Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My friends...mini Tut FTU

This tutorial was written on January 31, 2012 by Shani aka Wicked Princess. The concept of the tag is mine and mine alone. Any resemblance to any other tag/tut is pure coincidence. This was written for those with working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.
Supplies Needed:

++Paint Shop Pro ( I used 10 but any version should work)

++ Four tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Suzanne Wolcott and you can get her work HERE

++Cluster frame by me that I made using the kit “The Hippo Song” You can get to Gina’s blog HERE to check out the kit and to my scrap blog HERE to get the cluster frame

++ Mask of choice

Open a new canvas of 800x800, transparent. Remember you can resize later.

Next open the cluster frame, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize it and adjust as you like.

Back to the transparent layer, we’re going to flood fill with a gradient. Change your foreground and background colors to complimenting colors, and then change the foreground color to the gradient. I set the repeat to 1 and flood filled.
Now go to blur>Gaussian blur and figure out what setting you want it to be…..any setting you are happy with is fine. Now go to effects>distortion and set it to twirl. Pick whatever setting you like. Add your mask of choice.

Then open your tubes, each one copy and paste behind the frame. Use your magic wand tool in the opening, go to selections, modify expand (I think by 10) and on the tube layer go to selections, invert. Hit the delete key on the tube layer. Go to selections none. Use your eraser tool for any stray pixels. Repeat it for the three openings on the tube. Add a final tube to the left hand side of the frame and adjust as you want.

Don’t forget your copyrights and tagger markings as well as license number! Save and you are done!

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