Originally Posted by jaxx6166
This is the closest I could come to making a dome for the city. But, when I hit the gradient on the circled part it decided to fill everything but what was circled.
Wish I could have cropped the trees out of the soldier picture too. But, how's this compared to the other one?
It's all getting there, but the blends are off...and you need to make the title 'pop' for a cover like this (rule of thumb: 150px resize, see if you can still read the title).
For a dome.. don't try and fill the entire structure, just partly and bring down the opacity...
Give me a few minutes and I'll do one in Gimp and upload piccies.
EDIT: Okay that was getting way too involved and way too many piccies. Follow this guide here to make a glass orb and then place orb over city in your illustration http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/orbs/orbs.htm
BETTER TUTORIAL and Gimp focused here: http://www.viddler.com/explore/Protocol/videos/9/