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Translation: April 17 - 2014

 

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Materials:  

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

 

 

Acknowledgements:

All tubes are by Benice Designs and may not be shared in Groups, Clubs, Forums, or downloaded through any website without permission

 

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • Toadies - Posterize
  • VanDerLee - Unplugged X
  • MuRa's Meister - Cloud
  • VM Toolbox - Lift the Cover (With Alpha) **
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5  Impact - Glass

** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection file to the Selections folder of PSP

  • Open the Mask files in PSP and minimize to tray

  • Open the Brushes in PSP and export them as Custom Brushes ( File - Export - Custom Brush)

  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Preset, it will be imported automatically

From PSP 14 and higher versions 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:

           
#3B2D27 #DBCEBB            

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #3B2D27

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #DBCEBB

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

 

 

The tutorial:

 

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 600 px

Fill with the Gradient

Color Palette: Change The Gradient to Style Linear with these settings

 

02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 54

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave

 

 

03

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins -  Toadies - Posterize

 

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to  "Dodge" and the Layer Opacity to 34

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Your work looks like this now:

 

04

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - Masker_Benice_L152

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

05

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Select All

Selections - Modify - Contract - 139 px

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Defocus:

 

06

Selections - Select All

Selections - Modify - Contract - 139 px

Selections - Invert

Effects - Texture Effects - Weave - Weave Color Backgroundcolor  - Gap Color Foregroundcolor

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Keep selected

 

07

Selections - Invert

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Edit - Repeat Promote selection

Keep selected!

Layer Palette: Close the Top Layer by clicking on the little eye

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Effects - Plugins -  MuRa's Meister - Cloud

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 40

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to  "Dodge" and the Layer Opacity to 23

Keep selected!

 

08

Layer Palette: Open the Top Layer and click on it.

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited - VM Toolbox - Lift the Cover (With Alpha):

Note: Use this filter through Filters Unlimited otherwise the result will be different!

Selections - Select None

 

09

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Image - Flip

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to  "Luminance (Legacy)" and the Layer Opacity to 75

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

 

10

Layer Palette: Set the Foreground Gradient back to color

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - @nn_020911_mask_042_tdstudio

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

 

 

11

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

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Benice 152.1

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset Benice_glass_ L152

Note: if you use colors of your own, You can change the Glass color at the Basic tab

Selections - Select None

 

 

12

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Image - Flip

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Selections - Invert

Edit - Cut (Or hit the Delete Key of your Keyboard)

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: Foregroundcolor

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

 

13

Open Tube "Benice_misted- circles"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

No need to move

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to  "Luminance (Legacy)" and the Layer Opacity to 45

 

14

Open Tube "Benice_halve ruit"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

15

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Image - Flip

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to  "Luminance (Legacy)" and the Layer Opacity to 60

 

16

Open Tube "Benice_deco"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

17

Open Tube "Benice_woman_L152"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

 

18

Layers - Duplicate

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 20

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

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

 

19

Layer Palette: Set the Foreground Gradient back to color

Layer Palette - Click on the top Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "Benice_Fiona_1" - Size: 117

Stamp with your Foregroundcolor at the Left of the image like this:

 

20

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "Benice_Fiona_2" - Size: 176

Stamp with your Foregroundcolor at the Right of the Tube like this:

 

21

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "Benice_Fiona_3" - Size: 124

Stamp with your Foregroundcolor ion the Bottom Right corner of the image like this:

 

 

22

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

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:

 

 

With special thanks to my testers Chris and Martalip

Chris:

Martalip:

 


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