Wave Reflection Frame

I do not know the artist of this wonderful tube.

Wave Reflection Frame

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For this tutorial you will need a tube.

I used PSPx, but this will also work in 8 and above with little change

Paint Shop Pro X, you can get Here.

No outside filters were used.

The 3 tubes I used you can get Here.

I will call this one Beginners.

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Open the tube you wish to use, Shift+D to duplicate it, then close the original.

Your framing will change depending on the tube you use.

If you use the USA rose as in the example above, I resized it to 301x451 before I started, and I did Adjust-Sharpen after the resize.

Choose a light color from your tube for the Foreground color and a Dark color for the Background.

Layers-New Raster Layer.

Layers-Arrange-Send to bottom.

Floodfill with white.

Highlight the tube layer in the layer palette and right click on it, Layer-Duplicate.

Highlight the middle layer now, the first tube layer, and Effects-Texture-Mosaic Antique with these settings.

Example 1

With your mosaic layer highlighted, Layers-Duplicate.

Highlight the bottom mosaic layer, which should be just above your white layer, and Effects-Image Effects-Seamless Tiling at the Default setting.

With the bottom mosaic layer still highlighted, Effects-Distortion Effects-Wave with these settings.

Example 2

With your wave layer still highlighted, choose your Magic Wand, tolerance set to 0, hold the Shift key on the keyboard and click on the 4 colored large areas within the wave, in the top example here, they are a deep red.


Effects-3d-cutout, with V&H at 0, opacity 100 and Blur 20, Shadow color Black.



You may wish to lower the Opacity on this layer as well. In the top example I did not, and it was a bit hard to see the tube. On the example at the bottom of this page, I lowered the opacity to about 60%. Your Choice :-)

Highlight the mosaic layer above the wave layer.

Effects-3d-Drop Shadow, with V&H at 1, opacity at 100 and Blur at 1, color Black.

Highlight your top tube layer and Effects-3d-Drop Shadow, with V&H at 2, Opacity at 100 and Blur at 20, color Black.

Layers-Merge-Merge All.

Selections-Select All.


Effects-3d-Cutout with the same settings as before.


Image-Add Borders, 5 px symetrical, your Background color.

With your Magic Wand, tolerance at 0, choose this border.

Effects-3d-Inner Bevel with these settings.

Example 3


Image-Add Borders, 5px, your Foreground color.

Choose the new border with your Magic Wand and Effects-3d-Inner Bevel, same settings.


Repeat one more border, with the Background color.


Now, Image-Add Borders, 30 px, your Foreground color and choose this border with your Magic Wand.

Effects-Reflection Effects-Kaleidoscope with these settings.

Example 4

OK, I will encourage you here to play with the settings to find something you like :-)

On the example below I changed the Radial suction to 13.

Example 5

Optional step, try it if you like and Undo if you don't like :-)

While this border is still selected, Selections-Float, Effects-3d-Cutout, same settings as before.


Image-Add Borders, 5 px, your Background color, Effects-3d-Inner Bevel as before, Selections-None.

Image-Add Borders, 5 px, your Foreground color, Effects-3d-Inner Bevel as before, Selections-None.

Image-Add Borders, 5 px, your Background color, Effects-3d-Inner Bevel as before, Selections-None.

Add text as you wish.

And you're done!!

I hope you had fun with it :-)

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Example 9

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This tutorial is simply from my play. Any resemblance to other tutorials is accidental.

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This page and tutorial are copyright to Janie Shipman, June 2009.

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