And this is what we are making:


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


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


Supplies: One tube is from Isharimal, and the mask is from
thanks to both of you for your wonderful work!
The background texture is made by me, and the second tube
 is one I made from a free picture from
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/background texture/ or mask,
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 open the mask, and store it 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! 


Open the background texture ... ik-texture_0053_small, 
and go to Photo/Blur/Motion Blur/Options and use these settings:
Camera shake + Moving offset: 100 + Angle: 230.
Click OK.

Open the tube ... ik_background_0134_02 ... copy (Ctrl+C) the tube, and paste (Ctrl+V) the copy on our main picture.
Choose the Transform Tool and use the command Flip Horizontally.
Right click the tube on our main picture/Properties/Position & Size, 
and change the Position of the tube to: Left: 250 / Top: - 13 4.
Keep the tube activated.

Choose the Pick Tool and change the Transparency to 70 und the Soft edge to 52
Deselect the tube (Enter).

Open the tube ... THE_woman ... , copy the tube, and paste the copy of the tube on our main picture.
Right click the tube on the main picture/Properties/Position & Size/Size, and resize the tube.
Make sure the box "Keep aspect ratio" is ticked. First change the Width to 376,
 and then set the Position to: Left: - 45 / Top: - 20.
Click OK and keep the tube selected.
Choose the Pick Tool and change the Transparency of the tube to 60.
Deselect the tube (Enter).

Open your Easy Palette/Libraries\ and double-click the mask ... WSL_Mask167 ..., 
which you've downloaded, unzipped and stored into the EP. 

Keep the mask selected, choose the Transform Tool, click the button Action on selection,
and move the mask a little bit to the right and down.
On my screenshot you can see the original position of the mask, marked with the number 2 (blue mask marks). 
The moved mask is marked with the number 3 (white mask marks).
Keep the mask activated.

Go to Edit/Fill/Color and fill the mask with the Color: Red: 70 / Green: 81 / Blue: 81.
Deselect the mask (spacebar).

Activate the lady tube
... THE_woman ... on our main picture, right click/Duplicate.
Keep the duplicated tube activated, choose the Pick Tool and change the Transparency to 80.
Deselect the tube (Enter).

Open the text-file ... text_if tears ... copy the text, and paste the copy of the text on our main picture.
Right click the text on our main picture/Properties/Position & Size,
and change the position to: Left: 251 / Top: 228.
Keep the text activated, choose the Transform Tool, 
change the degree setting to 17.00, and click the button Rotate clockwise.
Merge All.

Right click/All, right click/Border, and use these settings:
Border width: 1 Pixel, Direction: Inward, Shape: Box and Anti-aliasing.
Click OK, keep the border selected and go to Edit/Fill/Color,
 and fill the border with the Color: 70/81/81.
Deselect the border (spacebar).

Go to Adjust/Expand Canvas, and expand all sides equally with 8 Pixels, Color: Black.

Adjust/Expand Canvas, and expand all sides equally with 2 Pixels, Color: 70/81/81.

Adjust/Expand Canvas, and expand all sides equally with 5 Pixels, Color: Black.

And now your picture is finished. :))


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






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