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[ PSP X4 tutorial - written by @nn TDstudio - 2013 ]

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This tutorial is written by Ann May 17 2013 with a Dutch version of PSP X4
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:

  • Toadies - Weaver,  *Sucking Toad* &  Plain Mosaic 2
  • Simple - Quick Tile & Zoom out and Flip
  • Flaming Pear - Transtone
  • Transparency - Eliminate White
  • Virtual Painter - Virtual painter 4
  • AAA Frames - Fotoframe
  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames - Glass Frame 2

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Brush in PSP and export as Custom Brush ( File - Export - Custom Brush)

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:

       
#dad7d0 #524e31 #ffffff #000000        

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #dad7d0

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #524e31

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

 

 

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Fill with the Gradient

Adjust  - Blur -  Gaussian Blur - 30

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - Weaver - Default Settings

Result:

4

Effects - Plugins - Toadies -  Toadies - *Sucking Toad* - Bevel II.2 -  Default Settings

Result:
5

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Quick Tile

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance


02

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:      

Selection- Promote Selection To Layer

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 15 - Horizontal 15 - Opacity 35 - Blur - 20  - Color - #000000

Selections - Select None


03

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Offset - Color #ffffff


Effects - Plugins - Toadies - Plain Mosaic 2 - Default Settings:

Result:
9

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 3

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

 


04

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:      

Selection- Promote Selection To Layer

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Overlay"

 


05

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection: - Same Settings

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Zoom out and Flip

Result:

11

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave

 


06

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection: - Same Settings

Selections - Modify - Feather - 50 px

Edit - Cut (Or hit the Delete Key of your Keyboard)

Selections - Select None

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

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07

Open Mask "@nn_170512_mask_001_Zita.jpg

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

No need to move

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

 


08

Open Tube "@nn_150112_people_heart_KL_tdstudio.pspimage

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - 20-20

Layers - Merge - Merge group

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling (play with the horizontal settings if you use a tube of your own)

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Duplicate

Result:

17

 


09

Open Mask "@nn_170512_lines_Zita_tdstudio.pspimage

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move tool - Mov to the Top like this:

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Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 55

 


10

Edit - Paste As New Layer ( tube is still in your PSP memory)

Effects - Distortion Effects - Curlicues

Effects - geometric Effects - Skew

Move like this:

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Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 45 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 45 - Blur - 12  - Color - #000000

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 55


11

Color Palette: Set the Foreground Gradient back to color and change to #ffffff

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_170512_brushes_001_Zita_tdstudio" - Size: 357 - Step: 32 - Density: 100 - Rotation: 0 - Opacity: 100 - Blend Mode: Normal - Continuous checked - Wet look paint Unchecked 

Stamp with the Foregroundcolor in your image like this:


23

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Overlay"


12

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_170512_brushes_002_Zita_tdstudio" - Size: 444 - Step: 32 - Density: 100 - Rotation: 0 - Opacity: 100 - Blend Mode: Normal - Continuous checked - Wet look paint Unchecked 

Stamp with the Foregroundcolor in your image like this:


24

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

Layers - Merge - Merge all Layers (Flatten)

 


13

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:

Selections - Modify - Feather - 50

Selections - Promote selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Transtone - Default Settings

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Overlay"

 


14

Open Mask "@nn_170512_mask_002_Zita.jpg

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

No need to move

Effects - Plugins - Transparency - Eliminate White

Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)

 


15

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Virtual Painter - Virtual painter 4:

Filter Tab: Pastel

Material Tab: Wood

Adjust Tab: all settings to "Normal"

Result:
25

Selections - select all

Selections - Modify - Contract - 40

Selections - Modify - Feather - 50

Edit - Cut (Or hit the Delete Key of your Keyboard)

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Luminance (Legacy)" and the Layer Opacity to 75

Result:

26

Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Fotoframe

27

 


16

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:


Selections - Promote selection to Layer

TIP": If you like to use a different part of the image activate the Mover tool when you click with your Left Mouse bitton on the selection you can move it where you like it

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames - Glass Frame 2: with these settings: 35 - 128

Selections - Select None

Layers - Duplicate

Move where you like it I did it this way :

30

Layers - Merge - Merge down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 5 - Horizontal 5 - Opacity 45 - Blur - 10  - Color - #000000

 


17

Open Mask "@nn_170512_text_Zita_tdstudio.pspimage

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:


32

Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames choose Glass Frame 2 with these settings: 5/128

 

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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

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