This tutorial was created and put on this site on
September 21, 2001.
Thanks to Helene for inspiring me with her Cut Out Background Tutorial!
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Open a new 100 by 100 image with these settings:
Flood fill with your choice of color.
I am using #800000.
Effects > Texture Effects > Blinds > these settings:
Apply the Blinds again but check Horizontal.
Zoom in twice.
Choose your selection tool , place your cursor at 0,0 and draw to 30,30 encompassing 9 squares.
Effects > Geometric Effects > Twirl > these settings:
Click copy > Edit > Paste as a new layer (ctrl+L) 7 times.
Selections > Select None.
You should now have 7 little twirlies.
With your mover tool move each little twirl into place.
Here I have outlined where to place each of the in green.
Once you have those placed go to normal view .
Layers > Merge > Merge Visible.
Effects > Plug-in Filters > Simple > Blintz.
Effects > Plug-in Filters > Simple > Pizza Slice Mirror.