Microtech Redesign- Pg3- Giordan On Graphics | 2
Step 2- Making Layers &
Applying the First Filter
On the last screen I told you that we were going to apply a filter to the tile, and I promise you that we will. But before we do that, we need to create duplicate layers of our tile. The reason for that is so we can create and combine multiple distortions. Trust me, it's pretty cool.
- Open the Layers palette and select the Background layer. Then make a copy
of it by selecting Duplicate Layer from the Layers Palette options menu
and clicking OK in the dialog box that appears. This
creates a new layer in the Layers palette, just above the background
layer, called Background Copy.
- Hide the Background layer by clicking off its visibility icon, and finish
the step by activating the Background Copy layer. Now we're ready to apply
the first filter.
- Select Filter>Distort>Shear. In the dialog box that appears, click
and drag the lower graph anchor point all the way to the left and the top
anchor all the way to the right, creating a diagonal. Click and drag to
create two more points within the diagonal to create
an S shaped curve, as shown. You can experiment with adding more points
to increase the complexity, I just happen to like the 'serpentine thang.'
- Make sure that the Wrap Around button is checked, and click OK to apply the effect.
Created: Dec. 27, 1998
Revised: Dec. 27, 1998