beauty

Thanks to Dennis for his cooperation in translating and testing this tutorial

 

 

Materials and filters & <Bkg Kaleidoscope> / Color Rave find here

 

Plugins / Unlimited 2.0 / Medhi / AP 01 / Alien Skins Eye Candy 5 Impact / Simple / can be found here

 

Import the Filters / &<Bkg Kaleidoscope> / Color Rave / into Unlimited 2.0

 

Here we go

 

Put in your materials palette your foreground color to #fff3d7 and background color to #493938 and make a linear gradient with these settingshttp://www.marinettedesings.be/beauty_bestanden/image001.gifhttp://www.marinettedesings.be/beauty_bestanden/image002.gif

1) Open a new transparent image of 800 x 550 pixels and flood fill with the gradient

Effects / Plugins / AP 01 (innovations) Lines SilverLining / Dotty Gird / with these settings

2) Effects / Plugins / Unlimited 2.0 / &<Bkg Kaleidoscope> @BlueBerry Pie  

 

 

Duplicate this layer in your layer palette

Image / Mirror

Set the Opacity of this layer to 50

Layers / Merge / Merge Down

 

3) Activate and copy / k @ rine_ dreams _Pretty_Woman_1999_Septembre_2011 / Paste as new layer on your image

Image / Resize / 70% / Resize all layers not checked and place right

Effects / Plugins / Unlimited 2.0 / ColoreRave / Atmospherizer 1.1 (default settings)

Set the Blend Mode of this Layer in your Layer Palette to / Exclusion

 

4) Effects / Plugins / Medhi / Weaver (with these settings)

Effects / Edge Effects / Enhance

Duplicate this layer in your layer palette

Image / Mirror

 

5) Activate / y_scrapricrac2 / Copy Layer 6 / Paste as new layer on your image

Image / Free Rotate (with these settings)

Place to the Left

Duplicate this layer in your layer palette and slide the ribbon next to the other (see  my example)

http://www.marinettedesings.be/beauty_bestanden/image013.jpg

Layers / Merge / Merge Down

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 1 / Opacity 50 / Blur 5 and color black

 

6) Layers / Merge / Merge all Layers

 

7) Activate and copy / SO17 / Paste as a new layer on your image

Image / Free Rotate / 45 Degrees / Right Checked / Paste as new layer on your image

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 2 / Opacity 50 / Blur 0 and color black

Duplicate this layer in your layer palette and 5x / slide nicely along the ribbon

(See my example)

http://www.marinettedesings.be/beauty_bestanden/image014.jpg

8) Close the eye of the bottom layer

Upper layer is active

Layers / Merge / Merge Visible

 

9) Open  the eye of the bottom layer and keep it active

Activate / sa 28(Alphabet van A to H)

Activate / Freehand Selection Tool (with these settings)

http://www.marinettedesings.be/beauty_bestanden/image015.jpg

Select the letter B

Edit / Copy

Edit / Paste as new layer on your image

Image / Resize / 40% / Resize all layers not checked and place on top

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow (same settings) 

 

10) Activate / sa 28

Selections / Undo

Now use the tool / free hand selection the letter E

Edit / Copy

Edit / paste as new layer on your image

Image / resize / 40% / Resize all layers not checked and put under the letter B

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow (same settings)

 

11) Repeat step 10 with the remaining letters until you've spelled BEAUTY and then you have this (see my example)

12) Activate the previous layer in your layers palette

Layers / Merge / Merge Down 

Edit / Copy / (in memory)

 

13) Activate the top layer in your layer palette

Image / Add Borders / 50 pixels / color white / symmetrical checked

Select this border with the Magic Wand

Layers / New Raster Layer 

Edit / Paste into Selection (the image is in memory)

 

14) Effects / Plugins / Unlimited 2.0 / &<Bkg Kaleidoscope> / @Mirrored & Scaled

Selections / Select None

 

15) With your Magic Wand Select the white edges and fill with the gradient 

 

Effects / Plugins / AP 01 (innovations) Lines SilverLining / Dotty Lines / 2 / 143 / 2 (see my example)

 

16) Effects / Plugins / Alien Skins/ Eye Candy 5 Impact / Glass (with these settings)

 

Selections / Select None

 

17) Selections / Select All

Selections / Modify / Contract / 25 pixels

Selections / Invert

Adjust / Blur / Gaussian Blur / 10

Selections / Select None

 

18) Activate and Copy / k @ rine_ dreams _Pretty_Woman_1999_Septembre_2011 / Paste as new layer on your image

Image / Resize 70% / Resize all layers not checked and place to the right

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical 20 and Horizontal -15 / Opacity 40 / Blur 10 and color black

 

19) Activate and Copy / SO17 / Paste as a new layer on your image

Image / Free Rotate / Same Settings / place on the left corner

Effects / Plugins / Simple / Top Left Mirror

 

20) Layers / New Raster Layer and add your name and or watermark

 

21) Layers / Merge / Merge all Layers

 

File / Export / JPEG optimization

 

Finished this lesson

 

Conceived and written by MarinetteDesigns on 1 September 2012

 

 

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