This is what we will be making

To complete this tutorial you will need:

Filter Factory A (Pool Shadow)

Super BladePro

FM Tile Tools

The eBook of this tutorial and other supplies you'll need are here

OK - lets get started :)

1. Open your graphic, press shift D twice, close your original, then minimize one of the copies we just made. On your other copy, resize by 50%, then apply seamless tiling with default values. Minimize your tile for later and bring up the other image we minimized

2. Add a symmetrical white border of 2, click with magic wand using these settings

3. Apply your copper shimmer blade pro preset. Do not deselect

4. Invert your selection and add the following cutout. Deselect

5. Add a symmetrical border of 25, I used colour #90642A, select with magic wand, go to effects>texture effects>fine leather and apply the following settings twice. Do not deselect

6. Apply FM Tile Tools - Blend emboss with the default settings, but uncheck the edge wrap box. Do not deselect

7. Invert your selection and add the following drop shadow. Repeat the drop shadow using minus values. Deselect

8. Add a white symmetrical border of 2, click with magic wand and apply the Super BladePro preset we used before, invert your selection and add the same cutout we did before. Deselect

9. Add a symmetrical border of 7 using the same colour we used before, click with magic wand, and apply Filter Factory A - pool shadow using the default settings. Invert selection and add this drop shadow, repeat the drop shadow using minus values. Deselect

10. Add symmetrical white border of 2, click with magic wand, repeat the Super BladePro step, then invert your selection and add this cutout. Repeat with minus values. Deselect

11. Add a symmetrical border of 25, click with magic wand and flood fill with the tile we minimized before. Do not deselect

12. Add a gaussian blur with a radius setting of 7. Apply the same fine leather we did before twice, then reapply the blend emboss. Invert your selection and apply the same cutout we did in step 4. Deselect

13. Add a white symmetrical border of 2, click with magic wand and apply your Blade Pro preset. Do not deselect

14. Invert your selection and apply the same drop shadow we used in step 7, repeating with minus values. Deselect and we're done!

I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial as much as I enjoyed writing it

If you have any problems or questions, please don't hesitate to contact me

Updated June 30, 2008


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