How to Create a Gaussian Distribution in Photoshop CS3


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Creating a Gaussian distribution

In the previous exercise, we created the Custom Wave effect using a displacement map but instead of getting nicely rounded waves, we end up getting this zigzag effect with these pretty obvious corners at this location here and around this location here and that's a function of our displacement map. I am going to go ahead and switch over to the Wave V.psd file and I am going to press Ctrl+H or Command+H on the Mac in order to hide those guides for a moment. What we are getting here, even though this looks like a sort of a nicely transitioning gradient, it's actually a combination of linear ramps. So we are going from gray at this point to black around here and we are just peeking at black, there is basically a single column of black pixels right about at this location and then we are ramping all the way to white and we have another single column of white pixels right about there and then we are ramping back to gray and so we have got a zigzag gradient going.

So it's no surpri...

Creating a Gaussian distribution
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Creating a Gaussian distribution provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

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Design Photography
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