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maggiela22

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Hi All,
I am trying to recreate the effect shown in the attached picture where it looks like the red and white object is moving as a result of the traced path.
Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated.
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IamSam

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Hello Maggie and welcome to PSG.

Just letting you know that I'm working on this for you but I have not yet found the best technique for making the "swoosh".

Here is my first attempt which I'm not satisfied with.

Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 11.08.24 AM.png

As soon as I can find a better solution, I will post it!

Hopefully someone else will jump in on this.
 

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How about...

FILTER > BLUR GALLERY > PATH BLUR

Looks to be the ideal thing if the OP has the right PS version.

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How about...

FILTER > BLUR GALLERY > PATH BLUR

Looks to be the ideal thing if the OP has the right PS version.

Regards.
MrToM.
This is a new tool for me............I'll have to watch some tutorials on it.
 

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Sorry my reply was short and sweet but I'm right in the middle of something and just threw that in there while I still remembered about it.

This is a pretty good tutorial on it...



Could be a waste of time though if the OP doesn't have access to it.

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What a great tool! I can see many ways to utilize it. I'll be doing some experimenting.

As you said though, could be a waste if the OP is not running CC.
 

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Hi Sam,
Thank you so much for your reply. This is absolutely perfect! Can I ask how you did it?
Well, the image in post #2 was a conglomeration of several techniques I was experimenting with.

The colorization of the swoosh is the hard part to explain. I used the Brush Tool and created several different colored spots in a horizontal row.
Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 6.00.45 PM.png

I then used the Rectangular Marquee Tool to create a thin selection across the dots.
Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 6.01.17 PM.png

With the selection active, I entered Free Transform and then stretched the dots towards the top and bottom.
Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 6.01.26 PM.png

Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 6.01.42 PM.png

Hit the check mark or click enter to accept the state change.
Command + D to deselect.
Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 6.01.54 PM.png

I then turned it into a smart object and applied a smart Gaussian Blur Filter.

The actual shaping of the swoosh was done with the warp tool in the transform function. I then clipped it to a shape layer that I had made using the Pen Tool.
Of course I had to use layer masks for the blending.

As I stated, I'm not happy with the result. I'm still working on a better way.

What version of Photoshop are you using?
 

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...I am using version 6.1...
Are you sure? Adobe never released a Photoshop 6.1....6.0 (Venus in Furs, 2000), went straight to 7.0 (Liquid Sky, 2002).

Quite impressive if you have a version that old still working.

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MrToM.
 

maggiela22

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I got the version 6.1 from below which is copy pasted from the "system info."
I was assuming this was the version?

Adobe Photoshop Version: 2014.0.0 20140508.r.58 2014/05/08:23:59:59 x64
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1
 

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