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

Springtime

Extra example HERE

 


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This tutorial is written by Ann 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:

  • Color Efex Pro 3.0 - Bi Color Filters
  • AP [Lines] - Lines - Silverlining
  • Graphics plus - Cross shadow
  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Tubes, Masks and Images in PSP, minimize to Tray.  NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize some of the files.
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP

  • Open the Brushes in PSP and export as Custom Brush ( File - Export - Custom Brush) or copy to the Brushes 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:

       
#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 #ffffff

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #000000

 

The tutorial:

01

Maximize FLOWERS-1.jpg from Tray

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

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Adjust - Softness - Soft Focus


02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - @nn_110212_mask_Lines_001_springtime_tdstudio  - Source luminance Checked - Invert mask data checked

Layers - Merge - Merge group

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

 


03

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - @nn_110212_mask_PT_002_springtime_tdstudio - Source luminance Checked - Invert mask data checked

Layers - Merge - Merge group

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

Result:

5

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 478 Pixels - Resize all Layers checked

Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 - Bi Color Filters - Color Set Cool/Warm Set 2

7

Edit - Copy !!!!!

Minimize to tray , you need it again!


04

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Selections - Select All

Edit - Paste into selection

Selections - Select None

Adjust - Blur - Motion Blur - Angle 90 - Strength 100 %

Effects - Plugins - AP [Lines] - Lines - Silverlining

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05

Maximize the smaller image from tray 

9A

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - Backgroundcolor

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

 


06

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Reflection  Effects - Rotating Mirror

Result:

14

 


07

Layers - Duplicate

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

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

Result:

15

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


08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Flood fill with white

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

 


09

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - @nn_110212_mask_PT_003_springtime_tdstudio - Source luminance Checked - Invert mask data checked

Layers - Merge - Merge group

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

 


10

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - @nn_110212_mask_PT_004_springtime_tdstudio - Source luminance Checked - Invert mask data checked

Layers - Merge - Merge group

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - Color #000000

Result:

19

 


11

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:    

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

Layers - New Raster Layer

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Effects - Plugins - Graphics plus - Cross shadow

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12

Maximize Tube "@nn_250710_006_misted_faceflowers_tdstudio_small.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move to the Left like this

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

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

 


13

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -@nn_110212_sel_001_Springtime_tdstudio

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

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

Keep selected

 


14

Layers - New Raster Layer

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - Color #000000

Result:

28

 


15

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_120212_SB2_brushes_001_Springtime_tdstudio" - Size: 500

Stamp with the Foregroundcolor at the Left edge of your Image like this:

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16

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_120212_SB2_brushes_002_Springtime_tdstudio" - Size: 451 - same settings as in step 15

Stamp with the Foregroundcolor in the Middle of your Image like this:

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17

Maximize Tube "@nn_110212_lines-squares_summertime_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move to the Left like this:

32

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - Color #000000

 


18

Maximize JPG Image "@nn_110212_image_flower_springtime_tdstudio.jpg" from tray 

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

Note: If you use your own image make sure it has the same size

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames - Rectangular Button

33

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Moev like this:

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19

Layers - Duplicate

Move like this:

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Layers - Duplicate , move like this

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Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Edit - Repeat Layers Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - Color #000000

 


20

Maximize Tube "jet-woman17-september-2007.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

38

Layers - Duplicate

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 12

Layers - Arrange - Move down

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames - Rectangular Button

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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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