pena © 2014 by David Cook
The Liquid Metal Effect lets you create a variety of poured liquid metal as well as glowing threads.|
Liquid Metal has its own colors and thus acts as a Color Source.
The Liquid Metal Effect is time sensitive and can use a Clock or Clock Modifier (available in the Liquid Metal Options) to modify the Effect over time.
If you enable the Fit To Brush Option you will paint with the Liquid Metal Effect sized to your brush.
The Liquid Metal Effect has the following Options Pane:|
|Base Color:||This is the Color that will be used for the Liquid Metal Base Color. Tap the Color to change it. A medium to medium-dark color works best as the Effect will both lighten and darken the Base Color to generate the metallic shades.|
|Clock:||This Effect can change over time. This control lets you select which of the four Clocks to use (Clocks are assigned in the Brush Pane). Any Green Colored Clock is the one currently in use. Tap the reset button and a Pop Up will appear that lets you reset any of the four Clocks to their initial value. Yellow colored clocks are not in use. Note that you can turn Clocks off by tapping a Green Clock turning all of them yellow.|
|Clock Modifier:||This value is added to the current Clock. You can use this to change where in time this Effect is, relative to the Clock (this allows different Effects to use the same Clock with different offsets).|
|Complexity:||If This sets the complexity of the coloration. Low values (1 through about 20) generate metallic looping threads. As you increase the Complexity the threads join each other with metallic coloration.|
|Zoom:||This sets the closeness of the Effect. Low values zoom out, high values zoom in.|
|X Offset:||This sets the X offset of the Effect, moving it left or right.|
|Y Offset:||This sets the Y offset of the Effect, moving it up or down.|
|Fit To Brush:||If set to a Red X the Effect spans the screen such that as you paint you reveal the Effect. When set to a Green Check Mark the Effect is sized to the brush such that as you paint the entire Effect is within the brush itself.|
|Output Color 1:||By default this is set to REPLACE which means that the set color will be output to Color 1. You can change this as explained in Options Pane Color Mixers.|
|Output Color 2:||By default this is set to IGNORE which means that the Color 2 will be ignored (the original Color 2 will be kept). You can change this as explained in Options Pane Color Mixers.|
The following image shows the Liquid Metal with its default settings:|
In the following image the Zoom has been set very low, showing a repeat of the pattern:
In our final image, the Zoom is back to the default and the Complexity is at 12:
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