Author:  Cyndi Papia
Web Site:  Graphics Junction
PhotoImpact Version:  8
Level:  Intermediate -- some knowledge of basic
Tools Used:  Merge, Oil Paint, Illumination.
Additional Items:  A picture of your choice,
preferably a light/bright image. Images with large
amounts of dark areas do not work well and not all
images take this effect correctly. The photo used in
this tut can be found at the copyright-free site
Schmode under Tigers (tigerdad014.jpg).
Text-only Version:  Click here.
Description:   Create a black-light image with almost any photo in a few easy steps using PI effects and
Open image of your choice and resize if desired.
Right Click/All. Right Click/Convert to Object.
3. Hit Enter to deselect both images.
Use Layer Manager to select images; or with the
Select back/bottom image. Right Click/Properties.
Select top image. Right Click/Properties.
To achieve the velvet look, select top image:
Still working with the top image:
in exact order: Effect/Noise/Despeckle. Then
Effect/Noise/Remove Moire.   10. Right Click/Select All Objects. Right
Click/Align/Center both. Right Click/Group.
11. Right Click/Align/Center both.
Merge All. Your image should now look like the
Go to Effects/Illumination/Lights and adjust
Optional: Add your personal watermark or sign
Go to Edit/Expand Canvas. Expand Color:
default colors, adjust spread, ambience, et cetera,
until you achieve desired effect. (I used the settings
shown to the left).
Your image is ready to display!
The bottom image is the secret to
When you have completed this tutorial, as a courtesy, you are more than welcome to display your results on the PIRC Bulletin Board. You'll find a wonderful group of warm, friendly, talented, and knowledgeable people ready and willing to lend a hand when needed. Everyone welcome to join or visit!
Requests for help, complaints or suggestions, please e-mail me.
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