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Translation: January 20 - 2014

~~ Original by Meetjes Plekje ~~

Sadly Meta paste away in November 2013. We will miss her beautiful tutorials terribly!

Unfortunately the originals are no longer online

 

 

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
  • VM Distortion - Gear & Radiator III
  • &<BKg Designer sf10 I> - Centripedal Tile ***
  • Simple - Top Left Mirror
  • It@lian Editors Effect - Bordo con luci & Mosaico Tv
  • &Bkg Kaleidoscope> - Radial Mirror & @BlueBerry Pie    ***
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5  Impact - Extrude
  • Flaming Pear - Flexify 2
  • AAA Frames - Foto frame
 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Preset, it will be imported automatically
  • Save the Flexify Preset to your Hard drive

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:

         
#000000 #d9d3ce #ffffff          

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #000000

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #d9d3ce

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

 

 

Acknowledgements:

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

 

The tutorial:

 

01

Open a new transparent image of 700 x 500 px

Selections - Select All

Open Image "Msb_BG_18-07-2011_02

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste into Selection

Selections - Select None

 

 

02

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - VM Distortion - Gear

Effects - Plugins - VM Distortion - Radiator II

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

03

Layers - Duplicate

Edit - Repeat Duplicate Layer

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

 

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Image - Resize - 85% - Resize all layers not checked

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to Minus 1

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light" and the Layer Opacity to 80

 

04

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Dare-Dreaming_01

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Select None

efects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Overlay" and the Layer Opacity to 90

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 62

 

05

Layer Palette: Lock the two bottom layers by clicking on the little eye.

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Open the Bottom Layers again

 

 

06

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Dare-Dreaming_02

Fill with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - It@lian Editors Effect - Bordo con luci

Effects - Plugins - It@lian Editors Effect - Mosaico Tv

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

Image  - Flip

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror

Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel - Color #ffffff 

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

07

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited - &Bkg Kaleidoscope> - Radial Mirror

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited - &Bkg Kaleidoscope> - @BlueBerry Pie 

Selections - Select None

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Dare-Dreaming_03

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Effects - Distortion Effects - Ripple

 

 

08

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Image - Resize - 65% - Resize all layers not checked

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

 

 

09

Layers - Duplicate

Edit - Repeat duplicate layer

Layer Palette - Click on the fourth Layer from the Top

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Left checked - Wind Strength: 100

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Right checked - Wind Strength: 100

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

Edit  - Repeat enhance edges more

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 44


   
     
Layer Palette - Click on the fifth Layer from the Top

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to Minus 1

 

 

10

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Distortion Effects - Polar Coordinates

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Extrude -  Settings Tab: Preset Meetje_Extrude_DareDreaming_1

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

11

Layer Palette - Click on the Third Layer from the Bottom

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flexify 2  - Clikc on the Red Arrow   and load Preset Meetje_Extrude_DareDreaming_1

Or if this is not workin gfor you with these settings:

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 

 

12

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Image - Free Rotate - Left checked - Free - 55

 

 

13

Layer Palette - Click on the third Layer from the Top

Selections - Select All

Selectiions - Float

Layer Palette - Click on the second Layer from the Top

Eraser tool  - Size to 75

Erase the top right part of the ball that is in the Selection, do not worry about erasing more than you should, the selection takes care of that! 

Like this:

Selections - Select None

 

 

14

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Layer Palette - Click on the third Layer from the Top

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

15

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

16

Layer Palette - Click on the second Layer from the Top ( Raster 4)

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Screen" and the Layer Opacity to 46

Your work and the top  of your Layer Palette look like this now ( not all layers are in the example)

 

 

17

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor back to Color

Layer Palette - Click on the Fourth Layer from the Top

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Hexagon - Mode: Add (Shift)

Start at the Top Left corner of your image and make a Selection to the Bottom Right corner like this

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Color: #ffffff

Selections - Select None

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

 

18

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Color Palette: Set your Backgroundcolor to #ffffff

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

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Dare-Dreaming_04

Fill the Selection  with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

 

 

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Distortion Effects - Polar Coordinates

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Left checked - Wind Strength: 90

Effects - Distortion Effects - Curlicues

 Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Dare-Dreaming_05

Edit - Cut

Selections - Select None

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

 

19

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Effects - Distortion Effects - Warp

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Flip

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Overlay" and the Layer Opacity to 60

 

20

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Open Tube "Alies 554-lady white scarf-04072011

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

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

Image - Mirror

Move like this:

 

21

Layers - Duplicate

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Hue/Saturation/Lightness

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 50

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

 

 

22

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

23

Open Tube "DareDreaming_text

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects  - Image Effects - Offset

 

 

24

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 checked  - 50 px - Backgroundcolor

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 Selections - Modify - Contract - 4 px

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

 

25

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

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto frame

 

26

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 Chris and Martalip

Chris:

Martalip:

 


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