|Used: Paint Shop Pro (I use X)
Tube of choice
Embellishments/blings of choice
Absolutely NO filters!
Pick one color from your tube as the foreground. For the background pick a lighter tone. (I used
#917181 for my foreground and #dfafc7 as my background)
Go to gradient. Choose Sunburst, Center and Focal Points all at 50, Repeat 1.
Fill with the gradient. Go to Effects/Distort/Pixelate with the following settings:
Block height and width both at 10. Repeat.
Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance More.
Select all. Selections/Modify 25.
Effects/3D effects/Buttonize Height and width at 20, opacity at 100, transparent.
Selections invert. New Raster Layer. Effects/3D effects/cut out Vertical and horizontal at 0,
Opacity at 100, blur 17.39, color black.
Still on the cut out layer: Effects/Image Effects/Seamless Tiling. Corner, Bidirectional, curved.
Horizontal and vertical offsets at 0, transition at 50.
Merge visible. Duplicate layer. Resize duplicate 60% (all layers NOT checked). Free rotate 45
Horizontal offset 25
Vertical offset 50
Rotation angle 270
Scale Factor -17
Number of petals 2
Number of orbits 0
Radial suction 32
New Raster layer. Fill with gradient. Seamless tile settings as above. Pixelate as above. Edge
Effects/Enhance more. Set layer property to Darken.
Select all. Modify/Contract 5. Effects/3D effects/Drop shadow. Vertical and horizontal at 0,
opacity at 100, blur at 10 and color black.
Invert. Fill with your darker color. Modify/contract 2. Fill with your lighter color. Select none.
Add your tube and embellishments. Merge Visible.
Add copyright and text. Animate if you wish.