Thread: Out? think you could help me?
September 2nd, 2004, 10:59 PM #1
Out? think you could help me?
September 2nd, 2004, 11:09 PM #2
I've downloaded your PSD file twice now, but it's not working. Photoshop is giving me the error "Could not complete your reqeust because an unespected end-of-file was encountered."
What version of PS are you using to save the psd file? Could you simply try saving it again and posting it?
September 2nd, 2004, 11:11 PM #3Could not complete your reqeust because an unespected end-of-file was encountered."
September 2nd, 2004, 11:18 PM #4
September 2nd, 2004, 11:19 PM #5
yep me 3.
is the original kinda like a doom logo?
September 2nd, 2004, 11:20 PM #6
Can't open it here either in Photoshop 7. Either it's a corrupt file or it's a Photoshop CS file.
September 2nd, 2004, 11:20 PM #7
for whatever reason, the ftp didnt take the whole file...
try it now...
September 2nd, 2004, 11:22 PM #8Originally Posted by proffit
its from the Soul Reaver games...
September 2nd, 2004, 11:23 PM #9
Well, PS still won't open it but good 'ol ThumbsPlus will at least let me view it. The color information in the file is screwed up due to the "unexpected end of file" error, but I think I see what is in the image. I see the shape thingy that is probably on a shape layer. And I see a photograph of a side of a cliff which is probably on it's own (normal raster) layer. Correct?
Question: Why do you want to have 2 shape layer? For what purpose?
I ask because maybe there is another solution to what you want to do. Ya see, you can't just make a full color photograph (a bitmapped or raster image) into a shape layer. They are two entirely differnt animals.
The only way to turn a photographic image into a shape is to vectorize it. And if that is done then it will no longer look like a photograph, it'll look very "cartoony". Plus it would take many many shape layers to vectorize a photograph with lots of color.
September 2nd, 2004, 11:26 PM #10
Ok, I can open it now. But my above post is still my reply.
September 2nd, 2004, 11:29 PM #11
do you own the Photoshop WoW 6 book?
there is a project in there towards the back of the book...
they took a shape, made it a shape layer, then using a displacement map made it look like they carved the shape into the rock...very kewl. im just trying to duplicate that project... if you know of any way i can get the same level of detail, that the original pic has, into a shape layer i would be grateful...
September 2nd, 2004, 11:32 PM #12
if i remember the passage in the book (im at work right now w/o the book) all they did to the photograph was put a gaussian blur on it. there was something about a displacement map. (on the shape layer i think).
Last edited by Shifter2101; September 2nd, 2004 at 11:35 PM. Reason: forgot something
September 2nd, 2004, 11:35 PM #13
Oh, THAT's what you're trying to do. Ok.
No I don't have that book (or any PS book actually). Don't they offer a tutorial on how to do it? Or do they just show you the picture and say "see, don't you wish you knew how to do this?" LOL. I know of a good tutorial online somewhere. Let me see if I can find it.
September 2nd, 2004, 11:37 PM #14
no no, no...they have a tut on it (and a cd came with the book, which ive since misplaced). anyway, the cd had the files on it to walk you through the project, but they dont explain HOW to make custom shape layers....
Last edited by Shifter2101; September 2nd, 2004 at 11:38 PM. Reason: i cant spell
September 2nd, 2004, 11:57 PM #15
Ok, well so far every time you posted a message it appears like you're asking a different question. And I'm still not entirely sure what it is you'd like to do? Do you want to create your own shape layer similar to that Soul Reaver game's logo?
You create shape layers with any of the Pen Tools or any of the related vector tools (rectangle tool, elipse tool, line tool, custom shape tool, polygon tool, rounded rectangle tool).
Just because I've already bothered to look them up, and in case anyone else is interested, here's a couple tutorials on displacement:
Here, I used this technique when I made this image.
Or here's a video from Russel Brown showing you how to achieve a similar effect using Liquify.
September 3rd, 2004, 12:09 AM #16
yes, i would like to make a shape layer out of the logo...
ive tried using the pen tools but it just wont follow the shape to the level of detail that i want. i guess i just dont know how to use the pens correctly... sorry for the confusion.
and yes, the image that you posted is something like what im trying to accomplish. only, the images in the book were not blurred like your image. but im sure i can fix that by playing around with the layer styles...
is there some other way i can make the logo a shape layer w/o using those pesky pen tools? i ask b/c i dont have a mouse, all ive got is the touch pad on my laptop...
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September 3rd, 2004, 01:00 AM #17
September 3rd, 2004, 01:10 AM #18
but the shadows need to be inverted...
did you make the logo a shape or something using that same technique?
September 3rd, 2004, 01:30 AM #19
your PSD file has two layer right? one with background image and Layer 2 wherein the tribal logo hold the Ctrl Key then click on Layer2 then click on the Background which is Layer1 then press Ctrl + C then hightlights Layer1 then press Ctrl + V then you will have 3 Layer, Layer1 with background, Layer2 with the one we just paste and Layer 3 with the original Tribal Logo Layer. now delete on the Layer with the Original tribal logo then highlights the othe logo we just paste (not the background okay) then add drop shadow or whatever effects you want
something like this?
September 3rd, 2004, 01:42 AM #20
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that looks awsome, i am amazed at what you guys can do with that program, it is awsome.
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