Abstraction Background for PSP

Updated, May 2011

  Supplies needed:  PSP 9, probably will work on other versions  as well. Tube of your choice, Xenofex 1-Shower Door Filter, Simple Filter, FM Tile Tools.  This is a tube of one of orchids from a friend's garden, you may use this if you wish.

For filters here is a link....   http://www.linktipper.nl/leden/start.php?lid=1055

        You may use this tube             


1. Duplicate your  tube twice, then close your original for safe keeping.  Resize so that the height  is no taller than 350 pixels.  Create a new transparent image of  500 x 400.  Floodfill with a light color you have chosen from your tube.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  Merge all and then Quick Tile by Simple.  

 2.  Go to Xenofex: Shower Door: Use these settings 


3. Go to Image; add a new raster layer.  Fill with your light color you had chosen earlier.  Lower the opacity so that you can see the background.  I lowered mine to 64.  Merge all.  You may add Blend Emboss at default from FM Tile Tools.  Apply Quick Tile once more. Duplicate your image, as this will be the background for your stationery.  Minimize one copy.


4. Copy and paste your tube to your background.  Add shadow if desired. (I used H&V 0, Opacity 50, Blur 20, Color Black)  Merge all.  Take your second copy of your background and make it a pattern in your color palette.  Angle 0, Scale 100. Choose a dark color as your other color in the palette.  Add borders: 3 of dark color, then 25 of your light color. Use your magic wand to select this, and fill with your abstract pattern. Keep selected.  Go to texture: Blinds: Width 3, Opacity 25, use your dark color, horizontal UNCHECKED, light from left top CHECKED.  Keep Selected.  Selections invert.  Go to Effects 3D: Cutout  (V&H 0, Opacity 100, Blur 20, Color Black. Deselect.  Add borders 3 of dark color.


5. Add your water mark and you are done.  A very easy tutorial with a nice effect.  If you desire, you can use your extra copy of your background to create a stationery set.  Resize your tag if necessary



















If you have any questions, please email me.  I'd love to see your results......send them to me!