It was really a mixture of filters and techneiqes. I started with a black to white gradient, but to anwser your question it was a lighting effect applied to a 4th channel, kinda a bump map effect. I really dont remember all that I did off the top of my head.. I just kinda threw it together.
Try something though, do the coolest thing you can in about 15 minutes. Thats the point of this thread
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS