I have included a zip file with the graphic we will
use, the flower.bmp is from a broderbund clipart CD
and is free to use but remains copyright to ©
Broderbund.The mask is a mask I made for this
tutorial, - maybe I should write a tutorial for the
Download Zipfile 345K
Unzip and open victflower.jpg in PSP. Go to Window
, Duplicate and close the original (just in case you
wish to use it again.)
Set your background colour to #E3D2C8 - or select
from the background of your image. Go to Image, Add
Border of 15. This is just so the image we end up
with is a bit more centered.
Using the selection tool set on rectangle, select
a part near the middle with several flowers - something
B.go to Selections, convert to seamless pattern.
C.Then minimize your resulting tile.
Back on your full copy, deselect. Go to layers, promote
to layer. Selections select all.
Use the eyedropper tool to select your foreground
color from the background of your image.(Mine was
Selections, Modify and way down at the bottom choose
Transparent color. Set it as in example.(or
change it if you have trouble selecting the entire
background) (If you notice the drop down there are
various colors to choose as well as foreground or
background- easy for tube making!)
In the layer palette, Right Click on the Layer 1,
Promote to Layer(or selections - promote to layer).
Now to check it out just put an X on layer 1 to make
it invisible and deselect the flowers - and you have
flowers on a transparent background!! Cool. I thought
that was sooo amazing when I first did it.Rename this
layer flowers if you like.
With the flowers active, use Artistic effects > Brush
stroke with these settings. The colour is #333333
and a dropshadow...
Then turn flowers layer off (invisible) and make the
bottom layer active.
Save your image and then go to the next page...
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