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Using a Fibonacci spiral to create a tattoo

From: Pixel Playground with Bert Monroy

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What we're going to do today is look at yet another Now, what's happening as I mentioned the last So now, the flowers themselves were created this way.

Using a Fibonacci spiral to create a tattoo

What we're going to do today is look at yet another flower arrangement on the tattooed lady from the Epson images. Now, I want to draw attention to a set of flowers, which appeared in quite a few places, like here and here, here, here and right here on her arm. Those particular flowers right there. Now, what's happening as I mentioned the last time is, everything here has to do with Fibonacci, so this is what's called the Golden Spiral right here.

Now I'll show you how that started, that actually started in Illustrator. So I'm going to shoot over here to Illustrator and there we see, that I got it from the web I just did a search for the Golden Spiral, and there's the basic Golden Spiral. So I put that in a layer right here in Illustrator and I created this layer here. This first layer in which I created three circles. These circles are going to represent the size and position of the flowers. So what I did is I took that little set. Which is, that line right there which is following my spiral, which will be my guide for resizing these, and I took this whole thing and I made it into a selection, so let's select all these little guys here together, and we'll group them.

We'll just go in there and say Group It. Okay, then what I'm going to do is I'm going to copy it. Holding down my Option Key to get a copy, and I put it right into position there. And what I'm going to do to this now, is I'm going to rotate it. I'm going to rotate it, so it's straight up and down this way, and then I'm going to shrink it down so that it follows the same shape of the existing thing here, right there, we just move it over, just a little bit. Just so it goes right there in place. And those go down to here, and down to here, down to there, down to there. All the way down. And then, the final set, which we see it, right here it is, all the little flowers together.

those were selected as one piece, and brought into Photoshop, and used as a guide. There's also here a guide for the flower and a guide for the, the two vines. Let's see them now in use in Photoshop. So let's switch, switch back to Photoshop, and there's our flowers. And then we'll go look at there's the spiral itself. There's the spiral. Now, we'll see that way in the back here, there's the guides turned on, see? Now once the flowers were sized to their, to correct size they were moved over ever so slightly so it wouldn't seem so rigid.

But they do follow all the numerical values of the golden spiral. So now, the flowers themselves were created this way. Here's my flower base. I created a single flower. Here's the white flower. Let's open it up and we see there's a little stamen, a little center, and the individual petals. Now based on all these different pieces, I created the red flower. With slight variations here and there we see all three flowers created here. Slight variation, I turned the stamen around, did a little flip horizontal, changed the colors a little bit so that it have two basic reds and a white.

So now I have my three flowers which were then merged into individual layers here. Now the way I merged them into individual layers is I take say the white one right here. And it's the whole group. So, what I can do is just select that group and come over here and say Merge Group, but if I say Merge Group like this, see, the group went away and became just a merge. So let me undo that and I hold down my Option key, Alt on a PC, and then I say Merge Group. And then what you'll see what happens is that the original group is still there but now we have white flower merged.

And that's the one that became this one here. I just took out the word merge and that became that layer. Those were then brought into the overall file that we see here, and put in position. And as you can see that there are quite a few layers where each part was. And then we'll see, here's my guide. On top of that, we have the leaves, various leaves. There's one vine. There's a second vine, and another vine. we've got three vines happening there, and there's a fourth vine. There's all the vines in place now. And there's all the orange flowers.

There's all the red flowers. There's all the white flowers. And you can see that all have been sized to form the final image, which looks like that.

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Pixel Playground with Bert Monroy

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  1. 9m 9s
    1. Creating realistic stains on bathroom tile
      9m 9s
  2. 9h 21m
    1. Creating animated snowfall with Photoshop
      6m 39s
    2. Filling an empty glass with liquid
      2m 51s
    3. Using an alpha channel to create a 3D object
      6m 53s
    4. Creating a 3D coin
      7m 13s
    5. Creating a custom brush
      7m 28s
    6. Using displacement maps to create shadows
      7m 27s
    7. Enhancing a landscape by adding a lake
      6m 37s
    8. Creating a dog tag
      7m 52s
    9. Recreating magazine clippings
      7m 31s
    10. Creating realistic scales for a dragon tattoo
      6m 27s
    11. Creating spikes for a dragon tattoo
      10m 35s
    12. Creating the belly for a dragon tattoo
      10m 55s
    13. Creating a flower tattoo
      7m 9s
    14. Using a Fibonacci spiral to create a tattoo
      4m 19s
    15. Body shaping with Puppet Warp
      4m 1s
    16. Type effects in Photoshop: Pillow
      6m 46s
    17. Type effects in Photoshop: Clouds
      6m 2s
    18. Animating a 3D starfield
      7m 6s
    19. Creating an antique pub sign using Photoshop
      13m 1s
    20. Creating a custom brush to draw hair
      7m 57s
    21. Charms and medallions in Photoshop: First steps
      12m 5s
    22. Charms and medallions in Photoshop: Adding details
      10m 49s
    23. Charms and medallions in Photoshop: Adding a third dimension
      10m 10s
    24. Oakland Theater: Creating stone walls
      14m 11s
    25. Oakland Theater: Creating neon
      12m 4s
    26. Oakland Theater: Creating lightbulbs
      15m 33s
    27. Changing photo contents with Auto-Align Layers
      6m 36s
    28. Creating a metal grill
      9m 35s
    29. Red truck: Creating a headlight
      7m 17s
    30. Red truck: Creating chrome headlight trim
      7m 37s
    31. Red truck: Creating realistic metal perforations
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    32. Red truck: Creating wear on metal
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    33. Magazine cover: Using perspective to draw a room
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    35. Magazine cover: Creating a wood floor
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    38. Damen Station: Creating realistic rust
      6m 56s
    39. Oyster Bar: Creating puddles
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    40. Oyster Bar: Creating asphalt and concrete textures
      5m 3s
    41. Oyster Bar: Creating a manhole cover
      10m 53s
    42. Oyster Bar: Creating a canvas texture
      7m 53s
    43. Creating realistic reflections and shadows
      11m 0s
    44. Creating water droplets on a surface
      7m 42s
    45. Wrapping a pattern around a 3D wine goblet
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    46. Creating net fabric for a veil
      15m 39s
    47. Animating a spotlight against a brick wall
      7m 1s
    48. Damen Station: Using Blend in Illustrator to create intricate details
      4m 34s
    49. Theater curtain: Making a braid and tassels
      9m 53s
    50. Theater curtain: Creating the curtain
      11m 40s
    51. Theater curtain: Animating a rising curtain
      7m 23s
    52. Creating a chalkboard
      12m 48s
    53. Creating a manila envelope
      12m 50s
    54. Turning a regular donut into a jelly donut
      9m 41s
    55. Making a book: Perspective
      9m 53s
    56. Making a book: Adding pages
      9m 27s
    57. Using paths and layer styles to create logo text
      9m 36s
    58. Increasing precipitation: How to make a rainy-day photo look rainier
      9m 34s
    59. Retouching techniques: Improving a picnic scene
      9m 28s
    60. Retouching techniques: Moving an object in a scene
      9m 29s
    61. Retouching techniques: Improving a real estate photo
      8m 53s
    62. Adding a billboard to a photo
      7m 52s
    63. Making a desk nameplate
      12m 6s
    64. Illustrating a campfire from scratch
      9m 35s

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