Niqe

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This lesson was written by Ann on January 10 th 2009 in the Dutch version of PSP X2
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: :: Degree : level 1 – number of items:  85 :::


  • Materials:
      • 5 tubes: "@nn_lines_Niqe_tdstudio.pspimage" "@nn_003_misted_woman_tdstudio.pspimage" "@nn_100109_tekst_Niqe_tdstudio.pspimage" "@nn_281208_stillife_rodevaas_DChrome_tdstudio.pspimage" "@nn_abstract_2020_Niqe_tdstudio.pspimage" – open in your PSP program
      • 4 selections: "@nn_100109_Selectie001_Niqe_tdstudio.PspSelection" "@nn_100109_Selectie002_Niqe_tdstudio.PspSelection""@nn_100109_Selectie003_Niqe_tdstudio.PspSelection" "@nn_100109_Selectie004_Niqe_tdstudio.PspSelection"
        extract into your file:
        ------- ›› C:\Users\YourName\Documents\My PSP-files\Selections
      • 1 image: niqe_image.jpg – open in your PSP program
      • 1brush: @nn_2009_brush_niqe_001_tdstudio.PspBrush
        ------- ›› C:\Users\YourName\Documents\My PSP-files\Brushes
      • 1 preset for EC 5: Impact - Glass: @nn_Niqe_EC5_Glass.f1s
        ------- ››C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\Glass (extract into this map)
      • 1 preset for EC 5: Impact - Gradient Glow: @nn_Niqe_tdstudio_GG_EC5.f1s
        ------- ››C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\Glow (extract into this map)

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  • Filters:
      • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact
      • Transparency - Eliminate white
      • VM Instant Art (Visman)
      • Unlimited 2.0
      • Richard Rosenman - Solid border
      • Penta.com - Jeans
         

    Install the filters.


  • Preparing
    Put your foreground color to a light color, I took #fffff0, and the background color to a darker one, I took  #5c5c5c
    (If you choose colors of your own, take colors that harmonize well  but with not too much contrast)
    Change the foreground color into gradient:
    1

    Your material palette looks like this:
    2

Feel free to change opacity and/or blend mode of the layers, if you work with different colors

  • The lesson
  1. Open a new image:
    File – new – new image:
    3
  2. Flood fill with the gradient Verloop
  3. Adjust - blur – Gaussian blur: radius: 75
  4. Effects - texture effects – straw wall with these settings:
    color = white
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  5. Layers - duplicate
  6. Effects - plug-in - VM Instant - Vernissage:
    5

    This is the result
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  7. Effects - plug-in - Transparency - Eliminate white
  8. Adjust –hue/saturation -colorize:
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  9. Effects - plug-in - Unlimited 2.0:
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  10. Activate the layer palette and change blend mode to darken
    If you use different colors: blend mode: Luminance legacy (L) and (if necessary) decrease the opacity of the layer
    9

    This is what you have now:
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  11. Layers - new raster layer
  12. Activate your brush tool with these settings and choose:
    1012
  13. Stamp with the gradient on the right and on the left side of the layer to obtain the result  shown below:
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  14. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow:
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  15. Activate the pspfile @nn_abstract_2020_Niqe_tdstudio.pspimage (As you can see in the layer palette the opacity of the layer = 55, leave it that way. If you use different colors you can colorize this tube)
    Edit - copy
  16. Activate your tag, edit – paste as a new layer (do not move)
    This is your result:
    1(
  17. Activate the misted tube: @nn_003_misted_woman_tdstudio.pspimage
    Edit - copy
  18. Activate your tag, edit - paste as a  new layer
  19. Move to the outmost right of the tag
    If you use other tubes, decrease the opacity of the layer to your own choice.
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  20. Layers - new raster layer
  21. Selections – load/save selection from disc- load selection from disc and choose my selection:
    @nn_100109_Selectie001_Niqe_tdstudio.PspSelection
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  22. Selections - modify – select selection borders:
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  23. Zoom well to fill the borders
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  24. Flood fill the borders with the gradient verloop A
    Pay attention: match mode = none
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  25. Selections - deselect
    This is what you should have:
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  26. Effects - reflection-effects - feedback:
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  27. Effects -  image effects –seamless tiling:
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    The effect looks like this:
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  28. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow see settings:
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  29. Activate the psp image @nn_lines_Niqe_tdstudio.pspimage
    › › › › (colorize if you use different colors)
    Edit - copy
  30. Activate your tag
    Edit - paste as a new layer
  31. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow:
    26A

