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    Hi
    I was wondering how ( using photoshop) you achieve the effect of lines on an image as if it was on a monitor or tv. I lost the link to the example I had but something like the first image on http://www.gmunk.com/

    Sorry if this is just a filter already in photoshop that I missed. Thanks for the help

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    Ah yes, this is probably the most over used effect in photoshop EVER! I think I'm seeing more scan lines on things than I even see drop shadows (which blows my mind since drop shadows are actually useful.) Oh . . . sorry for the editorial. Here you go:
    http://www.photoshopclub.com/
    Use the menu on the right to jump to "Advanced Scan Lines"

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    Thanks for the help. After reading you feelings on the subject I don't know if I should use it now. I hate drop shadows and if this is considered the same I should probably avoid it.

    Thanks again for the link though

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    When you use scanlines and they look good, that's one thing.
    When you use them because you feel you need to, that's another thing.
    Two different things. They're good and they're bad.

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    Originally posted by cosgrove80
    Thanks for the help. After reading you feelings on the subject I don't know if I should use it now. I hate drop shadows and if this is considered the same I should probably avoid it.

    Thanks again for the link though

    Heres a similar thing, give this a try.

    http://www.pankpages.com/tutorials/p.../scan/scan.htm

    I've used brush textures and patterned them as well.

    SCAN LINE ALTERNATIVE


    Rogue

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    tv lines

    TV lines can look good but I agree they are overused and sometimes they are inappropriate. I think they look best when they are really subtle with the opacity really low rather than really obvious and 'in your face'. I like to use them on graphics that are actually of tv/screens/monitors (this can be part of an interface design) rather than just for the sake of it.

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    I agree that if you are actually doing a picture of a TV or something, then great put some scan lines so it looks real, BUT 99% of the time they are useless, and 75% of the time they look bad. That's all i'm saying.

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