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Tutorials => Forum Set Tutorials => Topic started by: Sezy on February 19, 2012, 02:22:48 pm

Title: Bouncing Light Forum Set
Post by: Sezy on February 19, 2012, 02:22:48 pm

I've used PSP9 for this tutorial, however you should be able to create this tag in all versions.

Supplies needed:
An image of choice.  I'm using one by Cris Ortega (  You may also use a tube if you like.
Font of choice.  I've used Oxida.

Mura’s Meister – Copies
Filter Factory N – Bulging Edge Average
Andrew’s Filters 42 - Bouncing Light Show
AAA Frames – Foto Frame

1.  Open your image or tube of choice.

If using an image:
2. Crop the image to the area you would like to use for your tag

3. Resize your cropped image to 400 pixels high (the width doesn't matter)

4. Apply AAA Frames - Foto Frame with the following settings:


5. Add a new layer above your image and flood fill black.

6. Selections - Select All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 1 pixel. 
Press Delete on your keyboard.  Deselect.

7. Merge your layers together.

If using a tube:
8. Add a layer below your tube and flood fill with a colour of your choice.  Merge visible.

9. Crop to the area of your tube you would like to use, ensuring it remains 400 pixels high (width doesn't matter)

10. Follow steps 4 to 7 of the Image directions.

Now that you have your image ready, lets continue with the rest of the tag :)
11. Select two colours from your image, a lighter and a darker one, and set them as your foreground and background. 
It doesn't matter which one is which.

12. Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels

13. Create a foreground-background gradient, with the following settings:


14. Floodfill with your gradient.  Duplicate this layer.

15. On the duplicate, apply Andrew's Filters 42 - Bouncing Light Show with the following settings:


16. Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy) or use one of choice.

17. Copy your framed image and paste as a new layer.

18. Image - Rotate - Free Rotate with direction as Left and angle set to 25°

19. Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen if needed.

20. Move your image to the right side of your canvas.

21. Apply Mura's Meister - Copies using the following settings:


22. Repeat Mura's effect again

23. Merge visible.  Apply the same AAA Frame and black frame you applied to the image initially.

24. Add your name in font of choice.  Add a drop shadow of choice.  Add all appropriate copyrights and license numbers.
And you're done :)

Here's another example created by the wonderful Rich :)