• Good Vibrations

    This lesson was written by Jille on Sunday, January 03, 2010 in the Dutch version of PSPXI.
    The lesson can be made in other versions as well

    Credits

    I used tubes and backgrounds from Johanna and 2 masks from Verocreations

    1. jhanna_264 misted tube
    2. JHanna_180 background
      please visit her group
    3. Two masks: www.verocreations.com

    I thank the tubers for there beautiful work. This picture would not exists without their effort

    You can download the used material here
    Download my selections here

    Filters
    Penta.com – Color Dots

    Preparation

    Install your filter into your filter map
    Extract the selections into your selection map
    Open your program
    Open tubes and masks in your program and minimize

    Material Palette
    I took a light color for the foreground (#c6bbab) and a darker one for the background (#3d362f )


    Change the material from the foreground into a linear Foreground-Background gradient with these settings

    The lesson

    Step 1

    Open the image JHanna_180 background
    Edit – Copy
    You may close the background

    Step 2
    File – New – New Image – transparent checked

    Selections – Select All
    Edit – Paste into Selection
    Selections – Select None

    Step 3
    Layers – New Raster Layer
    Flood Fill Tool – flood fill this layer with the foreground gradient

    Step 4
    The mask verocreation is minimized on your workspace, your working area is active
    Layers– New Mask Layer – From Image – choose masker_Vérocréation


    You may close the mask

    Step 5
    On your working area
    Layer palette – Merge – Merge Group
    Effects – Edge Effects – Enhance
    This is the result

    Step 6
    Layers – New Raster Layer
    Selections – Custom Selection with these values

    Flood Fill Tool – flood fill the selection with the gradient
    Blur – Gaussian Blur – Radius 50

    Step 7
    Your mask Verocreations2 is minimized on the workspace of your program
    Your working area is active
    Layers– New Mask Layer – From Image – choose masker_Vérocréation2

    You may close the mask

    Step 8
    On your working area
    Layer palette – Merge – Merge Group
    Effects – Edge Effects – Enhance More
    Effects - 3D Effects – Drop Shadow with these settings

    Repeat Drop Shadow with Horiz. And Vertical on -5
    Selections – Select None
    This is the result

    Step 9
    Maximize the tube jhanna_264 misted tube
    The background layer has to be active
    Edit – Copy
    You may minimize the tube again

    Step 10
    On your working area
    Layers - New Raster Layer
    Selections – Load/Save Selection from Disk – Load Selection from Disk – Choose Fantasy

    Edit Paste into Selection
    Layer Palette – Blend Mode = Luminance (L)
    Effects – Plugins – Penta.com – Color Dots with these settings

    Step 11
    Maximize the tube jhanna_264 misted tube again
    The tube layer has to be active
    Edit – Copy
    You may minimize the tube again

    Step 12
    Layers – New Raster Layer
    Image– Rotate Right
    Edit – Paste into Selection
    Selections – Select None
    Image - Rotate Left
    This is your result

    Step 13
    Layers – New Raster Layer
    Selections – Load/Save Selection from Disk – Load Selection from Disk – Choose Fantasy1

    Edit – Paste into Selection
    Layer Palette – Rename this layer – I called it Tubes

    Step 14
    Selections – Load/Save Selection from Disk – Load Selection from Disk – Choose Fantasy2
    Same settings
    Layer Palette – Promote Selection to layer – Opacity of this layer = 40
    Effects – Plugins – Penta.com – Color Dots with the same settings
    Selections - Select None
    (The result will show later)

    Step 15
    Highlight layer “Tubes”
    Selections – Load/Save Selection from Disk – Load Selection from Disk – Choose Fantasy3
    Same settings
    Layer Palette – Promote Selection to layer – Blend Mode = Hard Light
    Selections - Select None
    You may close or delete the layer Tubes
    This is your result

    Step 16
    Your top layer is active
    Material - Foreground color = white
    With the Pen Tool and these settings

    Draw a line see example

    Click on the checkmark in the top menu to end

    Layer Palette: Convert to Raster Layer
    Blend mode = Hard Light – Opacity 57
    This is the result

    Step 17
    Close your background layer
    Make any other layer active
    Layers – Merge – Merge visible
    Open the background layer again and make it active

    Step 18
    Selections – Custom Selections with these settings

    Layer Palette - Promote Selection to Layer
    Effects – 3D Effects – Drop Shadow

    Repeat with Vertical and Horizontal.= -5

    Step 19
    Selections - Invert
    Maximize the tube jhanna_264 misted tube
    Highlight the background layer
    Edit – Copy
    You may close this tube

    Step 20

    On your working area
    Edit – Paste into Selection
    Effects – Plugins – Penta.com – Color Dot same settings
    Selections – Select None

    Step 21
    Add your watermark
    Layers – Merge – Merge All (Flatten)
    Image – Add Borders – Symmetric checked
    2 pixels white color
    Save as give-it-a-name-jpg

    So we are done
    I hoped you enjoyed this lesson

    Jille

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