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Playing with a new toy.jpg
15-DEC-2007

Playing with a new toy.jpg

I recently got a Wacom intous 3 drawing tablet and am in the learning stages of using it.
I was experimenting with making some digital backgrounds.
This image is made up of a digital background from a disk of 600 backgrounds.
I opened it in Corel Painter Elements which came bundled with the tablet.
Once opened I chose a brush (Pallet knife) and painted over the background forming the wavy lines. They were set to about 50% opacity.
The darker wavy lines on the right happened by accident as I am still getting used to the brush.
I thought I was finished but the brush had a mind of it's own.
It actually gave the image a tunnel effect.
Finally I added a green screened image of Bill Carpenter and this was the result


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Norman Richard07-Nov-2008 00:51
Love the backgroung, got the wacom too, 6 months ago, haven't done anything yet. Hope will have time this winter.
Nicki Thurgar16-Dec-2007 19:29
Love that background! I've been using a Wacom for years, couldn't go back to a mouse now!
Karen Leaf15-Dec-2007 21:36
SLICK! Now I want to play too, but I don't have any software :( Nor do I have BC to brighten up the scene.
GOOD work you two, and tell Bill to get his ... posting more
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography15-Dec-2007 21:23
Good work indeed :)
faye white15-Dec-2007 20:12
I have one.... haven't done anything this clever though!
Hi Bill!
Máire Uí Mhaicín15-Dec-2007 19:46
Software or hardware??