And this is what we are making:

 


DESCRIPTION:
Make a beautiful picture with PI.
Tutorial: Copyright Inge Klement
If you want to redo this tutorial, but don't want to print so many pictures,
you can find a copy without screenshots here!  

 

PI Version: 12 (but you can use earlier, and newer versions too)
Level: Intermediate
Featured tools: Pick Tool
Additional filters: None
Additional files: 2 tubes, 1 scrap element, 1 background,
1 object and 2 fills.
You'll get the material in the zip-file.

Material


IMPORTANT NOTE:
 
Supplies: The tubes and the scrap elements are from different Yahoo-groups. The 2 fills are from the internet,
the background and the object are made by me to fit this tutorial.
You are allowed to download the material here and use it for your private use, 
but you are not allowed to change the name of the tubes/element/background or anything else,
delete the watermark, 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 install the texture ... dddimndsb11 ... 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 ... background ... and the object ... object_001.

Copy (Ctrl+C) the object (1), and paste (Ctrl+V) the copy on the background (2).
Right click the object on the background/Properties/ Position & Size, and use these settings: 
Left: 477 (red arrow) and Top: 41 (white arrow).
Keep the object activated.

Go to Edit/Fill/Color and fill the object with the color: 217/137/72.
Keep the object activated.

Effect/Fills and Textures/Texture Filter/Embossed (1), click the little icon for the Texture image (white hand) and choose Select Texture. Find the texture ... dddimndsb11 ... which you've downloaded and installed into the Texture Filter.
Use these settings: 100/17/50/0 + Direction: 45.
Click OK/Apply Current Frame Effect to Image and keep the object activated.

Right click/Shadow and use these settings:
Black + 1.altern. + 1/1/50/100/3.
Deselect the object (Enter).

Open a New Image, size: 470x550 Pixels, Color: 232/184/145.

Right click/All, right click/Border, and use these settings:
Border width: 30 Pixels (white hand), Direction: Inward (red arrow), Shape: Box and Anti-aliasing.
Click OK and keep the border selected. Right click/ Border, but this time we use a Border width of 2.
Keep the border selected.


Go to Edit/Fill/Image (white arrow)/File and find (red arrow) the downloaded and unzipped fill with the name ... Silber_02.jpg.
Click OK and deselect the border (spacebar).

Copy (Ctrl+C) the small image and paste (Ctrl+V) on our main picture. 
Right click the small picture on our main picture/ Properties/Position & Size and use these settings:
Left: 26 / Top: 25.
Keep the small picture activated.  

Right click/Shadow and use these settings:
Black (red arrow) + 1.altern. +
X-offset: 2
Y-offset: 2
Transparency: 50
Shadow size: 100
Soft edge: 2
Click OK and deselect the paper element (Enter).

Open the tube ... IDI[Mist]Couple18@25.8.6 ... , 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: 79 / Top: 27.
Keep the tube selected.

Choose the Pick Tool and change the Transparency to 10 (red arrow) and the Soft edge to 12 (white arrow).
Deselect the tube (Enter).

Open the tube ... hjr_hearts ... , copy (Ctrl+C) the tube, and paste (Ctrl+V) the copy of the tube on our main picture.

Right click the tube on our main picture/Properties/ Position & Size/Size and resize the tube.
Make sure the box "Keep aspect ratio" is ticked (red arrow), and change the Width to 98 (white hand). 
Now we can change the position of the tube too.
Left: 423 / Top: 493 (white arrows).
Click OK and keep the tube activated.

Right click/Shadow and use these settings:
Black + 1.altern. + 2/2/50/100/5.
Deselect the tube (Enter).

Add some text as you wish and Merge All.

Right click/All, right click/Border, and use these settings:
Border width: 1 Pixel, Direction: Inward, Shape: Box and Anti-aliasing.
Keep the border selected, and go to Edit/Fill/Color (white hand) and fill the border with the Color: 170/97/36 (red arrows).
Deselect the border (spacebar).

Go to Adjust/Expand Canvas, and expand all sides equally with 2 Pixels, Color: White.  
Right click/All, right click/Border, Border width: 2 Pixels.
Go to Edit/Fill/Image and fill this border with the same silverfill (
Silber_02.jpg) we've used before.
Deselect the border (spacebar). 

Right click/All (red arrow), right click/Convert to Object (white arrow) and deselect the "object" (Enter).

Go to Adjust/Expand Canvas, and expand all sides equally with 20 Pixels, Color: 170/97/36.  
Right click/All, right click/Border, Border width: 2 Pixels.
Go to Edit/Fill/Image and fill this border with the same silverfill (Silber_02.jpg) we've used before.
Deselect the border (spacebar). 


Activate our main picture (the "object"), right click/ Shadow, and use these settings:
Black (red arrow) + 1.altern. +
X-offset: 5
Y-offset: 5
Transparency: 50
Shadow size: 100
Soft edge: 5
Click OK and deselect the "object" (Enter).

Open the scrap element ... schleife ... copy and paste it on our main picture. Right click the scrap element, Properties/Position & Size (white hand) and use these settings:
Left: -6 (red arrow) and Top: 19 (white arrow).
Right click the scrap element/Shadow, and use these settings: 
Black + 1.altern. + 1/1/50/100/3.
Merge All, and your picture is finished. :))

 

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




 

 

That's it! A beautiful picture ... made with PI. 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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