Process: Full Spectrum Circle Effect

Some experiment i did in Inkscape today and i wanna share with all of you guy. I'll show some easy step how to create the full spectrum circle in Inkscape, and also explain how to polish it in Gimp. Check it out.


Inkscape is a Vector Graphics Editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator, that strives to be SVG Compliant, open source, responsive and extensible.


Below is my result and I'm happy with it.

gimpresult


CREATING THE FULL SPECTRUM CIRCLE IN INKSCAPE.

1. Create circle in Inkscape
2.Select“unset” fill by right-clicking on the fill color.Low the opacity to 40.



3.Select the circle and click on it again. You will see the rotation mark. Drag the rotation of the center downward the circle.



4.Go to Edit > Clone > Created Tiled Clone.



5.Tiled Clones Value






6.Click the create button and you will have a full spectrum circle!




7.Create a black rectangle and put it behind the spectrum circle. Save the image.




POLISHING THE FULL SPECTRUM CIRCLE IN GIMP.

Import the full spectrum circle image in Gimp



Go to Filters> Enhance > Unsharp Mask. I use 0.1 for the radius,6.0 for the amount and O for threshold value.



Next, duplicate the layer



Go to Filters> Enhance > Sharpen.



I use 40 for the values. Then flatten the image. Finish.



Result in Gimp
gimpresult


POLISHING THE FULL SPECTRUM CIRCLE IN PHOTOSHOP.

This is my other experiment. Using Photoshop.

Process 1
Import the spectrum circle image in potoshop
layer

Process 2
I use Filter> Artistic> Paint Daubs.
layer 1

Process 3
Finish. Adding some simple text.
experiment


Result in Photoshop
experiment


5 Responses to "Process: Full Spectrum Circle Effect"

Anonymous said... April 13, 2009 at 5:27 AM

Cool tut and nice out outcome

Anonymous said... April 14, 2009 at 3:51 PM

very nice

Tonya said... June 5, 2009 at 9:41 AM

This tutorial has finally broken the fear of Inkscape in me. I love it.

I also did it with a small rectangle rotated a little and started it with a different color (See? I got to play this time).

This tutorial has been a big help fo me.

Thank you!

Tina said... July 8, 2009 at 1:46 PM

I had a problem. I tried making the spectrum, I put in all the variables exactly like you have for the tiled clones, but when I pushed create I just got all red circles. I went back and tried again and the same thing happened. what did I do wrong?

Starlight86 said... August 22, 2009 at 9:04 AM

hello tina. check ur rgba value..refer to step no.5

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