A. PSP X2 (others should work with some minor changes) You can get a trial version HERE
B. AV Bros Page Curl 2.2. You can get a trial version HERE
C. Netting 02 Texture
D. Eye Candy 5 Impact: Bevel Plugin. You can get a trial version HERE. My Page Curl Presets.
(Link updated 1/27/13, sorry for the inconvenience)
*Tutorial, premade images and Presets remain copyright ShadeDeZines. You may use your results however you wish.
Lets get started :)
color/pattern/gradient you want for the bow. I am doing my example in a pink pattern. You will see my other examples below.
next to Texture. Click the down arrow and search for and click on the "Netting02" texture.
Adjust your angle/scale to your desired settings.
Settings for the texture:
alias checked. Draw out a Horizontal Rectangle around 50 - 75 x 700 - 800 pixels. Turn on your Rulers if you haven't. View: Rulers. Right-click inside the selection hold and drag it to the center of the image.
Border Width: 4
13. Duplicate the mesh layer: Right-click on the mesh in the Layer Palette and select Duplicate.
Highlight and name the bottom one Backup. Hide it for later.
SD_MeshBowLoop.avcps. Move the loop to the top middle left. Duplicate the loop and Mirror. Position them next to each other.
so all of it is inside the image canvas.
(Absolute) > Locate and click on Preset: SD_MeshBowRightRibbon.avcps. Click Open.
Preset: SD_MeshBowLeftRibbon.avcps. Move it over into place.
and long enough to cover the bottom of the loops.
not so transparent and will help to make it look like it is on top and hiding the lines below.
brush. Gently shape it as needed for the center section of bow. When satisfied, click Apply.
***I have found no perfect science to keep the edges from getting dark using either of these
methods. What I did was use my lasso tool and selected around and removed the black area.
This is a tough method when using mesh because it has so many open areas within it. If you
don't like the results you can always use a brad like I did in one of my other previews below :))
OK ... you can either stop now and merge your layers Visible, or we can duplicate the bows for
29. Move to a loop layer, Duplicate > Flip and move up into place. When happy with its placement move the layer to the bottom so it is behind the ribbons.
ALL DONE !!! Either Save the Backup layers to New Images for later use, or Delete them. Delete the background layer > Merge Visible > Save as a .PNG.
Some Examples :)