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©Tish March 24, 2007

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

Open a Transparent Image 650 x 450
Flood with #c4c299

New Layer
Select All. Copy and Paste FREEDL into Selection
Selections None
Layer Opacity 75
Effects, Image Effects, Seamless Tile, Default settings
Adjust, Blur, Motion Blur
Angle = 221, Strength = 85
Add Noise of 15%, Gaussian and Monochrome checked
Merge Visible Layers

Effects, Geometric, Perspective Horizontal. Distortion = 25, Check Repeat

Repeat with Distortion at Minus 25

This is how it ought to look at this point

Selection Tool. Custom Selection
Top = 55, Left = 0, Right = 650, Bottom = 395
Selections Modify, Expand by 2
Effects, Geometric, Skew. Vertical checked, Skew angle = 25, Edge Mode, Transparent
Leave Selection Active

Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal = 8, Opacity = 30, Blur = 7, Colour Black
Repeat Shadow with Vertical and Horizontal at Minus 8
Selections None

**Note: if using your own graphic the size is 260 x 337 after resizing

Open Beautiful Dancer graphic, Resize 85%
Copy and Paste as New Layer
Image, Mirror
Close original without saving changes
Effects, Image Effects, Offset
Horizontal = Minus 148, Vertical = Minus 10, Transparent checked

Selections, Select All, Selections Float
Selections, Modify, Select Selection Borders
Both Sides checked, Border Width = 1, Antialias checked
Flood border with #dec09b
Leave Selection Active

Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
Bevel #2 (round) Width = 8, Smoothness = 4, Depth = 1, Ambience = Minus 6, Shininess = 0, Colour White, Angle 315, Intensity = 45, Elevation = 31
Selections None

Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow
Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 8, Opacity = 30, Blur = 7, Colour Black

Effects, Image Effects, Seamless Tiling
Check Corner and Horizontal. Horizontal Offset = 0, Transition = 50

Change Layer Opacity to 30

Copy and Paste the arrow as a New Layer
Move to top left corner
Duplicate, Mirror and move to bottom right corner
Layer Opacity for both arrows = 65

Highlight the bottom layer. (Merged)
Copy and Paste Kpac Shadows of the Forest as a New Layer
Move down and to the left. See tag for placement
Change Layer Opacity to 30

Highlight top layer
Type out text as a vector in font of choice
Place near the top
Objects, Align, Horizontal in Center
Convert to Raster

Add a 1 Pixel Symmetrical border in a dark colour from image

**Optional. Apply Xero Porcelain, Red, Blue and Green at 0

Add watermark and any necessary Copyright information
Resize using Bicubic Resampling

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

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