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Alternative border style


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I know I am sorta kinda breaking the rules by posting a tut so soon. Just thought I would share a different type of border. Maybe someone will experience Eureka while following and will make a better border, which I encourage them too. Also the title is kinda a placeholder, don't know exactly what to call it ;)

WARNING: I don't exactly believe in merging layers before the product is finished, while exceptions do apply, don't expect to merge layers until the end :P

 

Plugins needed:

Bevel Selection

Borders N' Shapes

Drop Shadow

Alpha displacement

Optional:

Conditional Hue

 

Here is what we are making:

tutorial2.gif

 

If you have an image already you can skip the first 3 steps.

1. New Image: 800 x 600

 

2. :PaintBucket: Paint Bucket Default settings, Primary color black

 

3. Fill layer

 

4. :ImageCanvasSize: Image Canvas Size. Width = 1000, Height = 750

T1.jpg

 

5. :MagicWandTool: Use the magic wand on the first layer and select the white area with 0% tolerance.

 

6. Cut the selection (Ctrl + X)

 

7. New layer

 

8. Paste

 

9. Move to your second layer and fill the selection with a dark blue (0026FF) :PaintBucket:

T2.jpg

 

10. bevel selection. Depth 17, everything else normal.

T3.jpg

 

11. Copy the selection (the beveled blue rectangle) into a new image. Make sure you delete the blank white canvas. Save the new image as "Temp.png"

T4.jpg

 

12. Switch images to the border image

 

13. :LayersAddNewLayer: add new layer

 

14. run alpha displacement with "Temp.png" as your mask.

T5.jpg

 

15. Move one layer down (to the beveled rectangle layer)

 

16. :MagicWandTool: Magic wand, 40% - 50%, anywhere on the plain blue part.

 

17. Add Noise: Intensity 64, Color Saturation 0, Coverage 75.28

 

18. :MotionBlurEffect: Motion Blur: Angle -90.00, Centered, Distance 37.

T6.jpg

 

19. Deselect

20. :LayersAddNewLayer: add new layer above your alpha displacement layer

 

21. Primary Color, black, secondary color, white with Transparency - Alpha 0

 

22. :GradientTool: :LinearClampedGradient: :AlphaBlendingTrue: Gradient upper-right hand corner with normal settings.

T7.jpg

 

23. :LayersDuplicateLayer: Duplicate layer.

 

24. :LayersFlipHorizontal: Flip layer horizontally

 

25. :LayersFlipHorizontal: Flip layer vertically

 

26. :LayersAddNewLayer: New layer

 

27. :MagicWandTool: Magic wand the outside of the background layer then invert so that your image is selected.

 

28. select the newest layer

 

29. Borders N' Shapes. Width 11, Color (RGB) 64,64,64

T8.jpg

 

30. :MagicWandTool: Magic wand the new border.

 

31. Bevel Selection. Width 1, Use alternative lighting direction

T9.jpg

 

32. :BlurEffect: Gaussian Blur 8

T10.jpg

 

33. :LayersMergeLayerDown: Merge the layers together, except the background layer!

 

34. Drop shadow: x -5, y -5, widening Radius 1, Blur Radius 8.

T11.jpg

 

35. Drop shadow: x 5, y 5, widening Radius 1, Blur Radius 8.

Note: if you are using the black background nothing will show up ;)

 

36. If you would like, you can add a new layer on top of everything, :EllipseTool: :ShapeDrawTypeInterior: make a white ellipse and turn the transparency to ~20

 

37. Run conditional Hue on your top layer and have fun!

tutorial2.gif

Tutorial.jpg

 

This is what you can do...picture not included :P

waits for the tomatoes

 

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