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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!

About Shelli

Our kids left home, so we did too! My partner and I are currently working our way around Australia. We have been on the road for over 2 years now and love EVERY minute of it. I am a passionate amateur photographer. I wish one day to sell some of my work but I feel I still have a long way to go. It gives me something to aim for anyway :D
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