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Acidic Corrosion

Acidic Corrosion

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acidic corrosion in photoshop
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Published by: activecomputech on Dec 26, 2009
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Acidic Corrosion
This tutorial shows how you can make text and images look like they are corroding or decaying from a splash of acid. You’ll need Photoshop 3.04 or later, plus the Photoshop plugin set for Alien Skin Eye Candy 3.0 or later.

Select a color for the foreground with the following specs: H: 292 S: 96 B: 81 L: 53 A: 83 B: 57 R: 181 G: 8 B: 207 K: 1 C: 58 M: 80 Y: 0 K: 1

Prepare a new canvas in Photoshop (Images >> Canvas), then type the word "ALIEN" in all caps, press return, and type "SKIN" in all caps. Select Impact (or a similar thick, bold font) at 99 pixels. Set the type to "Anti Aliased" and "Centered."

Using the Lasso Tool and holding down the shift key, select somewhat rounded areas of the text at random, making sure to include some of the background (see Figure 3). These masks create "pooling" areas for the "acid" effect. Make sure the image is flattened.

With the rounded areas selected, go to the Eye Candy 3.0 Fur Filter (Filter >> Eye Candy 3.0 >> Fur Filter) and enter these settings: Wave Spacing: 385 Waviness: 100 Hair length: 53 Shininess: 38. Click the Check Mark to apply these settings. This will start the process of simulated decay.

While the selections are still active, go to the Jiggle Filter (Filter >> Eye Candy 3.0 >> Jiggle) and enter these settings: Bubble Size: 11 Warp Amount: 173 Twist: 0 Movement Type: Brownian Motion Click the Check Mark to apply these settings. This further enhances the corrosion effect.

De-select the rounded areas. Now choose the Magic Wand tool and select any part of the text that is still intact (any solid purple area). Then, go to Select >> Similar. This will select all the purple in the image, including the mangled parts.

With the purple portions selected, go to the Inner Bevel Filter (Filer >> Eye Candy 3.0 >> Inner Bevel) and use these settings: Bevel Width: 38 Highlight Brightness: 100 Bevel Shape: Button Highlight Sharpness: 12 Smoothness: 2 Lighting Direction: 130 Shadow Depth: 100 Inclination: 32 Click the Check Mark to apply these settings. This gives the text a 3-D look, enhancing the decayed areas.

De-select the purple portions. Using the Lasso Tool and holding down the shift key, carefully select the decayed areas (encompassing the "pits" in the text, as well as the "pools" of acid). Try not to select any of the areas that aren’t "decayed."

With the decayed areas selected, go to Hue/Saturation Adjustments (Image >> Adjust >> Hue/Saturation). Set the Hue slider to +31. Now de-select, save, and you’re finished!

This tip comes from ScreamDesign.Com

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