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Completing my fanfiction composite - Creating a rain/storm Effect, adding a vehicle


SolidSnake2003

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I prefer the policeman being in, just erase the white glow. If you prefer the policeman not being there, then I would edit the light at the base of the garden lamp make it bigger, more oval, bigger and fainter.

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There is a shadow that really doesn't belong in the picture to the left of the street lamp.

The lamp would cast light in all directions, not just one.

The grass area in question should be lit equally as the right side.

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Now that looks more natural.

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

These are not my own words but I sure like this quote.

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22 minutes ago, SolidSnake2003 said:

How does the splashing look on the ambulance? I'm not sure whats wrong with it.

It's just a repeated pattern...ergo, not natural.

We both know that water splashes never repeat - each maybe similar in looks, but they are never exactly the same.

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@v_kyr @carl123 @AffinityJules @iconoclast @firstdefence Here is a new preview of the composite. I got a ran splash texture I found through using a screencap from a YouTube tutorial that I think is safe to use cause there were a number of sites that had the texture, and didn't list any kind of stock website.

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Hope you all like the new preview of everything so far

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I think you are nearing completion on this fan fiction, I'd drop the opacity of the rain splashing down a bit maybe try somewhere between 50-70% layer opacity, after that I'd say you're done.

What an epic effort by you solidsnake2003, and of course, kudos to all the forum members who helped on this learning journey. 

What do you think?

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4 hours ago, firstdefence said:

I think you are nearing completion on this fan fiction, I'd drop the opacity of the rain splashing down a bit maybe try somewhere between 50-70% layer opacity, after that I'd say you're done.

What an epic effort by you solidsnake2003, and of course, kudos to all the forum members who helped on this learning journey. 

What do you think?

What about splashes on the Umbrella?

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Water splashes have been selected from a photograph using the 'load to pixel selection' in the channels option.

The water splashing on the ambulance roof is exaggerated and too big - to show the effect, but in actuality it will need to be smaller.

Using real water samples generally give good results when sized and treated properly.

 

 

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

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1 hour ago, AffinityJules said:

Water splashes have been selected from a photograph using the 'load to pixel selection' in the channels option.

The water splashing on the ambulance roof is exaggerated and too big - to show the effect, but in actuality it will need to be smaller.

Using real water samples generally give good results when sized and treated properly.

 

 

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Is it possible to recreate what was created in this tutorial using Affinity Photo?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMg0BnscrJA

 

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11 hours ago, SolidSnake2003 said:

Is it possible to recreate what was created in this tutorial using Affinity Photo?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMg0BnscrJA

 

That is difficult to answer with any certainty.

Adobe Photoshop has been around for decades and has always been a global leader in photo editing software. There are functions in photoshop that are not in Affinity Photo at the moment, but as with all software it is constantly under review and development. Some of the tools used in the video are foreign to me in the sense that I do not recognise them for what they are, or what they do?

You can create custom brushes from water samples using Affinity Photo, but the danger therein is you are likely to create repeating patterns when you use it. Nature never repeats itself. So to use custom brushes effectively you will need to create lots of them from different samples to increase your options, and to decrease the risk of pattern creating. Brush creating in Affinity has a lot of options in the editing screen to change a behaviour of a brush when in use, but it will need some practice, trial and error, to produce exactly what you need.

So. Is it possible to recreate what was created in the linked tutorial?

The answer to that is limited by my own knowledge when using Affinity - I tend to stick with what I know and disregard the rest - especially the higher functions.

Yes, it would be possible to recreate some elements in the tutorial, but not all of them simply because Affinity doesn't have the same tools/functions.

In truth it will need someone far more advanced than myself to answer this question in its entirety.

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

These are not my own words but I sure like this quote.

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On 10/29/2023 at 4:38 PM, AffinityJules said:

Water splashes have been selected from a photograph using the 'load to pixel selection' in the channels option.

The water splashing on the ambulance roof is exaggerated and too big - to show the effect, but in actuality it will need to be smaller.

Using real water samples generally give good results when sized and treated properly.

 

 

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@AffinityJules How did you find these splashes? Do you remember if it was a free resource in case I find them

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5 minutes ago, SolidSnake2003 said:

How did you find this splashes? Do you remember if it was a free resource in case I find it.

Just take a look around sites that have free pictures, or search google for images of splashing rain.

I used the attached picture to extract the splashes.

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

These are not my own words but I sure like this quote.

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When applying special effects to a composite, ask yourself if what you've done sells the concept in your own mind?

If the answer to this question is yes, then there is no problem so carry on with what you are doing.

If the answer is no, then revisit the composite and consider if what you've done would look like it does in reality - real world application, etc.

The picture attached is a rough example of trying to sell/portray a rainy scene concept from a 'dry' photograph. 

Does it sell the concept?

You decide.

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

These are not my own words but I sure like this quote.

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11 hours ago, SolidSnake2003 said:

@v_kyr @AffinityJules @carl123 @firstdefence @iconoclast Here is a new preview of the composite I have redone the splashes on the ambulance and added splashes to the umbrella

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Hope you all like this new update

In all honesty this could be improved. The rain on the umbrella and ambulance is far too blurry and smudgy, it does not look natural.

Does it look natural to you?

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

These are not my own words but I sure like this quote.

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16 minutes ago, AffinityJules said:

In all honesty this could be improved. The rain on the umbrella and ambulance is far too blurry and smudgy, it does not look natural.

Does it look natural to you?

I got the rain splashing images from wikicommons, I started off with the images to try to see if I could create an effect combining both an image and brush effects.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rain_splashes_on_rooftop_4.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rain_splashes_on_rooftop_3.jpg

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6 hours ago, SolidSnake2003 said:

I got the rain splashing images from wikicommons, I started off with the images to try to see if I could create an effect combining both an image and brush effects.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rain_splashes_on_rooftop_4.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rain_splashes_on_rooftop_3.jpg

In my view those pictures are totally unsuitable for rain in a night scene. Both pictures look like they have been taken during the day and are far too white to sit properly against a dark background without sticking out like a sore thumb. Look for pictures of rain/splashes, etc, against a dark background, it will make it easier to extract. Another thing to consider is the angle of the picture itself, does it match the eye-level view of your composite, or is it higher or lower? 

And while I'm at it, do you know how to extract elements from a photograph using channels?

I ask this because I don't know anything about your knowledge base level when using Affinity Photo.

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

These are not my own words but I sure like this quote.

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Using Levels Adjustment/HSL/Channel, you can single out the water to use against any background.

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

These are not my own words but I sure like this quote.

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