After making the second oval selection, I had to invert
it, so I went, again, to Select to Inverse. I wanted to use a nice dark blue
for the top matte, so with the Color Picker tool, I clicked on a dark blue color
in the water beneath the boat. Then with the dark blue color set as the foreground
color, I again went to Edit to Fill and using 100 percent filled the selected
area with the dark blue color.
5. Having filled the top matte area with the dark blue color,
it was then time to make the dark blue-colored area look like a piece of matte
board by giving it some texture. I went to Filter to Texture to Texturizer.
In the 100 percent preview window, place the cursor and drag the image to an
area where you can see the effects of the Texture filter. Next, select Canvas
in the window labeled Texturizer. Remember that the selection of the dark blue
area is still in place, so whatever you do with the Texture filter will only
occur in the dark blue area. In my case, I set the Texturizer tool to Scaling
169 percent; Relief 6. The exact settings of this tool depend on just how much
texture you want in your matte.
6. At this point the picture is finished, so I went to View
to Show to Grid and unchecked it to remove the grid. Then, I went to Select
to Deselect to remove the last selection. And, there was my masterpiece, ready
for printing and framing!
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