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X-Mas 2014

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This tutorial is written by Ann November, 2014 with a Dutch version of PSP X7
Any similarity to other tutorials is a coincidence

 

 

Materials:  

 

 

Acknowledgements:

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

  • Whith special thanks to the people behind the scenes

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

 

Plugins:

  • VDL Adrénaline - Snowflakes
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Nature - Snow Drift
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Extrude & Glass
  • Adjust - Variations

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Tubes in PSP, Minimize to Tray NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize some of the files.
  • Copy the Mask files to the Mask folder of PSP
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Presets, they will be imported automatically
  • Open the Brushes in PSP and export them as Custom Brush ( File - Export - Custom Brush)
  • Copy the Gradients to the Gradients folder of PSP

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

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

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to the  @nn_080114_GR_142_tdstudio Gradient (in materials) - Style: Linear

 

 

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Fill with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gassian Blur - Radius 50

Effects - Distortion Effects - Polor Coordinates: Polar to rectangular checked

Effects Plugins - VDL Adrénaline - Snowflakes

snow


02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - @nn_191114_mask_001_X-Mas_tdstudio


Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light"  and the Layer Opacity to 45

Result:

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03

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor 
 

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - @nn_191114_mask_002_X-Mas_tdstudio

Layers - Merge - Merge Group
 

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light"  and the Layer Opacity to 45


04

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor 

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - @nn_191114_mask_003_X-Mas_tdstudio

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Dodge"  and the Layer Opacity to 70

Result:

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05

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor 

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - @nn_191114_mask_004_X-Mas_tdstudio

Layers - Merge - Merge Group


06

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor 

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - @nn_191114_mask_005_X-Mas_tdstudio

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Result:

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Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Nature - Snow Drift - Settings Tab - Ann_181114_X-Mas-2014_001_tdstudio.f1s


07

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor 

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - @nn_191114_mask_006_X-Mas_tdstudio

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Nature - Snow Drift - Settings Tab - Ann_181114_X-Mas-2014_001_tdstudio.f1s

Result:

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08

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - Arrange - Move Down
 

Edit - Repeat  Move Layer  Down
 

Effects - Images Effects - Offset

Result:

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09

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Edit - Repeat Layers  Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur - 50  - Color #ffffff


10
 

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_181114_Brush_001_X-mas_tdstudio" - Size: 150 -

Stamp with the White Backgroundcolor in your Image like this, start with 150 px, afterwards with 100px and Down to 75px

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11
 

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_181114_Brush_002_X-mas_tdstudio" - Size: 900 -

Stamp with the White Backgroundcolor in your Image like this,

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12

Maximize Tube "@nn_191114_Basis_C_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Images Effects - Offset

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Extrude - Settings Tab: Preset @nn_191114_X-MAS-2014_EC5_Ex_tdstudio.f1s

Edit - Repeat Extrude

Result

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13

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Nature - Snow Drift - Settings Tab - Ann_181114_X-Mas-2014_001_tdstudio.f1s

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur - 50  - Color #ffffff

Minimize to tray for now, (save also as PSP file in case PSP shuts down or so...)


14

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to the @nn_150913_GR_133_tdstudio (in materials) - Style: Sunburst


 

Open a new transparent image of 500 x 500 px

Fill with the Gradient

Effects - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur: radius: 50

Maximize Tube "@nn_191114_Angel_X-Mas_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move a little down


15

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk -  @nn_191114_mask_007_X-Mas_tdstudio.jpg

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Effects - Geometric Effects - Circle - Transparent

Image - Resize - 35% - Resize all Layers not checked


22

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass - Settings Tab: Preset @nn_211114_X-Mas-2014_EC5_Glass_tdstudio.f1s

Effects Plugins - Adjust - Variations Click twice on DARKER

Edit - Copy


16

Go back to your work Image,  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:


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Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur - 50  - Color #ffffff


17

Maximize Tube "@nn_191114_strik_kerstbal_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

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18

Maximize Tube "@nn_191114_sneeuw_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this

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19

Maximize Tube "Alies 1AN779-deer-08122013.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

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

Layers - Duplicate

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur: radius: 12

Layers - Arrange - move Down

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Move like this:

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20

Layers - Duplicate

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

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal ( Image - Mirror in previous PSP Versions) 

And move the second bambi:

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21

Maximize Tube " @nn_191114_text_X-Mas_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

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

Move like this:


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22

Layers - Merge - Merge all layers (flatten)

Edit - Copy

Maximize Tube " @nn_191114_text_X-Mas_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Paste As New Layer

Layers - arrange - move Down


 
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Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 900 Pixels - 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

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