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Glass Pane - Newer Edition.

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This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it

This tutorial is based on two older editions.  A Glass Pane - A Video Tutorial by Andreas & Glass Boxes by Flip.

Flip's images have disappeared with time and Andrea's video may be difficult for some to follow.

 

End Result

 

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Plugins: Object Align and Drop Shadow  =  KrisVDM's Object Align
              
 
Begin with a canvas of 800 x 600 and import a picture.  Resize if necessary.
 
 Make a new layer and with The Shapes Tool use the Rectangle Shape and, with white as the Primary color, draw an "outline" with a brush width of #2 to fit the area you'd like to stand out.  Align Object to center it.
 
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 Use the Magic Wand to select the inside of the outline layer, then make a new layer between the image and the line layer and, with primary color as black and the opacity at zero, use the Linear Reflected Gradient and drag it from the middle of the selected rectangle.  You can lower the opacity to your liking in the Layer Properties.
 

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Duplicate the Line Layer and  go to Effects - Object - Drop Shadow and uncheck the box for "keep original image".  Use the strengths as per example.  Make sure the box is not selected with the magic wand when you do this.
 

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 Select the first line layer (layer 3) with the magic wand, and whilst it's still selected go to the top layer and press delete.
 

Finally move the top layer down one layer and you are done.
 
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I hope this tutorial, although quite simple, will be of some use.

 

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A well written tutorial and easy to follow, Pixey. Well done!  :pizza:  :mtdew:

 

Lots of possibilities too, here's a magnifying glass :)

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EDIT: Gee, my manners  :roll:! A big THANK YOU for making this tutorial, Pixey! 

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Thank you @Limon for trying out the tute and your kind words too :D .

 

@Remake - dziękuję - so kind of you to stop by and comment ;)

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Thanks again @Remake :D .

 

@CC4 - many thanks for stopping by to comment :cake: .

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Ahhhh - so pretty @Seerose :D .  Thank you for your lovely picture (wot - no water Lilly) ;) ............. but Daisy's (or is it a Zinnia?) are always welcome too.

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My beloved cat who is my avatar...

 

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Thank you, Pixey, for the lovely tutorial.

 

Great to see you are back...I missed you!    :)

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Ahhhh - so pretty @Seerose :D .  Thank you for your lovely picture (wot - no water Lilly) ;) ............. but Daisy's (or is it a Zinnia?) are always welcome too.

 

Pixey! The flower is called "osteospermum" and self.  :cake:  :mtdew:

 

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@Dipstick - thank you :D .  Your avatar is a hoot!

 

@SiBorg - Many thanks.  You must be a hortirculturist as you know your flowers ;)

 

@Lynxster - Ahhhh ..... a gal after my own heart with the love of le chat - it looks really, really nice B) .  Thanks for the kind words too  ;) .

 

@Seerose - an "osteospermum" ....... I tried to say that fast, three times - massive fail :lol: .

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