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Gregvan Tutorials Image Manipulation

May 10, 2011
Create a Winged Heart from any Picture. Or a HEART. Photoshop.

Create a Rainbow Squiral using Photoshop Actions.

Make people look more beautiful: Really!

Letters in a circle: Handy for making Buttons with words.

Photoshop Tutorial: Winged Hearts from any picture.

February 6, 2010
Sunset over the Mall in Eureka, California

example of mathematical Winged Heart

The winged heart shape is created in Photoshop by using EDIT-TRANSFORM: PERSPECTIVE: and then moving the lower corner all the way to the opposite lower corner creating two pyramid shapes… one right side up, the other upside down… then… FILTER- DISTORT- POLAR COORDINATES- RECTANGULAR TO POLAR… then…  LAYER- STYLE- INNER BEVEL…

To get a heart shape without the wings… when you are doing the perspective transform, bring the lower corner to the center of the picture at the bottom… Have Fun!

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Rainbow Squiral using Actions.

October 13, 2009
rainbow squiral

AFTER: rainbow squiral

BEFORE: Redwood Forest in Eureka, CA

BEFORE: Redwood Forest in Eureka, CA

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Rainbow Squiral using Actions.

Window:Actions allows you to memorize series of commands to be played back later. In this example we will play back an action 42 times.

Open a SQUARE image. Like this Redwood Forest… 1536px by 1536px
Layer: Duplicate layer: OK
Edit: Free Transform: 90 percent both vertical and horizontal: click check mark…
Layer: Layer Style: Outer Glow:
select from the drop down box Structure: a rainbow gradient,
drop down box Elements: Technique: select precise,
set size to 79…OK

(size is related to picture size-try different numbers)

Layer Style Photoshop

Layer Style Photoshop

Now we have a rainbow edged layer…

Rainbow Edged Forest Layer...

Rainbow Edged Forest Layer...

Click on Window:Actions to open the menu.
Click on the three tiny lines in the upper right hand corner.

actions menu

actions menu

Click on NEW ACTION from the drop down box…

Give it a name and click on RECORD button.

new action

new action

{record all these mouse clicks to be played back later…}
Layer: Duplicate layer: OK
Edit: Transform: Rotate:
92 percent both ways, -12 degrees, click on the check mark…
Image: Adjustment: Hue/Saturation: -25 hue, OK
Filter: Blur: Blur

Stop recording by clicking on the square at the bottom of the Actions Menu.



Click on the name you gave your action in the list of all possible actions…
Play that action again by clicking on the triangle at the bottom of the actions menu…

rainbow forest after a couple of rotations...

rainbow forest after a couple of rotations...

play that action about 42 times… YES, 42 times!

Layer: Flatten Image
File: Save for Web and Devices, SAVE, give it a name, SAVE

This is a Archimedes Spiral. Not a Fibonacci Spiral… that one is interesting too!

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