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    New Photoshop Tutorial!

    Here's a tutorial I made about displacement mapping in Photoshop. This is based on a t-shirt, but it could be done with scaled creatures, patterns, reflections in water, etc. The possibilities are endless. Anyway, let's get started. Here's the shirt image I'll be using.

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    The first step would be to paste in the pattern, logo, texture, or whatever you want displaced to the file and keep it in it's own layer.

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    After you've done that, make a duplicate file of the exact same dimensions and shade it with a soft airbrush like it's being lit by a head on flash bulb. Make sure any dead area is filled with 50% Black. Save the file as a greyscale .PSD

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    Back on your original file with the layer you plan to displace activated, choose "Displace" from the "Distort" menu under "Filter". Now you need to make an approximate guess of the angle your object is facing so Photoshop knows which direction to distort your image. Here is an example of how Photoshop's grid system works:

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    After you click ok, Photoshop will ask which file you want to displace from. Choose the Grayscale .PSD you just saved and click ok.

    Now your layer should be displaced.

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    The next step is to render it with proper lighting in a separate layer. Here's the finished product.

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    Something didn't work with your tut...

    There's absolutely no displacement of that t-shirt whatsoever. It just looks like you painted some hightlights and shadows on it...a displacement map will distort the subject somewhat. Your before and after show no distortion to simulate "wrapping" of the shape.

    Check out these working Displacement tutorials to see Displacement REALLY in action:

    http://www.grafx-design.com/14photo.html
    http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/...splacement.htm


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    Maybe you should take a closer look next time.

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    I did, that's why I posted.
    Dude, take both images and paste 'em into a NEW document as two separate layers. Reduce the opacity of the top one, and you will see NO difference in the design on the shirt, just some painted highlights and shadows. Reverse the layer order and do it again, STILL, NO displacement. just some fading and darker areas.

    How close is the viewer supposed to look???
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    Is that so?

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    Too bad you couldn't get that much movement achieved with your tut. That Pen&Pixels design don't move. Period. Put the layers together, click the eye on and off. No difference in the design...no shifting, no displacement. Nice lil' amimation, tho'. Maybe you should write a tut on that, at least it works...

    Like I said, your tut does not do anything new or better than what is already successful out there, and doesn't really demonstrate the Displacement filter very well, since it doesn't really work at all. New Photoshop Tutorial!


    I'm not blind, nor stupid. I'll stick to the tuts that work, thank you.

    Wait a minute. I bet you're kinda new to Photoshop, aren't you? That's why you're reinventing wheels...
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    What is your problem? The animation IS of those two layers. The logo IS displaced. Can anyone else give me a hand here? This has to be a joke. I just try to help out a little bit and I get nothing but harrassment from you because you won't look at the two images and see the difference for yourself.

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    dont worry, i can see that they're two images. but they do look similar. maybe you should use a more obvious logo and crease in the t-shirt.

    at least you tried, keep it up.
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    Cool

    EraserX... for what's it's worth, I can see exactly what you did and it makes sense to me. I admit though, that I did have to compare the first and last image to see the difference at first, but that's only because the example you used in your tutorial isn't a very drastic once. Nonetheless, it's still a good tutorial, and I think it's cool that you took the time to put it together and post it here. That's what the heart of this place is really all about, so don't be discouraged by negative comments. Thanks...
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    Thanks guys. I'm glad someone here gets it. The funny thing is, I've posted this at several other forums and this is the first comment I've gotten that nothing changed. I mean, it was intended to be somewheat subtle since most people who use the tutorial will be doing it for the first time. I didn't want to do anything too extreme that would increase the difficulty level.

    Anyways, I'm glad the effort wasn't a complete waste.

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    Hey, I noticed the difference the first time. Nice tutorial
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    Originally posted by EraserX
    Maybe you should take a closer look next time.

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    lol if you cant tell the difference between these two images posted clearly for your purusal you need to be lashed with a rubber eraser. its a interesting concept. usually i do logos n shit on hard surfaces like armor or vehicles so i dont find a great use for this but id love to test it out in the future. one of those fun things in photoshop, thx.
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