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© Translation: June 16 - 2014

 

~°~ Original by AstriDDesigns ~°~

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Materials:  

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

 

 

Acknowledgements:

Tube by Margit. She shares her tubes HERE

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • Simple - Half Wrap
  • Backgrounddesigner IV - sf10 Square Bumps **  (or in &<BKg Designer sf10 III> - Square Bumps)
  • Xero - Frittilary
  • Krusty´s FX vol.I 1.0 Radial Texturizer **
  • Flaming Pear - Flood
  • Alien Skin - Xenofex2 - Constellation

** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Mask in PSP and minimize to tray

From PSP 14 and higher versions 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:

         
#c3001f #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 #c3001f

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #ffffff

 

The tutorial:

 

01

Open a new transparent image of 800 x 550 px

Fill with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Open Tube "MMC_077_25910

Note: If you are using an older version of PSP and can't open the tubes,  use the tubes in PNG format provided in the Materials. Use for this step the "MMC_077_25910_COPYthis  copy is visible merged

Note2: If you are using tubes and colors of your own,  it is best to use the tube provided in the Materials for this step, otherwise the result will be different. You can colorize it to match your work.

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Edit - Copy

Minimize to tray, you need it again later

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 50% - Resize all Layers not checked

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

02

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Image - Flip

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur

 

03

Layers - Duplicate 

Layer Palette - Click on the middle Layer

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Half Wrap

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Backgrounddesigner IV - sf10 Square Bumps (or in &<BKg Designer sf10 III> - Square Bumps)

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

 

04

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Effects - Geometric Effects - Perspective Horizontal

 

05

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

06

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 100

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Frittilary

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

 

07

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Krusty´s FX vol. I 1.0 Radial Texturizer

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Xenofex2 - Constellation

 Selections - Select None

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

08

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Bottom

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - Astrid masker 81 

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

 

09

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Open Tube "Astrid Tekst 81

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

10

Open Tube "Astrid Tekst 81a

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Foregroundcolor

 

11

Maximize Tube "MMC_077_25910"  (Or if you are using the PNG tubes:  MMC_077_25910_COPY)

The tube is still merged visible

Edit - Copy

Do not close

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 30% - Resize all Layers not checked

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Image - Free Rotate - Right checked - Free checked - 20°

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

12

Back to the tube

Note: If you are using the PNG format tubes, Open "MMC_077_25910_COPY_flower" instead, go further at  *-*

Undo the last step (Ctrl+ Z ) so the tube and the flower are not merged anymore

Layer Palette - Click on the middle Layer

*-* Edit - Copy

On your work image: 

Layer - Palette - Click in the Fourth Layer form the Bottom (Copy of Raster2)

Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 

13

Go back to the Tube and click on the Top Layer.

Note: If you are using the PNG format tubes, Open "MMC_077_25910_COPY_Butterfly" instead

Edit - Copy

On your work image: Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 25% - Resize all Layers not checked

Image - Mirror

Image - Free Rotate - Left checked - Free checked - 15°

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Your work looks like this now:

 

 

14

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select All

Selections - Modify - Contract - 20 px

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

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

Keep Selected

 

 

15

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 px

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

Selections - Select None

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

 

16

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

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:

 

With special thanks to my testers Chris and Martalip

Chris:

Martalip:

 

 


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