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Black Hole Frame Tutorial
This tutorial was created on February 22, 2004. If it bears any resemblance to another tutorial on the net, it is pure coincidence. The skills that you will learn here are your own, and I hope that you will find them useful. In this tutorial, I will assume that you have a basic working knowledge of PSP, and it is made for upper level beginners with plug-in experience or intermediate skill levels.
Open a tube of your choice. Shift D to duplicate and close your original.
Image/Canvas Size 500x 500 pixels. I like lots of area to work with.
Right click in your layer pane and choose duplicate layer 2 times.
Rename the first copy "copy 1" and the second copy "copy 2". You should now have three layers with the same image.
Hide the copy 1 and copy 2 layers by clicking on the eye to the right of each layer. There should now be red X's on those two layers with only layer 1 visible.
Make sure your Raster 1 layer is selected.
Open Filters Unlimited and choose Distortion Filters in the left pane and Black Hole in the right pane and apply these settings: Size = 102
*Alternate method without Filters Unlimited - Make Raster 1 and Copy 1 Layers visible.
*Select Copy 1 layer and apply Kaleidoscope settings as below.
*Select Raster 1 layer and apply a warp filter - Effects/Distortion Effects/Warp with these settings:
H = 0 V = -10 Size = 75 Strength = 100 and apply
*Right click on Raster 1 layer, New Raster Layer, and select Raster 2 layer.
*Change your selection tool to circle and draw a circle in the center of the frame. Stay inside of outside ring from the Kaleidoscope layer so it's approximately the size of the picture 2 images below.
*Select Raster 1 layer and hit delete one time (should now be a hole where your selection was). You can use your mover tool to reposition the images on Raster 1 and Copy 1 layers if needed to help center your circle in the two images. You may have to try this a couple of times to get it right.
*Selections/Modify/Expand 60 pixels. Selections/Invert. Hit delete on time.
*You should now have an image very similar to the one two images below.
*Delete the empty Raster 2 layer you created. Go below to the step with the $.
Using your magic wand select the inside of hole in your picture. Selections/Modify/Expand/60 pixels.
Selections/Invert and hit delete one time.
Unhide your Copy 1 Layer and make it active.
Effects/Reflection Effects/Kaleidoscope and use these settings:
Your image should now look something like this:
$ Select your Raster 1 layer and using your magic wand click inside the center of your hole.
Select two colors for your foreground and background from your picture. I used #DDD4CD and #B89575.
Choose Gradient as your Foreground and choose Foreground-Background for your gradient and these settings:
Flood fill the center selected area with this gradient.
Selection/Modify/Expand - 5 pixels. Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur - Radius 2.00
Select your Copy 1 layer. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout with these settings:
Select your Raster 1 layer and make it active.
Open Filters Unlimited and choose Distortion Filters in the left pane and Smelter1 in the right pane and apply these settings: Intensity = 135. Repeat once more. Selections/Select None.
You should now have something like this:
Save this image as a .psp image for later use and to add your text to if desired.
*The following steps are optional. You could use this frame as is and add the tube or picture and text of your choice to the frame, or if you wish to use the wolf image, continue below.
Unhide your Copy 2 layer. Image/Resize/90% - all layers uncecked.
Using your smudge tool and these settings:
work the wolves and background together around the edges lightly to give it a ghosting effect.
Add text as desired. Hope you enjoyed this tut!
Resize and crop you image to your liking. Adjust/Sharpness/Sharpen
Export your finished file as a transparent .gif and your all set. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
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