This lesson was written by me on May 7, 2008. Any resemblance to any other lesson Is merely
coincidental. You may use this tutorial for personal use only. Please do not distribute in groups, post on a
website or send via Email without permission by me. This tutorial is copyrighted by me. Please do not
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Add new raster layer
Click on Selections in your tool bar Click on custom selection (see below)
Use the following settings:
Left: 175 Top: 100 Right: 350 Bottom: 450
Open Roses.psp, edit>copy close original.
Edit>paste>paste into selection Selection>Select none.
Effects>3d effects> drop shadow
Use the following settings:
Vertical: 0, horizontal: 5, Opacity:90, blur: 40, color: #527FF6
Vertical: 0, horizontal: -5, Opacity:90, blur: 40, color: #527FF6
Layers>merge>Merge all (flatten)
Image>Add Borders use the following settings:
Symmetric, 5, white
With magic wand, select the border. Fill with the metallic silver gradient. Do not deselect yet.
Effects>3D>Inner Bevel. Use the following settings:
Bevel #2, Width: 10, Smoothness: 24, Depth: 10,
Ambience: 0, Shininess: 40, Angle: 315, Intensity: 40
Elevation: 30, Color: White
Image> add borders use the following settings:
Symmetric, 30, color: White
Using the magic wand tool, select the white border.
(If you find that part of your silver border is chosen by accident, You can do the same by choosing
Selection>Select all, Selection>modify>contract 30, Selection>invert)
Choose Effects>plugins>simple>zoom out and flip Do not deselect.
Effects>Texture effects>fur and use the following settings:
Blur: 25, Density: 90, Length: 11, Transparency: 44
Effects>3d>Inner Bevel, use the settings in step 9.
Symmetric, 5 , white
Select border with the magic wand, Fill with black, apply the same bevel as in Step 9
Choose a color and set as both foreground and background. (I chose #FF752A)
Choose your font. (I used Bickley Script) Use the following settings:
Font size: 48, stroke width: 1.0, Anti Alias checked, and create as a vector (this is important).
Type in "Happy Birthday" or whatever text you wish to say.
Move your text, and using the "handle" turn the text to about a 45 degree angle. (see below)
Layer>convert to raster layer (or right click on the vector layer and choose convert to raster layer)
Selection>select all, selection> float
Apply the same inner bevel setting as in Step 9.
Effect>3d> drop shadow using the following settings:
Vertical: 0, Horizontal: 5, Opacity: 100, Blur: 10 Color: #527FF6
Resize if you like. You may add your own watermark but do not remove my copyright notice.
If you use your own tube and background, please try to have them resized to similar size before
doing the tutorial. If you do not, the custom selection will not work properly. If you still wish to use different
sized tubes, then add the tube to a new layer and move using the move tool to the same
Hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial. If you have comments or questions, Please email me here.