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[ PSP X6 tutorial - written by @nn TDstudio - 2013]

Kerst 2013

       

 


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This tutorial is written by Ann November 16, 2013 with a Dutch version of PSP X6
Any similarity to other tutorials is a coincidence

 

 

Materials:  

 

Acknowledgements:

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

  • With special thanks to the people behind the scenes

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

 

Plugins:

  • Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0
  •  Flaming Pear - Flood
  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass
  • MuRa's Meister - Copies

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Brush in PSP and export as Custom Brush ( File - Export - Custom Brush) or copy to the Brushes Folder of PSP
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Preset, it will be imported automatically
  • Save the Flood Preset to your Hard Drive
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP

  • Copy the Gradient  to the Gradients folder of PSP

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 used:

       
#ffffff #000000        

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to Gradient @nn_150913_GR_133_tdstudio  - Style: Linear

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #ffffff

 

The tutorial:

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Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Fill with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur

Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 - Bi Color Filters - Violet/Pink - Color Set 4


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Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood - Click on the Red Arrow  and load Preset @nn_161113_preset_flood_Kerst-2013_tdstudio.q8r

Or if this is not working for you, with these are the settings:


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Result:
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02

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew - color white

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur - same settings as before

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 55

 


03

Open Tube "@nn_161113_koord_Kerst_SterLampion_tdstudio.pspimage

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset



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04

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Dissolve" and the Layer Opacity to 50

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 45 - Blur - 20  - Color - #ffffff

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 45 - Blur - 12  - Color - #ffffff

Result:

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05

Open Tube "@nn_161113_blend-stripes-Gauss_tdstudio.pspimage

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

No need to move

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

 


06

Open Tube "@nn_161113_Kerst_Image-2020_tdstudio.pspimage

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

No need to move

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

 


07

Open Tube "@nn_161113_kerstlampjes_tdstudio.pspimage

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

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

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Save as PSP file and minimize to tray for now.


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Activate one of the papers: I have chosen: @nn_161113_Kerst-13_003_tdstudio.png
(if you use another paper Resize to the same dimensions)

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

Effects - Reflection Effects - Kaleidoscope

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0  - Paper Textures: Japanese paper (custom settings)

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - @nn_161113_Selectie_001_KerstLampion_tdstudio - Replace Selection & Source luminance checked

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste As New Image

Image - Canvas Size:


Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset Ann_161113_Kerst_SterLampion_EC5_B_tdstudio

 


09

Layers - Duplicate

Effects  3D Effects - Cutout - Vertical 15 - Horizontal 15 - Opacity 90 - Blur - 50 - Fill interior with color NOT checked - Color #000000


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Layers - New Raster layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "+Round50" - Size: 115 - Step: 32 - Density: 100 - Rotation: 0 - Opacity: 100 - Blend Mode: Normal - Continuous checked - Wet look paint Unchecked

Stamp with the Backgroundcolor in the Middle of the Star

Adjust - blur - Gaussian Blur 30

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

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 30

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Result

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Image - Resize - 60% - Resize all Layers not checked

Edit Copy!!


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Maximize your work Image

Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies - Color #000000

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Effects  3D Effects - Drop Shadow - Color: #ffffff - Shadow on new Layer checked!



Layer Palette - Double click on this Shadow Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Dissolve" and the Layer Opacity to 70

Result:
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12

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Open Tube "@nn_161113_1-christmasball__tdstudio.pspimage

There are 3 Layers

Copy and Paste all 3 Ball on your work Image and move like this:

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Layers - New Raster layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_161113_brush_Sterlampion_001_tdstudio - Size: 472

Stamp with your Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click) in your Image like this:

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14

Layers - New Raster layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_161113_brush_Sterlampion_002_tdstudio - Size: 298

Stamp with your Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click) in your Image like this:

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Layers - Duplicate

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

Move like this

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Layers - New Raster layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_161113_brush_Sterlampion_003_tdstudio - Size: 445

Stamp with your Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click) in your Image like this:


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Layers - New Raster layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_161113_brush_Sterlampion_004_tdstudio - Size: 500

Stamp with your Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click) in your Image like this:

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18

Open Tube "@nn_161113_Snow_tdstudio.pspimage

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

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Open Tube "@nn_161113_christmasballs_snowdrift_tdstudio.pspimage

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

There are 1 Layers

Copy and Paste both on your Image

Move like this.

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Open Tube "@nn_241113_kerstcadeau-FPFlood_tdstudio.pspimage

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

There are 1 Layers

Copy and Paste both on your Image

Move like this

Layers - Merge - Merge all layers (flatten)


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Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0  - Special effects 2 - Border white fade 1 - 100 - Invert not checked

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 30

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

 


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Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste As New Layer on 1 of the Frames from the Materials

Save as a JPG file

 


 
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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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