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24 Jul 2014   #881
kado897

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Thank you Steph. I think it is better but I await Nick's verdict with some trepidation.


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24 Jul 2014   #882
ThrashZone

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Looks nice too
Hard to translate Nick
I was thinking a bit of motion blur
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24 Jul 2014   #883
kado897

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Yeah maybe. I'm not a fan of too many blurs.
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24 Jul 2014   #884
ThrashZone

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Yea me either,
But once you put the long exhaust trail ?
Still pretty wicked
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24 Jul 2014   #885
A Guy

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Even better Keith

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25 Jul 2014   #886
kado897

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Thank you Bill.
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25 Jul 2014   #887
Barman58

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Keith,

creating believable composite images is a fine art - which you are well along the road to mastering one of the most subtle tools to to create a composite is the feathering used on the components used. Feathering a selection is available on all but the most basic editors, but must be used with care, it needs to be balanced to the resolution of the image and the nature of the image itself.

On a 1920x1080 wall image the feather required to blend layers can be as low as 0.5 pixels up to maybe 10 pixels On large images this can raise to 10's of pixels - it's a case of trial and error to find what works for your style - there's not a set formula, as I said above this is fine art

Also for a lot of images of man made objects far less blending is needed that for natural objects, you're probably looking at less that two pixels for a space image, you don't want to detract from the crisp edge of the "Ship", whilst blending with the lower layers.

One way of trialing this would be to duplicate the Ship layer a few times, select the area outside the content and feather this at various levels and then try the composite and see which looks best to you - after a few of these experiments you will develop an "Eye" for what's needed, on any of your images.

Once you are happy with the look of an image, don't be too influenced by constructive criticism, by all means listen and take it onboard, but remember you are the artist for these images, only you can decide what's right, your images are at a level that you should have confidence in, a little fine tuning may help "improve" your images slightly but they certainly stand up to viewing as they are
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25 Jul 2014   #888
kado897

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Thank you for the advice Nigel. I will try it out.
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28 Jul 2014   #889
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Thank you Steph. I think it is better but I await Nick's verdict with some trepidation.
Nigel is right Keith pal Although you've got the idea correct, trying to figure out which layers need motion blur and which ones need hard edges comes with practice. some layers need nothing but light adjustment. Some need motion blur in the opposite direction to give the appearance of slowing down after a warp speed. Some layers require blur but only at maybe the back and none at the front. Experiment with the effects until it feels right. (quick example below) --- In this one I've blurred the engine glows in different directions.

Your rendition seems to be flying along at a pretty normal speed with a bit of a swoop (exhaust trails) so there would be a bit of a motion blur at the back with some nice strong edges at the front. You've got the light pretty much spot on (maybe top right of ship a bit darker) ... Otherwise pal it looks great, your vector work is coming on in leaps and bounds ... keep it up and I look forward to seeing your future works

... soz I can't get the cpt file to zip with all the layers below the allowed limit


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28 Jul 2014   #890
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That's sweet Nick
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