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Windows 7: Custom Windows 7 Wallpapers [7]

22 Jun 2014   #561
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

what i've done in the past with composites, is rather than just use one foreground object layer , and lower the opacity / flow, is duplicate the top layer one or more times, set the opacity / fill to give 100%, (eg. 2 layers of 50% ), total and then use masks to provide an amount of variable transparency - give lighter colors more transparency - this seems to give a more realistic final result


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22 Jun 2014   #562
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Nigel, I think I get it, maybe. I'm just now really starting to use PS and haven't messed with masks yet but have used duplication to fit things in.
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22 Jun 2014   #563
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Masks are fairly simple to use.

add a mask and fill with either black, (to conceal) or White (to reveal), (which one you use depends on if you have more to hide or show)

then, with the default black/white colors. (press d for default) set your brush color to the opposite at a low opacity, (about 5-10%), and paint on the mask (making sure the mask is selected not the layer).

if you make a mistake the x key allows you to paint back as needed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBKHeU8rWFs
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22 Jun 2014   #564
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Indeed it looks sinister.

Here's one I've been putzing with for week or so and can't seem to get it right. I want the car to kind of look like it's printed with see through ink on the background.

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Try duplicating the background and moving it over the car. Set the blend mode to overlay or soft light and play around with transparency.
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22 Jun 2014   #565
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Boy cc6 has installed a nasty update which by the way wiped out all of my preferences too !@#$%^
Which is now cc6 2014
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22 Jun 2014   #566
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes me too. I had the upgrade to CC 2014 a couple of days ago.

Try Edit->Presets->Migrate Presets.

You will also find that any extensions that use Flash based panels no longer work. This is deliberate and was announced in advance.

The old version is still there if you need to use any of the missing bits.
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22 Jun 2014   #567
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks it's very annoying
Can't say I have any flash extensions but 2014 is slow as hell to load,
And every time I use open with it defaults to 2014 not 64 bit which pretty much sucks and can not be changed to 64 bit,
Might change the properties exe to the 64 bit version to see if I can break it

Funny thing when I first opened with a file ps asked if I wanted to use preferences from ps and I said Yes still didn't help
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22 Jun 2014   #568
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

When I first installed it the Open With defaulted to CC 64bit. I had to use the chose default to change it to CC 2014 and now it defaults to 2014 but also has the option to open with the 64Bit version.
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22 Jun 2014   #569
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Photoshop CC 2014 should only install the version that is suitable for the OS you are using, 32 or 64 Bit. On most modern systems this would be the 64 Bit system, if you are using some very old plugins and have to have the 32Bit version on a 64Bit OS there is a separate download available

Photoshop cc by default loaded both the 64 and 32 bit versions, which are still left after the upgrade - you will therefore be left with 3 versions CC x32, CC x64 & CC2014 X64
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22 Jun 2014   #570
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Good to know Nigel. I still have both 32 & 64bit versions from the original CC installation. That wasn't the problem with extensions I was talking about. These are newer ones such as the Adobe mini bridge which work with CC that support has been dropped in the 2014 edition.
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