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The header (the blue waver) - how?

edited February 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Sorry for asking you a question not directly related to creating new styles.... I really like the header of this forum (the blue waves where it says "Lussimo Community"). Do you know any tutorials on the web where they teach how to create something similar? Thank you

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    Do you mean how to actually create the image? I think it's *relatively* simple in your choice of graphic program (photochop and the rest)
    As for how to get the idea in the first place..beyond me. Thats a personal talent you either got or dont.
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    If i were to try in photoshop i'd: * create a new image as wide as i needed * grab the pen tool, make a wave that's WAY too big * create a hue/sat layer, using the path as a vector mask * duplicate and free transform until it looks nice
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    That's pretty much what I did, except I did a bunch (nine or ten) unique waves with the pen tool. I suck at the pen tool, and I was just tinkering around with it when I came up with the waves. I've since tried to go back and redo the waves, or do wider waves for multi-monitor people out there, but I just can't seem to get the hang of that pen tool.
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    Yeah, the pen tool blows.

    It blows to the extent that I do most of my vector drawing in an old copy of Rhino, import it into illustrator for cleanup, and then import that into photoshop.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    I agree with Bergamot, it's not too bad as long as you're importing it into illustrator or another vector program to clean up later.
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    the day i descovered the "if you actually want corners you have to shift click on them" was the day i started to get the hang of pen tool
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