Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Blasted Grid Tutorial

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At the time I created this tutorial, all tubes, scrapkits, etc were
in working links. Sorry if the links no longer work
With scrapkits, if the link or site is missing, choose a similar scrapkit

I created this tut in PSPX4 (14) but it can be done
with any version of PSP. You need to have a good understanding of
your PSP program to do this tutorial

You will need:
A sitting tube - I used one of ©Marika's lovely tubes.
You need to be a registered member of CDO
to purchase her tubes, but any sitting tube will do.
My 'Blasted Grid' template
Font I used is called ;Miss Claude' from Simply The Best Fonts
Plugin Filters:
Flaming Pear-SuperBladePro-optional
dsb Flux-Blast
Penta.com-Dot & Cross

Open up my Blasted Grid template - click SHIFT D to copy it.
Close off original template. Delete my copyright layer (top)
Make the Frame layer active - Select All-Float-Defloat, Flood Fill with a
colour from your tube. You can add Flaming Pear-SBP filter effect if you like
or give it a nice Inner Bevel. Selections-None.

With your Magic Wand, click inside the small rectangle - Selections-Modify-
Expand 3. New Raster layer - Flood Fill with a gradient - Foreground, light colour
from your tube - Background a dark colour from your tube.

Keep selected - go to Effects-Texture Effects-Weave with these settings

Effects-Edge Effects-Enhance. Keep selected - copy & paste your tube as a new layer.
I increase the size of my tube to fill almost all the rectangle, you may have to do that also.
Position the tube central in the rectangle - Selections-Invert, hit delete.
Adjust-Hue & Saturation - both settings on 0.
Effects-Plugins-Penta.com-Dot & Cross with these settings

Reduce the Opacity to 70
Make C Squares layer active - Select All-Float-Defloat - Flood Fill with
a colour from your tube - use your Flaming Pear-SBP effect again if you want,
or a nice Inner Bevel effect. Selections-None.

Make the Grid layer active - Select All-Floar-Defloat - Flood Fill with a colour from your tube.
Use the Flaming Pear-SBP effect once more or a nice Inner Bevel. Selections-None.

Copy & paste your tube as a new layer - Duplicate - Layers-Arrange-Send To Bottom.
Adjust-Blur-Gassian Blur 15 - dsb Flux-Blast with these settings

Repeat but Direction-right this time. 
Effects-Texture Effects-Blinds with these settings

Now, back UP to your duplicateD tube layer, you can add a nice Xero-Porcelain effect if you like
Give the tube this drop shadow

Add the same drop shadow to the frame layer.
Add your name & correct copyright. When you have done that, cross out eyes on bottom
layer (white). Merge Visible all other layers. Click COPY & paste as a new image on your work space.
Your merged image should now have a transparent background. Resize as you like. I resized mine
76% Bicubic-all layers CHECKED. Save as a *Png image

This tutorial was written by ©Kate on 13th March 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
You may link to this tutorial, and/or print out for your personal use only.
Please do not copy, rewrite, translate, place it (or Zip files)
anywhere on the web, send via email, or claim it as your own.


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