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[ PSP X6 tutorial - written by @nn TDstudio - 2013 ]

 


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This tutorial is written by Ann September 2013, with a Dutch version of PSP X6 and adjusted by ASDwebdesigns June 2016 with an English version of PSP X8
Any similarity to other tutorials is a coincidence

 

 

Materials:  

 

 

Acknowledgements:

  • English translation adjusted by ASDwebdesigns, Translated into German by Marion and  into French by Lorna

  • Whith special thanks to the people behind the scenes

  • TD-studio uses tubes by Kitty & Annelies regularly with their permission

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0  - Special Effects 2 - Rainbow
  • Flaming Pear - Flood
  • VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Backlight, Glass, Backlight, Extrude & Perspective Shadow
  • MuRa's Meister Copies
  • AAA Frames - Foto frame

 

Preparations:

  • Open the tubes in PSP, minimize to tray, NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize some of the files.
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Copy the Gradient file to the Gradients folder of PSP

  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Presets, they will be imported automatically

  • Open the Brush in PSP and export as Custom Brush ( File - Export - Custom Brush) or copy to the Brushes Folder of PSP

  • Save the Flaming Pear Preset to your Hard Drive

  • Copy the Script to the Scripts Restricted folder of PSP

From PSP 14, 15 AND 16 there is no option for Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal ( Image - Mirror in previous PSP Versions)  & Image -  Flip There is a new option but this does not give the same result except when the tube/image covers the whole image from side to side There is a easy way to add the old Mirror and Flip options to the Image Menu I have written a tutorial you can find it HERE. From PSP 17 the option is back

NOTE: If you use your own images or tubes, make them the same size!!!

Make sure your Script toolbar is visible:

If not: View - Toolbars - Check Script

  

 

Colors:

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #ffffff

  •  Set your Backgroundcolor to @nn_080513_GR_130_tdstudio from the materials - Style: Linear

 

Note: When working with your own colors, play with the Blend Mode and/or Opacity at your own discretion

 

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Fill with the Gradient (Richt Mouse Click)

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur


02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_250913_brush_Castle_001_tdstudio.PspBrush" - No need to change the Settings

Stamp with your Foregroundcolor in your Image like this:

4

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light"

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Effects - Illuminations Effects - Sunburst  - Color

Effects - Plugins -  <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0  - Special Effects 2 - Rainbow:

Your work looks like this now:

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03

Activate this file: @nn_250913_Castle_tdstudio.pspimage, Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move; see Print screen:
7

Layer palette: Blend Mode: Soft light; Opacity: 100%

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood - Click on the Red Arrow and load Preset @nn_250913_preset_flood_Castle_tdstudio.q8r  ( if you use a tube of your own you might need to adjust the settings for the Horizon)

Result:

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Window - Duplicate (or shift+D) - Minimize to tray and go back to the original


04

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - @nn_250913_Selectie_001_Castle_tdstudio

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes

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Selections - Select None

 


05

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_250913_brush_Castle_002_tdstudio.PspBrush" - No need to change the Settings

Stamp with your Foregroundcolor in your Image like this:


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06

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_250913_brush_Castle_003_tdstudio.PspBrush" - No need to change the Settings

Stamp with your Foregroundcolor in your Image like this:


12

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Dodge" and the Layer Opacity to 40

 


07

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_250913_brush_Castle_004_tdstudio.PspBrush" - No need to change the Settings

Stamp with your Foregroundcolor in your Image like this:


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Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Dodge" and the Layer Opacity to 14

 


08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_250913_brush_Castle_005_tdstudio.PspBrush" - No need to change the Settings

Stamp with your Foregroundcolor in your Image like this:

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Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Opacity of this Layer to 85

 


09

Maximize Tube "@nn_250913_swirl_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

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Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Hard Light" and the Layer Opacity to 55

 


10

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - @nn_250913_Selectie_002_Castle_tdstudio (same settings as before)

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Backlight -  Settings Tab: Preset @nn_250913_Castle_001_EC5_BL_001.f1s

Result:
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Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 


11

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal ( Image - Mirror in previous PSP Versions)

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Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 


12

Maximize Tube "@nn_250913_boog_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

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Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Backlight -  Settings Tab: Preset @nn_250913_Castle_001_EC5_BL_002.f1s

 


13

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - @nn_250913_Selectie_003_Castle_tdstudio (same settings)

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister Copies:

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Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Extrude -  Settings Tab: Preset
@nn_280913_Castle_EC5_Extrude.f1s

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Preset
@nn_280913_Castle_EC5_PS_001.f1s

Effects - Image Effects - Offset



Result:
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Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - @nn_250913_Selectie_004_Castle_tdstudio
(same settings)

Edit - Cut (Or hit the Delete Key of your Keyboard)

Selections - Select None

 


14

Maximize the image you minimized at step 3

8

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 100 x 100 pixels

Layers - Promote Background Layer

Effects - Geometric Effects - Circle - Transparent checked

Image - Canvas Size:

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset @nn_280913_Castle_EC5_Glass.f1s

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

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15

Maximize Tube "@nn_250913_deco_castle_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

 


16

Maximize Tube "@nn_250913_ship_tdstudio" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

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17

Maximize Tube "@nn_250913_birds_castle_tdstudio" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move where you like them.


18

Maximize Tube "@nn_140705_EGLWomanwithwings_TD_small.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Do not move!

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Preset
@nn_280913_Castle_EC5_PS_002.f1s

Move like this:

 


19

Maximize Tube "@nn_250913_text_castle_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move where you like it


20

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto frame

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21

Script Toolbar  - Scripts Restriced - @nn_280913_Castle_Frame_tdstudio

Click on the Blue Arrow to run the Script

the script will run automatically.

NOTE: If you want to use different colors, click on Toggle Execution Mode, the script will now run step by step and you are able to change the colors

 
 
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Image - Resize - Width 900 Pixels - Resize all Layers checked

Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial by Ann and my translation! Please do not forget to thank the people behind the scenes ( Translators/Tubers)  :-)

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