Les 009: Africa

 

 

Tubes source: Filly, Brigitte Manon http://groups.yahoo.com/group/top_design_tubes/

and Mariel http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/MarieLGraphicArTubing/

 

 

Material: tubes, image, mask 2020 and font

 

Filters: Xero

 

This is an easy lesson, but here you can learn how to give the tubes a soft border.

In a blendles this looks always nice

 

Open the tubes, the image and install your font

Dulicate the image and tubes (shift+D), remove the watermark and close the originals

 

Open a new transparent image 640x480 px

Foreground color = #201a12 (dark) and background color = #815f61

 

Change the foreground color to gradient “foreground-background” corner 140 repeat 0 invert unchecked

 

Floodfull the layer with this gradient

 

Activate your image Far_away,

Layers load mask from disk and choose  the mask 2020 with following settings:

 

Lum. From source, adjust to layer,  hide all masks checked, invert tranparency not checked

Layerpalette, merge - merge group

 

Edit – copy an paste as a new layer

 

Move to border right

 

Layer palette, blend mode: Soft light, opacity 50%

 

Activate the tube ‘filly (219)’

 

(***)With the magic wand, tolerance and feather = 0, select outside the tube invert selection after you did this.

 

Modify Selection –contract  8

 

Selection modify  - feather 25

 

Selection invert and delete (once !!!)

 

This tube edit – copy and paste as a new layer

 

Move to the left (tube is larger than image, that doesn’t matter)

 

Layer palette, blend mode: soft light, opacity: 50%

 

Activate the tube MarieL_africa_face repeat (***)

 

Image resize 70%-bicubic

 

Edit – copy – paste as a new layer

 

Move this  tube to the right (see example)

Layer palette, blend mode: soft light, opacity 50%

 

Activate the tube from Mtm_misc50_masquerade repeat what is in red (***)

 

 edit – copy – paste as a new layer

 

Move towards the cheek, gives a nicer effect)

 

Effects – 3D effects – drop shadow horz/vert 8, opacity 75, blur 20 color black

 

Layer palette, opacity 47%

 

Layer palette, merge visibly

 

NO NEW RASTERLAYER for the next step !!!!!

 

Activate selection tool – custom selection:

 

 

repeat drop shadow as before

 

Effects – Filter Xero – Fritillary standard settings

 

Effects – Filter Xero – Lineart settings shown below:

 

 

Selection invert

 

Effects – Filter Xero – Porcelain settings shown below do this 3 times

 

 

Info: where does these figures come from?

Example: I choose the color orange

 

The RGB values are the figures you need in the plugin  Xero Porcelain.

 

Image add borders 1 px dark color

 

New text layer

 

Activate texttool and choose your font (amhole) size 175 px (depends on text), floating

Foreground color locked, background color = darkest color

 

Typ text and deselect

 

Deform tool, make your text fit in the rectangle

 

Layer palette, blend mode: soft light

 

Effects – 3D effects – drop shadow horz/vert 1 opacity 100, blur 1, color black

 

Save as a jpg

 

 

 

Copyright© - 19 december 2005