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GideonCahill

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Does anyone know how to make the wavy effect behind "King of Spade". Please help me on how you do it. I think it has something to do with the Filters bar?
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IamSam

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Hey Gideon, this is fairly easy to make. Hold on and I will try to write up a quick tutorial on it.

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IamSam

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Open a document. Fill the first layer with a BG color of choice.
Create a new layer.
Grab your Lasso Tool and make your design shape. When you reach the end and close the path, you have a selection.

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Fill the selection with white and add a drop shadow using a layer style.

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Create a new layer and Command/Control + click on the design shapes thumbnail, this will make a selection.
Go to SELECT > MODIFY > CONTRACT and enter 5 pixels. (you can always change this amount to suit your needs)
Fill the newly contracted selection with a color of choice.
Add a drop shadow using a layer style to this shape as well, it has to be very shallow, it does not have much room to fit on the white layer.

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.46.09 PM.png

Next, create a new layer.
Use Command/Control + click on the original design shapes layer thumbnail to once again make a selection.
Fill this layer with a new color of choice.
Repeat this step again.

Use your Move Tool to adjust these two new layers to where you want them. (note: I also use free transform to make them fit a little better)

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.54.48 PM.png

Now, Use Command/Control + click on the CONTRACTED design shape layers thumbnail to create selection.

If your selection looks like this, you need to invert the selection by holding SHIFT + COMMAND/CONTROL + I ( or go to SELECT > INVERSE)
It should look like this now with the marching ants on both the shape and the outer boundary of the document.....

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Next, select/Highlight the two newest design shape layers that we just moved one at a time and hit delete.
Hit Command/Control + D to deselect.

Should look like this.......

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dv8_fx

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Don't feel bad Sam... He may have been long gone by the time you uploaded. Tho he shows as on line, the system takes quite a while to refresh the online status list..... ;).

He'll be back.... fingers crossed.....
 

GideonCahill

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Open a document. Fill the first layer with a BG color of choice.
Create a new layer.
Grab your Lasso Tool and make your design shape. When you reach the end and close the path, you have a selection.

View attachment 49552

Fill the selection with white and add a drop shadow using a layer style.

View attachment 49553

Create a new layer and Command/Control + click on the design shapes thumbnail, this will make a selection.
Go to SELECT > MODIFY > CONTRACT and enter 5 pixels. (you can always change this amount to suit your needs)
Fill the newly contracted selection with a color of choice.
Add a drop shadow using a layer style to this shape as well, it has to be very shallow, it does not have much room to fit on the white layer.

View attachment 49554

Next, create a new layer.
Use Command/Control + click on the original design shapes layer thumbnail to once again make a selection.
Fill this layer with a new color of choice.
Repeat this step again.

Use your Move Tool to adjust these two new layers to where you want them. (note: I also use free transform to make them fit a little better)

View attachment 49556

Now, Use Command/Control + click on the CONTRACTED design shape layers thumbnail to create selection.

If your selection looks like this, you need to invert the selection by holding SHIFT + COMMAND/CONTROL + I ( or go to SELECT > INVERSE)
It should look like this now with the marching ants on both the shape and the outer boundary of the document.....

View attachment 49557

Next, select/Highlight the two newest design shape layers that we just moved one at a time and hit delete.
Hit Command/Control + D to deselect.

Should look like this.......

View attachment 49558
Thanks so much for spending time and making a tutorial!
 

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