[ A puppet theatre - PSP X4 tutorial - written by @nn ] - 2012

A puppet theatre

::: Update: September 2015 - ASDwebdesigns:::

INFO

This lesson was written on March 10 2012 in the Dutch version from PSP X4.

---------------------- [ Copyrightę2012 ] ----------------------

Any resemblance with an existing lesson is merely a coincidence.
Lessons translated in English by Jille.
Lorna translates in French
Bhyma Web (Maria) translates in Spanish.
Marion translates in German.

TD-studio uses often tubes from Kitty & Annelies with permission.
find their group here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/A-and-K-Tubes-Unlimited/

A & K tubes  unlimited

::: Degree of difficulty: Level 1 - Items: 133 :::



  • DOWNLOAD MATERIALS HERE

  • 8 Filters:
      • Mura's Meister - Copies
      • Mura's Meister - Persp. Tiling
      • Mura's Seamless
      • EC 5: Impact
      • EC5: Textures
      • Unlimited 2.0
      • Photo Aging kit
      • Uleads effect - particle

  • Preparation
    Foreground color = #856b46 and background color = #d8c8af. .
    Material Foreground - change the color into Foreground - background gradient with these settings:

    1
    Material palette to start the lesson:
    2

    Feel free to change the opacity and blend mode from the layers if you work with different colors. You can colorize if necessary

    The lesson

  1. File - New - New Image :
    Click right with the mouse button to select the gradient
    3
  2. Effects - Plugins - unlimited 2.0 - Photo Aging kit - Border fade:
    4
  3. Effects - Plugins - Mura's Seamless - Shift at wave:
    5
  4. Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - radius: 12
  5. Effects - Plugins - Ulead Effects - Particle and choose Smoke:
    Color - WHITE
    6
  6. Shift + G: gamma correction:
    7
  7. Change foreground gradient into solid color : #856b46 DK
  8. Layers - New Raster layer
  9. Activate selection tool - Custom selection - with these setting:
    8

    9
  10. Flood fill with solid foreground color
  11. Selections - deselect
  12. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:
    Color - WHITE
    10
  13. Layers - New Raster layer
  14. Activate selection tool - Custom selection - with these settings:
    11
  15. Flood fill with foreground colorDK
  16. Selections - deselect
    Result:
    12
  17. Layers - Duplicate
  18. Effects - Plugins - EC5 - Textures - Marble - Tab SETTINGS user settings - choose my preset:
    Ann_100312_APuppetTheatre_001_EC5_TXT_tdstudio.f1s
  19. Layer palette: Blend mode: Soft light, Opacity: 100
  20. Layers - Merge - merge down
  21. Effects - Plugins - Mura's Meister - Perspective tiling:
    13
  22. Selections -load/save selection - load selection from disk: :
    @nn_100312_sel_001_APuppet_tdstudio
    14
  23. Delete on your keyboard
  24. Selections - Deselect all (flatten)
  25. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:
    color: BLACK
    15
  26. Layer palette - Decrease Opacity 30%
  27. Close bottom layer
  28. Layers - Merge - Merge visible
  29. Activate bottom layer and open again
    16
  30. Activate the tube Kitty: kitty-clownwoman_small.pspimage (I resized for this lesson)
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - paste as new layer
  31. Move see example :
    17
  32. Layer palette:
    Blend mode: Soft light, Opacity: 35
    18
  33. Layers - Duplicate
  34. PSP X4 scripts-trusted - Mirror - in earlier versions: Image - Mirror
    Result:
    19
  35. Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - radius: 3
    20
  36. last tube layer remains active
    21
  37. Activate the tube: kittys-Broken Marionnette_small.pspimage
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  38. Move see example :
    22
  39. Layer palette: Blend mode: Screen; Opacity 30%
  40. Layers - Duplicate
  41. And mirror (Scripts-trusted for X4 users) earlier versions - Image - Mirror
    23
  42. Layers - Merge - merge visible (just to work more easy)
  43. Change background color into linear : DUOTONE RED gradient with these settings:
    24

    Material palette is now arranged like this:
    25
  44. Activate Selection tool, Custom selection with these values:
    26

    27
  45. New raster layer - flood fill with red gradient !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  46. Selections - modify - contract: 1px
  47. Flood fill with dark foreground color DK (modus NONE)
  48. Effects - Texture Effects - texture - choose my file: @nn_140410_TXT_020_tdstudio
    with these settings:
    28
    (no need to deselect)
  49. Activate Selection tool, Custom selection with these values:
    29

    30
  50. New Raster layer - flood fill with the red gradient !!!!!
  51. Selections - modify - Contract with: 1px
  52. Effects - 3D Effects - cutout:
    31
  53. Layers - New Raster layer (for the curtains)
  54. Activate Selection tool, Custom selection with these values:
    32

