Add the tube
you want to use to make this - It needs to fill most of the
canvas, but with a small amount of space around all of the
Blur, Gausian Blur
Texture Effects, Tiles
Shape: Square (choose from the pull down list)
Angularity = 0
Size = 20
Size = 2
- Depth =
set to white
- Angle =
the Pan Tool or Magnifier and Zoom In to 200%
Click on the
Magic Wand selection tool (you may need to open out the list
of selection tools to find it)
Tool Options for the magic wand as follows:
Mode= RGB Value
Anti-Alias = ticked
Outside (from the pull down list.
Magic Wand, click on the black lines between the tiles.
see "marching ants" around all the lines - shown
on the Keyboard or Edit menu, Clear - this removes the black
lines. You should see white where they
Effects, Inner Bevel
No 3 (select from the pull down list)
Width = 2
Smoothness = 13
Depth = 5
Ambience = 6
Shininess = 36
Colour = White (click the swatch to change it)
Angle = 313
Intensity = 50
Elevation = 30
the Pan or Magnifier tool, and then click the Actual Size
button on the Options Pallet.
tube again, but a little smaller than before.
menu, Sharpness, Sharpen
Tool or Pick tool (PSP Photo XI) - Rotate the tube a little and move into a corner, but
overlapping your background pattern.
Effects, Drop Shadow
Horizontal=2, Opacity=60, Blur=6, Color=Black.
Pallet, Lower the Opacity slider to 80 on the Raster 1 layer.
PSP8 Layer Pallet
PSP7 Layer Pallet
name on a separate layer (refer to the text tutorial if you need
tag finished.... but before we merge the layers and save it,
let make a duplicate so that we can carry on experimenting.
copy - Layers menu, Merge, Merge All
Save as a
.jpg file, then close this image.
Layers pallet, click on the Raster 1 layer - the one which has
the tile pattern.
some of the following on this layer - Undo each one when you
have seen its effect before trying the next one.
menu, Select All then
Effects, Distortion Effects, Twirl - Degrees = 100
Distortion Effects, Wave - Both Amplitudes 1, Both
Wavelengths 10 to 20 (experiment). Selections,
Reflection Effects, Kaleidoscope - experiment with the
some of my "experiments"
often use tutorials to make tags, and I've been asked how I
know what effects and settings to use. The answer is
this: I experiment, and with practice, it takes less
experimenting to achieve the effect I have in mind. Or, I just
experiment until I find an effect I like and work from there.