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[ PSP X4 tutorial - written by @nn TDstudio - 2012 ]

       

 


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This tutorial is written by Ann July 19, 2012 with a Dutch version of PSP X4
Any similarity to other tutorials is a coincidence

 

 

Materials:  

 

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Translated into English by ASDwebdesigns, into German by Marion and  into French by Lorna

  • Whith special thanks to the people behind the scenes

  • TD-studio uses tubes by Kitty & Annelies regularly with their permission

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  •  Tramages - Mo'Jellyfish **
  • [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2
  • MuRa's Meister - Copies

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Gradient  to the Gradients folder of PSP
  • pen the Masks in PSP and minimize to tray

From PSP 14, 15 AND 16 there is no option for Image - Mirror & Image -  Flip There is a new option but this does not give the same result except when the tube/image covers the whole image from side to side There is a easy way to add the old Mirror and Flip options to the Image Menu I have written a tutorial you can find it HERE. From PSP 17 the option is back

NOTE: If you use your own images or tubes, make them the same size!!!

 

 

Colors:

   
#ffffff #000000 #efe9db #ededed    

Note: When working with your own colors, play with the Blend Mode and/or Opacity at your own discretion

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to the @nn_290712_GR_Lily_tdstudio Gradient - Style: Sunburst

Set your Backgroundcolor to #ffffff

 

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Fill with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 50

Selections - Select all

Selections - Modify - Contract - 100

Effects - Art Media Effects - Brush Strokes

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Selections - Edit - Selection ( It will turn red!)

Effects - Image Effects - Offset - Color #ededed

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and on OK

Selections - Edit - Selection  (The red is gone!) Your Selection looks like this now:

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02

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Tramages - Mo'Jellyfish

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Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders  - Inside checked - Anti-alias NOT checked - Border width: 1

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Select None

Result:

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Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 50 - Horizontal 50 - Opacity 35 - Blur -50  - Color - #ffffff

 


03

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal ( Image - Mirror in previous PSP Versions)   

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical ( Image - Flip in previous PSP Versions)

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light"

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Result:

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04

Selections - Select all

Selections - Modify - Contract - 100

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

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Result:

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05

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Distortion Effects - Pixelate

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Layers - Arrange - Move down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 50

 


06

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical Minus 50 - Horizontal Minus 50 - Opacity 35 - Blur - 50  - Color - #000000

Result:

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07

Open Image "image_Lily

Note: If you are using an image of your own make it the same size

Window - Duplicate (or shift+D) - Close the original and proceed on the copy

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - @nn_290712_Mask_Lily_001_SB2_tdstudio - Source luminance Checked - Invert mask data NOT checked

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Dodge"

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - @nn_290712_Mask_Lily_001_SB2_tdstudio - Source luminance Checked - Invert mask data  checked

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

 


08

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Image - Rotate Left

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Left checked - Wind Strength: 100

Image - Rotate Right

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Layers - Arrange - Move down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 25

 


09

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Window - Duplicate (or shift+D) - Minimize the original to tray and proceed on the copy

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 75 Pixels - Resize all Layers checked

Edit - Copy


10

Open Tube "@nn_290712_SmallFrame_Lily_SB2_tdstudio.pspimage

Edit - Paste As New Layer

Edit - Copy  Special - Copy Merged

Go back to your main work Image

Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Image - Rotate Left

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies

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Image - Rotate Right

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 5 - Horizontal 5 - Opacity 35 - Blur - 10  - Color - #000000


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Open Tube "@nn_290712_text_Lily_SB2_tdstudio.pspimage" 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

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Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Overlay"


12

Open Tube "kittys-Blue_small.pspimage" 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

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13

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur -  12

Layers - Merge - Merge All (flatten)

Effects  3D Effects - Buttonize -  Color: #000000


 

 
 
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Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial by Ann and my translation! Please do not forget to thank the people behind the scenes ( Translators/Tubers)  :-)

If you wish you can post your result on my Facebook Page

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