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Saturday, June 16, 2012

FTU tut- Mermaid

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.
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Tube of choice. I am using the art of Akkasshaa. You must have a license to use these tubes. Purchase them at PSP Tubes Emporium.
Font- Yesteryear

-File>New 600x225.
Change forefround color to b99acc and background 400864. Select the blend tool. Gradient: FG TO BG (RGB), Shape: linear. Press ctrl on keyboard and click the top middle of canvas with mouse. Drag straight down to the bottom.
-Layer>New Layer. Change the shape of your blend tool to radial. Foreground- 9accab, Background- 156408. Press ctrl and click the left middle of canvas and drag to the middle. Change the mode of this layer to lighten only.
-Make the top layer active. Select the rectangle select tool and make a large selection on your canvas.

-Add new layer. Change foreground to white and select the bucket fill tool. Fill the seleciton. Select>Shrink 4. Press delete on keyboard. Add new layer. Move this layer below current active layer. Select the blend tool and change the shape to Bi-Linear. Add a gradient using the dark purple and dark green colors we used earlier. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise on default. Change the mode to overlay. Open tube. Place to the far left inside selection. Layer>DuplicateLayer. Scoot duplicate over a litte. Duplicate a few more times till you have this:

-Make the top tube layer active. Layer>Merge Down until all your tube layers are on 1 layer. Select>Invert. Delete. Select>None. Change the mode of the tube layer to grain merge. Duplicate. Seelct the flip tool and click canvas. Make the white frame layer active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50.
-Open tube again. Make the top layer. Layer>Scale Layer 65%. Place in the center of canvas. Repeat drop shadow.
-Let's add the border. Make the top layer active. Add new layer. Bucket fill canvas with dark purple used earlier. Repeat noise. Layer>Transparency>Alpha To Selection. Shrink by 2. Delete. Bucket fill white. Shrink 1. Delete. Bucket fill dark green. Repeat noise. Shrink 2. Delete. Bucket fill white. Shrink 1. Delete.
Add new layer. Move new layer below main tube alyer. Shrink 10. Bucket fill white. Shrink 1. Delete. Add gradient with purple colors from before. Repeat noise. Shrink 3. Delete. Bucket fill white. Shrink 1. Delete. Select none.
-Add name and copyright and your done.


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