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How is this black gradient bg made?

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http://alivepixel.de...Cards-132869454

I can upload my concept but its nowhere near as smooth as that I havent the slighest clue how he gets that look
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Re: How is this black gradient bg made?

Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:31 PM

My guess would be that he used a filter. I love using them, you can do all kinds of neat effects that way. But Vista doesn't support or isn't compatible with the ones I used to use the most. :(

What graphics program do you use? Probably not what I use, UGA5? Anyway if I wanted that effect, I would start with a plain black background and use the paintbrush, grey, very large, soft edge and high transparency setting. But that's just me. :)

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Re: How is this black gradient bg made?

Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:30 PM

Hold on... Are we talking about the black things on the wooden background?
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Re: How is this black gradient bg made?

Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:16 PM

we are talking about the black bg on the business card I use ps cs3
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Re: How is this black gradient bg made?

Posted 05 September 2009 - 07:50 AM

That is what I thought, since you asked how to get the black gradient background. A black background with a gradient effect. Not too difficult, I think. :)
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Re: How is this black gradient bg made?

Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:06 AM

View Posttscott, on 4 Sep, 2009 - 11:40 PM, said:

http://alivepixel.de...Cards-132869454

I can upload my concept but its nowhere near as smooth as that I havent the slighest clue how he gets that look


Well in Photoshop, I'd say rounded rectangle,
fill with black;
filter->noise->add noise, about 15% uniform;
gaussian blur 0.2px, faded to 25-50%;
gradient overlay white->transparent, 100-150% scale, 10% opacity

looks ok when I do it on a 400x300 shape
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