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Saturday, 26 February 2011


In this tutorial I am using the art of Keith Garvey
which I purchased from mypsptubes.
Keith now sells his tubes at Psp Tubes Emporium.

I am using a freebie kit from Cora of Pimp’d Designz called F*ck Love.
You can get the kit here.
Thank you Cora.

You will need a perspective angled tube, my chessboard misted tube which you can get here and a mask. 
I used mask 198 by Insatiable Dreams here.

Open a new canvas 700 x 700 pixels (you can resize later) and floodfill with white.

Open pd-mesh-01 and paste on your canvas as a new layer. Resize by 70% and rotate to the right by 15 degrees. Adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask, settings radius and clipping 5, strength 50.  Add a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal – 2, opacity - 60, blur – 3.

Open pd-frame 4 and paste as a new layer. Resize 70% and rotate by 90 degrees. We are going to pull this frame out to give it some perspective with the pick tool (I am using version X3, the pick tool is called deform tool in earlier versions). When you click on the pick tool, you will see nodes appear around the tube. We want to pull the top part of the frame out so hold down the control key, hold your cursor on one of the nodes in the top corners and pull it out to the side a little. Holding down the control key while you do this will cause it to pull out both sides equally. Then rotate the frame 5 degrees to the right and unsharp mask as before. Add the same drop shadow as before.  As a note, if you are using a tube with the larger part at the bottom, you will need to pull out the frame at the bottom not the top. See my example below.

Click inside the frame and expand your selection by 10. Open pd-pp-p2, make a new layer and paste the layer into the selection. Drag this layer down below the frame. We need this same selection later so save it – selections, load/save selections, save to alpha channel. Select none and go back to your frame layer. Add a drop shadow vertical and horizontal - 5, opacity - 70, blur - 10.

Now we are going to put the “floor” inside the frame. Open my misted chessboard tube, paste as a new layer and plact it in position. Again we want to give the floor some perspective with the pick tool but this time, as we want the floor to look like its going off into the distance, we will pull the nodes in closer together instead of moving them apart.  When you have done, rotate to the right 10 degrees, load your selection that you saved to alpha channel, selection invert and delete to get rid of the excess on the chessboard.

Open pd-wings2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 95% and rotate to the right by 15 degrees. Unsharp mask with the same settings as before and then apply the same drop shadow as for the frame. Drag this layer down below the frame paper.

Open pd_paper folded and paste as a new layer. Resize 95%, rotate to the left 90 degrees, unsharp mask as before, position and apply the same drop shadow.

Click on your top layer and add your tube. Apply the same drop shadow as the frame.

Add any embellishments you make like, I also added some glitter splashes that I had. Don’t forget to unsharp mask on any items that are rotated and to apply drop shadows.

Crop or resize as needed.

Click on your bottom background layer and make a new layer, select all. Open pd_pp09 and paste into selection. Apply your mask.

Add your copyright info and text.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any problems, please email me here

Psyco Jimi very kindly allows his art to be used for free but you do need a licence
which you can get here.
Thank you Jimi!

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