Ball of Fun---Photo Impact

Supplies needed:  PI 13, probably will work on other PI versions Tube of your choice; FM Filters; Simple Filters; and

SAVE often!

         You need a small graphic, either a tube with a background on it, merged flat, or an image.  My image is a PTU, by Suzanne Richards, so I can not share it with you.


1.  Choose a tube/image  that is longer in length than width. Duplicate it twice.  Take your tube/image and resize it to 127w by 300


2.  Apply Quick Tile by Simple Filters


3.  Photo-Blur-Gaussian-Click on Options, choose 20 OK


4.  Photo-Noise-Add Noise, go to options: 20 and monochrome

5.  Apply Quick Tile by Simple Filters  
6.  Apply FM Tile Tools, Blend Emboss, default setting; Photo-Brightness & Contrast, lighten to your preference



7.  Open a new white image 1024 wide (or whatever width you prefer)  and 300 height. Go back to your 127x300 image and copy. Return to the new white image and edit-fill-image, click on clipboard and click OK.  Check File-Preview in Browser-As tiled image to make sure it looks seamless. Or do Simple Quick Tile.


8.  Click and copy your original tube, paste into the strip.  Adjust to size.  Move to far left, apply shadow of your choice. Apply text if desired.  Be sure to save!

9Now to make the borders: Path drawing tool--rounded rectangular shape, 3 D.  Draw a thin shape from top to bottom. Adjust to size of your liking.  Draw another one a little larger with a different color. (I added a texture to mine) Duplicate your first shape and move to the furthest side.  Go to your layer palette, and select all three of the objects you just made.  Merge as a single object.  Add shadows. Preview in browser, tiled background.

10.  Add your water mark, and merge all.

Final Result



This was a Suzanne Richards tube bought from the defunct CLIM