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~°~ Original by Meetjes Plekje ~°~

Sadly Meta passed away November 2013 We still miss her beautiful tutorials! She asked me to keep translating her tutorials

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Materials:  

Disclaimer: Each Graphic is the property of the original artist to whom the copyright belongs and may not be placed in a collection or offered for sale on-line or otherwise.

This translation is written with PSP17, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

 

Acknowledgements:

Tube by Grace's_TLC.  She shares her great tubes HERE

 

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0  **
  • Andrew’s Filter 24 - Patterns Not
  • VM Natural -  Weave Distortion & Legoland
  • Simple - Diamonds & Blintz 
  • DSB Flux - Bright Noise

** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Copy the Texture to the Textures 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

 

 

Colors:

         
#3c312b #a49888 #000000          

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #3c312b

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #a49888

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

 

 

The tutorial:

 

01

Open a new transparent image of 800 x 600 px
 
Fill with the Gradient
 
Selections - Select All
 

Open Tube "Grace’s_TLC_Beauty_in_Balance

Note: If you are using a tube  of your own the result may be different, if you want the same result you can use this tube for this step. You can colorize it to match your work.

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste Into Selection

 Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

 
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 50
 
Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize - Hue 15 - Saturation 22  (Adjust to match your own colors)

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Andrew’s Filter 24 - Patterns Not - Default Settings
 


02

Layers - New Raster Layer


Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:   

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor ( Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Select None

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 5 - Horizontal 5 - Opacity 30 - Blur - 15  - Color - #3c312b (Foregroundcolor)

Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to Minus 5

 
03

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Offset - Same settings

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Edit - Repeat Layers Merge Down

 
04

Layers - Duplicate

Edit - Repeat Duplicate Layer

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural -  Weave Distortion

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Adjust - Softness - Soft Focus

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Edit - Repeat Arrange Layer

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

 
05

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural -  Legoland

Effects - Distortion Effects - Warp


 
Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 1 - Horizontal 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur - 1  - Color - #000000

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

 
06

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Effects - Reflection Effects - Kaleidoscope

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Selections - Defloat

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Bottom

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

Selections - Select None

 
07

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Swap Materials

Effects - Plugins - It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma - Sposta- X 10 - Sposta Y 43

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Burn" and the Layer Opacity to 17

 
08
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Effects - Texture Effects - Texture - Red042
 
 
09

Swap Materials again 

Layers - New Raster Layer  

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Mystic Balls_01  Replace Selection & Source luminance checked

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor -

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Multiply" and the Layer Opacity to 36

 
10

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 50

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Diamonds

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Blintz

 
11

Layers - Duplicate

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

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

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Image - Resize - 75% - Resize all Layers not checked

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

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

 
12

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Selections - Defloat

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Bottom

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

Selections - Select None

 
13

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

 
14

Layer Palette: Set the Foreground Gradient back to color

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Mystic Balls_02

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins  - DSB Flux - Bright Noise
     

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

Adjust - Sharpness  Sharpen

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light" and the Layer Opacity to 75

Your work looks like this now:

Minimize to tray for now, ( save also as PSP file in case PSP shuts down on you)

 
15

Open Tube "Grace’s_TLC_Beauty_in_Balance

Selection Tool - Rectangle

Make a Selection like this:

Edit - Copy

Open a new transparent image of 100 x 100 px

Selctions - Select All

Edit - Paste Into Selection

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 
16

Color Palette: Set the Foregroundcolor to Pattern en look for the 100 x 00 image you just made

Open a new transparent image of 200 x 200 px

Fill with the Pattern

Effects - Plugins  - DSB Flux - Bright Noise
     

Save as JPG file to the Environments folder of PSP and give it a name

 
17
 
Maximize your work image
 
Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer
 
Layers  - New Raster Layer
 
Effects - Artistic Effects - Balls and Bubbles:
 
Shape Tab:
 
 
Surface Tab: Color #c0c0c0
 
 
Maps Tab
 
Double click on the Right Viewing Pane and select the Pattern you  just saved
 

Illumination Tab - Color #ffffff

NOTE: The outcome depends on your PSP version.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical Mius 3 - Horizontal 5 - Opacity 30 - Blur - 15  - Color - #000000


18

Open Tube "pspB884.

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Hue/Saturation/Lightness (If you are using different colors play with the settings to match your tube)

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical Minus 5 - Horizontal 5 - Opacity 30 - Blur - 15  - Color - #000000

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

 
19

Open Tube "Grace’s_TLC_Beauty_in_Balance.

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical Minus 15 - Horizontal 20 - Opacity 15 - Blur - 15  - Color - #000000
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 3 - Horizontal 3 - Opacity 15 - Blur - 15  - Color - #000000

 
20

Color Palette: Set the Foreground Pattern to Gradient



Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #3c312b

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 2 px - #a49888

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #3c312b

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 50 px - #a49888

Selections - Invert

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 15

Keep selected

 
21

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Plugins  - DSB Flux - Bright Noise
     

Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror

Selections - Select None

 
22

Layers - Duplicate

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

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Down
.

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 60
 
 

 
23
 
Magic Wand Tool - Mode: Add /Shift - Tolerance 0 - Contiguous checked - Anti Alias Checked -  Click in the Transparent part of the frame
 
Selections - Invert
 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Effects  3D Effects - Cutout - Vertical 10 - Horizontal 25 - Opacity 48 - Blur - 40 - Fill interior with color NOT checked - Color #000000
 
Selections - Select None
 
 
 
 
24
Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #3c312b

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 900 Pixels - Resize all Layers checked

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

Martalip:

Chris:

 

 

 

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