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1. Open up SK Greyscaled Strip from the supplies zip.
* You can use mine or you can use a swatch of your own, whether it is plain paper or a pattern, or several patterns. Just make the strip size somehwere around 1800 by 140.
2. Make as many duplicate copies of this strip for as many colours you want in your rainbow. 5 is usually a good number to have. Image tab, then to Duplicate, make 5 copies then colse out the original.
3. Next, we need to recolour them. Go up to the Layer tab, and down to New Adjustment Layer, then to Hue/Saturation and click ok.
4. Put a checkmark beside Colourize and if it's not there already, put one in Preview too so you can see the colour change to your image before you make a final decision.
5. Now, just move the sliders up and down untill you get a colour that your satisfied with.
6. Right click on one of the two layers in the layer palette and Merge Visable.
* Repeat this step on all of your strips. Here's what I chose:
7. Choose one of the strips to start working with and minimize all the others.
8. We need to select our entire image, so to do this you would hold down your Ctrl key on your keyboard and click once on the ICON of your strip in the layer palette.
9. Now we're going to contract the selection, so go up to the Select tab, then to Modify, then to Contract and put a 6 in there. Make it an even number or when you paste it back in, you will have a space.
10. Now go up to the Edit tab, and select Cut, then back to the Edit tab and select Paste.
* If needed, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to nudge your selection back into it's place.
11. Do this on each of your coloured strips.
12. Now, choose one of your strips to work on, i'm using the purple one, and make sure in the layer palette that the inner portion of the ribbon is highlighted and active.
13. Go down to the bottom of your layer palette and click on the Layer Style icon. It is the grey circle with the f in it. And then click on Inner Shadow and use the picture below for your settings:
Here's what mine looks like now:
14. You need to have the same layer style on each of your strips, but you don't have to keep going through the layer styles and doing it manually. On the first strip you put your layer style on, in the layer palette, right click on the icon at the end of your layer and choose Copy Layer Style.
15. Choose another of your strips, right click on the bigger inner ribbon and choose Paste Layer Style. Do this for each of your strips, and after copying the layer style, right click on one of the layers and choose Merge Visable.
16. Now we need a bigger canvas to place all our strips on, so open up an 1800 by 1800 transparent canvas.
17. Click on your Mover tool from the tool bar on the left, then drag each coloured strip onto your new canvas.
* If you want your rainbow colours to be in a specific order.... let's say you want blue on top then pink, then green. You would place the blue one on the bottom of the pile, below the others, then pink, then green ect.....
Here's mine. I had to shrink my pic down to fit on this page, so your image will look a bit different.
18. Once you have them placed, right click on one of the layers in the layer palette and Merge Visable.
* We are going to make this into one big circle using the polar coordinates function. What that is going to do is kind of scrunch and twist these straight lines into a circle and the 2 ends are going to meet with each other. But, we have some extra space on each of our ends and that is going to make a flat 12 pixel line right down the middle of our circle. We need to chop off the ends so that doesn't happen.
19. Click on the Rectangular Marquee tool on the tool bar on the left. Drag out a long rectangle like in the picture below. Make sure you get all of the coloured strips in the marquee rectangle then hit the Delete key on your keyboard and then do the other side:
20. Deselect by going up to the Select tab then to Deselect.
* Now you have a bit of space on the sides where we just cut it away. There can't be any space on either side or the next step won't work properly.
21. Now, go up to the Filter tab, over to Distort, then to Polar Coordinates. Put the green dot in Rectangular to Polar and hit OK.
* You should now have a cute little circle out of your strips. Here's mine resized:
* We need to cut this in half, so grab your Rectangular Marquee tool from the left tool bar. You'll notice that on the top portion of your rainbow circle, you can see where our two ends meet. There's a slight dark line going down the middle of it. Well, we aren't going to use that yucked up part, we are going to use the bottom half which looks perfect.
22. Starting from the top left of your canvas, make a large selection over the top half of your circle and stop when you get to the middle. The part with the selection over it is going to be deleted, so look at the bottom half, which is going to be your actual rainbow and use that as a guide of where you stop your selection.
23. Hit the Delete key on your keyboard to get rid of the upper half, then go to the Select tab at the top and Deselect.
24. Now to flip this right side up, go to the Image tab, down to Rotate Canvas, and choose Flip Canvas Vertical. Here's the final product with a background and some clouds done the same way as the rainbow.
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