And this is what we are making:

 


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

 

PI Version: 10
Level: Intermediate
Featured tools: Transform Tool, Pick Tool
Additional filters: Paint Engine
Additional files: 1 tube, 2 photos (which I have resized for our use), and 1 mask.
You'll get them in the zip-file.

Material


IMPORTANT NOTE:
 
I'm using one tube from Hans Paintshop Palace
and 2 photos from Aboutpixel.de (wilhei and paraphonatic).
Tube: you are allowed to download it here and use it for your private use, 
but you are not allowed to change the name of the tube,
delete the watermark, offer it for sale or download
or use it for your own tutorials. 
Photos: If you like them, you can register yourself (free) at Aboutpixel.de
and download the original photos directly from there . (Read the rules!)
The copyright belongs ALWAYS to the original artist/designer/photographer!
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. 

You should also check if you can see all the presets in the Paint Engine ... if you can't, here's a short description how to get them on the dropdown list.

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

New Image, size: 600 x 400 Pixels, color: 25/62/65.
Set the Foreground color to 25/62/65 (red arrow) and the Background color to 204/234/236 (white hand).    

Open the photo Herrenhuser_grten_2..., c
opy (Ctrl+C) the photo and paste (Ctrl+V) the copy on our main picture.
Place it as you can see it on the screenshot.
Close the downloaded photo ... the photo on the main picture should still be activated.
Go to Edit/Fade Out and use these settings:
Fill type: 6. (white arrow)
Fill color: Two-color (1):
100% to 20 %.
Click OK and keep the photo selected.

Choose the Pick Tool (white hand), and change the Soft edge to 60 (red arrow).
Deselect the photo (Enter).

Open the photo suetterlin_2... (1), copy (Ctrl+C) the photo and paste (Ctrl+V) the copy on our main picture (2). 
Close the downloaded photo ... the photo on the main picture should still be activated.
Choose the Transform Tool (white arrow)/Rotate by degree and set the value to 20.00 (white hand). Click the button Rotate counterclockwise (red arrow).
Keep the photo selected.

Right click the photo on our main picture/Properties/ Position & Size (white hand), and set the Position to:
Left: - 32 (red arrow),
Top: 226 (white arrow).
Click OK and keep the photo selected.

Go to Edit/Fade Out and use these settings:
Fill type: 6.
Fill color: Two-color: 100% to 0 %.
Keep the photo selected.

Choose the Pick Tool (white hand), and change the Soft edge to 20 (red arrow).
Deselect the photo (Enter).

Open the tube hjr_misted_couple011, 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 still be activated.
Right click the tube/Properties/Position & Size (white hand), and set the Position to:
Left: 300 (red arrow) and Top: 192 (white arrow).
Click OK and deselect the tube (Enter).

Activate the first photo we worked with (wall + trees), go to Edit/Fade Out and use these settings:
Fill type: 2.
Fill color: Two-color: 100% to 10 %.
Click OK and keep the photo selected. 
On the screenshot you can see the photo selected after I used the Fade Out command (red ring).

Effect/Fantastic Machines/PaintEngine, choose the setting soften (white arrow) and click Apply (red arrow).

Open your Easy Palette/Libraries (white hand) and double-click the mask tut_blend_007 (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). 
Check that your background color is 204/234/236 (red arrow), and push 1 x the Delete button (alternatively - go to Edit/Fill/ Color and choose 204/234/236.) 
Deselect the mask (spacebar).
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 the Background color - 204/234/236.
Deselect the border (spacebar).

Adjust/Expand Canvas/Expand sides equally:
2 Foreground color (25/62/65) +
1 Background color (204/234/236) +
4 Foreground color (25/62/65) +
1 Background color (204/234/236).
Open the object_tut_blend_007, copy (Ctrl+C) it (1) and paste (Ctrl+V) the copy on our main picture (2).
Close the original object, the object on the main picture should still be activated.
Right click the object/Properties/Position & Size, and set the Position to:
Left: 255 and Top: 25.
Keep the object selected.
Go to Edit/Fill/Color (red arrow) and choose the Foreground color ...
25/62/65 (white arrow).
Click OK and Merge All.

 

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



 

 

That's it! A beautiful blend ... made with PI, one mask, 2 photos, 1 tube and one 3rd-party filter. HAVE FUN!!!

 

 

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

 

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