Star Shower

Star Shower

I do claim © Copyright to all the tutorials I wrote myself. *** The words that I use and the way I explain things *** This is my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial like this is purely coincidental. Please feel free to bookmark this tutorial, and/or print it out for your own personal use, but do not copy it in any way to put it online, link to it, distribute, or re-write without my written permission.
©Tish March 26, 2007

For this tutorial you will need:
An image, a tube, 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

Selection Tool, Custom Selection
Top = 0, Left = 0, Right = 300, Bottom = 200
Flood with #7c6e6e
Selections None

Same Layer. Reflection Effects, Rotating Mirror. Horizontal Minus 35, Vertical Minus 1, Angle 170, Repeat checked

Apply Blinds. Width 2, Opacity = 35, Colour #d5c4ce, Nothing checked
Effects, Geometric Effects, Cylinder - Horizontal. Strength = 50
Image Flip
Merge Down

Magic Wand. Click in the Transparent area
Selections Modify, Expand by 3

New Layer
Flood with #c8c3c2
Leave Selection Active
Effects, Texture Effects
I used:
Fine Canvas, Size = 25, Smoothness = 1, Depth = 4, Ambience Minus 47, Shininess = 21, Colour #9b8c8f, Angle = 255, Intensity = 81, Elevation = 29
Adjust the settings to suit your chosen colour

Selections Modify, Select Selection Borders. Check both sides. Border Width = 1, Antialias checked

New Layer
Flood with a bright gold gradient or pattern. Leave Selection Active
Apply Blinds, both ways, Width = 2, Colour Black, Opacity = 50
Leave Selection Active

Effects, Distortion Effects, Spiky Halo
Horizontal and Vertical = 5, Amplitude = 65, Frequency = 25, Radius = 5, Transparent checked
Selections None

Duplicate, Adjust Sharpness, Sharpen
Merge Down
Apply Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal = 1, Opacity = 75, Blur = 1, Colour Black

Copy and Paste Blue Lagoon as a New layer
Layer Opacity = 53
Layer Mode Luminance
Move the tree trunk on the right into the 'elbow' of the shape. See tag for placement
Effects, Edge Effects, Enhance

Copy and Paste the male tube as a New Layer
Resize this layer only 90%
Layer Mode Luminance (L)

Highlight Raster 3. (The layer with just the gold border and pattern)
Take your eraser and gently erase the lines through the pant legs and the waistband

Add Border, 2 Pixel Dark Colour
Add Border, 1 Pixel Light Colour
Add Border, 2 Pixel Dark Colour

Watermark, resize if necessary and add any necessary copyright information

Optional. Xero Porcelain, leave the Blue channel at 255

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