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[ PSP X7 tutorial - written by @nn TDstudio - 2015 ]

       

 


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This tutorial is written by Ann February 12, 2012 with a Dutch version of PSP X7
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:

  • Fotomatic - Skygrad
  • Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0
  • AP Power Blend
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Brushes in PSP and export them as Custom Brushes ( File - Export - Custom Brush)
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Preset, it will be imported automatically
  • Copy the Frame to the Picture Frames folder of PSP
  • Copy the Gradient  to the Gradients folder of PSP
  • Open 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        

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

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #ffffff

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to the Duotone lavender Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Sunburst

 

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Fill with the Gradient

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 25

Gamma Correction ( Keyboard: Shift+G)


02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - @nn_130412_mask_000_Sophia_tdstudio - Source luminance Checked - Invert mask data checked

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Effects - Distortion Effects - Lens Distortion

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 90

 


03

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - @nn_130412_mask_001_Sophia_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 "Soft Light"


04

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_140412_brushes_SB2_001_Sophia_tdstudio"

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 18 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 50 - Blur - 16  - Color - #000000

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

Layers - Merge - Merge visible

Your work looks like this now:


05

Effects - Plugins - Fotomatic - Skygrad:


Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 - Bi Color Filters - Color Set: Cool/Warm 3

 


06

Edit - Copy!

Effects - Plugins -  AP Power Blend - Distort GridEdge

Note: This plugin is not working in some PSP versions. If this is the case you can use the Image in the Folder "EXTRA" in the materials

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Your work looks like this now:

 


07

Edit - Paste As New Layer (Image is still in your PSP memory)

Selections - Select All

Selections - Modify - Contract: 50 px

Selections - Invert

Edit - Cut (Or hit the Delete Key of your Keyboard)

Selections - Invert

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

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Preset @nn_140412_Sophia_EC5_PS_1.f1s

Effects - Illumination Effects - Sun Burst: Color: White

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 


08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - @nn_130412_mask_002_Sophia_tdstudio - Source luminance Checked - Invert mask data NOT checked

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

 

09

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_140412_brushes_SB2_002_Sophia_tdstudio"

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


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10

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_140412_brushes_SB2_001_Sophia_tdstudio"

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

Place at random with white - (we will move it later)

24

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 20 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 25 - Blur - 20  - Color - #000000

Move to the Right like this:

26

 

11

Open Tube "@nn_140412_misted_Flowers_tdstudio

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 75

 

12

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_140412_brushes_SB2_003_Sophia_tdstudio"

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


29

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

 

13

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_140412_brushes_SB2_004_Sophia_tdstudio"

Zoom in to 50 %

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


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14

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_140412_brushes_SB2_005_Sophia_tdstudio"

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


35

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

 

15

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_140412_brushes_SB2_006_Sophia_tdstudio"

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

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

 

16

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_140412_brushes_SB2_007_Sophia_tdstudio"

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

40

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 70

 

17

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_140412_brushes_SB2_008_Sophia_tdstudio"

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

42

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

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_140412_brushes_SB2_009_Sophia_tdstudio"

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

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18

Open Tube "kittys-Purnima Ahir_small.pspimage (I resized and mirrored)

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move to the left :

45

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 40 - Opacity 25 - Blur - 15  - Color - #000000 :
 

 

19

Image - Picture Frame - @nn_140412_frame_Sophia_tdstudio

Colorize this Layer if you use your own colors


 
20

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

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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