it.  I need to make or find a video of smoke that is transparent?

View 5 Replies View Related

After Effects :: How To Make HD Title In After Effects

Oct 25, 2013

i want to know that how to make a hd title effect in the after effects ?

View 1 Replies View Related

After Effects :: After Effects Not Working With Maverick

Feb 7, 2014

When I try to open after effects it says it is not compatible with this version of OS X.

View 1 Replies View Related

After Effects :: How To Add Text Effects Over Video

Aug 24, 2013

I’m trying to add some text effects over my video, but I’m really stuck right now getting After Effects and Adobe Premier to work together.

From the tutorials I’ve watched online, I’ve been trying to create a dynamic link between the two programs so I could easily create texts and other effects in AE that immediately show up on my timeline in Premier.  I've been able to create texts, but whatever I create in AE is not showing up on the Premier timeline.  Am I missing a step?  Also, when I load up my sequence into AE, all of the color correcting that I’ve done with Looks inside Premier goes away, and the clips appear as they did right out of the camera.

View 1 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: How To Get Gradient Map

Mar 18, 2013

how to get the following gradient, I have tried but with no luck I am not good with gradient map!

View 3 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: What A Gradient Does?

Nov 21, 2008

Could some explain what a gradient does in terms I could easily understand. I grip everything is photoshop except the purpose of a gradient.

View 1 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: Gradient Or Not?

Jan 23, 2006

in the first image, it kind of has a purple-ish effect and then in the next picture it almost fades to gray..

View 1 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: 2D Gradient

Dec 17, 2005

Im looking for the name of a technique, tool, or plugin that will enable me to fade one image into another. I have two images, one of a day sky, one of a night sky, that I'm merging together, similar to this:

999887767788999
999887767788999


222334454433222
222334454433222

I need the 9 faded into the 2, the 8 faded into the 3, etc. I would use a Gradient Fill but it simply fills all the white space with a gradient from 9 to 2. Short of selecting a space 1 pixel wide hundreds and hundreds of times, and then filling with a gradient, is there something that will let me use a 2D gradient, as it were?

View 3 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: Gradient All Around

Jun 20, 2008

how I can have an all around gradient for a rectangle.

Right now, the way I'm doing it is putting gradient on the left & right side of the rectangle, and then making a top and bottom rectangle with gradients to match the sides. This is a PITA ..

View 4 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: GRADIENT

Feb 1, 2007

I AM TRYING TO GET THE LIGHTING EFFECTS IN THIS PIC IN PHOTOSHOP AND I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THE STROKES OF LIGHT AROUND THIS PIC....

View 1 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: Gradient ?

Sep 1, 2006

The design Im attempting will use two love hearts instead of two circles. The problem is that this tutorial shows you how to create that gradient look by using the marquee tool to draw in the circles. When I use the shape tool and add in two hearts I can't use the gradient tool to create the same effect:

(Replace the circles for hearts)

View 3 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: Gradient Map

Feb 16, 2004

I cannot apply a gradient with a transparency for my gradient map! Is this the way it si supposed to work? I really Really want to apply the gradient with transparency, thus so all my black gradient bump map turns transparent.

View 11 Replies View Related

Photoshop :: Gradient

Jul 2, 2006

how to get the middle fffff triangle?

View 1 Replies View Related







Copyrights 2005-15 www.BigResource.com, All rights reserved