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Abstract Collaging Techniques
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Published: July 4, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 smashmethod
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Please forgive the compression artifacts and such, I had to compress the video a lot to get it a usuable size for online distribution. Just pay attention to the mouse movements, and the audio narration, and you should be fine.

This is a 30 minute long video (which requires divx, if you dont have that, get it here: [link] )

This video covers some basics of hacking up photos to make the kind of abstract image collages like in the preview. It covers some file saving information and other general stuff along the way, too. So it may be a beneficial watch for those of you who may not think you _need_ to watch it.

If you have any questions, please leave them here. If they're in reference to the video, please leave a time signature (like 24m34s), so I can find the specific point you're referring to. Hope it helps some people.
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MrOmelette's avatar
Super awesome! Thanks for posting this!
fatso-cat's avatar
well isnt that title a mouthfull
MilloART's avatar
OMFG!
awesome *o*

+Fav
Anorudo's avatar
THANK YOU! I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS! :+fav:
tyronb's avatar
Very nice, thanks! I followed your tutorial and came up with this [link]

twas easy because i already had a theme of "signs" e.g road etc from graphic design coursework. You can definitely see the resemblance to your work/style. Please leave a comment, critique most welcomed.

Thanks again
thombo's avatar
Wow, this is great! Thanks a lot man... :)
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smashmethodProfessional Interface Designer
No problem.
BDooley's avatar
Dling now
Sounds exactly what im looking for ty
Designjunkee's avatar
Hi,

great tutorial. Where do you get all the objects?
Katsuskoshii's avatar
Can anybody tell me where to download Photoshop? I wanna start using it, and this tutorial just made me want to even more! :gallery: Your work is lurvley.
regrettheglamour's avatar
I found the high pass technique really useful.
I gave this a shot, I'm always looking for different, improved ways of doing things.

[link]
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smashmethodProfessional Interface Designer
Glad it could be of use.
Digaas's avatar
love it!!
after watch it I was inspired !

tnhks.!
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smashmethodProfessional Interface Designer
no problem.
Fifos's avatar
Oh my god
Best tutorial ever!
I swaer i gonna try this
but it's really hard..or at least is seems to be

I just have to think wich images i'm gonna use
I can see u like cars
Do you think it will work with something elese ?
other kind of images
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smashmethodProfessional Interface Designer
Anything you can apply a clipping mask to will work.
lock-and-loadx's avatar
that was a really good tutorial and it makes me wanna play around with photoshop now. thanksheaps!
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smashmethodProfessional Interface Designer
no problem
lock-and-loadx's avatar
i still cant believe how FAST you are with the pen tool. i cant figure out how you do it so well.
mines pathetic.
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smashmethodProfessional Interface Designer
Practice makes perfect.
lock-and-loadx's avatar
everytime i go to use the pen tool and practice with it, i stuff up and then it starts going mental.

but thank you so much!!
lock-and-loadx's avatar
haha. im using your tutorial RIGHT now. its so wicked. im trying to make my own, but i need something in there and i dont know what, hmph. anyway thank you so much for the great tutorial!!
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smashmethodProfessional Interface Designer
No problem, glad it could be of use.
lock-and-loadx's avatar
oh it was believe me! i tried. mines "My Version Of Punk" - take a look :D
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