Radial Flood Tag

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This tutorial was created for some friends of mine who wanted to begin learning more about PSP.  It is intended for beginners to learn how to use blur and textures.  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 X, 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!

You will need a tube that you think will look good in greyscale.

You will need to install the Flaming Pear Flood plugin.

1.  Open up your tube.  On keyboard, press SHIFT + D to duplicate the tube.  Close the original.

2.  Image > Greyscale

3.  Image > Increase Color Depth > RGB - Bits

4.  Right-click on the image in the Layer Palette, and choose Duplicate.

5.  Click on the bottom layer to highlight that layer.

6.  In top menu, click Adjust > Blur > Radial Blur.  Apply these Settings:  TWIRL, Strength = 25, Twirl degrees = 50, Horizontal = 50, Vertical = 56, Protect Center = 14

7.  In Layer Palette, click on top layer to highlight.

8.  Image > Resize.  Resize to 80%.  Be sure that Resize All Layers is UNCHECKED

9.  Layers > New Raster Layer

10.  Flood-fill this layer with black.  Then drag the layer to the bottom.

11.  Highlight the top layer by clicking on it.  Slide the Opacity layer to 70%

12.  In the Layer Palette, click on the eye of the black (bottom) layer to HIDE that layer.  Then click on the top layer to activate it.

13.  Right-click on the top layer and choose Merge > Merge Visible.

14.  In top menu, click Effects > Plugins > Flaming Pear > Flood.  Apply these settings:  70, 0, 57, 50, 40, 50, 42, 25, 0, 33, 40, Glue = normal.  You may have to adjust the horizon number to fit your tube.

15.  Draw a Selection box around the tube/flood image.

16.  Selections > Modify > Contract.  Contract by 5

17.  Selections > Modify > Feather.  Feather by 10

18.  In top menu, Selections > Invert

19.  In top menu, Selections > Image > Add Borders.  CHECK Symmetric, Size = 3, Color = White.

20.  Click on the foreground gradient tool in the Material Properties.  Set it to a gray or silver gradient.  Angle = 135, Repeats = 5.

21.  With the magic wand select the white border.  Flood-fill it with the gradient.

22.  Image > Add Borders.  Size = 30

23.  With the magic wand, select the white border and flood-fill it with the gradient.

24.  Selections > Invert

25.  Selections > Promote Selection to Layer

26.  Selections > None

19.  In the Layer Palette, click on the bottom layer to highlight it.

20.  In top menu, click Adjust > Blur > Radial Blur.  Apply these settings:  SPIN, Strength - 40, Elliptical CHECKED, Horizontal = 100, vertical = 10, Protect center = 0

21.  In the Layer Palette, click on the top layer to highlight it.

22.  With the magic wand, click in the top left corner, where the white border was.

23.In the Layer Palette, click on the top layer to highlight it.

24.  In top menu, click Effects > Texture > Texture.  Apply these settings:  Crumpled paper, Size = 75%, Smoothness = 0, Depth = 5, Ambience = 0, Shininess = 0, Angle = 315, Intensity = 50, Elevation = 30

25.  Image > Add Borders.  Size = 2, Color = Black

I added some corners (the skull & cross bones), but this is optional.

26.  Now save the image as a JPEG.  File > JPEG Optimizer



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