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    Variable Frequency

    Sorry, Ap. I've been uber busy with things. So busy, in fact, that I'm giving up a few things related to Phtoshop. I won't be writing tutorials or doing filters for some time. But, since you are such a nice guy, I'll get explicit with that bit when I get the chance. If I'm not back in a week...
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    Anyone have an idea for a new challenge?

    Challenge? Write a tutorial.
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    Custom Texture Brush?

    Layer Mask. You know, Layer Mask. One of the buttons at the bottom of the Layers palette will add a Layer Mask. When you click it, you get an extra thumbnail next to the layer that is automatically linked with a little chain symbol. Then you use greyscale on it to manipulate opacity of the...
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    Custom Texture Brush?

    No and yes. There are several channels of transparency information. If you use the Eraser tool to bring opacity down to 0%, then the colour information gets tossed (this is the 'hidden' transparency channel). If you use a Layer Mask to bring opacity down, the colour information is retained.
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    Variable Frequency

    This last bit is as far as I got. Well, as far as I gotten talking about these things. There is more, but not too hard to figure out. -------- Variable Medium Did you warm up your noodle by trying the variable sharpening? I hope so. But even if you didn't, gonna forge ahead with variable...
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    Vexed, can't do thread things

    Seems to be dandy. Mucho gracious. I'll get to posting more later.
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    Variable Frequency

    Okay, let's do a little warm-up exercise with variable sharpening. The most common method of sharpening is using frequencies. There are several ways of manipulating frequency. The aspect we will be manipulating is the frequency itself as opposed to amplitude. Here is the image: Just some guy...
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    Variable Frequency

    Okay, I think I'm going to bust. The General Technique - start with some photograph - copy to new layer - do something to it, like Mosaic or Crosshatch or whatever - set blending mode to Linear Light @ 50% - invert - favorite method to copy merged and paste - invert this layer - turn off the...
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    Vexed, can't do thread things

    I want to add more stuff to my Variable Frequency thread, but apparently I can't. 1. I can't reply directly to my initial post. That is, no Reply button. 2. Can't edit post, either. Very vexing.
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    Variable Frequency

    Now that I can get to the server, here is my pseudo-magnificant return. What's to follow is the ramble that I did on other forums. In case you missed it, here is some C&P action. The only thing is that I never really did get around to closing comments. You know, pros and cons type stuff. And...
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    Tutorials with lost pics !

    I say leave the original text. To me it's about the evolution of writing a tutorial. I have a technique under my hat, I write about it rather poorly, then get around to better explanations. For anybody truly paying attention, there is more to learn than just a technique. In a way, the evolution...
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    Tutorials with lost pics !

    Ugh. Those images have been archived a few CDs back. Don't know if I have the strength to dig them out. Those particular rambles have been refined on Technical Slop as pointed out by SCync. The series in particular is Reflection Maps: http://tech-slop.serveit.org/reflections/index.shtml. Reads...
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    Funky Emboss Challenge

    One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how a simple little idea can be exploded to many different things. Start with a simple foundation or idea, and move up from there for some uber coolness. Let's take something as simple as Emboss and make it funky. I know how to do it. I'm sure a few of...
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    Two Lab tutorials/articles

    Patrick, I don't understand what you are trying to say. Care to clarify? Took a slight detour to do some junk. Major ab Balance Basic Lab Curves Scaling ab
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    Two Lab tutorials/articles

    Oh my goodness. I lost a post. I'm talking about this on 3 different forums and I swore I was talking about a little something, but apparently not. I guess my head is working to fast to keep track of the little things. Or maybe I'm just going crazy. Alright, Welles, time to use your noodle...
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