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This lesson was written by Ann on February 1 2009 in the Dutch version of PSP X2
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  • Materials:
    • 2 images: Xanthe.jpg, @nn_2202009_Xanthe_bg_white_lines_ds_tdstudio.jpg -- open in your PSP program
    • 1 tube: @nn_080108_model_Nelson_M1_tdstudio.pspimage -- open in your PSP program
    • 2 PSP image files: @nn_220209_Xanthe_cirkels_tdstudio.pspimage, @nn_220209_Xanthe_ovaal_tdstudio.pspimage
      -- open in your PSP program
    • 1 brush: @nn_220209_brush_Xanthe_001_tdstudio extract to this folder:
      ------- ››C:\Users\YourName\Documents\My PSP-files\Brushes
    • 1 picture tube: @nn_030509_accent_Xanthe_tdstudio: extract to this folder:
      ------- ›› C:\Users\YourName\Documents\My PSP-files \Picture tubes
    • 1 preset EC 5: Impact - Glass: @nn_220209_Xanthe_EC5_Glass.f1s
      ------- ››C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\ Glass (extract to this folder  or
      see procedure)
    • 1 preset EC 5: Impact - Chrome: @nn_220209_Xanthe_EC5_IMPACT_Chrome.f1s
      ------- ››C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\ Chrome
    • 1 preset EC5: Impact - Backlight: @nn_220209_Xanthe_EC5_Backlight.f1s
      ------- ››C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\ Backlight
    • 1 preset EC5: Impact - Extrude: @nn_220209_Xanthe_EC5_Extrude.f1s
      ------- ››C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\ Extrude
    • 2 presets EC 5: Impact - Perspective shadow: "@nn_220209_Xanthe_EC5_PS_2.f1s" "@nn_220209_Xanthe_EC5_PS_1.f1s"
      ------- ››C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\ Shadow


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  • Filters:
    • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact
    • Richard Rosenman - Solid border
    • Stylize - Extrude
    • 2manekenai - Mezzoforce
       


 
  • Preparation
    Foreground color = BLACK and background color = WHITE
    Attention: these colors are obligated. I will tell you at what point in the lesson you can give your own color accent. Using different colors from the beginning assumes that you have a very good knowledge of the program
  • You may prepare the gradient we will use
    Change foreground color into Foreground-background gradient, with following settings.

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    To start the lesson your material palette looks like this
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    Read the lesson carefully and pay attention to the following advise.

    PSP X2 users: A problem that did not occur in previous version needs your attention in PSP12. Merging a layer down gives a different result compared by merging two layers visibly. The difference between the two operations is visible when the two layers concerned have each a different opacity and/or a different blend mode. The print screen below shows you this difference. So to work correctly merge your layers visibly
    First print screen: layer merged down, 2d print screen  layers merged visibly. You see the difference!
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Feel free to change opacity and/or blend mode of the layers, if you work with different colors

