~~ Home ASDwebdesigns ~~  Translation: September - 2017

~~ Original by AstriDDesigns ~~

Thank you Astrid for your permission to translate your tutorials.

Translated by Chris for ASDWebdesigns

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Materials:  

Disclaimer: Each Graphic is the property of the original artist to whom the copyright belongs and may not be placed in a collection or offered for sale on-line or otherwise.

This translation is written with PSP 2018, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Tube by Maryse. She shares her tubes Here

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited 2.0 2.0 - Buttons and Frames
  • VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Defocus
  • MuRa's Meister - Copies
  • Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspctive Shadow

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Mask to the Masks folder of PSP
  • Export the Brush to the Brushes folder of PSP (File>Export>Custom Brush)
  • Copy the Selections to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Double click on the Alien Skin Preset it will install automatically
  • Open all other files in PSP, duplicate and minimize to Tray, Close the originals.
  • NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize

From PSP 14 and higher 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 an 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

 

 

Colors:

           
#fbdbd0 #7c3435            

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #fbdbd0

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #7c3435

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

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 800 x 600 px

Fill the Layer with the Gradient 

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons and Frames - Rectangle Button

Materials Palette:  Change the Foreground Gradient back to Color 


02

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Defocus


03

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layer Palette:  Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 50

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Your work looks like this now:


04

On the same Layer:

Layers - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 156"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

Result:


05

Layers - New Raster Layer

Layers - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 156a"

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 100   Blur: 75   Color: #fbdbd0 

Selections - Select None

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Backgroundcolor 

Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this layer to Multiply


06

Layers - New Raster Layer

Layers - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 156b"

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor 

Selections - Select None


07

On the same Layer: Layers - Load/Save - Load Mask From Disk "Astrid mask 156"

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Your work looks like this now:


08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Layers - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 156c"

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor 

Selections - Select None


09

Layers - New Raster layer

Layers - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 156d"

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor 

Selections - Select None


10

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Distortion Effects - Punch

Your work looks like this now:

    

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay and lower the Opacity to 65


11

Layers - New Raster Layer

Layers - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 156e"

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Multiply and lower the Opacity to 65


12

Maximize "Astrid Deco 156"  from tray

Click on the Bottom Layer

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset


13

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection 

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor 

Selections - Select None

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Edit - Repeat Enhance Edges

Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Multiply


14

Layers - New Raster Layer

Brush Tool (B) Select Astrid Brush 156 from the drop down menu Size: 356

Stamp once on your work with the Backgroundcolor like this:

Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Multiply


15

Layers - New Raster Layer

Layers - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 156f"

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor   

Selections - Select None


16

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay


17

Layers - New Raster Layer

Maximixe "MR_Natayla"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Clone Brush Tool (C) 

Place the Clone Selector over the Head and shoulders of your tube like this:

Right click to select

On your work image : Place the Clone Tool on the centre of your work and Left click to release it

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Move to the Left side like this:

Layer Palette:  Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 50


18

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

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 15px - Foregroundcolor  

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 50px - Backgroundcolor   


19

Activate "MR_Natayla" again

Edit - Copy

On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Move Slightly to the Right like this:

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset "Astrid Shadow 156"

If the Preset isn't working for you, use these settings in the Basic Tab:


20

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!

If you wish you can post your result on my Face book Page

Extra Examples by Chris Anya and Celine:

 

 

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