Diamond Offset

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This tutorial is intended for beginners to learn how to use the offset filter.  If you have any questions, please feel free to Email  me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I wrote this with  Paint Shop Pro X2, but the steps may also be done in any version.  You may download a free trial at Corel.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

1.  Open new, transparent image, size 300 x 300 pixels

2.  Flood-fill this image with white (or whatever color you choose).

3.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel.  Apply these settings:  bevel = pie, width = 11, smoothness = 70, depth = 5, ambience = -  25 (negative), shininess = 50, color = white, angle = 315, intensity = 50, elevation = 35

4.  Image > Canvas Size , set width = 600 pixels, height = 500 pixels.  In Placement, click on the top center arrow.

5.  Image > Free rotate.  Direction = right, free = 45 degrees

6.  Effects > Image Effects > Offset.  Horizontal = 0, Vertical offset = 100, Edge Mode = transparent

7.  In the Layer Palette, right-click on the layer and choose Duplicate

8.  Image > Flip

9.  Right-click on the top layer in the Layer Palette.  Merge > Merge Down

10.  Right-click on the merged layer and choose Duplicate

11.  Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling.  Tiling method = Corner, direction = bidirectional, horizontal & vertical offset = 0, transition 100, corner style = linear

12.  Effects > Image Effects > Offset.  Horizontal offset = - 300 (negative), vertical offset = 0, edge mode = transparent

13.  Right-click on layer and choose Duplicate.

14.  Image > Mirror

15.  Layers > New Raster Layer

16.  Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom

17.  Flood-fill this layer with a complimentary color.  It should look like this.

18.  Layers > Merge > Merge Visible

19.  Selection > Select All

20.  Selection > Modify > Contract Selection by 8 pixels.

21.  Selection > Invert.  Flood-fill the selection with your background color.

Now your background is ready to be embellished with tubes and text.

When done, save as a JPEG.  File > Export > JPEG Optimizer.

 

 


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