View Full Version : How can i mimic this?

04 April 2005, 07:04 PM

ive moved to mac, this little prog is windows only. im sure the great photoshop can replicate its outcome, no?

04 April 2005, 10:22 PM
you dont need fact it gives you a clue to what the plugin does anyway on that page

Here we load the first image with Load RED to became a Red channel, Image 2 as a GREEN channel and image 3 as a BLUE channel and press Make.

in fact what its actually doing is taking the Red R channel from image 1, the Green G channel from image 2, the Blue B channel from image 3, copying them one by one and pasting them into their respective channels in a new document.

Look at the attachment, I made this from the 3 images they have on that page which is the same as the plugin's result. This contains the R from image 1, G from 2, B from 3.

you dont have to copy my technique the same way, you could swap the channels you pick and place around for different colours...

04 April 2005, 11:35 PM
god, why would you want to emulate such an ugly effect? i guess it could be useful for making normal maps from photos though with a few modifications.

04 April 2005, 05:14 AM
eh i just thought it wasa neat quck instant art FX type thing.

04 April 2005, 03:35 PM
god, why would you want to emulate such an ugly effect? i guess it could be useful for making normal maps from photos though with a few modifications.

Yeah heres a link to the technique

08 August 2005, 03:49 AM
you know, hate to dig up an old thread,...but stupid me, i cant quite figure it out...i get lost when moving the channels from the 3 images, how is that done?

the closest i can get is copying each channel as an alpha, then changing it to a spot color..which sorta works but really sucks

i just see some neat possabilities for this doing still compositions...and my bros taking a photoshop class this year in HS, they have a weird art teacher that would freak if he just spit out some pictures with that effect

thanks in advance

EDIT: well, i still cant figure it out...however, i made a total mistake, and after some tweaking, i think its an awesome mistake:

no real 2D/3D use, just looks cool lol more onea your abstract art things..which i know isnt seen around here much..

08 August 2005, 11:44 AM
No madskills? ;)

get you channels palette up...

open up image 1

make an new RGB document the same size.

go back to image the R channel in the all, then copy

now go to the new the R channel in the palette, select all and paste.

you have to have channels selected in order to paste into them otherwise it makes a new layer.

repeat again just changing to image 2 and channel G, then image 3 and channel B


08 August 2005, 03:34 PM
Yeah heres a link to the technique

I reaaaally wanna tell that guy that it's 'lit' and not 'lighted'.. Ergh. Sweet trick though !

08 August 2005, 07:34 PM
ok, i had something like that and thats how i made my mistake masterpeice.

i assume its necesery to play with contrast and such? or no?

08 August 2005, 05:06 AM
Looks like a rehash of Paul Harberli's Synthetic Lighting for Photography from 1992:

If you want to mimic it in PS:

Put a photo on a layer.
Put pure red on another layer.
Set the blend mode to multiply.
merge the 2 layers.

repeat with another photo and pure green. multiply and merge the 2 laters.

repeat with another photo and pure blue. multiply and merge the 2 layers.

You now have 3 layers. one red, one green, one blue.

merge them all with linear dodge (add) as your blend mode.


08 August 2005, 06:58 AM
that is very cool. i cant see why everyone keeps dissin that result. i just think its pretty neat, yet simple

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