Mystified by Ozzu logo shadow efects

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Perhaps I missed something, but can someome explain the shadows on the Ozzu dragon logo?

The tiled framework across the top of the Ozzu pages displays a slight drop shadow effect as if the light source was above the frame, as does the drop shadow on the dragon logo itself.

Yet to my eyes, it looks like there's a cutout effect applied to the same logo.......a cutout with a drop shadow?

What am I missing? :?

Besides a 150K a year job *l*


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Moved to Digital Art.

UNFLUX created it. He should be able to tell you how he did it once he sees this.

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rjmthezonenet wrote:
Easy......careful placement of several image slices.



Not quite what I meant.
To my eyes the shading of the tiled bar across the top of the page and the shadow/cutout applied to the dragon are inconsistant.

The shading on the top bar and UNDER the dragon are consistant with a light source being at a point near the top of the screen's edge.

The above effects give the impression that the dragon is a solid object above the tiled bar.

Yet there is also a cutout effect applied to the dragon...my question is...how can a "floating" object have a cutout and a drop shadow BELOW itself?
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Ooooo....

You could pull it off by putting shadows on different lays in Photoshop.

Never noticed the shadow glitch before. :-)
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In photoshop there is a effect call "inner shadow" that cuases this effect.. maybe that is what unflux use... there other ways to do this(I think) .
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ohh by the way the "inner shadow" effect is located in the blending options of the layer.
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Shadow Knight wrote:
In photoshop there is a effect call "inner shadow" that cuases this effect.. maybe that is what unflux use... there other ways to do this(I think) .


I've used the effects on the layer properties menu, but perhaps this might help describe what I'm after.

http://www.freewebs.com/coldcanuck/index.htm


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I love the effect. It has kind of an Escher feel to it :)
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I just wondered if the intention was to confuse the eyes....that's all.


Oooo... now I have no comment. Maybe the person who created the logo would stop lurking and have a chat! ;-)

(Escher is fantastic!)
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Axe wrote:
I love the effect. It has kind of an Escher feel to it :)



I'd seen the gentleman's work in the ascending and descending stairs image some time ago...quite deceptive :)


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It took THIS LONG for someone to question the almighty OZZU dragon, huh?

If you think about it as the red outline is the only solid, tangible aspect
of the dragon, opening a window to what you see through and beyond,
it may make more sense.

the intent was to create a mystical image...which i think I have, and
Escher is a nice compliment, thx. I never intended to create a perfectly
discernable image. Hence, your question of it's existence -- is it on top,
or cut out? Image
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UNFLUX wrote:
It took THIS LONG for someone to question the almighty OZZU dragon, huh?


I hadn't noticed until Cold Canuck pointed it out! Maybe the 75% cutout area tricked my brain into seeing it everywhere.

UNFLUX wrote:
If you think about it as the red outline is the only solid, tangible aspect of the dragon, opening a window to what you see through and beyond, it may make more sense.


Its a great concept... too bad everyone won't read this thread. :-(
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UNFLUX wrote:
is it on top, or cut out?



Yes :D



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