New Beginnings

New Beginnings

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to Tish - January 1st, 2007

For this tutorial you will need:
Materials in zip files
Materials 1 and Materials 2
(some tube layers are closed to decrease file sizes)
Filters Required: Eye Candy 4000
Filters Unlimited - Distortion Filters - Smelter 2
DSB Flux - Linear Transmission
Filters are not supplied

Open a New transparent Image 600 x 450

Flood with a pale green. I used #bbb9aa

New Layer
Select All. Copy Cucumber Salad graphic and Paste into Selection
Leave the selection

New Layer
Copy Rose Corner graphic and Paste into Selection
Leave the selection

New Layer
Copy Barn Door graphic and Paste into Selection
Select None

Highlight Raster 2. Change the Opacity to 85. Layer Mode, Darken. Edge Effects, Enhance. Repeat Edge Effects
Highlight Raster 3. Change the Opacity to 50. Layer Mode, Burn
Highlight Raster 4. Change the Opacity to 50. Layer Mode, Normal
Stay on Raster 4 and apply Filters Unlimited, Distortion Filters, Smelter 2 with a value of 85

Merge all Layers Visible

Apply Eye Candy Squint with a value of 15 on the slider

Stay on the Merged Layer. Selection Tool, Custom Selection
Top = 50, Left = 50, Right = 300, Bottom = 400
Selections Invert
Copy and Paste as a New Layer
Leave the Selection. See Layer Palette screenshot

Inverted selection

Layer palette showing inverted selection and new layer

Apply Drop Shadow to Raster 1. Vertical and Horizontal = 1, Opacity = 30, Blur = 10, Colour Black
Repeat Drop Shadow with Vertical and Horizontal at Minus 1

Selections, None

Copy Yoka Fashionlady - 171206 and paste as a New Layer

Resize the tube layer by 85% and move to bottom right of your image. This is Raster 2
Apply Drop Shadow of Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 8, Opacity = 60, Blur = 15, Colour Black

Tube moved to the right

Highlight the bottom layer
Open Cascada soleil - Resize by 50% - Copy - Close the original without saving changes
Paste as a New Layer on your working image
With the mover tool position in the middle of the frame
Change Layer Opacity to 60 and Layer Mode to Overlay

Copy the Snowy Stormy Scene - Paste as a New Layer
With the mover tool move the tube to the left and down until the black horizon line is no longer visible
Lower the Layer Opacity to 26 and Layer Mode to Luminance (L)

This is what we have so far

This is what we have so far

Layer palette at this stage

Highlight Raster 2 - the tube layer
Highlight Raster 2 (the original tube layer)
Apply DSB Flux, Linear Transmission Slice size = 4, Offset = 10, Blend Minus 30 Horizontal checked
Change the Layer Opacity to 30 and apply Edge Effects, Enhance

This is what we have so far

Merge Layers Visible and Copy. This will stay in memory until we need it

Add Borders Symmetrical, Value = 20, Colour White
Select Border with Magic Wand, Inside checked
Add a New Layer and Paste into Selection. Leave the Selection
Apply Adjust - Blur, Motion Blur. Angle 135, Strength = 30
Lower the Layer Opacity to 65. Leave the Selection

Layers Duplicate - Image Flip, Image Mirror
Select None

Apply a Drop Shadow to the top layer
Vertical and Horizontal = 6, Opacity = 40, Blur = 15, Colour Black
Repeat the Drop Shadow with Vertical and Horizontal Minus 6

Add Border, Symmetric, value = 1, Dark brown or black

Add text of your choice, 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