By Deb, September 2011

PSP X2 was used but it should be able to be done in almost any other version.

Filters used: Filters Unlimited, Funhouse, Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact & Xero

I've provided tubes for you but feel free to use tubes of your choice Click HERE for tubes



1. Open a transparent image - 600 x 480

2. In Material Palette: foreground #ff444a; background #ffefe9 (or whatever colors go with your tube)

3. set foreground/background gradient to these settings - radial, angle 78, repeat 0, H & V 50(screenshot)



4. fill image with gradient

5. FU/Funhouse - Emission Mirror - wavelength 140 (screenshot)



6. FU/Paper textures: papyrus (default settings)

7. add a new layer then select all and copy & paste floral image into selection, deselect

8. Effect/image effects/seamless tiling: corner, bidirectional, -16, 72, 15, linear (screenshot)



9. Layers duplicate, flip, merge down

10. Layers, load/save mask - 20-20 mask: fit to canvas, hide all mask, layers merge group (screenshot)



11. Lower opacity of flower layer to about 65

12. Edit & copy your image and pasted as a new layer

13. Duplicate layer and on original layer apply a gaussian blur - 30

14. Go to copy of tube and apply Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact: Drop Shadow, Lowest (screenshot)



15. Merge all layers; duplicate layers and resize top layer 80 per cent

16. Apply dropshadow: 5, 5, 50, 5

17. Apply dropshadow: -5, -5, 50, 5

18. Go back to bottom layer and apply Effect/Reflection Effects/Kaleidoscope (screenshot)
Horizontal offset: -32 Number of petals: 8
Vertical offset: -16 Number of orbits: 2
Rotation Angle: 314 Radial suction: 87
Scale factor: 24 Edge mode: repeat

19. Merge visible

20. Select all, select modify & contract 40

21. Select invert and apply inner bevel (screen shot)


Bevel: round, width: 15, smoothness: 20, depth: 10, ambience & shinniness: 0; angle: 15, intensity: 30; elevation: 50

22. Apply Xero/Porcelain: default

23. Resize image to your choice and add watermark.

Tutorial ęDeb 9/4/11