Hi once again. This tutorial uses several plugins.

Toadies, FM paint engine and The Plugin Galaxy/edge tool


Hi there.. this tutorial uses 3 different plugins I've included the zips for you up above.

Pick out a tube you would like to use... click your dropper tool pick out a few coordinating colors that are in the tube. 

Open a NEW image 400 x 400 and flood fill with whichever color you'd like at the back ground color.

Go to your EFFECTS/Plugins/Toadies/Ommadawn  or to Filters Unlimited 2 and import your Toadie to there.. some people have problems with Toadies working the other way.

Your Filters Unlimited 2 is under <I.C.NET software> in your plugins list.

Use these settings above for your Ommadawn plugin.

Once you have the squares on the graphic like in the Ommadawn capture below..

Use your magic wand selection tool to choose different squares on the graphics...

You click your fill tool  and choose your colors from the tube and fill at random the squares  like in the sample below. There is no set pattern... just try not to get the same color next to each other...Use light and dark shades that blend together with the tube your using.

Now go back to EFFECTS/plugins/toadies/Bitches Crystal. * I sware I didn't name that* :-) Use the fault settings and apply the effect twice.

Next go to EFFECTS/Fantastic Machines/Paint Engine

and use these settings below.. or keep clicking the Randomize button till you see one setting you like..

ADD a new layer now and fill with one of the matching colors you had picked out for the squares in the background. Make sure that top layer on the palette is selected and

go to EFFECTS/plugins/ The plugin site/EdgeTool/Wobble Edge effect and use these settings as shown below

EFFECTS/3D effects/Inner bevel.. use these settings below

Effects/ 3D effects/Drop shadow using these settings below

I now added my tube below the lattice layer.. as you can see above.. and applied a 3D shadow on the Daisy.. then duplicated the daisy layer and resized it...


 Every time you resize or use deform tool.. on a tube or layer....SHARPEN it.. or it will be blurry.

Here is the finished tag.

That does it.. you can add a frame if you'd like at this point... Like I did in my graphic, by going to IMAGE/add a border.. you can put several different color ones.. add a bevel and shadow to the frame... or you can go to IMAGE/ picture frame and pick a premade frame.. that you think looks good with your image.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial...till next time!!