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[ PSP X7 tutorial - written by @nn TDstudio - 2015 ]

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This tutorial was written by Ann in January 2015 with a Dutch version of PSPX7
Any similarity to other tutorials is a coincidence

 

 

Materials:  

 

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Translated into English by Chris for ASDwebdesigns, into German by Marion and  into French by Lorna

  • With special thanks to the people behind the scenes

  • TD-studio uses tubes by Kitty & Annelies regularly with their permission

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass, Extrude, and Perspective Shadow
  • Toadies - What Are You? and Old Photo**
  • juex de lines - Entrelacement
  • AP 01 [Innovations] - Lines - SilverLining
  • Mystic Night - Buttonize (In Materials Zip)
  • VanDerLee - Unplugged X - 45 Rectangle and Vertical Tile

    ** Import into Filters Unlimited or your result will be different

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Copy the Gradient to the Gradients folder of PSP
  • Copy the  Brushes to the Brushes folder of PSP
  • Double click on the Alien Skin Presets they will install automatically
  • Install the Plugin to your Plugins folder (if you don't already have it)
  • Open all other files in PSP, duplicate and minimize to tray. Close the originals. NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize some of the files.
     

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 an 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

NOTE: If you use your own images or tubes, make them the same size!!!

 

 

Colors:

       
#000000 #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 #ffffff

 Set your Foregroundcolor to Gradient "@nn_090215_GR_Kitty_tdstudio" - Style: Sunburst

  

Set your Background to Gradient (Corel_06_025) - Style: Linear

  

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Fill the Layer with the Foreground Gradient 

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 20


 
 
02
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Toadies - Old Photo  183/69/131
 
 

03
 
Effects - Plugins - Mystic Nights - Buttonize 522/0/91
 
 
 

04

 
Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - 45 Rectangle
 
 
 
Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Vertical Tile
 
Your work looks like this now:
 
 

 
05
 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Fill with the Background Gradient 
 
Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Render - Clouds - (Fore-/background color) 65/128
 
 
Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this layer to Overlay and lower the Opacity to 70
 
Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten
 
Your work looks like this now:
 
 
 

06

 
Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "@nn_110215_Selectie_001_Kitty_tdstudio"
 
 
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 20
 
Selections - Select None
 
Your work looks like this now:
 
 

07
 
 
Maximize "cirkels" from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Effects - Image Effects - Offset
 
 
Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Soft Light and Lower the Opacity to 70
 

 
08
 
Materials Palette: Change the Background Gradient back to Color -
 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_110215_Brush_001_Kitty_tdstudio" from the drop down Menu  Size: 899
 
 
 
Stamp once with the Backgroundcolor    in the Middle of your image like this:
 
 
Move down to the bottom of the cirkels Layer like this:
 
 

09

 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_110215_Brush_002_Kitty_tdstudio" from the drop down Menu - Size: 500
 
 
Stamp once on the Left side of your work like this:
 
 
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow   Vertical: 5   Horizontal: 10   Opacity: 75   Blur: 30   Color - #000000
 
Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Soft Light
 

10
 
 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_110215_Brush_003_Kitty_tdstudio" from the drop down Menu - Size: 611
 
 
Stamp once on the Bottom Right edge of your image like this:
 
 
Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 75
 

11
 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "@nn_110215_Selectie_002_Kitty_tdstudio"
 
 
Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor 
 
Selections - Select None
 
Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Toadies - What Are You? - 18/10
 
 
Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More
 
Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 75
 

 
12
 
Maximize "image_001"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 50
 
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow   Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 75   Blur: 30   Color - #000000
 

13

 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "@nn_110215_Selectie_003_Kitty_tdstudio"
 
 
View- Zoom In
Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor -
 
View - Zoom Out
 
Selection - Select None
 

14

Layers - New Raster Layer

 
Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_110215_Brush_004_Kitty_tdstudio" from the drop down Menu - Size: 500
 
 
Stamp once with the Backgroundcolor in the Middle of your work like this:
 
 
Layers - Duplicate
 

15

 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_110215_Brush_005_Kitty_tdstudio" from the drop down Menu - Size: 899

Stamp once with the Backgroundcolor in the Middle of your work like this:

 
Move so that the lines are about 5px above the other line
 
 
Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay and lower the Opacity to 80
 
Your work looks like this now:
 
 

16

 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_110215_Brush_006_Kitty_tdstudio" from the drop down Menu - Size: 268
 
 
Stamp once with the Backgroundcolor on the Right edge like this:
 
 
Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten
 

 
17
 
Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "@nn_110215_Selectie_004_Kitty_tdstudio"
 
 
Selections - Promote Selection to Layer
 
Selection - Select None
 
Effects - Plugins - Jeux de lignes - Entrelacement
 
 
Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Hard Light
 

 
18
 
Layer Palette:  Click on the Bottom Layer
 
Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "@nn_110215_Selectie_005_Kitty_tdstudio"
 
 
Selections - Promote Selection to Layer
 
Selections - Select None
 
Effects - Plugins - AP 01 [Innovations] - Lines - SilverLining
 
 
Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Burn and lower the Opacity to 50
 

19

 
Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer
 
Maximize "kittys-vengeance_small"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Move to the left like this:
 
 
Layer Palette:  Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 70
 

20

 
Maximize "@nn_110215_stars_Kitty_tdstudio"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Move like this:
 
 

21

 
Maximize "Alies 11VR90-woman-21122012_small"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Move slightly to the Right like this:
 
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow   Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 25   Opacity: 20   Blur: 15   Color - #000000
 

22

 
Maximize "@nn_110215_waves_Kitty_tdstudio" from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Move to Right edge like this:
 
 

23

 
Layers - New Raster Layer
 
Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_110215_Brush_007_Kitty_tdstudio" from the drop down Menu - Size: 268

 
Stamp once with the Backgroundcolor on the Bottom Left edge like this:
 
 
Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay and lower the Opacity to 75
 

24

 
Window - Duplicate (or Shift+D)
 
Working on the copy:  Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten
 
Image - Resize Width and Height - 150px - Lock Aspect Ratio Not checked - Resize All Layers - checked
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your main work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (do not move!)
 
Image Free Rotate
 
 

25
 
Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Extrude - Preset "@nn_130215_Kitty_EC5_Ex_tdstudio"
 
If the Preset isn't working for you, use these settings in the Basic Tab:
 
 

26

 
Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass - Preset - "@nn_130215_Kitty_EC5_Glass_tdstudio"
 
If the Preset isn't working for you, use these settings in the Basic Tab:
 
 

27

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - "@nn_130215_Kitty_EC5_PS_tdstudio"

 
if the Preset isn't working for you, use these settings in the Basic Tab:
 
 
Move like this:
 
 

28

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

Arrange the cubes like this:

Note:  The smallest cube needs to dragged down under the main tube in the Layer Palette

 
 
Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten
 

29

 
Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Buttons and Frames - Glass Frame 2
 
 
Edit - Copy
 
Maximize "@nn_110215_frame_Kitty_tdstudio"
 
On the frame: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten
 

30

Optional: Image - Resize 900px - Resize All Layers - checked

Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial by Ann and my translation! Please do not forget to thank the people behind the scenes ( Translators/Tubers)  :-)

If you wish you can post your result on my Facebook Page

Extra Example by Chris for ASDwebdesigns: