And this is what we are making:


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: 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 (white hand)
Moving offset: 100 (
red arrow)
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 (white hand).
Right click the tube on our main picture/Properties/ Position & Size, and change the Position of the tube to:
Left: 250 (red arrow) / Top: - 134 (white arrow).
Keep the tube activated.

Choose the Pick Tool (white hand) and change the Trans- parency to 70 (red arrow) und the Soft edge to 52 (white arrow).
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 (red arrow). First change the Width to 376 (white hand) and then set the Position to: 
Left: - 45 / Top: - 20 (white arrows).
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 (white hand) and double-click the mask ... WSL_Mask167 (1) ..., which you've downloaded, unzipped and stored into the EP. 

Keep the mask selected, choose the Transform Tool, click the button Action on selection (red arrow) 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 (white hand) and fill the mask with the Color: 
Red: 70 / Green: 81 / Blue: 81 (red arrows).
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 (white hand).
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 (red arrow), and click the button Rotate clockwise (white hand).
Merge All.

Right click/All, right click/Border, and use these settings:
Border width: 1 Pixel (white hand), Direction: Inward (red arrow), 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 (red arrow) with 8 Pixels, Color: Black (white hand).

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. :))


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






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