Monday, 5 October 2009

Mask Tutorial

Ok so lately a few people have mailed and asek me about my mask tutorial.....I made it last year, but when I moved webhosts.....My mask tutorial didnt get added cos there werent that many hits on it lol. Anyway, Ive decided to stick it on my blog here, that way, if anyone wants it, it's here.

A few people have asked me to write a mask tutorial, so I thought I'd share with you how I make mine. It's very basic, you dont need alot of PSP knowledge to use this tutorial.

Lets begin!

1. Open a new canvas 600x600 and fill black.

2. Grab your preset shape tool set to circle, inner, white, outer, null. Draw out a large circle,
objects, align, center in canvas. Convert to raster.

3. Grab your smudge tool, settings as follows.

4. I used a flower brush, but you can use any kind of brush for this part.

5. Go to the edge of your circle anywhere on your canvas, start pushing the cirlce in towards

6. Continue to do this all the way around so you have a ragged edge. I also smudge the white
outward, but it depends on the size of your circle. You dont want any of the white to
touch the edge of your canvas, or else you'll notice a line around your tag when you use the
mask. Like below.

7. You should now have a canvas that looks smilar to this

8. Once happy with your new it as a jpeg, remember to give it a name too so that
people know it belongs to you, you never know,
you may start making tons of masks and sharing them :P

There are tons of different things you can use to make masks, I use brushes, ding fonts, preset shapes, lots of different filters etc,
so play around with it once you start, there is so much you can do with the effects of PSP ;)

Thanks for trying my tutorial

This tutorial was written by me, weescotslass on 8th March 2008, any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely coincidental.

Registered with TWI.


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Deanna said...

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful masks and this great mask tutorial. I am currently learning PSP - have been using Photoshop for years so these will come in handy in both programs...but the tutorial for PSP is just wonderful! Thanks!!!

Joy B said...

Thank you so much for posting this tutorial!

ParisStarr said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I have a question that may sound dumb, but how do you use ding fonts to make masks?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for this awesome tut on how to mask a mask. Very easy to follow
Tanks again
Hugs Coffee

Simone said...

thanks so much!

LisMarie said...

Thank You for adding this here!

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Sunny Davidson said...

Thanks for adding this here I have add your mask tutorial to my forum and also promote your site as well .. Hugs Tinker