The lesson

  1. File - new - new image:
    COLOR: WHITE
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  2. Layers - new raster layer
  3. Activate your selection tool - custom selection with these settings:
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    with these values
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  4. Flood fill the selection with the black solid color
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  5. Selections - deselect
  6. Effects - distortion effects – lens distortion with these settings:
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  7. Activate the magic wand with these settings:
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    Click in the part on top:
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  8. Layers - new raster layer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Activate your image: Xanthe.jpg
    Edit - copy
    Activate your working area, edit - paste INTO SELECTION
  10. Selections - deselect
  11. Effects - plug-in - Stylize - Extrude with these settings:
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    pay attention, the operation is ad random so the effect can be different from the print screen
    This is the result
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  12. Adjust - sharpen - sharpen
  13. Adjust – add/remove noise – add noise:
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  14. Layers - duplicate
  15. Effects - plug-in - 2Manekenai - Mezzoforce-Ice with these settings:
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  16. Activate your layer palette: opacity of the layer 100%, blend mode: Hard light
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  17. Activate this file: @nn_2202009_Xanthe_bg_white_lines_ds_tdstudio.jpg
    Edit - copy
    Activate your working area, edit - paste as a new layer
  18. Effects – image effects – offset see settings:
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    This is your result:
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  19. Adjust – hue and saturation -colorize, I have chosen this color:
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    Feel free to use a color of your own.
  20. Effects - plug-in - Stylize - Extrude: same settings
  21. Layer palette: opacity of the layer: 100, blend mode: multiply
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    This is the result:
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  22. Layers - new raster layer
  23. Activate your selection tool - custom selection:
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    with these values:
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  24. Flood fill your selection with WHITE
  25. Selections - deselect
  26. Effects - distortion effects – lens distortion same settings:
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    This little border should be on the right place now:
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  27. Layers - new raster layer
  28. Change your solid black color into  gradient:
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  29. Flood fill your layer with the gradient
  30. Layer palette:  decrease the opacity of the layer between 60 and 75
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  31. Activate this file: @nn_220209_Xanthe_cirkels_tdstudio.pspimage
    Edit - copy
    Activate your working area
    Paste as a new layer
  32. Effects - plug-in - EC 5: Impact - Chrome and under tab SETTINGS choose my preset:
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    this is the result:
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  33. Activate your magic wand with these settings (mode = add – feather = 0):
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    Select following parts of the circle:
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  34. Selections - modify – expand the selection:
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  35. LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  36. Flood fill with your foreground gradient
    pay attention match mode = none
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    You should have this. Keep your selection active:
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  37. Effects - plug-in - EC5: Impact - Glass and under tab SETTINGS choose my preset:
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  38. Selections - deselect
  39. Layers – arrange – move down
  40. Activate your TOP layer
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  41. Layers - merge – merge down
  42. Effects - plug-in - EC 5: impact - backlight and under tab SETTINGS choose my preset:
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    This is the result:
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  43. Activate your PSP image: @nn_220209_Xanthe_ovaal_tdstudio.pspimage (if you use different colors, use following image
    @nn_220209_Xanthe_ovaal_tdstudio_COLORIZE.pspimage (extra file attached in the zip file)
    Edit - copy
    Activate your working area, edit – paste as a new layer (DO NOT MOVE)
  44. Effects - plug-in - EC5: impact - Extrude and under tab SETTINGS choose my preset:
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    You have this result (It is important for the following steps that you do not move the image).
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  45. Layers - duplicate
  46. Image - resize:
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    This is the result – do not move!:
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  47. Effects – image effects - offset:
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    this is the result

EXTRA

  1. Layers - merge - merge down (both steps are merged)
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  2. Effects – image effects - offset with these settings:
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  3. Effects - plug-in - EC 5: impact - perspective shadow and under tab SETTINGS choose my preset:
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    this is the result:
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  4. Layers duplicate
  5. Image - flip
  6. With your move tool – move see print screen:
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  7. Decrease the opacity of the layer to +/- 30%
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  8. Layers - arrange – move down
  9. Activate your top layer:
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    this is the result
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  10. Change the foreground color into solid black
  11. Layers - new raster layer (you may rename  the layer Brush)
  12. Activate your brush tool and select my brush @nn_220209_brush_Xanthe_001_tdstudio
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    Move exactly to this place (that is important for the following steps))
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  13. Layers duplicate
  14. Image - mirror
  15. Layers - merge - merge down
  16. Layers -arrange – move down
    This is the result and this layer stays active:
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  17. Layers - duplicate (layer with the brush)
  18. Image - resize:
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  19. with your move tool , move down a little see print screen:
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  20. Again: layer duplicate (copy from brush is activated)
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  21. Again: Image resize 75%
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    This is the result:
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  22. Layers - merge - merge all layers and add a new layer for the next step
  23. Activate your picture tube tool and select my file: @nn_030509_accent_Xanthe_tdstudio
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    Place on top of the pillars with different scale
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  24. Activate your  lady tube, edit - copy
    Activate your working area, edit - paste as a new layer and give her a nice place
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  25. Effects - plug-in - EC 5 Impact - perspective shadow and under tab SETTINGS choose my preset:
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  26. Layers - merge - merge all layers
  27. Effects - plug-in - Richard Rosenman - solid border:
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  28. save as  JPG