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Silver Star


This tutorial was created December 8th 2001©Copyright Artwork by EssexGirl
please do not copy it, or put it anywhere else without my written permission.

Sometimes the links for filters change, it's difficult (and a lot of work) to
keep changing them on individual pages, so I have created a page with
links to filters and programs that I have used in my tutorials.
That way it is easier for me, because when there are changes I will
only have one page to update and hopefully better for you, because I'm
less likely to miss a page out when doing the updates :)

You will find links to filters/programs used in this tutorial Here
the link will open in a new window

Filters and programs used in this tutorial :-
Paint Shop Pro
Dragonfly's Sinedots II
Super Blade Pro

Materials :-
There is a text file included in the zip, if you don't know where to place the items.
My angelwings.cfg and silvery sparkle SBP preset Here
(The pre-set I originally used was Dee's 'Silver Shimmer' but it is no longer
available. My silvery sparkle is similar)

some images have been made smaller to shorten file size

step 1.
Open new image 200x200 transparent and flood fill with a dark colour
this is just to make it easier to see the image
Add a new layer

Step 2.
Effects...Pluggins...Sinedots II
open the sg_angelwings. You can use the settings
as they are, but I lowered the outer density to 0.54
I also changed the colour to white.
if you are new to sinedots and don't know how to open
the .cfg file click HERE for more information

Some presets use different 'blend' settings and it is
important for this tutorial to make sure that the blend
in the sinedots setting is set to 'screen' like this:-


This is what you will have


Step 3.
Go to Edit... and Copy
This image is no longer needed

Step 4.
Open a new image 400x400 transparent
and add a new layer.
Go to View...Change grid and guide properties
change horizontal and verical spacing to 200
Go to View.. Grid

Step 5.
Paste as a new selection positioning the shape so
that the top touches the centre horizontal grid
line and the vertical grid line runs down the centre.
De-select. You can also turn the grid off now.


Step 6.
Go to Layers...Duplicate, then Image...Flip


Step 7.
Go to the layers palette and turn off the visibility
of the background layer.
Go to Layers...Merge...and Merge visible

Step 8.
Go to Layers...Duplicate then
Image...Rotate and rotate this layer 90° (either direction)

Step 9.
Layers...Merge...Merge visible
The visibility of the background layer
can now be turned back on


Step 10.
With the Magic Wand tool click outside the shape
go to Selections...Invert

Step 11.
Effects...Blade Pro... sg_silvery-sparkle


Step 12.
If you go to Colours...and Colourize...
you can change the colour of the star. I deleted the background
layer and tubed mine in silver, it can still be coloured as it's used.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Thankyou to my very helpful testers
To see my other tutorials click Here

Carla of Carla Creates has used the silver star
to make a beautiful Christmas tree. If you would
like to create the tree using your star, there is
a link to Carla's tutorial


Here is the tree that I created following Carla's
tutorial, I'm sure you could make a much better one.


If you wish to contact me you can find an email address to use included on my Site Map