::: Published at ASDwebdesigns September 2015 :::

This lesson was written by Ann on  July 13 2008 in the Dutch version of PSP X2
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  • MATERIALS:
Tubes:

@nn_030608_photos_artak1_tdstudio.pspimage
-- open in your PSP program

Plaatjespenseel:

@nn_140708_Accent_BL_tdstudio.PspTube
-- extract to your map "picture tubes"

Preset EC 5 Impact

"Ann_Lima_EC5_Impact_Backlight_1.f1s"
"Ann_Lima_3C5_Impact_Backlight_2.f1s"
-- preset extract into the folder:
C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\Backlight


@nn_Lima_EC5_IMPACT_MT_1.f1s
-- preset extract into the folder
C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\MotionTrail

preset EC 5 nature

Ann_Lima_EC5_Nature_Corona_1.f1s
-- preset extract into the folder
C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Nature\Settings\Corona

preset flaming pear flexify

Preset_FP_Flexify_Lima_tdstudio.q2q
-- extract into a folder of your choice

MATERIALS DOWNLOAD HERE

  • Plugins used:
    • Unlimited 2.0
    • Toadies  (importeren via Unlimited 2.0)
    • Mura's Meister - Pole Transform
    • Mura's Meister - Copies
    • Alien skin Eye Candy 5: Impact
    • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Texture
    • VM Natural
    • Richard Rosenman - Solid border
    • Flaming Pear - Flexify
    • Graphics Plus - Cross shadow


    Install the filters.

The lesson

Preparation:

foreground color = #881850 and background color = #020202 4.Change foreground color into gradient with these settings


To start the lesson your material palette looks like this:

  1. File – New image see settings:

  2.  
  3. Flood fill with the gradient
  4. Layers - new raster layer
  5. Change the gradient into rectangle:
     
  6. Flood fill with this new gradient
  7. Effects - plug-in unlimited 2.0 - Toadies ( or check the list of your plug-ins) - Posterize:


    This is the result:
  8. Effects - geometric effects - spherize:
  9. Effects - edge effects – enhance
  10. Activate your layer palette and decrease the opacity of the layer to 43%
  11. Layers - new raster layer
  12. Flood fill with the gradient (rectangular)
  13. Effects - plug-in - Mura's Meister - Pole transform:


    this is the result:
  14. Effects - plug-in - VM Natural - Stardust:
  15. Activate the layer palette: blend mode = hard light
  16. Layers - new raster layer
  17. Flood fill with the rectangular gradient
  18. Effects - plug-in - Mura's Meister - Pole transform (settings are still OK)
  19. Image – resize with 50%:


    this is the result::
  20. Effects - plug-in Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Nature - Corona and choose my preset:


    If you work with different colors click tab BASIC and change these two colors:


    this is the result:

    (you can export as a picture tube (this time I did this for you) and than you can use it to put accents in other lessons)
  21.  Layers - duplicate
  22. Again image – resize – same settings:
  23. Activate the layer palette and choose blend mode screen


    this is the result::
  24. Layers - new raster layer
  25. Flood fill with the gradient
  26. Effects - plug-in Mura's Meister - Pole Transform see settings:
  27. Effects - plug-in VM Natural - stardust same settings
    this is the result:
  28. Effects - plug-in Alien Skin eye candy 5: Impact - Backlight - tab Settings: choose my preset



    this is the result
  29. Activate the magic wand with these settings (mode = add - feather = 20)

    click in the middle:


    Click delete 3 times
  30. Selections - deselect
  31. Effects - 3D Effects - drop shadow with these settings:
    color: #d8aec3


  32. Activate the selection tool with these settings: (Selection type: rectangle – feather 50)


    select this part (nearly in the middle):


    The selection enlarges if you release the selection tool.
    Click 3 x delete on your keyboard and afterwards: Selections -deselect:
  33. Layers - new raster layer
  34. Flood fill with the rectangular gradient
  35. Effects - plug-in Mura's Meister - Pole Transform but with these settings:
  36. Effects - plug-in Mura's Meister - Copies and choose Spiral:
  37. Layers -duplicate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  38. Effects - plug-in Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: impact - motion trail- tab Settings: choose my preset


    this is the result:
  39. Layers – arrange – move down
  40. Activate the layer palette: select the top layer !!!!
  41. Effects - plug-in Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: impact - Backlight - tab Settings: choose my preset :



    this is the result:
  42. Activate the freehand selection tool, from point to point - feather = 0:


    and select this part:


    click delete once and afterwards: selections - deselect:
  43. Layers - merge - merge all layers
  44. Effects - plug-in - Richard Rosenman - solid border:
    Color: WHITE
  45. Window – duplicate, minimize this copy and continue with the original
  46. Image - resize:
  47. Effects - plug-in Flaming Pear - Flexify and click the little red arrow (Open a file):


    browse to the map in which you stored my preset:

    Click Ok
    This is the result:
  48. Effects - plug-in Graphics Plus - Cross shadow:
  49. Layers - new raster layer
  50. Activate the selection tool – custom selection:


    with these values:


    this is the result:
  51. Selections - invert
  52. Change foreground gradient into solid white
  53. Flood fill the selection with the white color, afterwards: Selections - deselect:
  54. Effects - plug-in - Unlimited 2. - Toadies - What are you?
  55. Effects - edge effects - enhance
  56. Activate the layer palette and decrease the opacity of the layer to 50%
  57. Layers - duplicate
  58. Again: Activate the layer palette: decrease the opacity of the layer to 30%
  59. Image – free rotate:
  60. Effects - distortion effects - wave:
    Color: #881850



  61. Activate your minimized copy:
  62. Edit - copy
  63. Activate your working area (900 px width)
  64. Edit – paste as a new layer
  65. Image - resize 90%:
  66. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow:
    color: BLACK
  67. Layers - new raster layer
  68. Effects - plug-in Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Lightning:


    (colors are  standard)
  69. Image - resize75%:
  70. With the move tool move a little, see print screen:
  71. Layers - new raster layer
  72. Activate the picture tube tool and select my little file:



    You may change the scale. On the same layer put accents with a scale from 10 to 50
  73. Effects - plug-in Graphics plus - Cross shadow with the same settings
  74. Activate the tube
  75. Edit - copy
  76. Activate your working area: edit - paste as a new layer
  77. With the move tool : put it on its place:
  78. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow:
  79. Layers - merge - merge all layers
  80. Effects - plug-in richard rosenman - solid border:
    Color: WHITE
  81. Edit - repeat Solid border but just 1 px this time and change the color into #651a40
  82. Save as a JPG