Lil' Bubbles Tile Tutorial
by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on January 29, 2002.
It is property of and 2001-2002 to Whisper's Web Works.
Please do not copy or place this tutorial or any of the graphics on any site,
email or elist without written permission directly from me. If you would like to share the url for this tutorial, you may do so without writing for permission, but I always welcome a "who, where" email.  Thank you.

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7 ~ download a trial version.
Simple's Filter ~ download here.
Mirror Rave Filter ~ download here.

Blue Variant gradient ~ download here.
(Unzip into your PSP gradient folder or use a gradient of your own.)

Open a new image:
200 x 200 pixels
16.7 Million colors

Set your foreground Styles box to the Blue Variant gradient.

To set the gradient click on the small black arrow and then choose the gradient icon.

Now click on the Styles box and you will get a pop up box.
Click on the arrow bar next to the preview box and find the gradient.
Now set the gradient to Angle 45, Repeats 3 and Style to Linear.

(Click for a larger view.)

Flood fill your graphic with the gradient.

Effects > Plug-in Filters > Mirror Rave > Quadrant Flip > these settings:
Upper Left 133
Upper Right 120
Lower Left 125
Lower Right 122

(Click for a larger view.)

Effects > Geometric Effects > Curly Qs > these settings:
Columns 8
Rows 8
Symmetric checked
Size 100
Strength 30
Counterclockwise selected

(Click for a larger view.)

Effects > Reflection Effects > Rotating Mirror > these settings:
Horizontal -74
Vertical 66
Rotation 80

(Click for a larger view.)

Effects > Plug-in Filters > Simple > 4 Way Average.

Here is your tile.

Stop here or soften in a bit more by taking it one more step.

Effects > Plug-in Filters > Simple > Quick Tile > Apply.

All done!

Thanks for doing my tutorial.

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