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{ Blend 27 Tutorial By Marleschka }


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This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 but I am sure could be done in any version. You will need 4 tubes, (please note all layers are closed on the tubes) all of which are supplied in the zip file. You can get my zipped file Here 2 Tubes are from Suzi Sgai. 2 Tubes are from Scrappy Expressions. You will also need the Filter Bordermania, ColorRave and penta.com. Bring up the tubes in PSP. Go to Layers, View all on all of the tubes.

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( 1 ) Open a new 600x450 transparent Image. Have your foreground color on #CBEBFF and your background on #206820. In your foreground make a foreground, background gradient with these settings, Style Linear, Angle 0, repeats 0 and invert unchecked. (Please note the blue color should be on top in your gradient)

( 2 ) New Layer. Flood fill this layer with your gradient. Adjust Blur, Gaussian Blur set on 20.

( 3 ) Effects, penta.com VTR2 at default settings.

( 4 ) Go to the tube SS_1631_Misted Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Reduce the opacity of this layer to 90. Place this tube toward the right of your image.

( 5 ) Effects, ColorRave, Atmospherizer 1.1 at default settings. Layers Merge, Merge down.

( 6 ) Go to the tube SS_1605_Tube and resize it by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the left. Duplicate this layer.

( 7 ) Go Back to the original layer, Adjust, blur gaussian blur set at 20.

( 8 ) Effects, penta.com VTR2 at default settings.

( 9 ) Go to the duplicated layer and add this drop shadow, V & H 0, opacity 50, blur 15 and color black. Layers merge, merge down.

( 10 ) Go to the tube SE_Label_Strength-Courage, resize by 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it toward the top and set the blend mode to LuminanceL.

( 11 ) Go to the tube SE_Label_SeeTheBeautyWithin resize by 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it toward the bottom and set the blend mode to LuminanceL.

( 12 ) Go to your bottom layer. Effects, Illumination Effects, Sunburst with these settings. Light Spot, Brightness 80, Horizontal 11, Vertical 17, Rays, Density 50, Brightness 50, Circle Brightness 30, Color #206820.

( 13 ) Again, Effects, Illumination Effects, Sunburst with these settings. Light Spot, Brightness 30, Horizontal 6, Vertical 8, Rays, Density 25, Brightness 14, Circle Brightness 20, Color #F6F0BA.

( 14 ) Place your name on your Image if you wish and Layers Merge, Merge All.

( 15 ) Image add Borders 10, color White.

( 16 ) Select this border with your magic wand and flood fill with your gradient set to angle 45 and repeats 1. Effects, penta.com VTR2 at default settings.

( 17 ) Effects, Bordermania, Frame 2 with these settings, Border & Frame width 10, rest as they are. Selections invert.

( 18 ) Effects 3D Effects Drop Shadow with these settings, V & H 1, Opacity 100, Blur 1. Repeat with V & H at -1. Selections, select none.

( 19 ) Resize to your original size, save as a jpg and you are finished.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

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