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~~ Original by Liberty Imaginations ~~

Thank you Maxou 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 PSPX9, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Tube by Athe

 

Plugins:

  • AAA Frames - Foto Frame
  • Mehdi - Sorting Tiles
  • Simple Filters
  • Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow
  • AP 01 [Innovations] - Lines - SilverLining

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection file to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Open all other files in PSP, duplicate and minimize to tray. Close the Originals.

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 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:

         
#92c0e9 #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 #92ce09

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #000000

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 550 px

  Fill with the Gradient   


02

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Free Rotate

Image - Resize 45% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow    Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity:  100   Blur: 40   Color: #ffffff


03

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Pizza Slice Mirror

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Preset - Side by side


04

Effects - Plugins - AP 01 [Innovations] - Lines - SilverLining - Arrow

Layers - Arrange - Move Down


05

Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer

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

Layer Palette:  Click on the Bottom Layer (Raster 1)

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection 

 

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Color #ffffff

Selections - Select None


06

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible


07

Maximize "element2_maxou"  from tray

Click on the Bottom Layer

Edit - Copy

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

Effects - Plugins - AP 01 [Innovations] - Lines - SilverLining - Dotty Grid

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible


08

Color Palette: Set the Foreground Gradient back to color

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "maxou_200"

Flood Fill Tool    Lower the Opacity to 35 on the Toolbar

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor 

Raise the Opacity back to 100

Keep selected


09

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow    Vertical: 10   Horizontal: 10   Opacity:  100   Blur: 40   Color: #ffffff

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Screen and lower the Opacity to 55


10

Press K on your keyboard to activate the Pick Tool

Gently drag the nodes outwards until your work looks like this:

Hit any key on your keyboard to close the Pick Tool

Layers - Merge - Merge All - Flatten

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - #000000 


11

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 85% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Layer Palette:  Click on the Bottom Layer

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance


12

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Layer Palette:  Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 50

Layers - Merge - Merge Down


13

Selections - Select All

Selections - Modify - Contract - 15px

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame - Width: 20

Selections - Select None


14

Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer

Maximize "deco_maxou_1"  from tray

Click on the Bottom Layer

Edit - Copy

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

No need to move


15

Maximize "Athe-FM81"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow    Vertical: 35   Horizontal: 12   Opacity:  35   Blur: 20   Color: #000000

Move slightly to the Left like this:

Layer Palette:  Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 31


16

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer  (Image is still in memory)

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Image - Resize - 75% - Resize All Layers - not checked

 Move slightly to the Right like this:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow    Vertical: 35   Horizontal: 12   Opacity:  35   Blur: 20   Color: #000000


17

Maximize "texte_fashion_maxou" from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Place the text like this:


18

Layer Palette:  Click on the second Layer from the Bottom (Copy of Background)

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten


19

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 Facebook Page

Extra Examples by Chris & Anya

 

 

 

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