And this is what we are making:

 


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

 

PI Version: 12 (but you can use earlier versions too)
Level: Intermediate
Featured tools: Pick Tool, Transform Tool
Additional filters: Cybia/Screen Works
Additional files: 2 tubes, 2 masks and 1 background texture .
You'll get the material in the zip-file
(- except the background texture ... which you can get here/
1024x768 - the 6.texture, called gh_texture_06.jpg) 

Material


IMPORTANT NOTE:
 
Supplies: Special thanks to Jetje for these beautiful tubes.
One mask I got with a magazine, and the other one is from the internet.
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/masks,
delete the watermarks, neither offer them for sale or download. 
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. 


Very important:
Do NOT merge the pictures before I tell you to do so! 

I suppose you've downloaded the texture from here ...
open the background texture - gh_texture_06.jpg and resize it to 800x600.

Open the tube - jet-woman14-juni-2007 -, copy (Ctrl+C) the tube (1), activate our main picture (2), and paste (Ctrl+V) the copy of the tube on it. 
Close the downloaded tube ... the tube on the main picture  should still be activated.
Right click the tube on our main picture/Properties/ Position & Size (white hand)/Position and use these settings:
Left: 472 (red arrow)
Top: 2 (white arrow).
Click OK and keep the tube selected.

Choose the Pick Tool (white hand), change the Trans- parency to 15 (red arrow) and the Soft edge to 3 (white arrow).
Deselect the tube (Enter).

Open the tube - jet-couple-juni-2007 -, copy (Ctrl+C) the tube, and paste (Ctrl+V) the copy of the tube on our main picture . 
Close the downloaded tube ... the tube on the main picture  should still be activated.
Right click the tube on our main picture/Properties/ Position & Size/Position and use these settings:
Left: 6 / Top: 2.
Keep the tube selected, choose the Pick Tool and change the Transparency to 60.
Deselect the tube (Enter).

Open your Easy Palette/Libraries (white hand) and double-click the mask - Xen.Mask29.PspMask (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).

Go to Edit/Fill/Color and fill the mask with Black.

Deselect the mask (spacebar) and Merge All.

Go to Adjust/Expand Canvas, and expand all sides equally (red arrow) with 30 Pixels, Color: Black (white hand).
Click OK.

Open your Easy Palette/Libraries and double-click the mask - dcm56-border007 -, which you've downloaded, unzipped and stored into the EP. 
On the screenshot you can see that the mask applied on 
the image.
Choose the Transform Tool (white hand), click the button Action on Selection (red arrow), and flip the mask Horizontally (white arrow).
Keep the mask activated, go to Edit/Fill/Color and fill the mask with the color: 155/195/146.
Keep the mask activated.

' Right click/Invert (white arrow), and right click/Convert to Object (red arrow).
Keep the (inverted) mask selected.

Right click/Shadow and use these settings:
Color: Black (white hand) + 5 altern. (red arrow) 
Transparency: 50
Shadow size: 102
Soft edge: 10.
Click OK and deselect the mask (Enter).

Effect/Cybia/Screen Works/Fine Rule (red arrow) and use the default setting.
Click OK and Merge All.

Right click/All, right click/Border, and use these settings:
Border width: 10 Pixels (white hand), Direction: Inward (red arrow), Shape: Box and Anti-aliasing.
Click OK and keep the border selected.

Go to Edit/Fill/Color (white arrow), set the Transparency to 50 (red arrow) and fill the mask with Black (white hand).
Click OK and deselect the mask (spacebar).

Right click/All, right click/Border, and use these settings:
Border width: 3 Pixels, Direction: Inward, Shape: Box and Anti-aliasing.
Keep the border selected, go to Edit/Fill color and fill the border with Black (remember to set the Transparency to 0 !)
Deselect (spacebar).


Add some text as you want, and your blend is finished :))

 

Here's the result in the original size :)) 



 

 

That's it! A beautiful picture ... made with PI, two tubes, two masks, one background texture 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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