Golden Mask

Golden Mask

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Tish March 16, 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: Eye Candy Squint

Open Golden Mask graphic, Shift D to make a Duplicate, close the original
Promote Background Layer

Image Resize
We are using Pixels
Width = 650, Height = 450, Uncheck Lock Aspect Ratio, Check All Layers

Apply Eye Candy Squint. Radius = 90
Edge Effects Enhance

Open Caro2071, apply 20/20 Mask to face tube
Merge group
Close original without saving changes
Paste as a New Layer onto working image
Resize this layer only 90%
(Remember to change back to percentage from pixels and check lock aspect ratio)
Move the face over to the right
Change Layer Opacity to 90%

New Layer Materials Palette
Foreground to mqcBronze gradient
Angle = 90, Repeats = 2, Linear

Selection Tool, Custom Selection
Top = 0, Left = 20, Right = 100, Bottom = 450
Selections Modify expand by 2
Flood with gradient
Layer Opacity 50%
Layer Mode Hard Light
Selections None

Layer Duplicate
Effects, Image Effects, Offset
Horizontal = 50, Vertical = 0, Transparent checked

Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow
Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 8, Opacity = 50, Blur = 15, Colour Black

Highlight Raster 3
Copy and Paste Mtm bomen 8 golden leaves as a New Layer
See tag for placement
Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow
Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 8, Opacity = 30, Blur = 15, Colour Black
Layer Opacity 50%
Optional: Apply FM Tile Tools Blend Emboss, Default values

Copy and Paste Vineblad as a New Layer
Move over and up to the left top corner
See tag for placement
Use the eraser to remove the twig on the right of the tube

Apply same Drop Shadow as above
Layer Opacity 50
Layer Mode Hard Light
Optional: Apply FM Tile Tools Blend Emboss, Default values

Merge All Layers Visible

Resize All Layers 85%

Image, Add Borders Symmetrical = 15, Colour White

Magic Wand. Select border
Change the Foreground gradient to Angle = 90, Repeats = 9, Linear

Apply Blinds, Width = 2, Opacity = 15, Colour White, apply in both directions

Selections Invert

Drop Shadow
Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 8, Opacity = 25, Blur = 15, Colour White
Repeat with Minus values for Vertical and Horizontal

Image Add Borders, Symmetrical 1, Dark Brown

Add Text of choice

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