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This tutorial is intended for beginners to learn how to use a mask. If you have any questions, please feel free to Email me.
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1. open new, transparent image, size 800 x 500 pixels
2. Flood-fill it with a dark or medium color.
3. Layers > New Raster Layer
4. Flood-fill this layer with white.
5. Layers > New Mask Layer > From Image CHECK Invert mask data
6. Right-click on the top layer and choose Merge > Merge Group
7. Set the layer blend mode to soft light. (In the example at the bottom I used Hue (Legacy). You might want to try other blend modes)
8. Layers > New Raster Layer
9. Choose the selection tool
10. In the selection toolbar, choose the Custom Selection icon
11. Set Top = 0, left = 225, right = 575, bottom = 500
12. Flood-fill the selection with the same color you used in step 2.
13. Selection > Modify > Contract by 15 pixels
14. Press the DELETE key
15. Open up the tube you want to use. Edit > Copy
16. Click back on your rain image. Edit > Paste as new Layer
17. Selection > Invert Press DELETE key (to remove excess part of tube)
18. Selection > Invert (again)
19. Layers > New Raster Layer
20. Effects > 3D effects > Cutout Set: Vertical & Horizontal = 0, opacity = 65, blur = 25, shadow color = black
21. Selections > Select None
22. Right-click on top layer and choose merge > merge Down
23. AGAIN -- right-click on top layer and choose merge > merge down (you should now have 3 separate layers--background, white mask layer, and merged frame/tube layer)
24. Image > Resize Set width & height to 75%, take Check OFF Resize all layers
25. Effects > Image Effects > Offset Horizontal = 0, Vertical = NEGative 60, Custom, Transparent
26. Right-click on the top layer and choose Duplicate
27. Image > Resize Resize to 75%, take check OFF resize all layers
28. with the mover tool, move the smaller image to the right.
29. Right-click on top layer and choose Duplicate
30. Image > Mirror Now that small frame should ALSO appear on the left, backwards
31. Right-click on the top layer and choose Merge > Merge Down
32. With the magic wand, click somewhere off the small pictures. This should select all the space that is around the small pictures.
33. Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout Vertical & Horizontal = 0, Opacity = 65, Blur = 25, color = black
34. Drag the small frames layer below the big frame layer
35. Choose the pen tool. Set the pen tool to segment, CHECK Connect Segments, CHECK show nodes, Width = 25
36. Set the foreground color to a dark color from your tube, background color to NULL
37. With the pen tool left-click on the left side, just under the small frames and then left-click again on the right side of the image. You should see a node at the beginning and end of the segment. Left-click and hold on one node, and drag it off the picture. Do this to both nodes, so that the line runs off the edge. Click the green check to apply the line.
38. Check your layer palette and make sure that this line vector layer is below the large frame layer.
39. Right-click on the line vector layer and choose Convert to Raster Layer
40. Right-click on the line and choose Duplicate. HIDE this duplicate.
41. Click on the first line layer that you made.
42. With the magic wand, select the line.
43. Effects > Texture > Texture. Set the texture = fine or coarse grain, size = 25%, smoothness = 10, depth = 3, ambience = 0, shininess = 0, color = white, angle = 315, intensity = 50, elevation = 30
44. Choose the Rectangle Selection tool. Draw a selection rectangle around the large frame.
45. Press the DELETE key. This will delete the part of the line behind the large frame.
46. In your layer palette, UNHIDE the duplicate line layer and drag it to the top.
47. Choose a light color from your picture. With the magic wand, select the second line. Fill it with the light color.
48. Effects > Texture > Texture. Apply the same texture as before.
49. Effects > Image Effects > Offset. Horizontal = 0, Vertical = NEGative 25, Transparent
50. Choose the Warp Brush
51. In the Warp Brush toolbar, set the warp mode to pinch (3rd one), size= 200, hardness = 0, strength = 100, step = 25, Check Best Quality
52. Left-click TWICE on the center of the ribbon line (where the pink x is)
53. Image > Add borders, Symmetric, size = 3, color = same color used in Step 2
54. Decorate your image with some embellishments. Add your text and watermark.
55. Save this as a JPEG. File > Export > JPEG Optimizer
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