Irish Blessing


Irish Blessing


I do claim © Copyright to all the tutorials I wrote myself. *** The words that I use and the way I explain things *** This is my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial like this is purely coincidental. Please feel free to bookmark this tutorial, and/or print it out for your own personal use, but do not copy it in any way to put it online, link to it, distribute, or re-write without my written permission.
©Tish March 3, 2007


For this tutorial you will need:
Some tubes, colours and font of your choice.
I have included the materials I used in the zip file
Download here

Open a New Transparent Image 650 x 450
Flood Raster 1 with #c3cdcd

New Layer
Select All

Open Spring Wildflowers. Copy and Paste into Selection. Selections None
Change Layer Opacity to 65

Same Layer
Effects, Texture Effects, Fur
Blur = 75, Density = 100, Length = 50, Transparency 100

fur settings

New Layer

Flood with the Gold Beads Pattern
Change Layer Opacity to 20
Effects, Edge Effects, Enhance

Open aed_irish hat. Hide the watermark layer, merge remaining layers visible
Copy and Paste the merged layer as a New Layer on your working image
Close original without saving changes
Change Layer Opacity to 70, Layer Mode to Soft Light
Apply Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow
Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 8, Opacity 25, Blur 20, Colour Black

New Layer

Selection Tool, Custom Selection
Top = 20, Left = 30, Right = 620, Bottom = 60
Flood with Gold Beads
Selections Modify, Contract by 2, Delete
Selections None
Rename this Layer to Template

Same Layer
Selection Tool, Custom Selection
Top= 80, Left = 30, Right = 410, Bottom = 400
Flood with Gold Beads
Selections Modify, Contract by 2, Delete
Selections None

Same Layer
Selection Tool, Custom Selection
Top = 80, Left = 425, Right = 620, Bottom = 400
Flood with Gold Beads. Selections Modify, Contract by 2, Delete
Selections None

Same Layer
Selection Tool, Custom Selection
Top = 410, Left = 30, Right = 620, Bottom = 440
Flood with Gold Beads
Selections Modify, Contract by 2, Delete
Selections None
Adjust Sharpness, Sharpen

Materials Palette
Foreground #61755f, Background #e2e4ca
Change Foreground to Foreground/Background Gradient
Sunburst checked, Repeats 1, Center Point. Horizontal = 100, Vertical = 0
Focal Point. Horizontal and Vertical = 50

materials palette

Highlight Template Layer
Magic Wand, Select the Top Narrow Rectangle

New Layer
Flood with Gradient
Selections None
Change Layer Opacity to 20 and the Layer Mode to Dissolve
Effects, Edge Effects, Enhance

Highlight Template Layer
Magic Wand, Select the Bottom Narrow Rectangle

New Layer
Flood with Gradient
Selections None
Image - Mirror
Change Layer Opacity to 20 and Layer Mode to Dissolve
Effects, Edge Effects, Enhance

Copy and Paste Irish lass as a New Layer. Position to the right

Copy and Paste Irish Child as a New Layer. Position to the left

Copy and Paste the shamrock corner as a New Layer. Position top left

To the three tube layers apply
Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow
Vertical = 1, Horizontal = 8, Opacity = 45, Blur = 20. Colour Black

Add text in a font of your choosing

Merge All Layers Visible

Add a New Layer
Flood with Gold Beads. Select All, Selections Modify Contract by 2, Delete

Merge All Layers Flatten. Resize if necessary

Add watermark and any necessary Copyright information
Resize using Bicubic Resampling


Be creative, a tutorial is a guideline only so have fun



Alternate Images

Alternate image by Tish







Page design by Carol

Some of the graphics used are from groups I belong to which share tubes and/or images.
They are used here for the purposes of this tutorial only.

Copyright infringement not intended