JP Special Effects

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    JP Special Effects

    ok, ive seen a bunch of you put some fx on ur pix...so give me soem constructive critisism on mine please...



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    Re: JP Special Effects

    Dude,

    I can't figure out Windows, never mind computer special effects. Those pics rock, man! Great job! If only it was real!

    John Barrows, Jr.
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    Re: JP Special Effects

    - that looks great.

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    Dude, that is awesome! I was gonna ask how you did that but looking at your second pic tells me you screened some stock footage of fire over the pic of you. Am I correct? The reason I say that is becasue I can see a slightly overdefined edge line like it was'nt screened all the way. My only other question is: Where did you get the stock footage from?

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    im not sure whaty you mean by "screened" but the fire is from resident evil off of the game cube

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    Oh I guess you just kinda cut and pasted it from another image. My bad. By screened I mean you had a picture of fire set against a black background. In photoshop if you se teh layer transparency to screen it will remove all the black and leave only the image that was ontop of the black thus giving you a flame on a transparent background. It is used when rotoscopint lightsabers in Photoshop. Does that all make sense?

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    no i did not use creen, and i knwo what that is... I cut and pasted my self over ..um, myself, and placed the flames in between. Im usinf PS to rotoscope the movie im involved in right now.... pain the the can it is.

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    Flamethorwer pic - Looks pretty good. It seems to blend in to the background pretty good.

    Flame exhaust - I have to agree with Phantom...the edges looks a little to dark and defined. You may want to feather the edges in some, so more of the background blends into the edges of the flame.

    An after thought too, that kinda flame and smoke would produce shadows on objects and the ground. Don't forget the shadows...

    Keep up the good work.


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    Don't forget the flames are a light source and would illuminate any surroundings such as the back of you pants.

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    i was thinking about that...i wonder if Chris Bartlet will elt me in on his illumination secret he used on his...prolly just an orange light positioned when they took the pic....


    ill work on that

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    Re: JP Special Effects

    Chris Bartlett rocks at this stuff! He's know here as TK409. Check him out.

    John Barrows, Jr.
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    oh i KNOW who he is, ive been talking to him for about two years now... this is PRE TDH Chris...only Central Garrison Chris.

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    Re: JP Special Effects

    Flamethrower=Great
    Flamethrower with Mace Windu on fire = PRICELESS!

    Great effects B.T.W.
    //charlie

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    BoJangleFett wrote:

    Flamethrower with Mace Windu on fire = PRICELESS!


    Actually if you are masking yourself off or layering yourself, it should be easy enough to use a colorizing paint tool to add an orange tint to those areas.




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    Thanx LT im already on it....no such luck really, as video is Hi8 not really any good for editing this way... but im workin on it...pix soon

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    Re: JP Special Effects

    great looks awesome
    but
    when can we see a teaser trailer




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    well secol...we have aone, only its about 20 megs.... we are goning to host it soon, once we get our copyrights etc..all finished etc.... will let yall know asap.

    until than...
    http://groups.aol.com/_cqr/trialsmovie?mmch_=0

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    Re: JP Special Effects

    Ask and ye shall receive!
    Here's a brief tip on creating the orange tint created by flames on an object. It's done in photoshop. Although if I had more forethought, I'd set up a neat orange light during photography.

    Cut out Boba and put him on his own layer:
    http://www.tk409.com/images/photoshop/1.jpg

    Add a cool background (always keeping the layers separate)
    http://www.tk409.com/images/photoshop/2.jpg

    Add your flames:
    http://www.tk409.com/images/photoshop/3.jpg

    In your Layers palette, duplicate Boba's layer. This will make a new, duplicate layer in exactly the same place above the current Boba layer:
    http://www.tk409.com/images/photoshop/4.jpg

    Open the Hue/Saturation menu:
    http://www.tk409.com/images/photoshop/8.jpg

    Click the "Colorize" box and adjust the Hue and Saturation bars to turn Boba orange:
    http://www.tk409.com/images/photoshop/5.jpg

    In reality, the light of the flames would shine just on the side of Boba that is facing the flames. Using the eraser tool, erase the orange parts that are away from the flames. Adjust the layer opacity down a little so it's not a full 100%
    Now, with the original Boba layer turned off, your new duplicate, orange, slightly erased Boba should look like this:
    http://www.tk409.com/images/photoshop/6.jpg

    Turn on the original Boba layer, leaving the new orange one on as well:
    http://www.tk409.com/images/photoshop/7.jpg

    Before:

    After:


    This is also necessary when putting Boba (or any character) on top of a dramatic background. In order to not make him look like he's just pasted on top of a background, you'll want to do this little trick to make him look like he's actually in the environment, surrounded by ambient light and atmosphere.

    Hope this makes sense or helps in some way
    Last edited by Trooper TK409; Feb 9, 2005 at 1:32 AM.

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    Admin Staff Trooper TK409's Avatar
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    Re: JP Special Effects

    Oh, hey Jason, without your AOL password we can't get into the AOL groups to see your trailer! So, pony up my good man, or quit teasin us.

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    chris, you need to be an aol member i think...but were hosting the teaser and trailer on. THx for the advice

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    Re: JP Special Effects

    Chris, awesome basic Photoshop tutorial for us, thanks.

    Robert

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    Re: JP Special Effects

    ok some updated footage stills:

    please excuse the low qulaity, so i can post them...




    im am the jedi in this pic, and a buddy of mine is all 3 mandalores...*note new color scheme*






    *note cool headbutt action *









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