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~°~ Original by Athenais ~°~

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Translated by Chris for ASDWebdesigns

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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 PSP18, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Tubes by Maryse, Gerrie, and Betsie

 

Plugins:

  • I.C.NET Software - Filters Umlimited 2.0
  • ASF Import - CIRQUELA **
  • FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss
  • L and K's Zita and Djin
  • Filter Factory - Gallery F - Border Fade 2 **
  • Simple - Left Right Wrap
  • Flaming Pear - Flood
  • VM Natural - Sparkle
  • Background Designers IV - Frame Gradient Switcher **
  • Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow
  • Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow
  • Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete
  • AAA Frames - Foto Frame


  • ** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selections to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Click on the Alien Skin Preset it will install automatically
  • Open the Mask in PSP and minimize to tray
  • Save all other files to a folder of your choice

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:

   
#ab2e36 #ececee #dfd7d6 #72514c #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 #ab2e36

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #ececee

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

 

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 950 x 500 px

Fill with the Gradient

Effects - Plugins - I.C.NET Software - Filters Unlimited 2.0 -[AFS IMPORT] - CIRQUELA





02

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles



Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Layer Palette: Set the Opacity of this Layer to 33%

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten


03

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "Athe-mask"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Layer Palette:  Set the Blend Mode of this Layer to Multiply

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling


04

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind

Layer Palette:  Set the Blend Mode of this Layer to - Difference and lower the Opacity to 39%

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss (Default Settings)

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

you work looks like this now:


05

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk  "athe370-artifice"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur

Effects - Plugins - L en K landksiteofwonders - L en K's - Zitah   Keep Selected


06

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor  

Selections - Select none

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling


07

Press S on your keyboard to activate the Selection Tool - Freehand Selection Tool

Make two Selections on the white lines like this:

Edit - Cut  - or hit Delete on your keyboard

Selections - Select None

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Repeat the Drop Shadow with Vertical and Horizontal minus -2

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten


08

Open Tube  "element-athe-artifice"

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer - No need to move

Layer Palette:  Set the Blend Mode of this Layer to Hard Light

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten


09

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk  "athe-370-artifice"

Open Tube "Gerri-Misted-Flower37 - 3 april 2012"

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Layer Palette:  Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 63%

Effects - Plugins - L en K  landksiteofwonders - L en K's - Zitah

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten


10

Effects - Plugins - I.C.NET Software - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Filter Factory - Gallery F - Border Fade 2

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Left Right Wrap

Your work looks like this now:


11

Layers - Duplicate

Press S on your keyboard to activate the Selection Tool - Custom Selection

Change your Backgroundcolor to #ffffff 

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Selection with #ffffff 

Selections - Modify - Contract by 40px

Edit - Cut  or hit Delete on your Keyboard   Keep Selected


12

Layer Palette:  Click on the Middle Layer  (Copy of Background)

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur

Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer  (Selection is still active)

Effects - 3D Effects - Chisel

Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout

Selections - Select None


13

Layer Palette:  Click on the Middle Layer  (Copy of Background)

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk  " athe-371-artifice"

Edit - Cut  or hit the Delete key on your keyboard

Selections - Select None


14

Color Palette:  Change your Backgroundcolor to #dfd7d6 

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk  " athe-372-artifice"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Fill the Selection with #dfd7d6 

Effects - Texture Effects - Fine Leather

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Selections - Select None


15

Layer Palette: Click on the second layer from the Bottom  (Copy of Background)

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk  " athe-373-artifice"

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle

Adjust - Sharpen - High Pass Sharpen

Note:  If you don't have this option - (Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More)

Selections - Select None


16

Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer

Open Tube " element1-athe-artifice"

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Colorize to match your work

Move to the Top Left corner like this:

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten


17

Color Palette: Change the Backgroundcolor to #ffffff 

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px  -   

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 80% - Rsize All Layers - not checked

Effects - Plugins - I.C.NET Software - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Background Designers IV - Frame Gradient Switcher

Frame size = 69    Gradient Offset =169 

Click on Gradient  28  (or a different one to compliment your work ) -  Select - Apply


18

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Repeat Drop Shadow with Horizontal and Vertical - minus 1

Your work looks like this now:

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear -Flood


19

Layer Palette:  Click on the Bottom Layer

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal  (Image - Mirror in older versions of PSP)

Effects - Plugins - L en K  landksiteofwonders - L en K's - Djin


20

Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Open Tube "element2 - athe - artifice"

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - Image Effects - Offset


21

Layers - Duplicate

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

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects - Flaming Pear - Flood


22

Open Tube  "(MR_Rebeca party1. - 14.  10. 12.)"  -  Erase the Watermark

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste s New Layer

Image - Resize - 45% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Position the tube in the center of the frame like this:

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - "athe-PS-artifice"


23

Open Tube "element3 - athe - artifice"

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste s New Layer

Move the the Upper Right corner like this:

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal  ( Image - Mirror in older versions of PSP)

Layers - Merge - Merge down


24

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - #72514c  

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 35px - #ececee  

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 35px -#72514c  

Magic Wand Tool

Click in the last Border

Effects - Plugins - Graphics  Plus - Cross Shadow

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Repeat Drop Shadow with Horizontal and Vertical - minus 1

Selections - Invert

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Horizontal = minus 1   Vertical= minus 1

Repeat Drop Shadow with Horizontal and Vertical  1

Selections - Select None


25

Open Tube " texte-athe-artifice

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Move into place like this:


26

Open Tube "MR_Rebeca party2"  -  Erase the Watermark

 Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal  ( Image - Mirror in older versions of PSP)

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Move the tube to the Bottom Left corner

Press K on your keyboard to activate the Pick Tool

Drag the center node slightly to the Left and tilt your image like this:

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - "athe-PS-artifice"


27

Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 complete - Graduated Nuetral Density

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - #72514c  

Effects - Plugins - AA frames - Foto Frame


28

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 by Chris:

 

 

With special thanks to my testers Anneli and Martalip

Martalip:

Anneli:

 

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