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dario
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 1999 8:23 am     Reply with quote
from what I read on this forum, I can tell you guys are all professionals. therefore I think this question won't be so hard

I can call myself a newbie although I have worked in photoshop 3.0.5 for past 2 years, and I never had worked with layers (heh, sounds stupid. mostly I have worked with the photoframe & such plug-ins but I never took advantage of the layers)

then I noticed this site, and I have to say it kicks some serious ass. read my suggestions on the bottom of this message. I'll just get to the point
I read dhabih's tutorial how he does things (that image called "Broken") ,did everything and now I have two layers. in the first one, there are only black lines and in the other one, colors. on the fifth step, he says that he had flattened all layers so he can smudge the picture. how to do that? I've tried everything (well, not exactly everything) but it doesn't work. either I edit the first image (only lines) or the colors, but never both. how to 'merge' both layers into one image so I can smudge it? Thanks a lot.

Now, onto other things
I'd like to suggest dhabih, da man, to add more tutorials. I'd like to draw pictures (since I think I can draw some excellent sketches but I'm a newbie when editing them in the photoshop comes around so do you know where can I find more tips on this? I know dhabih is an unique designer, but still, I'd like to learn how to do more effects beside ones in the tutorial.
like on the step #7 I don't know how do all those stuff. I quote:
"Detailing is part two of the time consuming part. Its actually the same thing as refinemet but just one step further. This is where i go in and add dents and scratches and veins in the arm etc. Sometimes i may add a glow or anything else that will add to the mood of the picture. Hmmm...maybe this is more Step Six and a half. "
how to add dents, scratches and veins? or on the step #8 there's a neat effect of the rain. how to do this?
I love the site, keep up with the good work.

kindest regards,
- dario
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SPike.CoM
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Joined: 22 Oct 1999
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Location: Helsingborg, Sweden

PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 1999 9:17 am     Reply with quote
dario: Read the manual...

Try to change the layer's mode from "normal" to "multiply" or something. It's not so f-word hard to use layers. It's like, working with magic transparent papers put on top of each other.

By the way, I wen't over from some crappy gfx program (not worth mentioning) to Photoshop for it's layers two yrs ago. What the h*** is matter with you?
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Brain
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 1999 9:03 pm     Reply with quote
To flattern layers, goto Layers-->Flatten Image (It's towards the bottom of the menu), or you could do Ctrl-E, which is the shortcut for Merge Down Layers (also found in the Layers menu), which will merge your currently selected layer with the one beneath it, one at a time.

Have fun!

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Zymac
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 1999 3:34 am     Reply with quote
If you don't want to merge the layers, I think there is is a "use all layers" option in the smudge tool's option palette..
(at least it is in photoshop 5.0.2)
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Anthony J
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 1999 2:51 pm     Reply with quote
In reply to Spike.com's stupid ass reply to the original question given by Dario.
This is a forum.
Question's are posed.
No question is stupid.
All artists are seeking information to further their *some* not-so-expansive knowledge of the fine aspect of 'creative art'
Telling the guy that it's not Fookin hard to use layers is the most dumb ass reply.
Not trying to start a fight with you, just commenting on it, cause i read it ...and
thought it was utterly retarded *mentally reserved* for those politically correct*

thx
I think those out there answering 'posed' questions should keep this in mind.
don't beat ppl down so much.
he stated he was a 'newbie'
he didn't say 'gimme a beating'

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RichieRich
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 1999 11:19 pm     Reply with quote
Used Photoshop for 2 years and never touched layers? wow...

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