Friday, August 5, 2011

Mask Blur

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Written on May 11, 2008

Mask Blur
Heres what we will be making.
RedWinged.jpg picture by CharlottesOnlineStuff
Tools Needed
Psp I used 10 but can be done in earlier versions
Mask 117-Kris Got this from PaintShopStop (Available in supplies)
Patricia Doyle Tube Available from her site here It is her RUBY/Dark Fae Ruby A bunch of different versions (Also Available in supplies) 
Or you can use Mask and tube of your own.....
Download supplies here

Ok we ready now on to the tut....
Open a new image 500 by 400 and Transparent.
Pick a dark color from your tube for the foreground and a lighter one for the background.
Pick your square tool with width 5.00. Draw out a square see my tag for a example. Than go to Objects-Align-Center in canvas.
Convert square to raster. Duplicate your square 2 times for a total of 3 square layers.
Select your magic wand and click in center of tag. You should have this below.....
example1.jpg picture by CharlottesOnlineStuff
Now Click on Effects-Texture Effects-Texture Below settings
Example2.jpg picture by CharlottesOnlineStuff
Hide your 2 bottom layer's by clicking on eye. The reason I do this is if you don't you won't be able to see if the mask is applied correctly..... or the way you want it.
Now click on Layers-load mask from disk- Find mask 117-Kris and use below settings.
example3.jpg picture by CharlottesOnlineStuff
on mask layer in pallette Right click and
go to merge group.
Effect-Texture Effects-Blinds Below settings
examp4.jpg picture by CharlottesOnlineStuff
Go to second square layer. Pick a gradient or color of choice. I just played with colors till it gave me the look I wanted. I used a black and white Gradient.
Now select none. Grab magic wand and select your border.
example5.jpg picture by CharlottesOnlineStuff
Go to effects-3D Effects-inner bevel below settings
example6.jpg picture by CharlottesOnlineStuff
Click on top layer and repeat same inner bevel setting.
Select none.
On Bottom Square.
go to Adjust-Blur-Gaussian blur (Radius 10.00)
In layer pallette Duplicate bottom layer.
Right click layer pallette and Merge Visible.
Now take your tube and place the tube the way you want it. Resize if needed. Add a dropshadow of choice to the tube.
I used the Font Secret for my name.
With a inner bevel on the name..
Add your copyrights. Merge and crop off any extra.
Save as a Jpeg and you are done.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

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