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  • How do I get this effect?

    Hi there,

    First time post.

    I really like the effect on the striped header of this website. Does anybody know the best way to mimic it?

    http://binarybonsai.com/
    -Adam

  • #2
    There's a couple different ways. One is to just make the stripes as needed - tedius and takes a long time. The other is to make an abstract with a bunch of brushes - dots, squiggles, what have you - or a high contract photo. Then select one pixel by whatever width and crop. Now create a new image the size you want and fill with the "one pixel by" - there ya go - stripes.

    What program do you use? And I'd be able to give more specific instructions if need be.

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    • #3
      Hi, Cheers for replying.

      In terms of software, I'm using Fireworks, Illustrator and Photoshop.
      -Adam

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      • #4
        i like the one pixel trick! thanks drazan. i'll store that one in my memory banks for future use.
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        • #5
          Okies, a quick Photoshop tutorial for the stripes is now on my site.
          http://pownuke.com/photoshop/stripes/

          I learned this one awhile ago from some other obscure site, that seems to have lost itself in obscurity.

          I haven't used Fireworks, and only used Illy to create a few book covers, so not much help there.
          Last edited by Drazan; 09-14-2006, 10:46 PM.

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          • #6
            Awesome trick Drazan, I'm definitely going to have to try to remember that.
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            • #7
              Very Kewl Drazan!! Thanks for the share
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              • #8
                or you could use the offset filter in photoshop and set to 'repeat edge pixels' then just crop it.
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                • #9
                  Here is one method you could try.

                  Use a gradient in photoshop

                  Select a gradient, go to gradient editor,

                  Gradient type: Noise

                  Roughness 100%

                  check the add tranparency option

                  Move the color sliders and hit randomize a few times till gou get something you want.

                  Then drag the gradient accross the field
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                  • #10
                    That desired effect just screams Illustrator to me. The blend tool set to "Specified Steps" would serve you well here...

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