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Translation: December 29 - 2013

~~ Original by Meetjes Plekje ~~

Sadly Meta had to leave this earthly world November 2013. We will honour her by her beautiful tutorials

 

 

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Materials:  

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

 

 

  • Plugins:
  • AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass
  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Photo Aging Kit 
  • Simple - Top Left Mirror
  • Toadies - What Are You?
  • Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow
  • AAA Frames - Foto Frame
 

Preparations:

  • Open the Brush in PSP and export as Custom Brush
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Copy the Pattern to the Patterns folder of PSP

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 #000000

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #2e7aab

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

Used Colors

         
#000000 #2e7aab #ffffff          

 

Acknowledgements:

Tubes by Liza & BdB Tubes

 

The tutorial:

 

01

Open a new transparent image of 800 x 600 px

Fill with the Foregrundcolor

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

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  Msb_Sel_Ayesha_01

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 25

Effects - Plugins - AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining - Backslash

Selections - Select None

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

 

02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  Msb_Sel_ Ayesha_02

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 15

Effects - Plugins - AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining - Line Pattern

Selections - Select None

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to Minus 5

Layers - Merge - Merge Down
     
Layers - Duplicate

Image - Flip

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Your work looks like this now:

 

03

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  Msb_Sel_ Ayesha_03

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 15

Effects - Plugins - AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining - Diamond Bill

Selections - Select None

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Reflection Effects - Kaleidoscope

    

04

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Image - Mirror

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

05

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Edit - Copy

Selections - Select None

Edit - Paste as New Image

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset Clear

Minimize to tray ( I always also save as PSP file), you need it later

 

06

Return to your Main Image

Layers - Delete

Your Layer Palette looks like this now:

 

07

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to Minus 5

Your work looks like this now:

 

08

Color Palette: Double Click on your Foregroundcolor and change to Pattern, select the "Msb_Pattern_9-4-12" Pattern

Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom layer
 
Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  Msb_Sel_ Ayesha_04

Fill the Selection with the Pattern

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Photo Aging Kit  - Dirt & Dust

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 86

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Your work looks like this now:

 

09

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor back to color and change to #ffffff - Close the Backgroundcolor

Pen Tool - Mode: Draw Lines and Poly Lines - Create as Vector checked - Linestyle Dot - Width 3

Draw while holding down your Shift Key a line fromthe Top Left down like this:

Layers - Convert to Raster Layer

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror

 


10

Pen Tool   Same Settings

Now draw a smaller line from the top down like this:     

Layers - Convert to Raster Layer

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You? - X-dose 5 - Y-dose 5

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

 

11

Color Palette: Change your Foregrouncolor to Fading Background (Corel_06_025) - Style: Linear

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Fill the SElection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light" and the Layer Opacity to 60
 


Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 15

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

12

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor back to color

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  Msb_Sel_ Ayesha_05

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor      

Selections - Select None

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

 

13

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Left checked - Wind Strength: 100

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Right checked - Wind Strength: 100

 

14

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Effects - Geometric Effects - Circle

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Geometric Effects - Circle - Same settings

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 86

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize all layers not checked

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:


   
 1
5

Open Tube "BdB-bloem-13022012

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Hue/Saturation/Lightness (If you are using different colors play with the settings to match your tube)

 

16

Layers - Duplicate

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


Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Luminance (Legacy)" and the Layer Opacity to 62

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

17

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Layers - Arrange - Move Down - Repeat two times!

Image - Free Rotate - Left checked - Free - 11

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Luminance (Legacy)" and the Layer Opacity to 10


1
8

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Open Tube "Msb_Deco_9-4-12

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

19

Maximize the image you have set aside in step 5

Edit - Copy

On your main image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 84

 


20 

Edit - Paste as New Layer (Image is still in your PSP memory)

Image - Free Rotate - Right checked - 90

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize all layers not checked

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

21

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Flip

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 84


     

22

Layers - New Raster Layer
    
Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  Msb_Sel_ Ayesha_06

Paint Brush Tool   - "Ayesha_Writing" - Set the Size to: 300

Click once with your Foregroundcolor in all 4 selected parts

Selections - Select None

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



23   

Open Tube "Msb_Deco_9-4-12_02

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Image - Flip

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Adjust - Blur - Average - 11

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 20

 

24

Open Tube "Liza tube 301

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

25

Open Tube "Msb_Text_Ayesha

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 75

 

26

Color Palette: Set Your Foregroundcolor to #000000 , your Backgroundcolor is still #2e7aab

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - Foregroundcolor

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 2 px - Backgroundcolor

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - Foregroundcolor

 

27

Selections - Select All

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

Selections - Invert

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 25

Effects - Plugins -  Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - Foregroundcolor

 

28

Image - Resize - Width 900 Pixels - Resize all layers checked

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

 

Extra Example:

Tube by Annelies from A&K Tubes unlimited. She shares her great tubes HERE

 

 

With special thanks to my testers Chris and Martalip

 

Chris:

 

Martalip:

 


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