Treasured Glass

Treasured Glass

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.
to Tish - January 13th, 2007

For this tutorial you will need:
2 Tubes and a background image, colours and font of your choice.
I have included the materials I used in the zip file
Download here
No outside filters required

Open a new Transparent Image 650 x 450

Materials Palette - Foreground - #bdc69c
Flood fill Raster 1
Duplicate this layer
On Copy of Raster 1 apply Texture Effects - Weave - Gap = 2, Width = 2, Opacity = 1, Weave colour Foreground colour in Materials Palette, Gap colour White, Fill Gaps checked
Change the Opacity of this layer to 70% and Layer Mode to Soft Light

New Layer. Flood with White
Open and minimize the Beach Scene mask
Layers - New Mask Layer from Image
In the drop down box choose the Beach Scene - Source Luminance checked
Merge Group
Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Change Layer Mode to Soft Light and Layer Opacity to 75

Copy and Paste the flower tube as a New Layer
Use the mover tool and place into the left corner
Change the Layer Opacity to 30

background at this stagelayer palette

New Layer

Selection Tool - Custom Selection
Top = 0, Left = 550, Right = 650, Bottom = 450

Change Foreground in the Materials Palette to a gold pattern or gold gradient and Flood fill the Selection
Leave the ants marching
Selections Modify, Contract by 1, hit Delete on the keyboard. Leave Selection
Selections Modify, Contract by 1, Flood with gold. Leave Selection
Selections Modify, Contract by 1, hit Delete on the keyboard
Selections Modify, Contract by 1, Flood with gold. Leave Selection
Selections Modify, Contract by 1, hit Delete on the keyboard
Select None

Duplicate this layer
Rotate 90 degrees left
Move over to the left and up until the top left border rests on 60 across the top and 35 down the side

placement details

Apply Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror
Horizontal offset = 51, Vertical Offset = 0, Rotation Angle 157. Check Reflect

Use the Mover tool. Move up and off the working image and until it touches the side border
See tag for placement
If you don't move the border up far enough the Magic Wand selection in the next step will not work

Magic Wand - Click inside the border
New Layer
Flood fill with White
Change the Layer Opacity to 15 and the Layer Mode to Dissolve
Select None

New Layer

Selection Tool, Custom Selection
Top = 0, Left = 0, Right = 50, Bottom = 450
Flood fill the Selection with White
Change the Layer Opacity to 15 and the Layer Mode to Dissolve

Now for the fun part

Preset Shape Tool - Ellipse - Create as a Vector checked - Width = 5
Foreground set to Gold pattern or Gradient, Background set to Null

Draw out a circle not too big
Objects Align - Center in Canvas - Convert to Raster
Duplicate the circle
Resize - Do not check 'Lock aspect Ratio'
Change the width to 80% and the Height to 35%

circle after resize

Move this layer into the bottom of the circle
Duplicate - Image Flip - Image Rotate 45 degrees
Use the Mover tool to position
Duplicate and Mirror

Close all layers except for the circle layers and Merge the circles Visible

The Screenshot on a black background is to show what the circle will look like. Yours will be a transparent merged layer


Open all layers
Use the Mover tool and place the circle in the bottom left corner
Apply Effects - Reflection Effects - Feedback
Opacity = 75, Intensity = 75, Horizontal and Vertical = 75 and check Elliptical
This is a starting point as your circle won't be the same size as mine
Change the Intensity and the Horizontal and Vertical amounts for a pattern to suit your circle

Duplicate this layer and Merge Down

Open the female in glass tube
Resize 65% - check 'Lock aspect ratio'
Copy and Paste as New Layer
Apply a Drop Shadow of Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 10, Opacity = 40, Blur = 15, Colour Black
Use the Mover tool and position the tube

Write your text, or add a brush to the top border

Apply Borders Symmetrical = 2, Colour #bdc69c

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