And this is what we are making:


Make a beautiful blend with PI.
Tutorial: Copyright Inge Klement


PI Version: 10
Level: Intermediate
Featured tools: Transform Tool, Pick Tool, Texture Filter
Additional filters: None
Additional files: 2 tubes, 1 mask, one background picture 
and a texture you will need for your PI-Texture Filter. 
You'll get them in the zip-file.


I'm using one tube from Hans Paintshop Palace, and the second one is from Patry Mists & Tubes -
you are allowed to download them here and use them for your private use, 
but you are not allowed to change the name of the tubes,
delete the watermarks, offer them for sale or download
or use them for your own tutorials. 
The mask is from Hayler's Heavenly Creations.
The copyright belongs ALWAYS to the original artist/designer!
No copyright infringement is intended.


Remember to save often!


Before we start, you should open the masks, and store them into your Easy Palette. In case you need to freshen up your memory on how to save a mask into the EP - you can take a look at one of my other tutorials, where I explain a little bit more about how to use a mask in PI. You'll find the tutorial here.
Important - in my tutorials my masks fit the chosen background/object ... you achieve this by right clicking any mask inside the original category Mask Library in your Easy Palette. Now you choose the option Fit Mask. 

And you should also install the texture into your PI Texture Filter. (If you need help, take a look here.) 

Very important: Do NOT merge the picture (tubes) before I tell you to do so! 

Open the background you've downloaded, and the tube of the couple.    

opy (Ctrl+C) the tube (1) and paste (Ctrl+V) the copy on our main picture (2).
Close the original tube, the tube on the main picture should be activated.

Choose the Transform Tool (white arrow)/Rotate and flip, and Flip Horizontally (white hand). 
Right click the tube/Properties/Position & Size (1), and set the position to:
Left: -123 and Top: 6 (red arrows).
Click OK and keep the tube selected.

Choose the Pick Tool (white hand), and change the Transparency to 32 (red arrow).
Deselect the tube (Enter).

Open the tube with the flower, choose the Transform Tool and Flip Horizontally (1). 

Copy (Ctrl+C) the tube (1) and paste (Ctrl+V) the copy on our main picture (2).
Close the original tube, the tube on the main picture should be activated.
Choose the Transform Tool (white hand)/Rotate by degree and set to 40.00 degree (red arrow). Click the rotate button (white arrow).
Keep the tube activated.

Right click the flower tube/Properties/Position & Size (white hand)/Position, and change the position to:
Left: 155 (red arrow) and Top: 31 (white arrow).
Click OK and keep the tube selected.

Go to Photo/Enhance/Duotone Effect and click Enable sepia effect colors and range (red arrow).
Go to Preset, and choose Duotone05 (white arrow).

Do NOT click OK yet, keep the Duotone Effect window open because we have to change two more settings!

Change Original color remained to 50% (red arrow), and Red/Orange filter to 62% (white hand).
Click OK and deselect the tube (Enter).

Open your Easy Palette/Libraries (white hand) and double-click the mask haylers 36-invert (1), which you've downloaded, unzipped and stored into the EP. 
On the screenshot you can see that the mask applied on 
the image (2). 
Leave it that way, we shall now fill our mask with a texture.

On the screenshot to the left, you can see that I still have the mask selected (1). 
I suppose you've installed the texture from the zip file (texture_Dither 50 pct.jpg), so go to Effect/Fills and Textures/Texture Filter/Embossed (2)  and find the texture  you've installed (white hand). Change the Level to 40 (red arrow), ... you can use the rest of the default settings.
Click OK/Apply Current Frame Effect to Image.
Merge All.

Right click/All, right click/Border, and use these settings:
Border width: 1 (white hand)
Direction: Inward (red arrow)
Shape: Box and Anti-aliasing.
Click OK.
Go to Edit/Fill/Color and fill the border with a nice light shade from the picture. (I used 121/14/0.)
Deselect (spacebar).

Expand all sides equally: 
1 Pixel (235/179/93) + 3 Pixel (121/14/0) + 
1 Pixel (235/179/93). 


Add some text ... if you want to, ... and your blend is finished! :))



That's it! A beautiful blend ... made with PI, one mask, two tubes and a nice background picture. HAVE FUN!!!



If you need any help with this tutorial - or want to make suggestions to improve it -
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