Phil Sutters

Phil Sutters

Posted on 10/12/2015


Photo taken on March 31, 2014



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the travelator to Mars

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I just wanted to do something with this angle gradient which had been posterized and had glowing edges added. I had the silhouettes in a group from another image, so the two came together - for better or worse. I don't think I will inflict it onto a group. If you pass by and like it - shall be pleased.

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Ms.Wisteria
Ms.Wisteria
I like it!
22 months ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to Ms.Wisteria
Good!
When one finds a way to do something that is not an immediately obvious way of using a software tool. it is fascinating to play about with it. If one applies a gradient, to a layer in Photoshop, the resulting image runs through various shades or colours and they can appear to merge into one another. However if one then applies 'posterization' or 'poster edges' to that layer it breaks up that surface into the different shades or colours. You can adjust the width of the sections by adjusting the level of posterization. The gradients can be a straight run from one side of the image to the other, or up and down, or they can be radial or in this case at an angle.
I know all this will be meaningless to someone who doesn't have or use Photoshop or similar software, but in case anyone who has is watching and hasn't tried it......that's the basic idea!
22 months ago.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
And I'm going to try it, Phil, hoping to have your success or even a significant fraction of it. This really engages the eyes.
22 months ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to John FitzGerald
I am lucky that I have the original in my 'backgrounds' file, because I have just tried to reproduce it in case you asked for tips, and although I got near there seems to be one stage I can't recreate at present! I am sure you will have fun trying. I know that one of the menu options included 'sparkle' but I can't find it!
Later ....... I have found 'Sparkle' It is one of the options in the 'Paint daubs' filter/effect menu. It is what gave the Silver Vortex its shimmer.
22 months ago. Edited 22 months ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Good work Phil, I am still trying to get my head around layers!!
22 months ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to John Lawrence
Thanks, John. I have been looking at some of the genuine fractals that some fellow users of ipernity seem very skilled at producing. One has given me some websites to visit to let me into their methods, but they still look a bit daunting. So we all inch our way forward. Good luck with getting to grips with layers.
22 months ago.