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City Nights

Limited Color
This tutorial contains a limited color palette. What does this mean? The answer is at the bottom of this tutorial.

Filters Required:

Eye Candy 5 Impact and Nature

VanDerLee

Mura's Meister Perspective Tiling

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Tubes Required:

Main Tube Female

Elements

Masks and a Selection

The Tube's artist is İOra and the tube was provided by kikirou with permission.
You can find kikirou's group below. The tubes are beautiful!

Many Thanks Kikirou!

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Materials

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Preparation:


Place Selections in PSP Selection Folder
Double click the Eye Candy 5 Preset
Open all tubes and masks in your psp program and minimize.
Change your foreground color to white, #ffffff, and background color to Black #000000.

Lets Begin:

A) Background

1) File, New Image, 800wx550h, transparent.
2) Flood fill with background color.

B) Abstract City
1)Layers - New Raster Layer.
2)Selections - Select All.
3)Maximize pattern_psppeg_cn.jpg - Copy (by right clicking title) - Paste - Paste Into Selection.
4)Selections - Select None.
5)Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - Select: mask_psppeg_cn1 - Source luminance - invert mask data unchecked.

6)Layers - Merge - Merge Group
7)Image - Resize - 75%, all layers unchecked.
8)Effects - Image Effects - Offset - minus -200, 0, transparent.

C) Abstract City - Second Part
1)Layers - Duplicate
2)Image - Mirror
3)Layers - Merge - Merge Down
4)Magic Wand Tool - Tolerance 0, Feather 0, Anti-alias checked
Select an area on your canvas below the abstract city

5)Flood Fill White
Selections - Select None.
11)Layer Palette - Blend Mode: Normal, Opacity: 46.

D) Mask Layer

1)Layers - New Raster Layer.
2)Flood Fill White
3)Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - Select: Narah_mask_Abstract135 - Source luminance - invert mask data unchecked.

4)Layers - Merge - Merge Group.
5)Layer Palette - Blend Mode: Normal, Opacity: 65.
6)Mover Tool - Move the mask up just a little.
Layers - Merge - Merge Visable.

E)Foreground

1)Layers - New Raster Layer
2)Flood Fill Background Color.
3)Layers - New Raster Layer
4)Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Select: psppeg_cn1.
5)Flood Fill Foreground Color.
6)Selections - Select - None.
7)Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X- Distortion

F)Foreground Second Part

1)Layers - Duplicate
2)Image - Mirror
3)Layer Palette - Turn off Visability of bottom layer.

4)Layers - Merge - Merge Visable.
5)Effects - Plugins - Mura's Meister - Perspective Tiling - Settings: Reduce Height to 27.

6)Layer Palette - Turn Visability of Bottom Layer Back on.

G)Decorative Elements

1)Selection Tool - Selection - Custom Selection - 0,0,800,25.

2)Layer - New Raster Layer
3)Flood Fill - Foreground Color.
4)Selections - Select None.
5)Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Nature - Drip - Settings Tab: Select Preset psppeg_cn_drip.
6)Effects - Image Effects - Offset - 0, 40, transparent.

H)Tubes ~ Main Tube

1)Maximize kikirou598_Catwoman_by_Ora - Copy - Paste - Paste As a New Layer
2)Image - Resize - 65%, all layers unchecked.
3)Effects - Image Effects - Offset - 165, minus -20, transparent.

4)Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Perspective Shadow - Settings Tab: Reflect Infront
On the image portion of the Plugin slide the center node up.

I)Tubes ~ Tree Tube

1)Maximize tree_element1_psppeg_cn.psp - Edit - Copy - Close Tube - Edit Paste - As New Layer.
2)Mover Tool - Position to the left back area of foreground layer.

J)Borders

1)Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten.
2)Edit - Copy
3)Image - Add Borders - Add a 50 pixel Symmetric Border in #ffffff.
4)Image - Add Borders - Add a 2 pixel Symmetric Border in #000000.
5)Edit - Paste - Paste As a New Layer.
6)Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - 1, 1, 100, 3.00. #000000.

K)Finishing Up

1)Add your watermark
2)Add text - Text Included as text_psppeg_cn
3)Add Drop Shadow - Same Settings Except Reduce Blur to 1.00.
4)Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten.
5)Image - Resize 800 pixels.

Your done.

The answer to the question what is a limited palette: It is the use of very few colors and only in limited areas. Black and White are neutral hues thus not actually considered a color. White and Black are used in paint to reduce or increase luminosity of paint.  

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