[ Norah - PSP X5 tutorial - written by @nn ] - 2012

Norah

::: Update: 27 Oktober, 2012 9:53 :::

INFO

This lesson was written on September 22 2012 in the Dutch version from PSP X4.

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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.
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::: Degree of difficulty: Level 1 - Items: 107 :::
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  • 8 Filters:
      • EC 5: Impact
      • Mura's Meister - Copies
      • Unlimted 2.0
      • Graphics Plus
      • Transparency - Eliminate white
      • Almathera
      • AAA Frames
      • VanderLee

    • Preparation

      Foreground material: select my gradient @nn_220912_GR_Norah_tdstudio
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      Background color = white

      We start the lessons as follows:
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      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 :
      Color White
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    2. Layers - New Raster layer
    3. Activate Flood fill tool and fill with the gradient
    4. Effects - Image Effects - seamless tiling:
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    5. Adjust - blur - Gaussian blur - radius: 50
    6. Layers - Merge - Merge all layers (flatten)
    7. Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross shadow:
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    8. Shift + G: (Gammacorrection)
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      Result:
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    9. Change foreground gradient into Fading White with the same settings we used before:
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    10. Layers - New Raster layer
    11. Activate Flood fill tool and fill with the white gradient
    12. Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Peacock: standard settings - click OK
    13. Adjust - blur - Gaussian blur - radius: 15 Layers - New Raster layer Activate Brush tool and select: @nn_230912_brush_Norah_001_tdstudio
    14. Layers - New Raster layer
    15. Activate Brush tool and select: @nn_230912_brush_Norah_001_tdstudio
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    16. Stamp with white background color, once at the right and once at the left:
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    17. Layers - New Raster layer
    18. Activate Flood fill tool and fill with white solid background color
    19. Effects - Plugins - Unlimited 2.0 - Special Effects 2 - Rainbow - standard settings
      This is the result:
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    20. Effects - Plugins - Transparency - Eliminate white
    21. Layers - Duplicate
    22. Activate layer palette, Opacity: 100; Blend mode: Overlay
    23. Layers - Duplicate
    24. Again layer palette: Opacity: 100; Blend mode: Dissolve
    25. Layers - New Raster layer
    26. Activate Flood fill tool and fill with solid background color
    27. Layers - new mask layer - from image:
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    28. Layers - Merge - Merge group
    29. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 5/5/30/15 Color: black
    30. Layer palette: Decrease Opacity towards 50% ; Blend mode: Normal
      Result:
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    31. Activate this file: @nn_220912_ArtOfA_Norah_tdstudio.jpg (resize if you use another image)
    32. Edit - Copy
    33. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
    34. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:
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    35. Effects - Image Effects - seamless tiling: change to Vertical and click OK
    36. Activate Selection tool - Custom selection with these settings:
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    37. Delete on your keyboard
      Result:
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    38. Selections - Deselect all
    39. Layers - New Raster layer
    40. Activate Selection tool- Custom selection with these settings:
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    41. Flood fill selection with foreground gradient (Fading WHITE)
    42. Selections - Deselect all
    43. Effects - 3D Effects - Buttonize:
      color: #2f4669
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      Result:
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    44. Activate the file: @nn_230912_Pillars_Norah_tdstudio.pspimage
    45. Edit - Copy
    46. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
    47. Activate Move tool and move a little see print screen
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    48. Activate the file: @nn_220912_ArtOfA_Norah_tdstudio.jpg again
    49. Activate crop tool--> width and height = 150 choose a nice spot, you can rotate if you wish
      I selected this part

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      Click apply afterwards
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    50. Image - Picture frame and select: @nn_230912_Frame_Norah_tdstudio
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    51. Edit - Copy special - Copy Merged
    52. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
    53. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:
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    54. Effects - Plugins - EC5 Impact - Perspective Shadow tab settings/user settings - and choose my preset @nn_230912_Norah_EC5_PS_001.f1s in
    55. Layers - New Raster layer ( we make the lights)
    56. Effects - Plugins Almathera - A Halo:
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    57. Effects - Image Effects - seamless tiling
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    58. Effects - Distortion Effects - Polar coordinates: Polar to Rectangular
    59. Image - Flip Vertical (use the script->> Flip) users earlier versions: Image - Flip
    60. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:
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    61. Shift + G: gamma correction:
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      Now you see the lights:
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    62. Layers - New Raster layer
    63. Effects - Plugins - VanderLee - Unplugged X:
      Color white
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    64. Activate Magic wand tool with these settings:
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      Click in this part (see print screen):
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    65. Selections - Modify - select selection borders:
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    66. Activate Flood fill tool and fill with the white background color
    67. Selections - Deselect all
    68. Layers - New Raster layer
    69. Activate Brush tool and select: @nn_230912_brush_Norah_002_tdstudio
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    70. Stamp the brush here with the white background color:
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    71. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/5/30/8 color black
    72. Layers - New Raster layer
    73. Activate the Brush tool and select: @nn_230912_brush_Norah_003_tdstudio
      Settings are OK place the brush see example:
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    74. Layers - New Raster layer
    75. Activate the Brush tool and select: @nn_230912_brush_Norah_004_tdstudio
      Settings are OK - stamp brush here:
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    76. Activate layer palette: Opacity 45%; Blend mode: Dodge
    77. Layers - New Raster layer
    78. Activate Brush tool again and select:
      @nn_230912_brush_Norah_005_tdstudio
      Settings are OK, stamp the brush with the white background color:
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    79. Layer palette: Blend mode: Dodge; Opacity: 60%
    80. Layers - Merge - Merge all layers (flatten)
    81. Layers - Duplicate
    82. Layer palette, lock the top layer and activate the bottom layer
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    83. Effects - texture Effects - Fur:
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    84. Layer palette - activate top layer and make this layer visible again (click on the little eye)
    85. Edit -cut
    86. Edit - paste as new image
    87. Image - resize 85% - all layers checked
    88. Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame:
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    89. Effects - Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames - Glass Frame 2: 5/128
    90. Edit - Copy
    91. Edit - paste as new layer - on your original work (there where you add the fur)
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    92. Effects - Plugins - Mura's Meister - copies:
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    93. Activate layer palette: Blend mode: Soft light; Opacity: 100%
    94. Edit - Paste as new layer (your work is still in the PC's memory)
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    95. Effects - Plugins - EC5 Impact - Perspective shadow tab settings/user settings - and choose my preset @nn_230912_Norah_EC5_PS_002.f1s
    96. Layers - New Raster layer ( we will place some accents. You can give each of them a new layer, but this is not necessary))
    97. Activate Picture tube tool and select: @nn_230912_accent-1_Norah_tdstudio
      Scale 100 (for all accents)
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    98. Again Picture tube and select: @nn_230912_accent-2_Norah_tdstudio
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    99. And finally the third picture tube : @nn_230912_accent-3_Norah_tdstudio
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    100. Activate the tube from Annelies
    101. Edit - Copy
    102. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move to the right
    103. Effects - Plugins - EC5 Impact - Perspective shadow - tab settings/user settings - and choose my preset @nn_230912_Norah_EC5_PS_003.f1s
    104. Layers - Merge - Merge all layers (flatten)
    105. Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto frame:
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    106. Effects - 3D Effects - Buttonize:
      Color: black
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    107. Place your watermark and save as jpg. I hope you enjoyed this lesson

      Hugs Ann