::: Update: September 2015 - ASDwebdesigns :::

INFO

This lesson was written by Ann on October 23 2010 in the Dutch version from PSP X3
Copyright©2010

Any resemblance with an existing lesson is merely a coincidence.
Lessons translated in English and French by Jille.
Bhyma Web (Maria) translates in Spanish.
Marion translates in German.


::: Level 1 - Items: 102 :::
 


Filters:

    • Eye Candy 5: Impact
    • Unlimited 2.0
    • VanDerLee - unplugged X
    • FM Tile Tools (Blend Emboss)
    • VM Natural
    • Photo Plugins - Soft Focus
    • Richard Rosenman - Solid border

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Preparation
Foreground color = #808080 1,and background color = #c0c0c0 2
Change foreground color into gradient and prepare a foreground - background gradient with these settings
3

Change background into pattern,choose @nn_171010_PATR_Gretchen_tdstudio:
4
Your material palette looks like this:
5

 

Feel free to change the opacity and blend mode from the layers if you work with different colors. You can colorize if necessary

The lesson

  1. File - New image:
    click right and select the foreground gradient:
    6
  2. Effects - Distortion Effects - polar coordinates:
    7
  3. Effects -plugins - unlimited 2.0:
    8
  4. Layers - Duplicate
  5. Repeat filter: Unlimited. 2.0 - Tile & Mirror - Mirrored & Scaled
    this is the result:
    9
  6. EFIT - COPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Effects -plugins - unlimited 2.0:
    10
  8. Activate the layer palette and decrease the opacity 80%
    11
  9. Edit - Paste as new layer
  10. Image - Resize:
    12
    This is your result:
    13
  11. Effects - Image Effects - offset:
    14
  12. Effects - Edge Effects - enhance more
  13. Effects -plugins - Eye candy 5: Impact - Perspective shadow tab SETTINGS and choose my preset:
    15
    This is your result:
    16
  14. Edit - Paste as new layer, you see this:
    17
  15. Image -Resize:
    12A


 

  • Selections - Select all
  • Selections - Float
  • Selections - Defloat
  • Effects -plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X:
    18
  • Selections - Deselect all
    this is the result:
    19
  • Effects - Image Effects - Offset:
    20
  • Effects - Edge effects - Enhance more
  • Effects - plugins - Eye candy 5: Impact - Perspective shadow tab SETTINGS and choose my preset SETTINGS:
    15
  • Activate: image_gretchen_jpg
    Edit - Copy
  • Selection Tool with these settings (Square - Add) :
    23
    Select this area,
    24
    The selection will become larger after you let go
    25
  • Layers - New raster layer
  • Edit - Paste into selection
  • Selections - Deselect all
  • Effects -plugins - FM tile tools - blend emboss - click ok, (keep standard settings)
  • Layers - Arrange - Move down
  • Activate the layer palette, opacity 50%, blend mode: Soft light
    26
  • Activate top layer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Activate the Image: trees_gretchen.jpg
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
    {info: If you take an Image of your own, please resize, and give an horizontal seamless tiling }
  • Selections - Select all
  • Selections - float
  • Selections - defloat
  • Effects - plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X:
    COLOR: #721b34
    21
  • Effects - plugins - unlimited 2.0:( selection is still active)
    22
  • Selections - Deselect all
  • Layers - Duplicate
  • Image - rotate right
  • Effects - Distortion Effects - wind:
    27
  • Image - rotate left
  • Effects - texture Effects - weave:
    28
  • Effects - Edge effects - Enhance more
    This is your result:
    29
  • Layers - Duplicate
  • Image - mirror
  • Image - flip
  • Layers - Merge - merge down
  • Layers - Arrange - Move down
  • Activate the layer palette and decrease the opacity to +/-55%
    30
  • Activate TOP LAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Selections - Select all
  • Selections - float
  • Selections - defloat
  • Selection - Select Selection borders:
    31
  • Flood fill with background pattern:
    32
    Match Mode = NONE
  • Selections - Deselect all
    {if you use different colors you can give an extra Drop Shadow}:
    Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/100/75, COLOR:black}
  • Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten) !!!!!!
  • Free Hand Selection tool with these settings :
    33
    Select the areas as shown below:
    34

    35
  • Effects - plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle:
    36
  • Selections - Deselect all
    Result:
    37
  • Activate the little file: @nn_231010_Gretchen_Lines_tdstudio.pspimage
    {info: If you want a different color: Image - negative and export as custom brush}
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer
    38
  • Activate the file: @nn_231010_Gretchen_Ovaal_tdstudio.pspimage
    {info: do you want a different color? Use the color changer tool? kleurwisselaar}
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer
    39
  • Effects - plugins Eye Candy 5: impact - Bevel tab SETTINGS and choose my preset SETTINGS:
    40
  • Selections - Select all
  • Selections - float
  • Selections - defloat
  • Selections - Modify - contract with 24 px
  • Selections - Modify - feather 2 px
  • Activate the Image: foto_gretchen.jgp
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer and move a bit -->
    41
  • Selections - flip and DELETE on your keyboard
  • Selections - Deselect all
  • Effects -plugins - EC 5: impact - Glass tab SETTINGS and choose my preset SETTINGS:
    42
  • Layers - Merge - merge down
    43
  • Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow with settings shown below:
    44
  • Activate the file: @nn_231010_Gretchen_WhiteLeaf_tdstudio.pspimage
    {info: if you want a different color: Image - negative and export as custom brush}
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  • Move a little with the move tool -- >
    45
  • Layers - Duplicate
  • Image - mirror
  • Move again :
    46
  • Layers - Merge - merge down
  • Layers - Duplicate
  • Image - mirror
  • Image - Flip
    47
  • Activate the file: @nn_231010_Gretchen_SquareNiqe_tdstudio.pspimage
    {info:this file was made in the lesson Niqé - d.d. 10/01/2009 see Agenda 2009, I rotated 45° If you like to make this square 45° make the lesson Niqé and save as .pspimage file.}
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move:
    48
  • Activate the file: @nn_231010_Gretchen_WhiteText_tdstudio.pspimage
    {info: If you like to change the color: Image - negative and export as custom brush}
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer and move a little:
    49
  • Layers - Duplicate
  • and move again:
    50
  • Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)
  • Effects - Photo plugins - Soft focus with settings shown below:
    51
  • Selections - Select all
  • Selections - Modify -Select Selection borders:
    52

  • Flood fill with the background pattern 451
  • Selections - Deselect all
  • Effects - plugins - Richard Rosenman - Solid border
    COLOR: #721b34
    53
  • We will make the background now :
  • file - new image and choose your gradient again:
    54
  • Effects - Distortion Effects - polar coordinates:
    7A
  • Effects - VM Natural - Sparkle:
    55
  • Effects - Image Effects - Seamless tiling:
    56
  • place your watermark and save as JPG file.
  • Extra example by ASDwebdesigns: