Moment of Tenderness

Original tutorial can be found HERE

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Material
tubes - 1 mask by Narah - 1 color palette - 1 Alpha layer (selections)

Filters Used
Unlimited 2/&<Bkg Kaleidoscope>/@BlueBerry Pie
AP Innovations/Lines Silverlining/Mesh
Unlimited 2/Mirror Rave/Quadrant Flip
Unlimited 2/VM Extravaganza/Transmission
Unlimited 2/&<Bkg Designers sf10 I>/Cruncher
AFS Import/sqborder2
Unlimited 2/&<Bkg Kaleidoscope>/Nomads Rug
Unlimited 2/&<Bkg Kaleidoscope>/Kaleidoscope Flower
Alien Skin Impact/Glass

Colors
foreground color -> color 1 -> #f3f4ee
background color -> color 2 -> #c78691

Use the paint brush to follow the steps
left click to grab it

Realization
Step 1
open the alpha layer
window/duplicate
close the original and work with the copy

Step 2
in the materials palette, prepare a radial gradient

Step 3
fill the layer with the gradient

Step 4
effects/plugins/&<Bkg Kaleidoscope>/@BlueBerry Pie
effects/edge effects/enhance more

Step 5
selections/load-save selection/from alpha channel/selection #1
selections/promote selection to layer
effects/plugins/AP Innovations/Lines Silverlining/Mesh

selections/select none

Step 6
layers/duplicate
image/mirror
layers/merge/merge down

Step 7
effects/3D effects/drop shadow/     0 / 0 / 50 / 20 / black

Step 8
effects/image effects/seamless tiling

Step 9
layers/duplicate - image/mirror
layers/merge/merge down

Step 10
in the layers palette, activate the bottom layer (alpha layer)
effects/plugins/Unlimited 2/Mirror Rave/Quadrant Flip

Step 11
selections/load-save selection/from alpha channel/selection #2
selections/promote selection to layer

Step 12
effects/plugins/Unlimited 2/VM extravanza/Transmission

selections/select none

Step 13
layers/duplicate - image/mirror
layers/merge/merge down

Step 14
layers/duplicate - image/mirror
layers/merge/merge down
effects/3D effects/drop shadow/   0 / 0 / 50 / 20 / black

Step 15
in the layers palette, activate the bottom layer (alpha layer)
selections/load-save selection/from alpha channel/selection #3
selections/promote selection to layer
selections/select none

Step 16
layers/duplicate - image/flip
layers/merge/merge down

Step 17
effects/3D effects/drop shadow/    0 / 0 / 50 / 20 / black

Step 18
effects/plugins/Unlimited 2/&<Bkg Designers sf10 I>/Cruncher

Step 19
effects/plugins/AFS Import/sqborder 2

Step 20
effects/image effects/seamless tiling

Step 21
layers/merge/merge all (flatten)

Step 22
image/add borders/uncheck “symmetric”/white

Step 23
select this border with the magic wand tool (default settings)

Step 24
effects/plugins/Unlimited 2/&<Bkg Kaleidoscope>/Nomads Rug

Step 25
selections/invert
layers/new raster layer
fill with color 1

Step 26
selections/modify/contract/2 pixels
press the delete key of your keyboard
layers/merge/merge down

Step 27
selections/select none

Step 28
activate the selection tool/rectangle/custom selection

Step 29
selections/promote selection to layer
selections/select none

Step 30
effects/plugins/Unlimited 2/&<Bkg Kaleidoscope>/Kaleidoscope Flower

Step 31
image/resize/uncheck “resize all layers”/35%

Step 32
effects/plugins/Alien Skin Impact/Glass/Clear no Drop Shadow

Step 33
layers/duplicate
effects/image effects/offset

Step 34
layers/duplicate - image/mirror
layers/merge/merge down (2 times)
effects/3D effects/drop shadow/    0 / 0 / 50 / 15 / black

Step 35
in the layers palette, activate the bottom layer (alpha layer)
activate the selection tool/rectangle/custom selection

effects/3D effects/drop shadow/    0 / 0 / 50 / 15 / black
selections/select none

Step 36
in the layers palette, activate the bottom layer (alpha layer)
activate the selection tool/rectangle/custom selection

effects/3D effects/drop shadow/   0 / 0 / 100 / 50 / black
selections/select none

Step 37
image/add borders/check “symmetric”/2 pixels/color 1

Step 38
layers/new raster layer
activate the flood fill tool/set the opacity on 30%

fill with white

Step 39
activate the mask and minimize it
layers/new mask layer/from image/check “invert mask data”

effects/edge effects/enhance
layers/merge/merge group

Step 40
layers/duplicate - image/mirror
layers/merge/merge down

Step 41
layers/merge/merge all (flatten)
activate the flood fill tool (reset the opacity on 100%)

Step 42
edit/copy

Step 43
image/add borders/check “symmetric”/50 pixels/color 2
select this border
edit/paste into selection
adjust/blur/gaussian blur/20
selections/invert
effects/3D effects/drop shadow/    0 / 0 / 100 / 50 / black
selections/select none

Step 44
image/add borders/check “symmetric”/2 pixels/color 1
image/add borders/check “symmetric”/1 pixels/black

Step 45
activate the tube of the character
edit/copy - back to your work - edit/paste as new layer
move it to the right
effects/3D effects/drop shadow/    0 / 0 / 40 / 15 / black

Step 46
activate the decoration tube
edit/copy - back to your work - edit/paste as new layer
image/resize/uncheck “resize all layers”/75%
move it to the left
effects/3D effects/drop shadow/    0 / 0 / 40 / 15 / black
activate the tube of the text
edit/copy - back to your work - edit/paste as new layer
move it as shown on the final result
you can also write your own text to replace this tube

Step 47
layers/merge/merge all (flatten)

Step 48
image/resize/width 900 pixels (or other)
apply your signature
save as... type jpeg

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