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Friday, January 29, 2016

Buddha Blessings Tutorial Part 2

Buddha Blessings Part 2

A Paint Shop Pro (PSP) Tutorial by Hafapea


 Picking right up where we left off:




  • Right click on the Longevity symbol, "Copy," then right click on your image in progress and "Paste," "Paste As New Layer."
  • Position the Longevity symbol to the left of the Friendship symbol so that its right edge is just under the left edge of the Friendship symbol (refer to image, if need be).
  • Then, click on "Selections," "Select All," "Float," "Defloat," and right click on Raster 1, "Promote Selection To Layer."
  • Drag the promoted selection to just beneath the Longevity symbol, right click, merge, merge down.

  • Right click on the YinYang symbol, "Copy," then right click on your image in progress and "Paste," "Paste As New Layer."
  • Click on "Image," "Resize" (or press Ctrl+S) and resize the symbol by 150 percent twice. 


  • Center the YinYang symbol just below and on top of the Longevity and Friendship symbols (refer to image, if need be).
  • Using your magic wand, at the settings shown below, select all of the white of the Yin Yang symbol (hold down the "shift" key to select both areas).

  • Flood fill the selection with pattern 2.
  • Right click anywhere on the image to deselect.
  • Using your magic wand, with the same settings, select all of the black of the Yin Yang symbol (hold down the "shift" key to select both areas).
  • Flood fill the selection with pattern 3.
  • Click on "Selections," "Modify," "Select Selection Borders," and set it to "1."
  • Flood fill the border with #390f27, right click anywhere on the image to deselect.
  • Next, click on "Effects" "Plugin #," "Xero," "porcelain," same settings as before.
  • Right click on this layer in your layer palette and "Duplicate."
  • Move the duplicate layer to the upper right hand corner, touching the Longevity symbol, diagonal from the original, so that it covers the same amount of the Longevity symbol as the other YinYang symbol does.
  • Right click on this layer in your layer palette, "Duplicate."
  • Activate the symbol beneath this duplicate and then click on "Adjust," "Blur," "Radial Blur" and set it as in the picture below:



  • Right click on the blurred layer in your layer palette, "Duplicate," then click on "Image," "Flip" ("Flip Horizontal" in newer versions).
  • Then "Duplicate" that new layer, "Image," "Mirror."
  • Then "Duplicate" that one, "Image," "Flip." Next, merge all four of those blurred layers into one by right clicking on the uppermost of the layers and "Merge." "Merge Down" until you have only one layer.
  • Move the duplicated YinYang symbol that you didn't blur to the middle of the first mask layer and center it amid the wavy lines so that the top of the symbol lines up with the top of the arch formed by those lines.
  • Click on "Adjust," "Blur," "Radial Blur," same setting as before.
  • Move this blur to the top of the two that are to the left of the Longevity symbol to form a top curve on the semi-circle.
  • Right click on the layer in the layer palette, "Duplicate," then "Image," "Flip" ("Flip Horizontal" in newer versions).
  • Right click on the same layer in the layer palette, "Merge," "Merge Down," and X it out (click on the eye next to it).
  • Make your layer of four blurs active and equip your selection tool.
  • X out all layers except for Raster 1 and the blur layers.
  • Set it to rectangle and select the two blurs that are on the far right of your image.
    • Go wide - it doesn't have to be exact and you want to make sure you get all of the blur.
  • Right click on the top, "Cut," then right click the top of the image again, "Paste," "Paste As New Layer."
  • Move the newly pasted blur layer over to the others to complete the circle.
When you've finished, it should look like this:



  • X out Raster 1.
  • Right click on one of the blur layers, "Merge," "Merge Visible."
  • Lower the opactiy of the blur circle to 60 by left clicking on the slider to the right of the eye next to the layer in your layer palette and dragging it to your left. 
 

 Then click on "Adjust," "Blur," "Gaussian Blur," and set it to 7.



  • Right click on this layer in your layer palette, "Duplicate," then click on "Image," "Mirror" (Flip Horizontal).
  • Drag the mirrored blur circle to beneath the Buddha layer and the two mask layers.
  • Make all of your layers visible again.
  • Move the Friendship symbol layer to rest on top of the Buddha blur circle.
Your image should now look like this:


That wraps up part 2 of the Buddha Blessings tutorial. 
  • As always, if you have any questions, please ask.

Happy creating!
Hafapea

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