~~ Home ASDwebdesigns ~~  Translation: December - 2017

 

~~ Original by Meetjes Plekje ~~

Sadly Meta passed away November 2013. We still miss her beautiful tutorials. She asked me to keep translating her tutorials.

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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:

  • Tubes by Sassy Ilusions and Daan

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0

  • Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

  • &<BKg Designer sf10 II> - PLAB10 Sharpened PencilX **

  • &<BKg Designer sf10 III> - SpyroZag ***

  • Flaming Pear - Flexify 2

  • AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining

  • Alien Skin  - Xenofex 2 - Constellation

  • Adjust - Variations

  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Nature

  • It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Frame and the Tubes in PSP, minimize to Tray NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Preset, it will be imported automatically
  • Save the Flexify Presets to your Hard Drive
  • Copy the Gradient  to the Gradients folder of PSP

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 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

 

 

Colors:

       
#7c96c8 #c9d6f3 #1d2835 #000000        

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #7c96c8

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #c9d6f3

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to the Msb_Gradient_10-11-12 Gradient from the materials - Style: Sunburst

 

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 600 px

Fill with the Gradient

Selections - Select All

Maximize Tube "sassyillusions_gothicbeauty0" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles


02

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software>  - Filters Unlimited 2.0 -&<BKg Designer sf10 II> - PLAB10 Sharpened PencilX
     

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Opacity of this Layer to 50

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible


03

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:             

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software>  - Filters Unlimited 2.0 -&<BKg Designer sf10 III> - SpyroZag

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Your work looks like this now:


04

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Sel_Christmas_2012_01

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Merge - Merge Down


05

Layers - Duplicate

Edit - Repeat Duplicate Layer

Close the Two middle Layers by clicking in the Little Eye

The top layer is the active layer


06

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flexify 2 - Click on the Red Arrow and load Preset Msb_Preset_Flexify_Christmas_2012

Or if this is not working for you with these settings:

Effects - Reflection  Effects - Kaleidoscope

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 20 - Blur 50  - Color #000000

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

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Edit  Repeat Arrange Layer


07

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer (Copy of Raster 1)  and open it

Effects - Reflection  Effects - Kaleidoscope

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 25 - Blur 50  - Color #000000

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

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Edit  Repeat Arrange Layer


08

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer ( Raster 1)  and open it

Effects - Reflection  Effects - Kaleidoscope

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 80 - Blur 50  - Color #000000

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

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Edit  Repeat Arrange Layer

Result


09

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Sel_ Christmas_2012_02

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin  - Xenofex 2 - Constellation - Snowflakes

Selections - Select None

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 80 - Blur 50  - Color #000000


10    

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Maximize Tube "daant.christmashouse" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects - Plugins - Adjust - Variations - Click once on "Original"- Click twice on "Darker"

 Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


11

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Sel_ Christmas_2012_01

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize all Layers not checked

Image - Free Rotate - Right checked - 90 - Both boxes unchecked


12

Effects - Distortion Effects - Warp

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel - Color #7c96c8  


13

Mesh Warp Tool

Pull the Middle node a little bit down so you get an round bottom:

 

Hit any key on your keyboard to close the Mesh Tool

 

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 30 - Blur 15  - Color #000000


14

Color Palette: Set the Foreground Gradient back to color

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flexify 2 - Click on the Red Arrow and load Preset Msb_Preset_Flexify_Christmas_2012_01

Or if this is not working for you with these settings:

Image - Resize - 10% - Resize all Layers not checked

Move like this:

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down


15

Maximize Tube "strikje 1" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 30 - Blur 15  - Color #000000

Layers - Merge - Merge Down


16

Edit - Cut ( do not copy)

Edit - Paste As New Image

Minimize to tray, you need it later ( save also as PSP file in case PSP shuts down on you or you need a break)


17

Go back to your work Image
   
Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Sel_ Christmas_2012_03

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Nature - Settings Tab Preset Msb_Christmas_2012_01
   
Selections - Select None


18

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to Foreground/Background Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Sunburst4

  

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:             

Fill with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma - Sposta- X 31 - Sposta Y 255

Effects - Distortion Effects - Warp   

Effects - Image Effects - Offset


19

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Merge - Merge Down 

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


20
   
Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Sel_ Christmas_2012_04

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 70 - Blur 50  - Color #1d2835

Selections - Select None


21

Maximize Tube "Snoeflake_tree2" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - Plugins - Adjust - Variations - Click once on "Original"- Click once on "More Blue" - and once on "Lighter"

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 70 - Blur 50  - Color #1d2835


22

Layers - Duplicate

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


23

Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom Layer

Image - Canvas Size

Color Palette: Change the Backgroundcolor to #1d2835

Layers - New Raster Layer

Layers - Arrange - Send to Bottom

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light" and the Layer Opacity to 55

Edit - Copy - Copy Merged


24

Maximize Tube "Msb_Frame_Christmas_2012_02" from tray 

Window - Duplicate (or shift+D) - Close the original and proceed on the copy

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foreground Gradient

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Edit - Paste As New Layer (Your Image is still in your PSP Memory)


25

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Maximize The Bell Image you have minimized in step 16  from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal


26

Maximize Tube "sassyillusions_gothicbeauty0" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 70 - Blur 50  - Color #1d2835


27

Maximize Tube "Msb_Text_Christmas_2012-1" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset


28

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #1d2835

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

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

Extra Examples by Celine & Chris

 

 

 

 

 

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