    33
  55. change gradient corner into 90
    34
  56. Flood fill selection with the red gradient
  57. Effects - Texture Effects - texture and select @nn_170410_TXT_029_tdstudio:
    35
    and DESELECT!!!!!!!
  58. Layers - Duplicate
  59. And mirror (Scripts-trusted for X4 users) earlier versions - Image - Mirror and move a little:
    36
  60. Layers - Merge - merge down
  61. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:
    37
  62. Activate the tube kitty-clownwoman_extra_small.pspimage attention EXTRA small
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move see example:
    38
  63. Layers - Arrange - Move down
  64. Activate free hand selection tool (lasso) with these settings:
    39
    and remove the little ropes-->>
    40
  65. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow with these settings:
    41
  66. Activate top layer and add a new layer!!!!!!
  67. Foreground color on gradient again (see beginning of this lesson)
    42
  68. Activate Selection tool, Custom selection with these values:
    43
  69. Flood fill with background gradientrood verloop
  70. Selections - modify - contract with 1 px
  71. Flood fill with foreground gradientAV_verloop
  72. Selections - modify - contract with 20 px
  73. Flood fill with red gradient rood verloop
  74. Selections - modify - contract with 1 px
  75. Flood fill with foreground gradient AV_verloop
  76. Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - radius: 10
  77. Layers - New Raster layer
  78. Activate this tube: KS-Clouwntje-3-11-2008.pspimage
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - paste into selection
  79. Layer palette: Blend mode: Soft light; Opacity: 70%
  80. Selections - deselect all
  81. Layers - Merge - merge down
  82. Activate Deformation Tool (D on your keyboard) and select my preset: @nn_100312_APuppet_001_VV_tdstudio
    click any other tool to deactivate:
    44
  83. Layers - Duplicate
  84. and Mirror (Scripts-trusted for X4 users) earlier versions - Image - Mirror and move a little:
    45
  85. Close bottom layer and merge visible layers
    46
  86. Effects - Plugins - EC5 impact - perspective shadow -tab SETTINGS - user settings and choose my preset: @nn_100312_APuppet_001_PS_001.f1s
  87. Activate the rings (see how to make them in lesson IBIS)
    @nn_100312_Apuppet_ringen_tdstudio.pspimage
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move
    47
  88. Layers - Duplicate and mirror
  89. Activate this file: @nn_100312_Apuppet_text_tdstudio.pspimage (if you use different colors you may export as custom brush)
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move see example:
    48
  90. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:
    49
  91. Activate this file @nn_100312_Apuppet_accent_tdstudio.pspimage
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move see example:
    50
  92. Layer palette - Decrease Opacity into 40%, Blend mode: Soft light
  93. Activate this file @nn_100312_Apuppet_spot_tdstudio.pspimage
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - paste as new layer and do not touch!
  94. Effects - Plugins - Mura's Meister - Copies:
    BG color: Black
    51
  95. Move a little :
    52
  96. Mirror (Scripts - trusted) or Image Mirror in earlier versions
  97. Layers - Duplicate
  98. and move again
    53
  99. Layers - Merge - merge down (all spots are merged)
  100. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:
    Color White
    54
  101. Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)
  102. Layers - Duplicate
  103. Activate BOTTOM LAYER and close top layer
    55
  104. Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - radius: 30
  105. Effects - Texture Effects -Ttexture and select my file in the list: @nn_130410_TXT_011_tdstudio
    56
  106. Activate this file @nn_100312_Persp-Til_APuppetTheatre_tdstudio.pspimage (we made a simular file in this lesson STUDIO 54)
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
    57
  107. Layer palette: Blend mode: Soft light; Opacity: 50
  108. Activate top layer and open it:
    58
  109. Window - Duplicate (for the background)
  110. Continue with the original
  111. Image - Resize 80%
    59
  112. Magic Wand Tool with these settings :
    60
  113. Click in the border next to the resized layer
  114. Selections - Invert
    61
  115. Change red gradient as shown below:
    24A
  116. Layers - New Raster layer
  117. Flood fill selection with the red gradient
  118. Selections - modify - contract with 1px
  119. Delete on your keyboard
  120. Layers - Merge - merge down en deselect !!!!
  121. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:
    62
  122. Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)
  123. Layers - New Raster layer
  124. Selections - Select all
  125. Flood fill selection with the red gradient
  126. Selections - modify - contract with 1px
  127. Delete on your keyboard
  128. Layers - Merge - merge down and deselect !!!!
  129. Activate the minimized image for the background
  130. Remove top layer
  131. Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)
  132. Effects - Image Effects - Seamless tiling:
    63
  133. Save both as JPG