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Magic Effects
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Published: September 26, 2007
© 2007 - 2019 rossmallo
Here's a bunch of magic effects ive done, and will probably use in the comic. B I G thanks to :iconpearlphoenix: for her INCREDIBLE magic tutorial! Go check it out [link] before reading how I did these, because i use terms from that tutorial.

1:Fire - Described in Pearlphoenix’s tutorial

2:White explosion - Blurred with…one of the assort brushes, cant remember which. Then I used Crosshatch to do the internal bit - rotated the brush in dynamics window 10 degrees each time, then used a progressively lighter then C B A

3: Diffindo, As seen in HP:COS for the PS2 - simple blur job.

4: Blue comet - Described in Pearlphoenix’s tutorial

5:Midas Prism Spray - made 5 glowing orbs next to each other, and smudged the trails into one another. I then Dodged and Burned with Crosshatch 4.
(see [link] for a visual representation of this spell)

6: High Alchemy - use circles - the first of the assort. Brushes for blurring, and use again for the other rings , with 50, 25, and 10 opacity, going outwards.

7: Snowy ball - Blue-Light blue orb, then smudged in circles with a Snowflake brush (hence the scratchy look). I then used a basic scatter brush for a bit of snow

8: Green ball - Described in Pearlphoenix’s tutorial.

9:Teleport (as seen in SHINY P2) - Purple, Blue, white. Blurred with Crosshatch 1.

10: Water Sigil Stone - Light blue - Blue orb, then smudged downwards. I then used the same size airbrush to put in a black center, and smudged more blue over the top. I finished with a number of dots.

11:Lightning - same as in tutorial

12:Vortex - Light blue Orb, smudged using Triangle-dots, Strength 95%.

Ill put up a bunch more If i can think of more ideas for them.
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Oxayy's avatar
Oxayy|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like these could be made into TF2 unusual effects
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NemyZilla|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow they're beautiful!
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KonskyKkt's avatar
Thought they´re galaxies at first.
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IndigoWizard|Hobbyist Digital Artist
10 looks more like void than water to me tbh
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pixelmagics's avatar
thats some great choice of colors, its not really colorblinding. im also making some abstract if you dont mind.
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gigi358's avatar
i really like it keep up the good work =)
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Yoko-ChanYT|Student Digital Artist
it's deleted >n<
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UbiquitousEyechosis's avatar
Nifty, I like it. Deffinately will come in handy :)
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Oskua|Hobbyist General Artist
So nice. Saddly I can't see the tutorial that you used because it was deleted :(
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kingmab8's avatar
oh thanks a lot i used your stock image in my editing
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Yeyeliz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love number 11! =D

I wish I could draw and give that effect of the light, but IN COLOR! I mean, in the traditional way...

Any ideas or tips you can give me for that?
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CPWebsurfer6's avatar
can the same be done in GIMP? I thaought it was good at firs, but its turnining into a crap program that i cant use
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rossmallo's avatar
Erm...I suppose it could, but i dunno if you could do it to the same quality as PS.
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millicent15's avatar
luv it!!!!!!
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