Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Misted Tubes Made Easy - Tutorial

Misted Tubes Made Easy

This tutorial was Written on June 4, 2008 By Peachy Keen Designs

Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Please feel free to print it out for your own personal use

but please do not claim it as your own.

All materials and tubes used are copyright to their respective owners

and will be credited accordingly.

Ok bare with me here this is my first tut in a LONG LONG Time lol

This is the Technique I Use, This does not mean this is the only way

nor does it mean that its the best way, nor does it mean i invented the

Misting Technique, This is simply the way I do my mists.

also i would like to mention that this tutorial is to be used

a guide feel free to play and experment with your own settings

OK here we go

Supplies Needed:

Image of Choice

I am using a photo from:

Paint shop Pro

(I am using Version 9, But should be able to do in other versions as well)

100% Optional Plugin: Xero - Porcelain (Freeware filter)

(xero : filter set 1 )

Ok Open the image in PSP

Press "Shift & D" Keys on keyboard to Duplicate the image

and Close out the original.

Working on your Dupilcated image

go to layers/Promote Background Layer

Select Your Free Hand Selection Tool (The Little Lasso)


Selection Type: Point to Point | Mode : Add (Shift) | Feather: 0 | Smoothing 0 | Anti-alias - Unchecked

Zoom in Close and "Outline" the part you would like to mist

In My Image I am Misting the Monkey so

I will Outline him with my Free hand selection tool

I General try to get as close to the "main" image as possible

But this will vary depending on the image and Subject being misted

Below is an example of how mine looks

Keep Selected and go to


Settings: Numer of Pixels : between 25 - 35

Keep selected

Selection/ Invert

Then Hit the Delete key once on your computer

Slection/select none

Ok Now you can save it like this as psp image or png

or you can do the following 1 or 2 of OPTIONAL Techniques

Got Adjust/Digital Camera Noise Removal


Again you can save as is or continue with the following step



Save and your done!

Finished result:


Anonymous said...

thanks so much...great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

I love it when I can do something that looks so good so easily! Thanks!


Anonymous said...

This is so awesome! I'm just learning PSP, and making glitter graphics - this is invaluable to me!!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love the misted tubes that you have made and would like to try making my own but I need some help on how to install the plugin Xero into PSP8. It would be great if you could post this.

Anonymous said...

Great Tutorial thanks so very much I am so happy I found you!

Dusty said...

Thank you so much for this!

It was easy!

I went through it like I knew what I was doing, and for me, that's saying a lot!

annlo said...

Just what I needed! Thank you soooo much!

Mungo said...

Many thanks for this, something I have been wanting to do for some time, I love the misted effect

Anonymous said...

I am so excited! I misted a squirrel using your method and it was soooo easy! Thank you for sharing.