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©Tish February 18, 2007

For this tutorial you will need:
Some tubes, colours and font of your choice.
I have included the materials I used in the zip file
Download here

Filters Required: Arrow 10 Preset Shape
Filters Unlimited Special Effects 1 - Shiver (optional)

Open a New Transparent Image 650 x 450

Choose two colours from tube

Foreground Light colour #c8c4bf - Background Dark colour #7d4342
Foreground/Background Gradient in the bottom material box
Angle 45, Repeats 1, Invert unchecked

Flood fill image with Foreground light, solid colour

Preset Shapes Arrow 10, Line width 1, Fill Gradient, Create as Vector
Start the shape at 50 across, 20 down, use the ruler, it doesn't have to be exact, and draw out to 300 across, 400 down

Convert to raster, Duplicate, Mirror
Use the mover tool to overlap the images leaving a hole in the center

Hide Background layer, merge the two arrow layers visible
Edit - Cut - Paste as New Layer
Unhide background layer

Highlight Raster 2 - apply Blinds Width 2, Opacity 60, Colour #7d4342
apply again in the opposite direction
Lower opacity on this layer to 50

Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel #4
Width 2, Smoothness 10, Depth 5, Ambience Minus 30, Shininess 0, Angle 340, Intensity 50, Elevation 50, Colour White

inner bevel settings

Apply Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal = 1, Opacity = 50, Blur = 5, Colour Black

Apply Filters Unlimited, Special Effects 1, Shiver Values at 22
Duplicate the Arrows and move up a little
Duplicate and move up again
Change the Layer Mode on the top layer to Overlay
Hide Raster 1 and merge remaining layers visible
Unhide Raster 1

result at this stage

Copy and Paste masked face as a New Layer
Select All
Selections Float
Selections - Modify - Unfeather - Threshhold = 60
Invert Selection and Delete
Selections None
Change Layer Mode to Hard Light and Layer Opacity to 75
Move over to left. See Tag for placement
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 8, Opacity = 30, Blur = 15, Colour Black

Highlight Raster 1
New Layer
Select All
Copy and Paste eclipse graphic into selection
Selections None
Layer Opacity = 75
Layer Mode to Hard Light
Add Noise - 6%, Gaussian and Monochrome checked

Open Angelbackground - Resize all layers 65%
Copy and Paste as a New Layer
Move over to the right

Same Layer - Layers - Load Mask - Find 20/20 - Fit to Layer checked
Merge Group
Layer Opacity 75 and Layer Mode to Difference

New Layer - It will be above Group - Raster 3

Selection Tool - Custom Selection
Top = 0, Left = 0, Right = 250, Bottom = 450
Materials Palette - Pattern - Graphic #8 - Angle = 0, Size = 100
Flood the Selection with the lines
Selections None

Magic Wand - Add/Shift - Select all the White areas
Select All the Black lines and Flood with Foreground Background Gradient, same settings and colours as before
Selections None
Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Left - Strength 100
Layer Opacity = 50
Add Noise 20%, Gaussian and Monochrome checked

Apply Inner Bevel #4, the settings will still be there

Add your text of choice

Add a new layer - Flood with Foreground/Background gradient - same colours as before but change the repeats to 8

Select All, Modify contract by 1, Hit delete. Modify contract by 1, Flood with Gradient
Selections - Modify - Contract by 1, Delete - Modify contract by 1 - Flood with Gradient
Repeat the fill and delete for a total of four times (four thin borders)
Apply the same Inner bevel as before

Add watermark and any necessary Copyright information
Resize using Bicubic Resampling

Be creative, a tutorial is a guideline only so have fun

Alternate Images
Alternate image by KoKo

Page design by Carol

Some of the graphics used are from groups I belong to which share tubes and/or images.
They are used here for the purposes of this tutorial only.

Copyright infringement not intended