Shattered glass effect tutorial

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Opus, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. Opus

    Opus Guest

    Hello,

    I've looked through all of my old PS tutorials and done numerous
    searches on the internet for this, and can't seem to find any that fit
    what I need.

    I'm looking for a tutorial that will walk me through making a photograph
    look as if someone had been looking into a mirror and then completely
    shattered it from the center. Shards of glass lying around in a
    circular pattern, sort of like the cut pieces of a pie. I'm looking for
    a VERY good tutorial on this--not something too simplistic, but even if
    it is, that can get me started. I know how to cut the pieces, but it's
    the edge effects once the mirror is broken that I'm having trouble
    envisioning how to do.

    I appreciate anyone's help that they can offer.

    Thank you,
    Opus

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    Opus, Aug 31, 2003
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  2. Opus

    MrJumbles Guest

    what do you mean by edge effects? I did a quick tryout and produced an image
    with a background
    and each piece in its own layer above . I added a bevel,drop shadow etc. to
    each layer to give a glass shard effect.
    or you could position each piece then merge the layers into one and add the
    layer style then.
     
    MrJumbles, Sep 1, 2003
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  3. Opus

    Opus Guest

    Maybe a bevel would work. But generally, the bevel will affect the space just
    inside the edge of the glass, as well as just beyond the edge. It will LOOK
    like it was beveled. I'd be interested to see your example and see if that's
    what I was thinking of. Shards. Yes, that's the word I'm looking for. Thanks.

    Opus

    --
    "Thank you for your submission. We are not interested in your work at
    this time. That doesn't mean we didn't laugh, it just means we didn't
    laugh hard enough." --Carla's rejection letter number 5.

    http://www.carlarene.com
    http://www.opusgraphics.net
     
    Opus, Sep 1, 2003
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  4. Opus

    Opus Guest

    Oooh, good idea. Thank you, yes. Does anyone know of a good one to point in
    toward?

    Opus


    --
    "Thank you for your submission. We are not interested in your work at
    this time. That doesn't mean we didn't laugh, it just means we didn't
    laugh hard enough." --Carla's rejection letter number 5.

    http://www.carlarene.com
    http://www.opusgraphics.net
     
    Opus, Sep 2, 2003
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