This tutorial was created and put on this site on January 11, 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,
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For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7 ~ download a trial version.
Simple's Filter ~ download here
(Download the bonus set of filters.)

You may also want to download the preset for the Lights setting, download it here, then unzip it into your PSP7 presets folder.

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

Flood fill your graphic with a dark color, I am using #000080.

Effects > Illumination Effects > Lights > these settings:

Darkness 70
Light #3 depressed
On checked
Color white
Intensity 40
Direction 0
Horizontal 0
Vertical 130
Smoothness 28
Scale 25
Cone size 40
Asymmetry 600

*Be sure that Light #3 is the only one with the On box checked.


(Click for larger view.)

Effects > Noise > Add > 3-4% uniform.
(Depending on how choppy the gradient looks.)

Effects > Reflection Effects > Kaleidoscope > these settings:

Horizontal offset -17
Vertical offset 0
Rotation angle 0
Scale factor 6
Number of petals 8
Number of orbits 1
Radial suction 100


(Click for larger view.)

Effects > Plug-in Filters > Simple > Left Right Wrap.

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

Image > Resize > 75% of Original, all layers and maintain aspect ratio checked.

All done!

Thanks for doing my tutorial.