Let's get started ..
Open your tube sg~violets.tub and go to Edit/Copy.
Go to File/New ..
500 x 600 pixels, raster background, Color #b9a5be .
Go to Edit/Paste/Paste as new layer.
Go to Image/Resize ..
Height and Width / 45 Percent, Resample using: "Smart Size",
check: "Lock aspect ratio" and uncheck: "Resize all layers".
Go to Adjust / Sharpness / Unsharp Mask with these settings ...
Radius 2, Strength 50, Clipping 5.
In your layer palette, right click on Raster 1 (the tube) and duplicate the layer.
Click on the Raster 1 layer and go to Effects/Distortion Effects/Twirl Degrees/720.
Go to Effects/Distortion Effects/Pixelate/ Block width 5 and check Symmetric.
In your layer palette lower the opacity to 36. Go to Image / Mirror.
Click on Copy of Raster 1 and go to Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow and use these settings ..
Vertical 1, Horizontal 2, Opacity 50, Blur 6 and Color ~ Black
Now we are going to add some brushes below the tube layers.
Click on your background layer, right click and choose New Raster layer, name it brush 1.
In your Materials palette make your Foreground color #5b4660
Click on your Paint brush and go to your Brush Preview window.
Find @cb-flutterby7 in the drop down menu and apply the brush like the screen shot below ..
In your Layer palette, right click on the Brush 1 layer and choose New Raster layer, name it brush 2.
On this layer I added 3 brushes, @cb-flutterby11, @cb-swirl4 and @cb-flutterby7. Apply the brushes like the screen shot below ..
I turned off the tube layers so you could see the brush placement better. Turn your tube layers back on after this step.
In your Layer palette, right click on the Brush 2 layer and choose New Raster layer, name it brush 3.
Find gh_lacesquare and apply the lace brush. I changed the size to 376 and clicked once like below.
In your Layer palette lower the opacity to 55.
Go to your Preset Shape tool and choose Rectangle from the Shape List window.
and use these settings ... make sure you select "dot" as your line style.
In your Material palette your foreground color should be #5b4660 and your Background color off.
I drew out 3 boxes like below ...
(tube layers are closed off so you can see better)
In your Layer palette right click on the Vector 1 layer and Convert to Raster Layer. Lower the Opacity of this layer to 51.
In your Layer palette right click on the Brush 3 layer and add a New Raster Layer, name it top box.
Click on your Selection tool and use these settings ...
Rectangle, Add. Feather 0 and anti-alias unchecked.
Following the outline of the top box make a selection.
Flood fill with #5b4660 and lower the opacity to 30. Selections / Select None.
Right click on the "top box" layer and add a New Raster Layer. Name it right box.
Follow the same procedure by drawing a Selection around the box and this time flood fill with white and
lower the opacity to 20. Do these same steps for the bottom box. Don't forget to add a new layer!!
This is what you should have now ..
In your Layer palette go to the top of the layer stack, and click on Copy of Raster 1.
Open the violet tube you want to use and go to Edit / Copy. Go back to your tag image and go to Edit / Paste as New Layer.
Using your Mover tool move the violet tube over to the right hand box.
Now let's add your name or greeting.
Click on your Text tool and use these settings ....
Your Foreground color should still be #5b4660 and change your background color to Pattern and find violetpattern_gh.
Click on your canvas near the bottom to apply your text ..
I have a script that I use to do the effects on my text and you are welcome to download it and use it, too. The script is here, extract it to your "My PSP Files / Scripts-Restricted". Your text must be in Vector format and be selected with the Object Selection Tool to run the script.
Highlight the "Toggle Execution mode" button and the script will pause during each effect. You can
make adjustments to the bevel and drop shadow to your liking or just accept the values in the script.
I have included the steps below for the text effect if you do not want to use the script.
Go to your layer palette, right click on your text layer and "Convert to Raster Layer".
Go to Selections/Select All, Selections/Float, Selections/Modify/Contract 1.
Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Choose "Bevel One" , width 1,
Smoothness 57, Depth 2, Ambience 0, Shininess 54, Angle 315, Intensity 39 and Elevation 36.
Go to Selections/Select None.
For the drop shadow go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow with these settings .....
Vertical 2, Horizontal 2, Opacity 43, Blur 4 and Color #000000 (black)
Add a new raster layer for your watermark, save as a jpg and you are done.
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