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yngve
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:25 PM

Scanlines & Grid-patterns.


Okay. So scanlines and grid-patterns aren't exactly news to anyone that is familiar with Photoshop. However, I'm making this since at least five members have asked me (over PM, you know who you are. mad.gif ) how to create these effects.

It's fairly easy to make, but you'll need at least the intelligence of cheese to understand this tutorial.

So here we go:

Scanlines

1. Start up Photoshop and create a new canvas 1x2, and choose Transparent as Background content.

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2. Fill half (1 pixel) of the image with black.

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3. Go to Edit -> Select All (or simply press CTRL + A) and then Edit -> Define Pattern.

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4. Save the pattern with an original name like "Scanlines" or something equally clever.

5. That was hard, wasn't it? Now to apply it on your images:

Choose the Paint Bucket Tool (G), change "foreground" to "pattern" in the dropbox at the top.

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Now choose the pattern you saved and make a new layer. Just click anywhere on the canvas to fill it with the pattern. From here on, you can toy around with the layer blending options as much as you want until it looks good (I usually use Overlay at 40% opacity).

Before:
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After:
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Grid.

1. Make a new canvas in PS, 4x4 pixels.

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2. Make a 1 pixel black line at the bottom and right edge.

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3. Repeat step 3-5 from the Scanlines-part.

Before:
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After:
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Also, if you apply the grid-effect to a picture with an object, say a car or something similar, it's more than often a good idea to erase the gird that's on top of the object with a "soft" eraser.

Congratulations, if you have successfully completed this tutorial you're probably ready for something more challenging, like say opening a door or brushing your teeth.

Cheers. smile.gif

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:32 PM

Cool! Now I can make better signatures..... Mine's crappy. sad.gif

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:55 PM

yes it's fairly easy. I learned how to do that as soon as I started. And I've made about 6 different patterns so far.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 01:56 AM

SID taught me that in awhile ago on MSN, you need to go into more advanced patterns instead of grids.~TGK

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 03:03 AM

I would get photoshop, but I don't feel to much like searching. Is it free? If its not then how much?

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 03:07 AM

Around $1200 for a single-user licence of CS2.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 04:01 AM

QUOTE (Opius @ Sep 8 2005, 20:07)
Around $1200 for a single-user licence of CS2.

Are you serious? Damn.

Just for a single program? It's a hell of a program but I wouldn't even think of buying that if all I was going to do was make sigs.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 04:05 AM

QUOTE (MetalGrand @ Sep 8 2005, 23:01)
QUOTE (Opius @ Sep 8 2005, 20:07)
Around $1200 for a single-user licence of CS2.

Are you serious? Damn.

Just for a single program? It's a hell of a program but I wouldn't even think of buying that if all I was going to do was make sigs.

It's about $500-$600 American.

So, it's not nearly as much as Opius is leading you to believe. Crazy Australians and their crazy money.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (Yuck Fou @ Sep 9 2005, 06:05)
QUOTE (MetalGrand @ Sep 8 2005, 23:01)
QUOTE (Opius @ Sep 8 2005, 20:07)
Around $1200 for a single-user licence of CS2.

Are you serious? Damn.

Just for a single program? It's a hell of a program but I wouldn't even think of buying that if all I was going to do was make sigs.

It's about $500-$600 American.

So, it's not nearly as much as Opius is leading you to believe. Crazy Australians and their crazy money.

He's not kidding, but he's talking about the 'Creative Suite' wich includes Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, GoLive CS2, and Acrobat 7.0 Professional.
So, that's a bunch of good programs.
But Photoshop separately costs from 500$ to 600$.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 03:39 PM

I downloaded mine from Adobe.com blink.gif

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 03:59 PM

@ Yngve: You should add the "Diagonal Lines" too... wink.gif

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 04:21 PM

I don't understand why people just can't google '+scanlines +tutorial'.
There are hundreds of tutorials like this, but never mind.
http://www.yoursite.nu/tutorials.php?tut=ds

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE (niteangel´ @ Sep 9 2005, 16:21)
I don't understand why people just can't google '+scanlines +tutorial'.
There are hundreds of tutorials like this, but never mind.
http://www.yoursite.nu/tutorials.php?tut=ds

