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How to make this effect?

Apr 7, 2012 11:44 AM

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Hi everybody, so I'm a newer photoshop user. I just switched over from paint.net actually. Anyway, one of my favorite effects I made in paint.net was a gradient bars effect (as seen in this image):

http://paint.net.amihotornot.com.au/Features/Effects/Plugins/Render/Gradient_Bars/Gradient_Bars.Paint.NET.001.png 

 

 

Now, I really want to know how to make this in photoshop, any suggestions?

 
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Apr 7, 2012 2:45 PM   in reply to JTA497

    I can get close by using Render > Fibers, and using Free Transform to stretch them vertically, and finally using a Levels layer to adjust the contrast, but I could not get the lines as fine as in your example.

     
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    Apr 7, 2012 5:46 PM   in reply to JTA497

    Filter > Stylize > Wind. You'll have to rotate the results by 90 degrees to duplicate your example.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Apr 7, 2012 8:55 PM   in reply to JTA497

    One possible way:

     

    Render some noise in a small rectangle on a layer by itself, paint the top edge black, use Motion Blur a couple of times to stretch it out vertically, Transform it and stretch it vertically some more, and follow up with a Curves operation...

     

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    -Noel

     
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Apr 9, 2012 5:21 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    That's the sort of result I was getting with fibers, and I tried using noise as a starting point at the same time.  It just isn't as finely lined as the paint.net effect.

     
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    Apr 8, 2012 11:08 PM   in reply to JTA497

    A good lesson. And how to make multi-colored stripes?

     
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    Apr 9, 2012 4:09 AM   in reply to Flexesss

    And how to make multi-colored stripes?

    With Noise Gradients for example.

    gradientTestScr.jpg

     
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    Apr 9, 2012 4:45 AM   in reply to JTA497

    c.pfaffenbichler, thanks.

     
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Apr 9, 2012 5:26 AM   in reply to Flexesss

    I guess if you wanted really fine lines, you could use Free Transfer step & Repeat, but by heck it would come to some layers!

     
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    Apr 9, 2012 6:57 AM   in reply to JTA497

    I believe that was done with a brush. Create a brush from a long narrow triangle - the custom paths shape tool has already a triangle shape that can be stretched when creating it. From the brush controls enable only Size Jitter from Shape Dynamics and set it to 100% and from the Brush Tip Shape adjust spacing as desired.

    Untitled-1.jpg

    For color gradient, create a gradient layer on top and make it a clipping mask (Ctrl + Alt + G)

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Apr 9, 2012 7:09 AM   in reply to Trevor Dennis

    Trevor.Dennis wrote:

     

    I guess if you wanted really fine lines

     

    Honestly, I don't see a problem with the "fineness" of the lines in my example, as they are a single pixel in width, but there's always the possibility of creating any effect at a much larger size and downsizing.

     

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