Lady In Pink

Lady In Pink

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to Tish - May 21, 2005

This tutorial shows you how to use the black and white patterns in the Materials Palette, the Custom Selection tool and how to modify a selection by adding to it

Borders can be added to the selections for a little more oomph!

For this tutorial you will need:
Your own choice of tubes (one main tube and one accent tube - but see sample images) and colours

Choose two colours from your tube, Foreground light colour, Background Dark colour
In the materials palette change to Foreground Background Gradient
This gradient will be used throughout the tutorial but we will change the settings occasionally so watch for those. *G*

1. Open a New Image 450 x 500

2. Gradient: Radial, Angle 45, Repeats 0, Invert Unchecked
Flood fill the image
Adjust Add Noise 4%, Gaussian, Monochrome checked
This Noise setting will remain the same throughout when required
Rename this layer Background

3. New Layer. Rename Border
Choose Selection Tool, Rectangle, Custom Selection
Top 0, Left 0, Right 450, Bottom 400. Hit OK
Selections, Modify, Select Selection Borders, Inside checked, Anti-alias checked, Border Width 2, Hit OK
Gradient: Radial, Angle 45, Repeats 0, Check Invert
Flood fill the border
Leave selected and Apply Inner Bevel, Bevel 1, Width 2, Smoothness 3, Depth 2, Ambience 2, Shininess 37, Angle 315, Intensity 30, Elevation 53. Select none

4. New Layer. Rename Blocks
Gradient: Angle 90, Repeats 0, Invert Unchecked, for the Foreground
For the Background choose Patterns, Graphic 11, (black and white blocks) Angle 0, Scale 20
Choose Selection Tool, Rectangle, Custom Selection
Top 50, Left 300, Right 390, Bottom 380. Hit OK
Right click and Flood with the Pattern. Select None

5. The bottom blocks are uneven. Choose the selection tool, rectangle, draw around the bottom line of blocks, hit Delete
Select None

6. With the Magic Wand, Select one of the black squares
Selections Modify, Select Similar, Tolerance 0, Discontiguous checked, Anti-alias checked, Inside checked
Hit OK
Selections Modify, Contract by 1, Selections Invert, hit Delete
Selections Invert again

7. The marching ants will be around the black squares
***At this point, if you wish, Select Brush, and then Make brush from Selection. Give it a file name and you can use it over again

8. Back to the Black squares. Flood the selected squares with Gradient no changes made
Select none
Apply Drop Shadow, Vertical 2, Horizontal 4, Opacity 40, Blur 1, Colour Black

9. New Layer. Rename Left Strip
Choose Selection tool, Rectangle, Custom Selection
Top 50, Left 80, Right 150, Bottom 360
Gradient: Invert Gradient, leave the other settings
Flood fill the selection
Add Noise same settings as before. Select None
Apply Drop Shadow, Vertical 2, Horizontal 8, Opacity 40, Blur 15, Colour Black

10. New Layer. Rename Cross Bars
Choose Selection tool, Rectangle, Custom Selection
Top 50, Left 20, Right 30, Bottom 360 OK
Stay on this layer - Selection tool, Rectangle. Hold Down Shift or set mode to Add(shift) in PSP9
Draw a narrow horizontal rectangle from the left edge of image into the left strip near the top
Stay on this layer and draw another horizontal strip near the bottom

11. Gradient: Don't change anything and flood fill this selection
Add 4% Noise. Select none
Apply Drop Shadow to Cross Bars, the settings will still be there

12. Copy and Paste tube as a New Layer. Rename Tube
Resize if necessary using Bicubic Resampling
Drag the tube layer under the Blocks layer
Move tube right and just under the edge of the Blocks (see sample image)
Apply Drop Shadow to Tube layer. Vertical 1, Horizontal 8, Opacity 40, blur 15, Colour Black

13. Highlight Cross Bars layer
Copy and Paste your accent tube as a New Layer Rename Accent
Move to left of image
. Change the layer Mode to Overlay, Reduce Opacity to 20% or to suit

14. Apply text in bottom box as a vector
Foreground Null, Background, Foreground Background Gradient, no changes for the gradient
Objects Align, Horizontal Center in Canvas, Stretch to fit the box and when satisfied Convert to Raster
Add a Drop Shadow. Vertical 1, Horizontal 2, Opacity 40, Blur 0, Colour Black
Merge All Layers Flatten

15. Add Borders of 3
Select Border with Magic Wand, Flood fill with Gradient, Angle 90, Repeats 0, Linear
Leave selected
Apply the Inner Bevel we used previously

16. Watermark your image and add any necessary copyright information
Resize All Layers using Bicubic Resampling

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

Alternate Images
Alternate image by Tish

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