Distorted Weave

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This tutorial is intended for beginners to learn how to use a plugin.  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!

Download and Install  Alien Skin's Eye Candy 5 or 6:  Textures Filter  1 2


1.  Open new, transparent image, size 800 x 800

2.  Choose the Preset Shape tool

3.  Set the Shape to the heart shape or other shape of your choice.  Set width = 1

4.  Open the scrap paper of your choice.  Set your Material Palette of the background to that Pattern.  If it's a large pattern, you may need to make the scale small.  Set the foreground to black.

5.  Draw a large heart.

6.  Right-click on the heart and choose Convert to Raster Layer.

7.  Effects > Plugins > Alien Skin  Eye Candy 5: Textures > Weave

Click on the Settings tab and choose the Preset:  Plain, Distorted, Rough Edges

Now we're going to make some adjustments to the settings.  Click on the Basic tab.  Set Ribbon Width = about 30, Gap Width = 30, select Gap Fill to Make Gaps Transparent

8.  Now use tubes or extracted images to decorate your tag back.

9.  Save this as a PNG or GIF.



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