Written by Jane Braz
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Making an Archway in
In order to make this tutorial
easy to follow
there are many graphic pictures.
Before you start..you need to set your rulers to show.
Some of these instructions use the ruler marks for guides.
Open a new image 500 x 500, transparent background.
Using the rectangle selection tool, antialias
start at the 100 x 150 marks..draw out to the 200 mark
and down to the 450 mark.
Using the Flood Fill..choose a pattern of your
choice and flood fill your
rectangle. I used this one.
Keep selected and got to Effects, Weave, and use these settings
Using your magic wand..select all the white squares .
Hold your shift key down as you click on them to add to your selection.
After you have all them selected..hit delete, to delete them.
Next...deselect...then using your rectangle
selection tool..draw a rectangle around
your lattice and then click inside of it somewhere on the lattice to select it.
Now move it to the lower left corner of your canvas...this gives you room to work on the rest.
Now..add a new layer.
On the new layer..choose the Preset Shapes, and use these settings
Set your foreground color to a medium gray
or something that is easy to see.
I set mine to purple.
Now draw a rectangle around your lattice, making it a little bigger that the
Now click on the deformation button
and then use the side and top nodes to drag the sides or top into place.
When you have it lined up like you want it..double click it then apply deformation.
Like in the image below
This is how you want it lined up
this is using the deformation tool
Now use the magic wand and click on the purple outline
to select it again. Then flood fill it with your pattern.
Now...go to Inner Bevel and use these settings.
Now..deselect..go to layers and merge visible.