Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:24PM
I challenge you to a Steel Cage Match!
The cage is looking a little empty these days. Let's bring a little life to this place!
Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:44PM
I Accept your challenge, but you will have to post the first blow!
Posted Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:53PM
awesomenessssssss I look forward to seeing this one develop...
Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:06AM
Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:35AM
Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:37AM
It seems that I can only use or modify the Planet layer
Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:45AM
Hi Ian, Did it add a 3D-render effect to make the whold one looking like through a circular window?
Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:51PM
I definitely had some fun with this. Here's a quick video breakdown of my process.
The window is an image of a circular piece of glass using the linear burn blend mode.
I blurred the background where it meets the edges of glass and overlaid some grity texture around the edges as well. No 3D though.
The planet was stitched from 3 images into a panorama, flipped upside down and distorted with polar quardinates. I painted in a little showing and overlaid some glows and colored light leaks.
I was reading the cage rules about how to supply the PSD files. It says that in order to keep files sizes down, you should flatten everything leaving a single layer on top of the previous blow. Since this is the first blow I left the plannet layer.
Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:41PM
Here's a link to a slightly trimmed down PSD. I had to flatten some things at the bottom.
Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:31PM
great start Ian! and feel free to leave the whole image unflattened. Those rules are super old. The important thing is to keep element(s) from the previous round.
To reduce file size to 20mb, try starting with trimming to canvas and removing anything you can't see. Watch for gradient/effect layers that might be off the canvas since it changes the starting points. You can merge that with a blank layer so it can stay separate.
Posted Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:35PM
Thanks Dawn, Good to see you here!
Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:09PM
Watch out for huge Smart layers too, they can really bloat your file size.
Good to see some life in the cage, love the first blow its beautiful
Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:54AM
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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:21AM
Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:37AM
Thanks Daniel, I had lots of fun making it.
Nice work Wateye, the waves and fog you added works well.
Do you prefer to go by Sam or Jian? I noticed both names in your profile and website.
Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:33AM
Hi Ian, Sam just ok for me. thanks for your common.
In the first round, the layer left is the earth. so only one way that is to mix this one for my first round. left's keep on going.
(Edited on 2012-10-26 04:33:53 by wateye)
Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:24PM
Great start to the battle Ian and Sam, I can't wait to see where it goes next.
Posted Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:02PM
Posted Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:57PM