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napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Dec 2008 8:54 p.m. PST

Hi all… maybe someone smarter then me can answer how I do this. I want to make a custom graphic for my website. I have the basic graphic and I have duplicated it, and each time changed the color via filter to get a slightly different one.

Now the hard part. I want to take these and layer them one on top of the other so that it gives a blured image effect, like it moved really fast and there is more then one actually there (thus the different colors). like stacking card in your hand while playing poker

I tried using the layers feature in my paint program, but it did not show all the objects once I had them merged.

Any ideas?

Space Monkey Inactive Member07 Dec 2008 12:18 a.m. PST

What paint program are you using?
I know that can be done in Photoshop…

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Dec 2008 2:01 a.m. PST

I was using photostudio 5 that came with my scanner

Twisted Metal Inactive Member07 Dec 2008 2:21 a.m. PST

You might be better using something like (don't laugh) GIMP it's a free image editing package and should be able to give you the right effect.

It sounds like you'll need to give your image a transparent background too, to be able to see all the layers once they're merged.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Dec 2008 9:35 a.m. PST

Give it over here, and I'll beat it into submission. I've got Photoshop and I'm not afraid to use it.

wiattheodd (at) aol (dot) com

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Dec 2008 12:16 p.m. PST

Dooh! your right the backgrounds are not transparent. I don't do enough of this stuff to remember how to do it properly…

Thanks Wyatt I'll pass them on to you…


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