Scanlines Tag

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This tutorial is intended for a beginner to learn about using filters.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Photoshop CS or CS2.  You may download a free trial at Adobe.

Remember to save as a .psd file often!

Download the supplies.  Save the pattern in your photoshop patterns folder

1.  Open the graphic that you wish to use.  Image > Duplicate.  Close the original.

2.  With the Rectangle Selection tool, draw a selection box around the part of the image that you want to use.  Image > Crop.

3.  Layer > New > Background From Layer

4.  Layer > Duplicate Layer  In the Layer Palette, click on the BOTTOM layer.

5.  Layer > New > Layer

6.  Image > Size.  Width = 400 (Height will adjust accordingly)

7.  Edit > Fill > Use Pattern.  Click on the pattern menu and choose Load Patterns

8.  Choose the Scanlines RDB pattern to load

9.  now in the pattern list, click on the Scanline5_RDB pattern

10.  Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation.  Place a CHECK in the Colorize box to show the color bar at the bottom.  Adjust the sliders to get the color that will match your graphic.

11.  Choose the lasso tool, Feather = 2 px

12.  In the Layer palette, click on the TOP layer.  Draw a lasso selection around the part of the image that you don't want scanlines on.

13.  Select > Inverse.

14.  Press the delete key.  This will allow the scanlines and bottom layer to show around the face (or part of the image you selected)

15.  Layer > New > Layer

16.  Click on the Edit in Quick Mask Mode icon in the tool bar

17.  In the Layer Palette, click on the Channels tab.  Then click the right menu button and choose Quick Mask Options.

18.  CHECK the Selected Areas

19.  Your image looks like this.  Choose the line tool and set the foreground color to WHITE.  Draw some lines that are 2 or 3 pixels wide

20.  When you are finished drawing your lines, click on the Edit image icon in tool bar

21.  Select > Inverse

22.  Your lines should be selected.  Choose the gradient tool, and with the gradient tool draw from top left to bottom right (like line in pic), release.  The lines should be filled with the gradient now.

23.  Edit > Stroke.  Width = 4 px, Inside,  CHECK Preserve Transparency

24.  With the magic wand select the white border.  Then with the gradient tool, fill the selection with a gradient.

25.  Layer > New > Layer

26.  Choose the paintbrush tool, and set it to the square tip.  Click on the brush palette tab (top right of screen).  Click on the WORDS Brush Tip Shape.  Choose 3, and set spacing to 501% or so

27.  With the line tool, draw "dashed" lines to decorate your image, see pic below.

27.  With the magic wand, select the space (not the dashed squares)

28.  Select > Inverse  Now the squares in the dashed lines should be selected

29.  Fill these squares with the same gradient.

30.  Layer > Merge Visible

31.  Save this as a JPEG  (File > Save As)




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