I wrote this tutorial on 02/20/08 and any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental. Please do not claim it as your own. This tutorial was written by me using PSP 10 and I retain all rights to same.Your results, however, are not and are yours to do with as you will. I hope that you enjoy this tutorial and if you have any questions please E-Mail me. All materials and tubes used are copyrighted to their respective owners and credit will be given if known. If there is something I have used and it is yours, please let me know so I can give you credit or take it down.
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This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.
Place the mask in your mask folder and the brushes in your brushes folder
Ok, Let's Get Started
Open new Image: the one supplied or one of your own (Misted images do not work will with this tutorial)
Image: Canvas Size: 437 X 517
New Layer: Flood fill with white, drag to bottom
On Tube layer:Duplicate twice so that you now have 2 tube layers
Close your top tube layer for now.
We will be working with the bottom tube layer:Click on the bottom Tube Layer:
Apply Good Vibrations Filter with these settings:
Plug-In AAA Filters Good Vibrations:
1st apply: Frequency 22 Amplitude: 5
Settings: Rumples Normal
2nd apply: Frequency 21
Amplitude 2 Panes Normal
Open the top tube layer
resize tube by 92%
all layers unchecked
Drop Shadow: 3 2 90 3.96
Choose 2 colors from your image.
Set gradient to foreground/background
angle 45 repeat 1
New Layer: Flood fill with gradient
Place this layer above the bottom white layer
Layers: Load/Save Mask
Look for Becky_Mask029 ; apply
Settings: Fit to canvas, hide all mask, source luminous
delete mask layer, merge group
Place a new layer above the tube layer: Use your gradient setting for color Find paint brush: msmusic default size
apply over or below tube layer.
New layer: apply exotica sparkle 3 at top left, refer to image for placement (use a darker color from your tube for this)
Add word art if you would like,(I have included a few brushes in the zip file)
I put a glow around my text to make it more visible: eye candy 3.1 glow width 10
opacity 100 Opacity drop off:fat
place your watermark.
Add Text: I used AltastGreeting size 72 vector twisted my text to fit across
bottom right of image.
Effects: 3d inner bevel: bevel: 2 width: 14 Smoothness 15 depth: 5 Ambience: 0
Shininess: 30 Angle 315 intensity 30 elevation 50
Effects: 3d drop shadow: 3 2 90 3.96 (Same setting as earlier)
Merge all, save as a jpg. Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.
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