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Translation: November 09 - 2013

~~ Original by AstridDDesigns ~~

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Materials:  

This translation is written with PSP15 but can also be made with other PSP versions.

 

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Paper Textures - Canvas Fine
  • Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow
  • Mock - Windo
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow, Glass & Perspective Shadow
  • MuRa's Meister - Copies
  • Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation
 

Preparations:

  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Presets, they will be imported automatically
  • Open the Mask file in PSP and minimize to tray

In PSP 14 & 15 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

 

Colors:

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #f0d9d0

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #7d787c

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

Used Colors

         
#f0d9d0 7d787c #000000          

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Mask by Hazal  you can find his site HERE

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 800 x 600 px

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Paper Textures - Canvas Fine.

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

 

02

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Effects - Plugins - Mock - Windo

Image - Resize - 80% - Resize all layers not checked

 

03

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 80% - Resize all layers not checked

Layer Palette - Click on the middle layer

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

 

04

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - Astrid masker 118a

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

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

 

05

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Open Tube "Astrid tekst 118a1

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

No need to move


06

Layers - New Raster Layer

View Rulers

Freehand Selection Tool 

Make a Triangle shaped Selection like this, Start at the top at 400 px

When you are at point 4 double click to get the Selection

View - Rulers

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Distortion Effects - Pinch - Strength: 100%

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow -  Settings Tab: Preset Astrid Gradient Glow 118a

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset Astrid Glass 118a

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies.

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Dropshadow, Blurry.

Effecten - AlienSkin - EyeCandy5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow.

 

07

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "Default +10"

Stamp with your Backgroundcolor on your tree and make as many balls as you wish

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset Astrid Glass 118a

 

08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Symmetric Shape Tool

Make a couple of Stars in the tree, rotate the Fore and Backgroundcolor for another look

Layers - Convert to Raster Layer

Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel - Color #ffffff

 

09

Layers - New Raster Layer

Pen Tool - Set the Mode to "Draw Freehand"

Color Palette: Swap Materials -  Foregroundcolor is now #7d787c and lock the Backgroundcolor

Draw lines like this:

Layers - Convert to Raster Layer

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

 

10

Layers - Arrange - Move Down  - REPEAT ONCE

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down - REPEAT 3 TIMES (all parts of the tree)

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

11

Move the Tree down and to the Left like this:

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 75% - Resize all layers not checked

Move like this:

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

 

12

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Open Tube "Astrid deco 118a1

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Move like this:

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

13

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 75% - Resize all layers not checked

Move like this:

 

14

Open Tube "Astrid tekst 118a2

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Move like this:

Note: If you want to make you own text, the fonts are available in the Materials. The Capitals are  size 72 px and the Lower Cases a size 48 px

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

15

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #f0d9d0

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 3 px - #7d787c

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 50 px - #f0d9d0

Magic Wand Tool - Mode: Add /Shift - Tolerance 0 - Contiguous checked - Anti Alias Checked -  Click in the last border

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

Selections - Select None

 

16

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're done!

If you wish you can post your result on my Facebook Page

 

 

With special thanks to my testers, this is what they made:

Chris:

Martalip:


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