* Romantic Moments *
 

Alan Ayers ~ http://www.alanayers.com

Tubed by Sabi ~ www.sabis-tuben.de


The tutorial was written for PSP 9 but can
also be done in other versions.
 

This graphic design is Angela's own.
Any similarity with other tutorials
is purely coincidental.
 

MATERIALS NEEDED:
A couple tube
A Christmas image
A gold texture
The images and tubes used in the tag
example was acquired through tube groups.
Download the supplies

The zip contains:
a texture from Angela's internet friend, Melanie;
one of Angela's frames;
a gold texture.
Open everything in PSP.

FILTERS NEEDED:
FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss


Let's begin ! :)
 

1. Open a new transparent canvas, size 600 x 400 pixels.
Choose a dark color from your image.
Change the foreground color to texture
and find the texture  'm_s_2007_Muster04'.
Change the angle to "0" /  Scale to "50".

Change the background color to pattern
and find a nice gold pattern: Angle "0" / Scale 100.

It should look like this:


2. Change the background to color and fill the canvas with it.
Layers - New Raster Layer
Fill with the texture
'm_s_2007_Muster04'.
Change the Blend Mode of this layer to "Soft Light" in the Layers palette.

3. Activate and copy the drame 'bg-frame-romantic".
Back to the canvas.
Edit - Paste - Paste as new layer.
You can colorize this layer
by going to
Adjust - Hue(H) and Saturation(S) - Colorize.
Choose the H & S from your own chosen color.

4. Layers - New Raster Layer.
Activate the Selection Tool.
Click on the Custom Selection icon in the top selection toolbar.

Change the values to:
 


5. Fill the selection with the gold texture.
Selections - Modify - Contract by 4 pixels.
Press the delete key on your keyboard.

Layers - New Raster Layer - Fill with the dark color.
Effects - Plugins - Screen Works - Dot Screen.
Selections - Select None.
Drag this layer below the Frame layer in the Layers palette.
Activate the gold frame layer.
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:
1  /  1  /  55  /  3.94  /  color black.


 Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - standard settings.

!! If you want to make a background for an IncrediMail stationery,
duplicate the image with Shift+D on your keyboard.
Minimize the duplicated image to the bottom taskbar for now. !!

6. Activate the second layer from the bottom in the Layers Palette
(the one with the Dot Screen effect).
Add the tube of your choice as new layer onto the canvas and position
it at will.
Erase the tube's edges if you want to.
Activate the Dot Screen layer again.

7. Click with the Magic Wand in the empty areas of this layer.
Lock the two bottom- as well as the top layer in the Layers palette.
Activate one of the tube layers.
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Press the delete key on your keyboard.
This way everything that sticks over the gold frame is removed.
Now unlock all layers again.

8. Activate the Text tool.
Find a nice font and change the background color to gold.
Lock the foreground color.
Type a text of your choice.
You can rotate the text as well
by going to
Image - Rotate - Free Rotate: 20 / Left.

9. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:
2  /  3  /  75  /  3.94  /  color black.


Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - standard settings.

10. If you are happy with the placement of all your images,
you can merge all layers now by going to
Layers - Merge - Merge All.

11. Layers - New Raster Layer.
Selections - Select All.
Fill the selection with the gold pattern.
Selections - Modify - Contract by 4 pixels.
Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout:


Selections - Invert.
Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Enboss - standard.
Selections - Select None.
Layers - Merge - Merge All.

Add the copymark from the artist and your watermark
and save as jpg.

You're done! :)
 

Go to the
Background tutorial

 

If you have Questions, Mail me to

 

 

 * I like to see your work *

Send your work to me and i will post it here

it must have a Copymark from the Artist!!!

otherwise i can't post it

 

This Tutorial was translate by Maggie

She have closed her Page

 

& Design by Angela

- 17.11.07 -