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Translation September 26 -  2013

~~ Original by Meetjes Plekje ~~

Sadly Meta had to leave this world November - 2013, Meta was ill for a  long time.

Thank you Meta 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
  • Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Wavy Lab
  • &Bkg Kaleidoscope> -Swirl Away  * Import into Filters Unlimited
  • Tramages - Heightline
  • AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining
  • Simple Horizontal Grain
  • Mehdi Filters - Wavy Lab 
  • Toadies What Are You? & Rasterline
  • Carolaine and Sensibility CS-HLines
 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP

  • Open the Mask file in PSP and minimize to tray

  • Copy the Preset Shape file to the Preset Shapes folder of PSP
  • Double click on the font (ttf) to open Minimize to tray, you can use it now in PSP Note: If you are using PSP13 or higher in combination with Windows 7 or 8 you need to install the font to the Font folder of Windows
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Presets, they will be imported automatically
  • Copy the Texture file to the Texture folder of PSP

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 #ac878f

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #ffffff

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

Used Colors

     
#ac878f #ffffff #000000 #c8c4ba #6b4546      

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

 

Acknowledgements:

Tube by Maryse, she shares her tubes HERE

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a New Transparent image of 900 x 600 px

Fill with the Gradient

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Wavy Lab

Effects - Plugins - <ICNET Software>  Filters Unlimited - &Bkg Kaleidoscope> - Swirl Away

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 40

 

02

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins Simple Horizontal Grain

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

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 

 03

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Tramages - Heightline

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light" and the Layer Opacity to 68

 Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 

04

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000
     

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

 

05

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Sel_Mahika_01

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #c8c4ba - Shadow on new layer checked!

Effects - Plugins - AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining - Arrow

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

06

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Effects - Texture Effects - Texture - winnitexture148

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

07

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Image - Flip
     
Layers - Merge - Merge Down

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

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

08
Layer Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor back to Color

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Sel_ Mahika_02

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Reflection  Effects - Rotating Mirror

Effects - Plugins - AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining - Backslash

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You? - X-dose 10 - Y-dose 0

 

09

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Image - Flip
     
Layers - Merge - Merge Down

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

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

 

10

Layers - New Raster Layer 

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Sel_ Mahika_02

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Reflection  Effects - Rotating Mirror

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

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

 

 

11

Color Palette:

Set your Foregroundcolor to Foreground/Background Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Linear

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Magic Wand Tool - Mode: Add /Shift - Tolerance 0 - Contiguous checked - Anti Alias Checked -  Click in the middle of the image:

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Effects - Reflection Effects - Kaleidoscope

Effects - Plugins

Effects - Plugins - AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining  - Barred

Selections - Select None

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

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

Edit - Copy  Special - Copy Merged ( if you do not have this option - Merge Visible, Copy and undo the last stap)

 

12

Layers - New Raster Layer 

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Sel_ Mahika_03

Edit - Paste into Selection

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset Msb_Preset_AS_GL_23-6-13

Keep selected

 

13

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Fill with the Backgroundcolor      
     
Selections - Select None

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Down - REPEAT ONCE!

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

14

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

15

Layer Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor back to color

Magic Wand Tool - Mode: Add /Shift - Tolerance 0 - Contiguous checked - Anti Alias Checked -  Click in the transparent parts like this:

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the selections with the Foregroundcolor

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Toadies - Rasterline ( do not use Toadies through PSP, it will have a different outcome!!)

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

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


 
16

Open Tube "Msb_deco_23-6-13

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Artistic Effects - Colored Foil - Foregroundcolor


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

 

17


Preset Shape Tool - Starburst 4  (Part of the "Meer Vormen" Preset shapes form the materials)

Make a shape with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click) like this:

Object - Align - Centre in Canvas

Hit the M key of your Keyboard

Layers - Convert to Raster Layer

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "68"

 

18

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Backlight - Settings Tab Msb_Preset_AS_BackL_25-6-13

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Overlay" and the Layer Opacity to 65

Layers - Arrange - Move Down
      

 

19

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize all layers not checked

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 27

 

20

Open Tube "Msb_deco_23-6-13_02

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 


 
21

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Flip

Layers - Merge - Merge Down
     
Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #ffffff

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

22

Open the Notepad from the materials

Edit - Select All

Edit Copy

Go back to PSP and your work image

Text Tool  Font Cotillion - Size 20


Click with your Right Mouse Button in your image - Paste

Move to the Left and pull the Top and Bottom node a little down and up:

Layers - Convert to Raster Layer


Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: Foregroundcolor

 

23

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - Narah_mask0144

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Image - Resize - 105% - Resize all layers not checked

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Image - Flip

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Multiply" and the Layer Opacity to 40

 

24

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Image - Flip

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 56




  
25

Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom layer

Edit - Copy

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

 

26

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 2 px - Backgroundcolor

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - Foregroundcolor
    
Selections - Select All
Image - Add Borders - Symmetric not checked -  Backgroundcolor



Selections - Invert

Edit - Paste into Selection

Effects - Plugins - Carolaine and Sensibility CS-HLines

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Overlay" and the Layer Opacity to 22


Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Selections - Invert

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

27

Open Tube "MR_Woman bunch of Flowers

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Image - Resize - 77% - Resize all layers not checked

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

28


Layers - Duplicate

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000





29

Open Tube "Msb_deco_23-6-13_03

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

30

Open Tube "Msb_Text_Mahika

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #6b4546


Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 56




31

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 2 px - Backgroundcolor

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:

Chris:

Martalip:

Tigress:


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