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The Big Apple   Featured in Digital Darkroom #059
  The Big Apple
The Big Apple
© Tom Andersen
Canon EOS 40D Digi...
Colette M. Metcalf
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1/17/2008 7:40:13 PM

Eric Severson
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member since: 4/23/2006

Indeed that is very cool! Would you mind sharing how you did this?

1/17/2008 8:50:53 PM

Tom Andersen
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member since: 7/17/2004

Thanks for your comments, Colette and Eric!
I worked on this image a long time ago, Eric, so my memory isn't very good, but here goes:
1. Open your image in Photoshop and make a duplicate layer of it.
2. Below the duplicate layer create an empty layer and fill it with black.
3. On the black filled layer select 'Effects - Gradient Overlay' and choose the 'Soft Stripes' gradient overlay that looks like black window blinds.
4. Adjust the effect to give the appearance of window blind shadows.
5. Crop the image layer to look like an apple. Use the same effect used on the black layer to give the image layer the 'Soft Stripe' effect.
6. Use the 'Spherize' effect to give the image layer its distorted look.
7. Add a 'Stroke' effect to the image layer to give it a thick glass edge look.
8. Use 'Render - Lighting Effects' to adjust the lighting to make it look as if the light is coming through the window.

1/18/2008 5:12:54 AM

Nancy Donnell
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member since: 3/23/2004

Wow, Tom! What a lot of work!! You did a fantastic job!

2/13/2008 10:37:58 AM

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