    You have this now:
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  32. Layers - new raster layer -->Rename this layer "VIERKANT" (= square)
  33. Selections – load/save selection from disc- load selection from disc and choose my selection
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  34. Flood fill  the selection with the dark background color #5c5c5c
  35. Selections - modify - contract:
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  36. Delete on your keyboard
  37. Selections - deselect
    You have this now:
    30
  38. Effects - 3D effects –inner bevel:
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  39. Activate your image niqe_image.jpg
    Edit - copy  and minimize your image
  40. Activate your magic wand with the exact settings from below: (mode = replace            outside)
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  41. Select :the first little square on the left below
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  42. Selections - modify - expand 5 px
  43. Now edit - paste as a NEW LAYER (your image is still in memory)
  44. Now choose a nice part from your  image (move your image with the move tool)
    This was my choice:
    34
  45. Selections - invert
  46. Delete on your keyboard
  47. Again selections invert
  48. Return to your layer named "vierkant" (square)
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  49. Now select the second little square with your magic wand (no need to deselect , the selection will be replaced automatically)
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  50. Selections - modify –expand 5 px
  51. Again edit - paste as a new layer (your image is still in memory)
  52. Choose another nice part from the image (same procedure as before)
  53. Selections - invert
  54. Delete on your keyboard
  55. Again selections - invert
  56. Activate your layer "vierkant (square)”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  57. Proceed until all 4 squares are filled, and deselect afterwards
    This is the result:
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  58. Activate the TOP LAYER, we will merge the 4 layers with the images
  59. Layers - merge – merge down -->> repeat 3 times, not more
    your layer palette looks like this:
    38
  60. Effects - plug-in - EC 5: Impact - Glass choose my preset tab SETTINGS: @nn_Niqe_EC5_Glass
  61. Layers - arrange – move down
  62. Activate the top layer  again (layer with the little squares")
  63. Layers -merge – merge down. The layer palette looks like this
    39
  64. Effects - plug-in EC 5: Impact - Gradient glow choose my preset @nn_Niqe_tdstudio_GG_EC5 tab Settings (user settings)
    40

    You have this now:
    41
  65. Layers - new raster layer
  66. Selections – load/save selection from disc- load selection from disc and choose my selection:
    42
  67. Flood fill your selection with the gradient Verloop 66
  68. Layers - new raster layer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  69. Selections – load/save selection from disc- load selection from disc and choose my selection: @nn_100109_Selectie004_Niqe_tdstudio.PspSelection
    43
  70. Flood fill with the dark background color #5c5c5c
  71. Selections - deselect
  72. Effects - plug-in - Penta.com - jeans:
    44
  73. Decrease the opacity of the layer to 38 in your layer palette:
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  74. Layers - merge – merge down
  75. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow and click OK (same settings: 2/2/50/5)
  76. Effects – image effects – off set:
    46
  77. Activate your tube @nn_270309_stillife_vaasbloem_tdstudio_small.pspimage
    Edit - copy and paste as a new layer on your tag
  78. move a little:
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  79. Layers - duplicate
  80. Adjust - blur – Gaussian blur: radius: 12
  81. Layers - arrange – merge down
  82. Activate your text file: @nn_100109_tekst_Niqe_tdstudio.pspimage
    Edit - copy and paste on your tag, and move to the left top corner
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  83. Layers - merge –merge all layers
  84. Effects - plug-in - Richard Rosenman - solid border:
    48
  85. Save as a JPG