Art ©Vicki Yeager, Photo ©LuAnn Weiss, used w/ CILM License


This tutorial was written by Sheri on October 14, 2006. This tutorial is of my own creativity. Any similarity to other tutorials is purely coincidental. By attempting this tutorial, you are agreeing to my Terms Of Use. This tutorial is registered with TWI.

Materials Needed:

The artwork I am using is © Vicki Yeager, and the photography is © LuAnn Weiss. In order to use the images in this tutorial you MUST purchase them from CILM.

Let's Begin:

1. Open up a new image 500X500, flood fill with white. Open up photo of choice and copy/paste it as a new layer on your new image. Resize photo layer by 75%. Apply guassian blur of 4.0.

2. Apply dsb flux - linear transmission with the following settings:

Screen shot, dsb flux settings

3. Apply Color Dot with the following settings, then lower opacity of layer to 70.

Screen shot, Color Dot settings

4. On a new layer, using the preset shape I've included (foreground/stroke set to black, line width 2 and background/fill set to pattern of photo image), draw out a set of rectangles the same size as the photo layer we were just working on. Convert to raster.

Screen shot


5. Select and defloat the shape (Selections>Float>Defloat), and contract by 2 (Selections>Modify>Contract>2). Apply the following Xero Porcelain settings:

Screen shot, Xero Porcelain settings

6. Apply the Color Dot settings as in step 3. Deselect and add a drop shadow with the following settings:

Screen shot, drop shadow settings

7. Turn off white layer and merge visible remaining layers.

8. Add tube on new layer and position where you want it. Add the same drop shadow as in step 6.

9. At this time, if needed, use your deform tool stretch the background layer up to better fit with your tube.

Screen shot

10. Add copyright and text. For my text, I used the photo as the fill and black for the stroke set to line width 2. Add same drop shadow to text.

11. Crop/resize as needed. Save as a jpg.

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