Start with opening a
new image, 300 x 300 pixels, transparent background.
Select the Rectangular
Marquee (dobbel click the rectangular marquee to open the marquee
options - it's on the upper right side on your screen - see fig.
Change style from Normal
to fixed size, and enter Width: 400 and Heigth 20.
Now click on your image to make your selection. (It's the same where
you make your selection - we are going to center it vertically later...)
|| Now select the Linear
If you don't have a chrome gradient you can download mine.
Just click on the gradient image...
(To install the gradient click on the Linear Gradient Tool - in
the Linear Gradient Options choose Edit. Now click on the Load button
and choose my gradient).
Be sure you have white as your foreground colour and black as your
Your Linear Gradient Options window
should now look like fig. 2.
|| Now it's time to fill
your selection with the gradient.
Hold down the Shift-key - Start 1-2 pixels above the selection, left-click
the mouse and hold and drag down until you are 1-2 pixels below
the selection. See fig. 3.
Now we have to center
the pipe vertically.
Select - All. Now go to Layer - Align to Selection - Vertical center.
|| Now it's time to add
Open up a new image - width = 2 pixels and heigth = 50 pixels.
Select the Single Column Marquee
Tool. Place the selection on the left side of your image.
Make black your foreground colour and fill the selection with black.
Your image should now look like fig. 4.
Now select all - Edit
- Define Pattern.
We are now going to fill the pipe image with the pattern we just
Back on our first image
Hold down the Ctrl-key and left-click the pipe layer to select the
Create a new layer.
Select the Paint Bucket
and change the Contents from Foreground to Pattern in the Paint
Buckets Options window. Fill your selection. Deselect. Your image
should now look like fig. 5.
|| Now to the fun part.
First we have to merge the pipe layer and the pattern layer. Go to
Layer - Merge Visible.
Now we are going to bend some pipes
Select Filter - Disort - Polar Coordinates - Rectangular to Polar
Your image should now look like fig. 6.
|| Now you can insert the
pipes on your designs.
Here you see my example :-)