blue is the color of my dreams

 

Materials you find http://www.marinettedesings.be/blue_is_the_color_of_my_dreams_bestanden/image001.gif

Plugins / needed in this lesson / Graphic Plus/ Cross Shadow / VM Toolbox and Distortion can be imported into Filters Unlimited 2.0

 you can find them it here

 

Thanks to the creators of the tubes and masks

Leave names and watermarks intact from their creators

http://www.marinettedesings.be/blue_is_the_color_of_my_dreams_bestanden/image002.gif

Color Palette

http://www.marinettedesings.be/blue_is_the_color_of_my_dreams_bestanden/image003.jpg

 

We are going to start

 

1. Put in your Materials Palette your Foreground color to # dde4ec and Background color to # 2f91ae

 

2. Open a Transparent Image of 900 x 550 pixels and Flood Fill it with your Background color # 2f91ae

Effects / Plugins / Graphic Plus / Cross Shadow (with these settings)

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Selections / Select All

 

3. Layers / Raster Layer

Activate / nicole/femme43/2014 / edit / copy / paste into the Selection

Selections / Select None

 

4. Effects / Image Effects / Seamless Tiling (with these settings)

5. Adjust / Blur / Radial Blur (with these settings)

 

6. Effects / Image Effects / Seamless Tiling (same settings as before)

7. Layers / Duplicate

8. Layers / Merge / Merge Down

9. Effects / Plugins / Unlimited 2.0 / VM Toolbox / Blast (with these settings)

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 10. Layers / Raster Layer and Flood Fill with your Foreground color to # dde4ec

 

11. Layers / New Mask Layer / from Image / LF Mask/275 (with these settings)

Layers / Merge / Merge Group

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 1 / Opacity 50 / Blur 0 and color to black

 

12. Layers / Raster Layer and Flood Fill with your Background color to # 2f91ae

Layers / New Mask Layer / from Image / LF Mask / 281 (same settings as before)

Layers / Merge / Merge Group

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 5 / Opacity 60 / Blur 0 and color to black  

 

13. Layers / Merge / Merge Visible

 

14. Activate / star blue_Marinettedesigns / Edit / Copy / Paste as new Layer

Effects / Image Effects / Offset / horizontal shift and vertical shift /236 60

Rename this Layer in the Layer Palette / 1 star 

 

15. Layers / Duplicate

Image / Resize 80% / Resize all Layers unchecked

Effects / Image Effects / Offset (with these settings)

Rename this Layer in your Layers Palette / star 2 

 

16. Layers / Duplicate

Image / Resize 80% / Resize all Layers not checked

Effects / Image Effects / same settings as in Step 15

Rename this star in your Layers Palette / 3 star

 

17. Layers / Duplicate

Repeat Step 15

Rename this Layer in your Layers Palette / 4 star

 

18. Layers / Duplicate

Repeat Step 15

Rename this Layer in your Layers Palette / 5 star

So now your Layer Palette looks like below

http://www.marinettedesings.be/blue_is_the_color_of_my_dreams_bestanden/image011.jpg

 

19. Activate the Layer Palette / star 2 

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 1 / Opacity 100 / Blur 0 and color to white

 

20. Activate the Layer Palette / 3 star

The same Drop Shadow / but now with the color black 

 

21. Activate the Layer Palette / 4 star

The same Drop Shadow again / color white

 

22. Activate the top Layer in your Layers Palette / 5 star

The same Drop Shadow again / color black

 

23. Put in your Materials Palette your colors to Gradient (with these settings)

http://www.marinettedesings.be/blue_is_the_color_of_my_dreams_bestanden/image012.jpg

Activate your Magic Wand and Select the middle of the star

Layers / Raster Layer and Flood Fill with the Gradient

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Selections / Select None

Effects / Texture Effects / Mosaic Antique (with these settings)

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24. Layers / Merge / Merge Down and do this yet 4x so that all the stars are Merged

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

Effects / 3D Effects /Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 1 / Opacity 100 / Blur 0 and color to black

This Layer is now 1 star in your Layers Palette

 

25. Layers / Duplicate

Image / Resize 80% / Resize all Layers not checked

Effects / Image Effects / Offset (same settings as before)

Rename this Layer in your Layers Palette / star 2a

 

26. Layers / Duplicate

Repeat step 25

Rename this Layer in your Layers Palette / star 3a

 

27. Layers / Duplicate

Repeat step 25

Rename this Layer in your Layers Palette / star 4a

 

28. Layers / Duplicate

Repeat step 25

Rename this Layer in your Layers Palette / star 5a

 

29. Give these stars the same Drop Shadow (same settings as before 1-1-100-0)

Activate the Layer Palette / star 2a / Drop Shadow / color white

Activate the Layer Palette / star 3a / Drop Shadow color black

Activate the Layer Palette / star 4a / Drop Shadow color white

Activate the Layer Palette / star 5a / Drop Shadow color black

 

30. Close the eye of the Background Layer (Lower Layer)

Layers / Merge / Merge Visible

Open the eye of the Lower Layer

Activate the top Layer in your Layers Palette 

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

Layers / Duplicate

 

31. Activate the second Layer in the Layer Palette

Effects / Plugins / Unlimited 2.0 / Distortion Filters / Cracked (with these settings)

Effects / 3D Effects / Inner Bevel on the Inside (with these settings)

 Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow Vertical and Horizontal 3 / Opacity 30 / Blur 10 and color black

 

32. Activate the top Layer in your Layers Palette (Star)

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 10 / Opacity 80 / Blur 20 and color black

 

33. Image / Add Borders / 2 pixels / Background color

 

34. Edit / Copy

 

35. Image / Add Borders / 55 pixels / Foreground color

Activate your Magic Wand and Select the gray border

Edit / Paste into Selection

Adjust / Blur / Gaussian Blur / Radius 15

Selections / Invert

Selections / Modify / Select Selection Borders (with these settings)

 

 

36. Layers / New Raster Layer and Flood Fill with the Gradient

Effects / 3D Effects / Inner Bevel (same settings as before)

Selections / Select None

 

37. Image / Add Borders / 3 pixels / Foreground color

Activate your Magic Wand and Select this border

Layers / Raster Layer

Activate your Flood Fill Tool / Flood Fill with the Gradient

Effects / 3D Effects / Inner Bevel (same settings as before)

Selections / Select None

38. Activate / nicole/femme43/2014

Edit / Copy

Edit / Paste as new Layer on your Image

Image / Resize / 115% / Resize all Layers not checked

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

Image / Mirror / Mirror horizontally and place the right corner

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical 0 / Horizontal -15 / Opacity 40 / Blur 15 and color to black

 

39. Activate / Lijn_blue_marinettedesigns

Edit / Copy

Edit / Paste as new Layer on your Image and place left see my example

Duplicate this Layer in your Layers Palette

Image / Free Rotate / 90 degrees right and place it at the bottom (see my example)

 

40. Activate / Wordart_blue_marinettedesigns

Edit / Copy

Edit / Paste as new Layer on your Image and place in a nice spot

 

41. Place your name or watermark

Layers / Merge / Merge Visible

File / Export / JPEG optimization 

 

This lesson is written and conceived by MarinetteDesigns on July 5, 2016

 

Tested and translated by Dennis . Thanks Dennis

 

 

 

Marinette P

  

 

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