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This tutorial is written by Ann January, 2015 with a Dutch version of PSP X7
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:

  • Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Bevel and Perspective Shadow
  • AAA Frames - Foto Frame
  • <I.C.NET Software - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling and Copies
  • Mehdi - Sorting Tiles
  • VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Jalusi and Defocus
  • Flaming Pear - Flood
  • Simple - Blintz**

     ** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Brush files to the Brushes folder of PSP
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Double click on the Alien Skin Presets they will install automatically
  • Open all other files in PSP, duplicate and 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:

   
#957c8e #e1e1e3 #000000 #593e61    

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #957c8e

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #e1e1e3

 

The tutorial:

01

Maximize "@nn_260115_bg_Lorna_tdstudio" from tray

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


02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Backgroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "@nn_260015_mask_Lorna_tdstudio"

Layers - Merge Group


03

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow  Vertical: 12   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 25   Blur: 10   Color: #000000


04

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Your work looks like this now:

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Geometric Efects - Cylinder Horizontal - Strength: 30

Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 50


05

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "@nn_260115_Selectie_001_Lorna_tdstudio"

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor 

Selections - Select None

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow  Vertical: 12   Horizontal: 12   Opacity: 25   Blur: 10   Color: #000000


06

Layers - Duplicate

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

Layers - Merge Down

Effects - Geometric Effects - Spherize - Strength: 100  Circle checked


07

Layers - New Raster layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "@nn_260115_Selectie_002_Lorna_tdstudio"

Maximize "image_lorna" from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Keep selected


08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Jalusi - Blind Color: #593e61

Keep Selected


09

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor 

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Bevel - Preset "@nn_280115_Lorna_EC5_Bevel_001.fls"

If the Preset isn't working for you use these settings in the Basic Tab:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow  Vertical: 8   Horizontal: 8   Opacity: 25   Blur: 12   Color: #000000

Your work looks like this now:


10

Maximize "Alies 1-2VR154-woman-18112014_small"  from tray (If you are using your own tube make sure it is the same size as the one supplied)

Delete the watermark

Layers - Duplicate

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 12

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

Image - Resize - Width - 125px - Resize All Layers - checked

Edit - Copy


11

Maximize Frame "@nn_280115_frame-small_Lorna_tdstudio"  from tray

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

Edit - Copy


12

On your main work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow  Vertical: 8   Horizontal: 8   Opacity: 25   Blur: 12   Color: #000000

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - Reflect in Front

Your work looks like this now:


13

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "@nn_260115_Selectie_003_Lorna_tdstudio"

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None


14

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Defocus

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 65


15

Materials Palette

Change the Foreground color to Gradient (Corel_06_025) Fading Background  Style: Linear

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "@nn_260115_Selectie_004_Lorna_tdstudio"

Fill the Selection with the Gradient   

Keep selected

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Defocus

Selections - Select None


16

Window - Duplicate  (Or Shift+D)

 Minimize to tray and continue on the copy

Note: You might want to save a .psp image in case you need to restart PSP

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Simple - Blintz

Image - Resize - 125px - Resize All Layers - checked

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame


17

Effects - 3D Effects - Buttonize

Edit - Copy

Maximize your main work image from tray

Edit - Paste - Paste As New layer

Effects  Image Effects - Offset

Your work looks like this now:


18

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow  Vertical: 3   Horizontal: 3   Opacity: 35   Blur: 6   Color: #000000

Result:


19

Maximize "@nn_281015_Deco_001_Lorna_tdstudio"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Move to the Bottom edge of your work like this:


20

Maximize "@nn_281015_Deco_002_Lorna_tdstudio"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

No need to move

Result:


21

Materials Palette:  Change the Foreground Gradient back to Color - #957c8e 

Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_300115_Brush_001_Lorna_tdstudio"  from the drop down menu  Size: 52

Stamp once with the Backgroundcolor like this:


22

Maximize "@nn_281015_Deco_003_Lorna_tdstudio"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:


23

Layers - New Raster Layer

Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_300115_Brush_002_Lorna_tdstudio"  from the drop down menu  Size: 461

Stamp once with the Backgroundcolor like this:

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Dodge and lower the Opacity to 50


24

Layers - New Raster Layer

Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_300115_Brush_003_Lorna_tdstudio"  from the drop down menu  Size: 900

View - Zoom in to 50%

Stamp once with the Backgroundcolor like this:

View - Zoom Out


25

Layers - New Raster Layer

Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_300115_Brush_004_Lorna_tdstudio"  from the drop down menu  Size: 535

Stamp once with the Backgroundcolor like this:

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Screen


26

Layers - New Raster Layer

Brush Tool (B) Select "@nn_300115_Brush_005_Lorna_tdstudio"  from the drop down menu  Size: 403

Stamp once with the Backgroundcolor   like this:

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten


27

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 85% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "@nn_260115_Selectie_005_Lorna_tdstudio"

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor 

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow  Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 75   Blur: 35   Color: #000000


28

Layer Palette:  Click on the Bottom Layer

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Backgroundcolor 

Layer Palette:  Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 40

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

Result:

 

28

Effects - Flaming Pear - Flood - with these settings:

Result:


29

Maximize "Alies 1-2VR154-woman-18112014_small"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Move to a position of your choice

Layers - Duplicate

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 12

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged


30

Maximize "@nn_280115_Frame_Lorna_tdstudio"  from tray

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer onto the Frame

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

 


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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: