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Old 07-26-2014, 09:26 AM   #188
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Tutorial part 3 (part 1 you can find here, part 2 here)

Go again to 'Layer' on your upper toolbar and select 'open image as layer' again and repeat the above steps again. Chose for this layer the 'mode: overlay' and 'opacity: 30' (picture32). Again a bit lighter in color as the last two.

Done again (picture33)!

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Now you know the most important stuff in PIXLR for your ornaments. With this you can create mostly everything you want. Make shorter layers, create boxes, turn boxes. You can adjust the color-settings of the cover (picture 34) and the layers for the ornament. Just keep in mind, that when you want to change the color for the whole cover you have to start a new project otherwise you will only change the color-settings for the layer you are working on!

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To show you what is all possible I started a new project (open image from computer) with picture 33 and adjusted the color-settings (picture34) to make it more red (picture35). My settings are 'Hue: -38' and 'Saturation: 42'. Save that image for later!

The following is all in short shown in picture 36!
Start a new layer paint it turquoise transform it into a box, set the layer options on 'mode: overlay' and 'opacity: 90' to get a more grey look.
Make a new layer again, this time paint it dark blue, transform it again into a box, make it a bit smaller than the last one, set the layer options on 'mode: overlay' and 'opacity: 80' to get a more purple look.
Again a new layer, paint it purple, transform it into a box AND also use the round curser to turn the layer, set the layer options on 'mode: overlay' and 'opacity: 50' to get a pink look.
Copy your first layer in your layer-window, turn it and make it smaller, set the layer options on 'mode: overlay' and 'opacity: 90' to get a blue look.
Double-click on the locker symbol of your ground layer (your red cover), remove the hook, save the ornament as PNG-file.
Start a new project again (open image from computer), load the red cover, open your new ornament as layer, trasform the layer into your wished size, move the layer to the place you want to start, when you're happy with the outcome duplicate the layer and move the duplicated layer, repeat this two steps the whole left side down. It is possible that you have to reposition the ornament layers a bit until it fits like you want it.
You can work all the way around the cover with duplicating the layers but sometimes you're not quite happy with the colors, the size or the location of the whole ornament AND maybe you don't want to go all around the cover by hand. So if you don't want to change or make everything single handedly and on every layer then it is more easy to do the following:
Double-click on the locker symbol of your ground layer (your red cover), remove the hook, save the ornament as PNG-file.

The following is shown in picture 37!

Start again a new project (open image from computer), load the red cover, open your new ornament as layer, move the layer to the left, adjust your color-settings, for example to 'Hue: -49' and your 'Saturation: -28', transform the size if you need to, duplicate the final layer and move the duplicated layer to your right, duplicate it again and rotate the layer 90 CW, move the layer up and to your left and erase what is too much on your right side because you need a shorter ornament here.
Copy that new layer again and move it down.

Save your new final cover (picture38)! AND also remove the hook from your ground cover and save only the ornament as PNG-file too.

Done!

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Now, maybe you will think the last ornament will fit better between the lines. You have ALL you need (or almost all you need) to do that easy.
Start with the original brown cover, load the image into a new project, adjust your color-settings to 'Hue: -38' and your 'Saturation: 42' to get again a plain red cover (picture39).
Load the new ornament with the boxes in as layer, transform the size if needed. Keep in mind that if you don't want to change the proportions of your image you have to hold the 'Shift' button and then pull (like drag and drop) your image in the size you want it (which makes sense with the square-box-ornament we created) OR if you want to change the proportions just pull.
Load the original ornament with the lines in as layer, transform the size if needed to fit above the first layer (here it is not so much important to keep the proportions).
Copy the lines-ornament layer and transform the size to fit under the first layer.

Done again and don't forget to save your new cover(picture40)!

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Now, maybe you don't like the color of that new cover. I didn't. So let's change that!
Start a new project with picture40 and adjust the color-settings to your liking. I set it to 'Hue: -59' and your 'Saturation: -75' (picture41).

Done (picture42)!

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AND THAT'S IT!!!!!!
I hope I didn't forget anything to explain but if you miss something or have any questions... just ask

Mini

P.S. And for all who are new to this thread or loosing the overview, look for links to all covers, textures, tutorials, zips for the Generate Cover Plugin etc. in the first post!
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