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SLP Curriculum Guide #19: Mini-Tutorial #01

In the first set of guides we explored the 'Basics', 'Palettes', and the 'Selection' Tools. In this guide we present a 'Mini-Tutorial' using the techniques explored. The Challenge is to duplicate the final product of this tutorial in which only the basic steps have been presented. You may use your own picture if you wish or download the picture (click on the picture for a full size picture and then right click and SAVE AS to your computer). You may also use different approaches or tools as you wish.


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Finished Product

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  1. Original duplicated to save original and work only on duplicate.
  2. Promoted background layer in order to use layers.
  3. Magic wand on black background using tolerance value.
  4. Used selection, remove to remove unwanted selections.
  5. Used selection, add to remove an unwanted selection at right side.
  6. Selection/modify outside feather by 2
  7. Deleted background.
  8. Duplicated layer in order to have a layer below it.
  9. Flood filled bottom layer with gradient.
  10. Blurred background.
  11. Added inner bevel.
  12. Added tube (name).
  13. Rotated tube.
  14. Sharped flower.


  1. When completing a tutorial or series of tutorials, and having placed them upon your web page, post in the SLP Forum your completed work using this layout:
    • a. Name or Screen Name.
    • b. Web Site URL.
    • c. Version of PSP using.
    • d. List of Tutorials completed.
    • a. Indicate what you did so others can duplicate.
    • b. Indicate what option values.
    • c. Add comments on your results and findings of interest.
    • d. Share your questions and comments in the SLP Forum and your graphic results in the member Gallery SLP Album as well as in the Forum.


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