Sailing Away Tag
tutorial by Whisper


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This tutorial was created and put on this site on July 21, 2004.
It is property of and 2001-2004 to Whisper's Web Works.
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For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro  ~ download a trial version.
ww-water image ~ download here.
Outlaw By Design's ship tube ~ download here.
(This tube is offered for download and use with permission by Outlaw By Design.
Outlaw By Design retains full copyright on this image.)

Xenofex 1 ~ 2.0 will not work for this

Unzip and open the nautical2.psp & ww-water.jpg image in PSP.  Minimize your ship image.

Activate your water image.  In your layer palette, right click on the background layer and Promote background layer.

Image > Rotate > Rotate Counter Clockwise 90 degrees.

Image > Resize > 75%, Smart or Bicubic size (depends on image), Resize all layers unchecked.

In your layer palette, right click on the layer and duplicate layer.

Make sure that the top layer is active.

Adjust > Hue & Saturation > Colorize > Hue 0 & Saturation 0 > ok.

Effects > Plugins > Xenofex > Distress > these settings:
Edge width 20
Irregularity 70
Edge type Lumpy

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Selections > Defloat.

Selections > Modify > Inside/Outside Feather > Inside, 25 > ok.

Selections > Invert.

Edit > Clear.

Selections > Select none.

Lower the opacity of this layer to 70%.

Activate the bottom layer.

Effects > Texture effects > Mosaic-Antique > these settings:
Columns & Rows 85
Tile diffusion 100
Grout width 3
Grout diffusion 35

Activate your top layer.

Select your shapes tool and set at:
Rectangle
Anti-alias checked
Create as vector checked
Line style solid
Line width 0

Set your foreground to null and your background to solid light gray, I am using #cococo.

Draw out a tall thin rectangle, I made mine 35 wide and 410 long.

Place the rectangle over to one side.

In your layer palette, right click on the vector layer and convert to raster layer.

Effects > Plugins > Xenofex > Distress > these settings:
Edge width 12
Irregularity 70
Edge type Jagged

Effects > Plugins > Xenofex > Crumple > these settings:
Crinkle size 14
Distortion 6
Random seed 50
Light boost 95
Highlight brightness 50
Highlight sharpness 10
Lighting direction 135
Lighting inclination 45

Set this layer to 70% opacity and the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy).

Effects > 3D effects > Drop shadow > these settings:
Horizontal & Vertical 0
Opacity 100
Blur 5
Color black

Select your shapes tool again with the same settings.

Draw out a rectangle across the bottom of your image.

In your layer palette, right click on the vector layer and convert to raster layer.

Effects > Plugins > Xenofex > Distress > same settings.

Effects > Plugins > Xenofex > Crumple > same settings.

Set this layer to 70% opacity and the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy).

Effects > 3D effects > Drop shadow > these settings:
Horizontal & Vertical 0
Opacity 100
Blur 5
Color black

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