Well for one, most noobs at this are too lazy to go search, so they can come and look at this easier than by searching google. I know its a sad state of affairs, but hey

Nice tutorial yngve, helped me a bit actually smile.gif

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 07:00 PM

I use Photoshop 6 I don't know how much it cost because my dad bought it for me and all. But I can get a free version of C2 from my dad's work. I havent gotten it yet though. nervous.gif

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 07:43 PM

Get CS2, I'ts the best!! smile.gif

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:11 PM

i will be because it's free. I love free stuff

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:16 PM

Photoshop is not free.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:37 PM

correct but i am getting it for free. instead of paying like 600 dollars for it. My dad works with stuff like that. He's an editor he edits commercials and stuff like that he has about 100 copies of photoshop in his office. I want one and i will be getting one. because my photoshop 6 is out-dated

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 12:01 AM

Technically speaking, It's not free, but it is if you download the free - trial version wink.gif

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 12:31 AM

God DAMN IT I swear half of you WANT to get banned.

Stop talking about warez. This is common sense. I've already deleted and warned two people for their posts in this topic.

Holy sh*t you can get software for free off the Internet! How new and exciting! Your hints are neither subtle nor witty, so just stop it.

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 12:34 AM

I wasn't trying to be smart and witty. I am smart and witty.

Also, wth is warez? I'm from UK.

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 12:52 AM

QUOTE (matt27689 @ Sep 9 2005, 20:34)
I wasn't trying to be smart and witty. I am smart and witty.

Also, wth is warez? I'm from UK.

warez are illegally downloaded programs - like Napster on steroids. It's against the rules to discuss them here.

Ontopic: Thanks yngve, I needed to learn the grid effect for The GIMP.
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Posted 10 September 2005 - 12:58 AM

who was talking about warez.

I was talking about going to my dad's work and picking up a copy of photoshop CS2 like in the box bought photoshop.

I have no idea what you thought I was talking about

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 07:59 PM

wow scan lines are cool

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE (MC_killer @ Sep 14 2005, 19:59)
wow scan lines are cool

That was a much needed comment rolleyes.gif

Don't post stuff like that, its spam which is a against forum rules. Post productive things that help the topic

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE (51L3N7 4554551N @ Sep 14 2005, 20:00)
QUOTE (MC_killer @ Sep 14 2005, 19:59)
wow scan lines are cool

That was a much needed comment rolleyes.gif

Don't post stuff like that, its spam which is a against forum rules. Post productive things that help the topic

well i was commenting the guy who made the scan lines there are cool

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:04 PM

Yes, but it is not needed. If you have problems then please don't hesitate to ask for advice, but stuff like 'scan lines are cool' or 'I like scan lines' is un-needed spam confused.gif

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:06 PM

QUOTE (51L3N7 4554551N @ Sep 14 2005, 20:04)
Yes, but it is not needed. If you have problems then please don't hesitate to ask for advice, but stuff like 'scan lines are cool' or 'I like scan lines' is un-needed spam confused.gif

ok sorry jeez

im working on a pattern btw

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE (MC_killer @ Sep 14 2005, 20:06)
QUOTE (51L3N7 4554551N @ Sep 14 2005, 20:04)
Yes, but it is not needed. If you have problems then please don't hesitate to ask for advice, but stuff like 'scan lines are cool' or 'I like scan lines' is un-needed spam confused.gif

ok sorry jeez

im working on a pattern btw

No need for the jeez, I'm just helping you out. If you did that continuously, then you would have been banned for disobeying forum rules. Anyway, g'luck with the scanlines smile.gif

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE (51L3N7 4554551N @ Sep 14 2005, 20:09)
QUOTE (MC_killer @ Sep 14 2005, 20:06)
QUOTE (51L3N7 4554551N @ Sep 14 2005, 20:04)
Yes, but it is not needed. If you have problems then please don't hesitate to ask for advice, but stuff like 'scan lines are cool' or 'I like scan lines' is un-needed spam confused.gif

ok sorry jeez

im working on a pattern btw

No need for the jeez, I'm just helping you out. If you did that continuously, then you would have been banned for disobeying forum rules. Anyway, g'luck with the scanlines smile.gif

i made the pattern

it's like checkers but really small should i make a new topic




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