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This tutorial is written by Ann November, 2015 with a Dutch version of PSP X6
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 - Extrude and Perspective Shadow
  • MuRa's Seamless - Shift at Zig Zag
  • Simple Filters - Top Left Mirror and Zoom out and Flip

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection to the Selections Folder of PSP
  • Place the Picture Frame in the Picture Frames folder of PSP
  • Double click on the Alien Skin Presets, they will install automatically.
  • 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 #ebdfcf #ff0000      

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 #ebdfcf

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

 

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new Gradient image of 900 x 500 px


 
02
 
Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Seamless - Shift at ZigZag
 
 
Effects - Plugins - Simple - Zoom out and Flip
 
 

 

03

 
Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Geometric Effects - Circle - Transparent checked

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

Image - Flip - Flip Horizontal
 
 
Effects - Image Effects - Offset
 
 
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow    Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 75   Blur: 50   Color: #000000
 

 
04
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Image - Resize - 50% - Resize All Layers - not checked
 
Image - Flip - Flip Horizontal
 
 
Effects - Image Effects - Offset
 
 

05
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror
 
 
Effects - Image Effects - Offset
 

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Your work looks like this now:

 

 
06
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Image - Resize - 80% - Resize All Layers - not checked
 
Selections - Select All
 
Selections - Float
 
Selections - Defloat
 
Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders
 
 
Keep selected
 

07

 
Materials Palette:  Change the Foreground Gradient back to Color - #ff0000 
 
View - Zoom In
Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor 
 
View - Zoom out
 
Selections - Promote Selection to Layer
 
Selections - Select None
 
Effects - Plugins - Simple - Offset by 3
 
Edit - Repeat Offset by 3
 
Your work looks like this now:
 
 

08

 
Flood Fill Tool: (F)  Lower the Opacity to 10 on the Toolbar
 
Fill the Middle of the smaller square with the Foregroundcolor 
 
 
Selections - LOad/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "@nn_291214_Selectie_001_Jille"
 
 
Edit - Cut   (or hit Delete on your keyboard)
 
Keep selected
 

09

 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow    Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 12   Opacity: 30   Blur: 12   Color: #000000
 
Selections - Select None
 
Layers - Merge - Merge Down
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow    Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 12   Opacity: 30   Blur: 12   Color: #000000
 
Your work looks like this now:

 

10
 
Maximize "@nn_291214_siamese-kat-tdstudio"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Move to the Top like this:
 
 
Note:  The Blend Mode is Preset to Dodge, Opacity 45. Use these settings if you are using a different tube.
 

11

 
Window - Duplicate  or (Shift+D)
 
Working on this image: Layers - Merge - Merge Visible
 
Effects - PLugins - Filters Unlimited - Special Effects 1 - Pipes Vertical
 
 
Image - Resize - Width 200px - Resize All Layers - not checked  (Height will adjust itself)
 
Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask
 
 
Minimize to tray for now  (You might want to save as a .jpg too in case you need to restart PSP)
 

12
 
Maximize "@nn_291314_boekenplanken_tdstudio"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Move to the Right side edge of your work like this:
 
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow    Vertical: 12   Horizontal: 12   Opacity: 30   Blur: 12   Color: #000000
 

13

 
Maximize the jpg image we made in step#11
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Extrude - Preset "@nn_291214_Jille_EC5_Extrude.f1s"

 
If the Preset isn't working for you, use these settings in the Basic Tab:
 
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow    Vertical: Minus 5   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 30   Blur: 12   Color: #000000
 

 
14
 
Move the books onto the shelf like this:
 
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Image - Resize - 90% - Resize All Layers - not checked
 
Move down like this:
 
 

 
15
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Image - Flip - Flip Vertical
 
Move down slightly like this:
 
 
Layer Palette:  Lower the Opacity of this layer to 30
 
Layers - Merge - Merge Down
 
Edit - Repeat Layer Merge Down
 

16

 
Go back to the image from step#11
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Extrude - Preset "@nn_291214_Jille_EC5_Extrude.f1s"
 
(Basic settings are still in Preset memory)
 
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow    Vertical: 5   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 30   Blur: 12   Color: #000000
 

17

 
Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew
 
 
Image - Resize - 70% - Resize All Layers - not checked
 
Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask
 
 
Layers - Arrange - Move Down
 
Move like this:
 
 

18

 
Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer
 
Maximize "@nn_291214_text_tdstudio
 
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 50
 

19

 
Maximize "Alies-2VR189-woman-17122014_small"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New layer
 
Move the the Left edge of your work like this:
 
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 12
 
Layers - Arrange - Move Down
 
Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer
 
Window - Duplicate  or (Shift+D)
 

20

 
Working on the Copy:
 
Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten
 
Image - Resize - 100px - Resize All Layers - checked
 
Image - Picture Frame - "vogue 03"
 
 
Effects - 3D Effects - Buttonize
 
 

21

 
Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged
 
On your main work image:  Edit- Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - IMpact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - "@nn_291214_Jille_EC5_PS.1s"
 
If the Preset isn't working for you, use these settings in the Basic Tab:
 
 
Move the picture frame like this:
 
 

22

 
Maximize @nn_291214_boekensteun_tdstudio"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:
 
Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer
 
Move to the edge of the books like this:

 

23

 
Maximize "@nn_291214_vaas-bloemen_tdstudio"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:
 
Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Move to the Bottom shelf like this:

 

24

 
Maximize "@nn_291214_verlichting-boekenplank_tdstudio"  from tray
 
Edit - Copy
 
On your work image:
 
Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Move to the Bottom edge like this:

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Edit - Copy


25

Maximize "@nn_281214_frame_Jille_tdstudio"  from tray

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

 
Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten
 

26

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

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