Distorted Weave

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This tutorial is intended for a beginner to learn how to use a filter in Photoshop.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Photoshop CS3 - CS5.  You may download a free trial at Adobe.


Remember to save as a .psd 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 Custom Shape tool

3.  Set the Shape to the heart shape (or other shape of your choice.)

4.  Draw out the shape.

5.  Right-click on the layer and choose Rasterize Layer

6.  Choose the magic wand tool.  Click on the heart to select it.

7.  Edit > Fill.  Choose Pattern of your choice.

8.  Filter > 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

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

10.  Save this as a PNG or GIF.



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