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matt love
Wet cement??
on Feb 25, 2010 at 1:18:52 am

I have tried this several times using generators with gradients overtop and changing blend modes. Im still a newb with motion , and it annoys me when i cant figure something out... Wet cement is the recent annoyance . Pretty much looking for a wet road at night look.. any tips would be great,
tx to all

Matt


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Noah Kadner
Re: Wet cement??
on Feb 25, 2010 at 2:33:39 am

Have you considered going out and shooting something instead? Cement is literally dirt cheap and nothing beats real in the camera... Hard to make that look less than cheesy in motion....

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matt love
Re: Wet cement??
on Feb 25, 2010 at 4:03:39 am

Its more for the ability to do it in motion . Its not for any client or special project . I just would like to see how organic I could get without using the real thing. tx in advance
Strictly educational

Matt


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Stephen Smith
Re: Wet cement??
on Feb 25, 2010 at 3:50:05 pm

I think it depends on what you want it to look like. Do you mean wet cement that has just been poured? Or that has just been smoothed with a Trowel like the pic below?

Or do you mean after it rained? Or does any of the above work?




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matt love
Re: Wet cement??
on Feb 25, 2010 at 4:06:52 pm

Good question. I wasnt real descriptive . What im looking for is a wet road (from rain) with some light from head lights or street lights reflecting off . sorry if that doesnt help

Matt


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Stephen Smith
Re: Wet cement??
on Feb 25, 2010 at 5:35:20 pm

To get started I would got to http://www.cgtextures.com/ and click on the Roads icon. There are a ton of free road textures. All of them are are dry so you will need to make them look wet. That can be achieved in many ways. Making it look real will be the hard part. First off you will nee to apply a Levels filter to darken up the image. You will probably want to keep the whites left alone so it will create a glare with high contrast from the black and white in the asphalt. Next add so white color solids or duplicate the road texture (then change the levels again and add a blur filter). Add a mask so it changes the reflection to a certain part of the road and crank up the feather to blend it in. Playing with the blend modes can help as well. For the lights I would add lights. A lot of this will depend on the image and what you like. Have fun playing around with it and hope this helps.




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matt love
Re: Wet cement??
on Feb 25, 2010 at 6:38:06 pm

very cool, and I will have fun with this one.. Tx a bunch for the helpful replies

Matt


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Stephen Smith
Re: Wet cement??
on Feb 25, 2010 at 6:45:22 pm

Happy to help and best of luck.




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