Lesson 012: Neon

 

 

 

Materials: tubes, image, brush and font

 

 

Brush: @nn

 

Filters

 

Penta.com

Eye Candy 4000

 

 

Open the tubes and the image, import the brush and install the filter

 

Open a new image 640x480 px, transparent

 

foreground color = #4a2f1b and background color = #ecd191

foreground color on gradient foregr-background see settings:

 

 

Flood fill with this gradient

 

Adjust – blur – gaussian blur 15

 

Layer palette, new raster layer

 

Selections – select all

 

Activate image (MTA_LA_2) edit – copy – paste into selection

 

Deselect

 

Layer palette – blend mode = burn

 

Effects – filter Penta.com – Jeans standard settings

 

Layer palette, duplicate bottom layer (click right and duplicate) and move this dulicated layer to the top

 

Image resize 70%  resize all layers unchecked - bicubic

 

Adjust – add and remove noise – add noise 16 – uniform and monochrome checked

 

Effects – filter Penta.com – VTR2 standard settings

 

Effects – 3D effects – drop shadow see settings:

 

 

Repeat but change horz/vert -1

 

Activate the tube ‘shoes metallic’ edit – copy and paste als a new layer

 

With the move tool, move to top right

 

 

Adjust – hue and saturation – colorize 18-119 what is the origin of these numbers:

Open properties of the  foreground color (dark color) and you will see this:

 

 

 

Effects – Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow see settings:

 

 

Choose dark color and the setting thin ‘Thin’

 

Layer palette – blend mode soft light

 

Activate miste tube ‘Dior Rasta’ edit – copy and paste as a new layer - bicubic

 

Move see example

 

Activate misted tube ‘Dior9’ edit – copy and paste as a new layer

 

Image – resize with 70% - resize all layers unchecked

 

Move to top left (see printscreen) the hair must touch the lines on the background

 

 

Layer palette – blend mode burn

 

Effects – texture effects – blinds see settings:

 

 

Layer palette, new raster layer for the brush

 

Invert the colors, foreground color = light color

 

With the brush tool activate brush ‘@nn_brush_quincyjones’ standard settings

 

Stamp the  brush on the bottom left:

 

 

Layer palette – opacity 67%, blend mode Hard Light

 

Layer palette new raster layer

 

Activate brush ‘shadymedusa’ op standard settings

 

Stamp this  brush top right see example

 

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

 

Layer palette, blend mode Hard light

 

Image add borders 2 px black or choose a dark color from your Image

 

New text layer, rename this layer “text”

 

With the text tool, choose font  ‘atlas solid’

 

Foreground color locked, background color dark solod color

 

Settings shown below:

 

 

Write down your text

 

Deselect, resize text so that it fits in the rectangle (deform tool)

 

Move see example

 

Effects– 3D effects – drop shadow horz/vert 1, opacity 100, blur 1 color = #ecd191

 

Layer palette –opacity 81%,blend mode Overlay

 

Duplicate this layer and activate layer ‘TEXT’

 

Effects – filter Eye Candy 4000 – Motion Trail – see settings:

 

 

Layer palette, merge, merge all

 

Save as a jpg

 

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