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September 3 - 2013

~~ Original by Astrid Designs ~~

Thank you Astrid for asking me to translate your tutorials

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Materials:  

This translation is written with PSP15 but can also be made with other PSP versions

 

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.Net Software - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • Simple - Top Bottom Wrap & Blintz
  • RCS Filter Pak 10 - RCS TripleExposure
  • Background Designers IV - sf10 Diamond Flip* Import into Filters Unlimited
  • Bkg Designers sf10 IV - Instant Tile * Import into Filters Unlimited
  • MuRa's Meister - Copies
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Textures - Swirl
  •  L&K SiteOfWonders - L en K"s Zitah
  • VanderLee - Unplugged-X - Vertical Tile
  • Alien Skin - Eye Candy5  Impact - Perspective Shadow
 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • PSP 9  Users (or earlier versions): If you do not have the 20/20 mask needed for this tutorial you can download it HERE - Copy the 20/20 mask file to the mask folder of PSP
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Presets, they will be imported automatically
  • Open the Brush in PSP and export as custom brush ( File - Export - Custom Brush)

In PSP 14 & 15 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

 

Colors:

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #e5cfaa

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #472a11

Or pick a Light Foregroundcolor and a Dark Backgroundcolor from your tube

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

Used Colors

         
#e5cfaa #472a11 #000000          

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to Foreground/Background Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Radial

 

Acknowledgements:

Tube by Joanie she shares her tubes HERE

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a New Transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Fill with the Gradient

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Bottom Wrap

Effects - Plugins - RCS Filter Pak 1.0 - RCS TripleExposure

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Background Designers IV - sf10 Diamond Flip

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited - &<BKg Designer sf10 IV> - @ Instant Tile

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies

 

02

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 80% - Resize all layers not checked

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 130"

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Fill with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Invert

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 10

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Textures - Swirl -  Settings Tab: Preset  Astrid Swirl 130

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Bottom Wrap

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

03

Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom layer

Effects - Plugins - L&K SiteOfWonders - L en K"s Zitah

 

04

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 130a"

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Blintz

 

05

Color Palette: Change the Gradient to Style Sunburst

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 130b"

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - 20-20

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

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

 

06

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Reflection Effects - Kaleidoscope

Layers - Duplicate

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Your work look like this now:

 

 

07

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  "Astrid selectie 130c"

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Distortion Effects - Warp

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

 

08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 130d"

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - VanderLee - Unplugged-X - Vertical Tile

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

 

09

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor back to color

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "Astrid Penseel 130" - Size: 602 - Step: 32 - Density: 100 - Rotation: 0 - Opacity: 100 - Blend Mode: Normal - Continuous checked - Wet look paint Unchecked
 

Stamp at the Right side of your image like this:

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

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

 

10

Layers - Duplicate

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

 

11

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric not checked -  Foregroundcolor

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric not checked -  Backgroundcolor

Magic Wand Tool - Mode: Add /Shift - Tolerance 0 - Contiguous checked - Anti Alias Checked -  Click in the Top and Bottom border

Selections - Invert

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

12

Open Tube "Joanie_Woman_18-03-2013

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Image - Resize - 80% - Resize all layers not checked

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Preset: Astrid Shadow 130

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies

NOTE: If you use a different tube, move the Shift X and Shift Y settings until you are satisfied

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 80

 

13

Open Tube "Astrid tekst 130

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Move  to the Bottom Left corner like this:

 

14

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

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

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

Extra Example - Tube by Annelies from A&K Tubes unlimited. She shares her great tubes HERE

 

With special thanks to my testers, this is what they made:

Martalip:

Chris:

Tigress:


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