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This is just a quick tutorial for a forum tag & avatar
To show 2 different methods to create a paint brush effect
All my tutorials are written using Psp 8

 

Tube of choice:
I am using a poser from a
Sandee Edgar pack
These are available for purchase at
Artistic Dreams Imaging

Steampunk Scrap kit of choice
I am using Steampunk Adventure by Hania Designs
Also available for purchase at
Artistic Dreams Imaging

 

Filters:
Brushstrokes

New image 600 x 250

1.

Open paper of choice from scrap kit
Edit –> Copy
Selections –> Select all
Paste into selection
Select none

 

2.

Brushstrokes –> Crosshatch
10, 6, 3
Add a suitable drop shadow
I used: 0, 0, 100, 9 black & applied it twice

 

3.

IF YOU HAVE THE BRUSHSTROKES FILTER
SKIP ALL OF STEP 3

If you don’t have Brushstrokes
Art Media Effects –> Brush Strokes
1, 175, 5, 100, 20, 100, 309 Black

  **  Adjust, Blur, Motion Blur
       Angle 128, Strength 50
       Edge Effects –> Enhance more

**  Duplicate
      Adjust, Blur, Motion Blur
      Change the Angle to 50, Strength 50
     
**  Lower the opacity to 50%
      Merge down
      Edge effects –> Enhance

(YOURS WILL LOOK A BIT DIFFERENT TO MINE)

 

4.

Copy & paste your tube
Duplicate –> Image –> Mirror
Apply Brushstrokes to duplicate

 

5.

On your original tube
Adjust –> Softness –> Soft Focus
Factory defaults
Apply drop shadow
Same settings used earlier

 

6.

Add any extra elements you wish to use from your kit
Window –> Duplicate –> Minimise
(we will use this later for your avatar)

 

6.

New raster layer
Fill with a medium colour from your tube
Select all –> modify –> Contract 2
Fill with black
modify –> Contract 2
delete

 

7.

Duplicate border
On the original border
Adjust, Blur, Motion Blur
Angle to 225, Strength 50
Edge Effects –> Enhance more

 

8.

On the duplicate border
Adjust, Blur, Motion Blur
Angle to 45, Strength 50
Edge Effects –> Enhance more


 

9.

Move the crosshatched tube BETWEEN the border layers
Add your copyrights, license, watermark & save.

 

10.

Open minimised copy
Crop tool 150 x 180
Move over a part of the crosshatch tube
Apply

 

11.

New raster layer
Fill with a medium colour from your tube
Select all –> modify –> Contract 2
Fill with black
modify –> Contract 2
delete

 

12.

Duplicate border
On the original border
Adjust, Blur, Motion Blur
Angle to 225, Strength 50
Edge Effects –> Enhance more

 

13.

On the duplicate border
Adjust, Blur, Motion Blur
Angle to 45, Strength 50
Edge Effects –> Enhance more

 

14.

Move your tube BETWEEN the border layers
Add your copyrights, license, watermark & save.

 

I love seeing your results, so if you would like to share with me
you can post them
HERE or HERE!

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