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Original tutorial here
Thank you Lorna for allowing me to translate your tutorials.


Kat, Suzi Sgaï and Lamanouche created the tubes used here. Thanks to them.
Suzi Sgaï shares her tubes in the Yahoo! sharing group Top_Design_Tubes here
Lamanouche shares her tubes in her Yahoo! sharing group here


May I point out that the tubes used here are strictly for personal use.
Do not change their names and watermarks and do not upload them on other websites.
Should you need to use these tubes for any other use than personal,
please contact the tubers first for permission.



You will need the supplies here

  1. Open and duplicate the tubes. Close originals
    Put the mask in your mask folder

  2. Open a new image 600x500 px, transparent

  3. Materials palette => foreground #914e4e and background #c69a94
    Create a gradient with the following settings


  4. fill the image with the gradient
  5. Add a new raster layer. Fill it with the gold pattern

  6. Layers => Load/Save mask => Load mask from disk : 3D Square
    Layers => merge => merge group
    Layers palette => merge all visible

  7. Selection => select all
    selection => modify => contract 40 px
    Delete. Selection => invert

  8. Effects => 3D Effects => Inner bevel with the following settings


  9. Effects => FM Tile Tools => Blend emboss (defaults settings)

  10. Effects => plugins => GraphicPlus => Cross shadow (defaults settings)

  11. Regarding Lorna's tutorial I have made a light change here (you can see the difference when clicking on the link to the original tutorial) : Add a new layer. Fill it with the foreground colour. Layers palette => arrange => send to bottom

  12. Open Suzi Sgaï's tube SS_1707_misted. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer in your working image
    Image => resize 85% (option resize all layers unchecked)
    Move the tube to the top (see the tag above)
    Blend mode =>luminance (Legacy)

  13. Open the tube Kat_2007_020289. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer in your working image
    Image => resize 85% (option resize all layers unchecked)
    Move the tube to the lower left corner (see the tag above)
    Blend mode =>luminance (Legacy)

  14. Effects => illumination effects => sunburst with the following settings
    Layers palette => merge visible


  15. The light must be on the mermaid's star. while creating the sunburst,
    slightly move the cross in order to have the light right there.
    Effects => FM Tile Tools => Blend emboss (default settings)

  16. Open the tube water lilies. Right click => copy
    Paste as new layer in your working image
    Image => resize 45% (option resize all layers unchecked)
    Move it to the lower right side
    blend mode : luminance (Legacy)
    Layers palette => arrange => move down under the mermaid

  17. Layers palette => merge all (flatten)

  18. Add your name.
    File => export as jpeg optimiser


You are done !
I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.

Translated by Silmaril, August 25th, 2008.

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