Spider Web Flowers

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Required Materials     PSP 9+
My Supplies (Optional)
Visual Manipulations' (a.k.a VM or Visman) Spider Web Filter
Font of your choice (Optional)
Any further accents of your choice (Optional)

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This simple tutorial will show you how to make very simple flower accents that you can decorate any way you please.

Open a 600 by 600 pixel canvas. I know this is quite a bit bigger than I usually advise, but hang in there. Flood fill with white. Using VM Instant Art, apply these Spider Web settings:

You should see this.

Resize the layer by 75% using Bicubic Resampling. Make sure "Resize All Layers" is not checked:

You should have this:

Apply these kaleidoscope settings:

You should have this:

Set your magic wand to rectangular seletion and select the center.

Use the shortcut command Ctrl+C to copy the "flower" to the clipboard. Open a new image the size of your final graphic (I used 400 by 400 pixels with a transparent background). Paste the flower on your new canvas with the Ctrl+L command.

You can now decorate your flower any way you want. Here's one I did:

My supplies zip above contains a few beads and a puff ball like the one that I used to make the "spider" critter. I don't like spiders, so I got a little creative and made a slightly cuter critter... LOL

The techniques in this tutorial can be adapted to using filters besides Spider Web. The following example was done by flooding the canvas with a gradient, resizing the layer, applying the filter Colour Bit Blast (Andrew's Filters, Set 2) and applying the same kaleidoscope settings. I layered the resulting flowers, rotating some, and stuck a bead at the center.

And here is a tag that I made using the resulting flower.

So let your muse take you away. :)

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