Mosaic Antique Template
Welcome to my tutorial for a template which are
popular because they can be made and saved as
a tube for later use, for sig tags,web page headers, etc.
I have rated this for the intermediate PSP user
because I have used no screen shots. But I also found out
that trying is the best way to learn. *S*
This tutorial was written by me and is ©momentzdesignz
Any other tutorial that looks similar is purely coincidental
and no infringement of any other artist is intended.
For this tutorial you will need the following:
PSP 8 - could also be done in psp 7
My text tube - here
Mask 177 - here
[See below on how to save the mask.]
A tube or tubes of your choice
Mask - This mask is in .jpg format so you will save it to a folder on your harddrive.
1 - right click on the image
2 - save image as Mask_177.jpg to a file
3 - open this image in psp8
1 - Open new transparent image 400 x 400
2 - Open a tube of your choice
3 - Background colour - choose a medium colour from your tube
4 - Flood fill your image
5 - Layers > New Mask Layer > From Image
6 - In the drop down box - look for your Mask_177.jpg - click Source Luminance and then OK
7 - Still on the mask layer, right click and choose Delete
* Answer yes to merge into the layer.
8 - Layers > Merge > Merge group
9 - Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic Antique
Settings: #of rows and columns 50, Tile diffusion 70, Grout width 2, Grout diffusion 50
10 - Layers > Merge all flatten
11 - Right click on this layer and Promote to Raster Layer
12 - New raster layer
13 - Apply the text tube at scale 80
14 - Depending on the colour you are using, you will have to adjust the colour.
15 - Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize
16 - Use the mover tool to put the text where you want it
17 - Lower the opacity on this layer to about 40 - depending on your colour used.
NOTE: We don't really want it to stand out as it is just for decoration. *S*
18 - New raster layer and apply your tube.
19 - use the mover tool and place it next to the left side - see my image above
20 - Layers > Merge all flatten
21 - Selection Tool > Rectangle
22 - Crop around the image to remove most of the white.
23 - Image > Crop to Selection
24 - Selections > Select All
25 - Selections > Modify > Contract > 2
26 - Selections > Invert
27 - Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel
Settings: width 31, smoothness 44, depth 2, ambiance -8, shininess 17,
Color - white,
angle 315, intensity 69, elevation 21
28 - Selections > Select None
29 - Effects > Reflection Effects > Feedback
Settings: opacity 33, intensity 32, H offset 84 and V offset 92
30 - Re-size if you wish and save as a .jpg or a tube.
And we are finished. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial *S*
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
This tutorial was tested by my dear friend Audra - Thank you! *S*
Below is her lovely result.
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