Fur Brush Background

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This tutorial is intended for beginners to learn how to create frame.  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 XI, 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 = 400 x 300

2.  Layers > New Raster Layer

3.  Choose the paint brush tool.  Shape = round, size = 200, hardness = 100, step = 10, density = 100, thickness = 100, opacity = 100.

4.  Use the eye dropper to pick 4 or 5 colors from the tube you are going to use.  And with the paint brush tool, and the first color, place a few circles of paint down.  Choose the second color, change the size of your brush, and place more circles of paint down.  Continue this until the entire canvas has been covered.

5.  Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur.  Radius = 20

6.  Effects > Textures > Fur.  Blur = 10, Density = 100, Length = 25, Transparency = 200.

7.  Change the Opacity of this layer to 75%.

8.  Open your tube.  Edit > Copy.  Then click back on the background.  Edit > Paste as new Layer.  Move the tube into position where you want it.

9.  Right-click on tube layer and choose Duplicate.

10.  On the original tube layer (middle layer)  Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur, Radius = 15

11.  Effects > Textures > Fur.  Blur = 90, Density = 100, Length = 25, Transparency = 200

12.  Slide the Opacity of this layer to 50%

13.  Image > Resize .  80%, and UNCHECK Resize all Layers

14.  Layers > Merge > Merge All (Flatten)

15.  Layers > new Raster Layer.  Flood-fill with the gradient.

16.  Selections > Select All.  Selections > Modify Selections Modify by 20 pixels.

17.  Press DELETE Key.  Selections > None.  Effects > Textures > Fur.  Blur = 20, Density = 100, Length = 10, Transparency = 10.

18.  Save this as a JPEG.  File > Export > JPEG Optimizer.

 


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