What is the trick of creating metallic looking colors, such as chrome and polished bronze. Is it a task of changing variants of shade and blending or is there a palette that includes these?
May have just answered my own question. I did go to Jeff's site to look at what he had to offer in tutorials at www.unleash.com and then as I was looking at his samples got some self-induced motivation to try something. I like the effect I got.
In reply to Hunter:
I was referring more to the reflective effect like you show, hence any image with the metallic look won't look "flat" and actually have a dimesion quality to it. As I had indicated, I had come up with a work-around to the effect I was hoping to get, because the metallic look wouldn't actually work for what I wanted. I didn't want the flat single color so I blended a small white circle with a 10% gradient of black (so really light gray then) and offset the center circle and gave it 100 steps. Just what the doctor ordered.
By the way, when I think blue, it ususally is cobalt.
I use coreldraw 11 need help with Lasso Tool
I have a JPG of my head and I made the background all Black so you can see my face and head in color real good.
Then I saved it as BMP.
Now wen I open it in photopain I can't get the Lasso tool to grab just my head.
it gets a little black with it ad I tryed to bring up the Talernce level no good.
Please tell me what to do or try??
In reply to biferi:
I don't believe the lasso tool will just grab a portion of an image. It will encircle and clip where you drag the 'blinking lines' to, but you may actually have to edit around the image to delete the parts you don't want to include (the black background) , which will take a bit more time than just click and pull the image part away from the rest of the photo.
In reply to Graewerld:
Graewerld, wondering if you tried a radial fill?
Seems to be a lot quicker than going through all the steps to make a blend, no?
In reply to ColorYourWorld:
*drools all over the keyboard*
That's exactly what I want!
can you tell me of a good way to take a Head out of a photo that the background is all onother color???
Open the image in Photopaint and use the CutOut Lab.
There is a Video Tutorial that came with the Boxed Version of CGSX4.
In photo-paint. Image > Cutout Lab
The quick version..............
Change the type to Radial
Move your cursor over the 'white' area in the visual and slide it anywhere you want.
Of course, there are a ton more adjustments you can make while in that dialog box, but those 2 clicks will get you what you showed in your original post without any fuss at all.
Hope that helps.
Already played with it and it was wonderful.
Many thanks your way Diane!
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