Framed Flowers

Framed Flowers

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Tish, September 27, 2008

For this tutorial you will need:

Mock Filter from here

A selection of Tubes, colours and font of your choice.
I have included my flower I used in the zip file. Leave file name intact please.
Download here

Choose your colours from the tube or a complimentary colour

Here we go .......

Open a 500 x 500 Transparent image

Flood fill with a light colour from your tube.

Apply Mocks Windo Filter with these settings: Windo 128 Frame 25 and the remainder of the settings at 25

Magnify your image.

Magic Wand - Click on the transparent cross - Selections Modify, Expand by 8 - Hit delete. Selections None Rename this layer 'Solid'.

Leave the Solid layer active - Magic Wand - Select the lighter outer edges - Selections Modify Expand by 1 Selections Promote to Layer - Rename 'Border'. My border is white.

Hide your Border layer but leave it selected.

Highlight the Solid layer and hit Delete - Selections None

You ought to have four squares on the solid layer.

Duplicate the Solid layer and Rename 'Stripes'.

Still on the Stripes layer - Select All - Float - Apply Texture effects Mosaic Glass with the following settings: Columns = 36 Rows = 25 Glass Curvature = 80 Edge = 0 Grout Width = 0 Diffusion = 100 Colour White Selections None and lower opacity to 80%.

Highlight Solid layer - Bicubic resize 85% - Rotate image 45 degrees - Apply Blinds effect as follows: Width 2, Opacity 50, Colour Black - Horizontal checked.

Unhide and Highlight Border Layer - Bicubic resize 85%

Apply Reflection Kaleidoscope as follows: Horizontal and Vertical offset = 21 Rotation = 90 Scale = 35 Petals = 12 Orbits = 1 Radial Suction = 0, Wrap checked.

Selections All - Selections float

Apply an Inner Bevel to the Border as follows: Round Width 20, Smoothness = 15 Depth = 1 Ambience = 50 Shininess = 10 Angle = 354 Intensity = 50 Elevation = 20 Colour White or change to a complimentary colour. Selections None

Apply a Drop Shadow to the Border layer Horizontal and Vertical = 2 Opacity = 50 Blur = 7 Colour black

Apply a Drop Shadow to the Stripes layer Horizontal and Vertical = 4 Opacity = 50 Blur = 7 Colour black

Add a New Raster Layer and send to bottom Rename 'Background' - Flood fill with a light colour from your tube.

Apply Texture Effects, Fine Leather as follows: Colour Black, Angle = 239 Blur = 10 Transparency = 250 Furrows = 139 Length of furrows = 6

On the Background layer Select All - Modify - Contract by 5 - Invert Selection and add the same Inner Bevel as above Leave Selected and Add a Drop Shadow Horizontal and Vertical = 4 Opacity = 50 Blur = 7 Repeat the shadow with Horizontal and Vertical at Minus 4. Select None.

The background is finished.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. If you add your tube below the Border layer make sure none of it pokes out. *G*

Apply Drop shadow to tube layer. Vertical = 8, Horizontal = 1, Opacity = 50, Blur = 12, Colour Black.

Highlight the Border layer, Add your text on a new layer as a vector. Convert to raster when suitably placed.

Apply the same Inner Bevel as above and a drop shadow to your liking.

Merge all layers and resize using Bicubic settings.

Add your watermark and any necessary copyright information.

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

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