~~ Home ASDwebdesigns ~~  Translation: November 09 - 2014 

 

~~ Original by Benice Designs ~~

Thank you Ben & Joke for your permission to translate your tutorials.

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Materials:  

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

 

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • VM Natural - Legoland & Sparkle **
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow & Nature
  • Xenofex 2 - Constellation

 

Preparations:

  • Open the PictureTubes  from the folder Picture tubes in PSP and export as Picture Tube ( File - Export - Picture Tube)
  • Open the Brush in PSP and export as Custom Brush ( File - Export - Custom Brush)
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Presets, they will be imported automatically
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Copy the Gradient to the Gradients folder of PSP
  • Copy the Texture to the Textures folder of PSP

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:

     
#E3E4E6 #FFFFFF

#666666

#C20B0B #000000      

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #E3E4E6

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #FFFFFF

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to Multi-Red Gradient (Corel_06_036) (in Materials)- Style: Linear

 

 

The tutorial:

 

01

Open a new transparent image of 882 x 600 px

Selections - Select All

Open "Benice_Kerst_Background"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

Effects - Texture Effects - Texture - Benice_Kerst_Snowflakes

 


02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited - VM Natural - Legoland

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

 

03

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Benice_MC_Kerst_1

Selections - Invert

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

Selections - Invert

Layers - Duplicate

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

Keep selected!

 

04

Layers - New Raster Layer

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Preset Benice_MC_Kerst_PS_1

Selections - Select None

 

05

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Gradient

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Benice_MC_Kerst_2

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 45

Selections - Invert

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

Selections - Invert

Selections - Modify - Contract - 20 px

Selections - Modify - Feather - 20

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited - VM Natural - Sparkle

Selections - Select None

 


06

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - again Benice_MC_Kerst_2

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 px

Selections - Invert

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

Selections - Select None

Image - Resize - 101% - Resize all Layers not checked

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Preset Benice_MC_Kerst_PS_1

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now

 

07

Color Palette: Set the Foreground Gradient back to color #E3E4E6

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

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Benice_MC_Kerst_3

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 32.

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Benice_MC_Kerst_PS_1

 

08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Benice_MC_Kerst_4

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact -  Nature - Snow Drift - Settings Tab: Preset Benice_MC_Kerst_SD_1

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Your work looks like this now:

 

09

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "Christmas_tree_brush_by_Lileya" - Size: 560 - Step: 32 - Density: 100 - Rotation: 0 - Opacity: 100 - Blend Mode: Normal - Continuous checked - Wet look paint Unchecked

Zoon in to 60%.

Stamp with the Backgroundcolor at the Left of the image like this:0

Note: If the brush is not working in your PSP version you can use the tube from the materials instead!

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Benice_MC_Kerst_PS_2

 

10

Layers - New Raster Layer

Picture Tube Tool   - "Benice_Kerst_Ster" - Scale: 80 - Step: 200 - Placement Mode:Random - Selection Mode: Random

Place the tubes like this ( If you add a New Layer for every tube you can move them if you wish!)

Use different sizes for the tubes, 80-65-50 px

In the example the tubes are green for a better view!

 

11

Open Tube "Benice_Kerst_Piek

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move on top of the Three like this:

 

12

Layers - New Raster Layer

Picture Tube Tool   - "Benice_Kerst_ Bal 1" - Scale: 100 - Step: 200 - Placement Mode:Random - Selection Mode: Random

Place the tubes like this ( If you add a New Layer for every tube you can move them if you wish!)

Use different sizes for the tubes, 100-80-70 px

 

13

Layers - New Raster Layer

Picture Tube Tool   - "Benice_Kerst_ Bal 2" - Scale: 100 - Step: 200 - Placement Mode:Random - Selection Mode: Random

Place the tubes like this ( If you add a New Layer for every tube you can move them if you wish!)

Use different sizes for the tubes, 100-80-70 px

In the example the tubes that have already have been placed are black for a better view!

 

14

Layers - New Raster Layer

Picture Tube Tool   - "Benice_Kerst_ Bal 3" - Scale: 100 - Step: 200 - Placement Mode:Random - Selection Mode: Random

Place the tubes like this ( If you add a New Layer for every tube you can move them if you wish!)

Use different sizes for the tubes, 100-80-70 px

In the example the tubes that have already have been placed are black for a better view!

 

 

15

Layer Palette: Close the Two Bottom Layers by clicking on the Little Eye

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab:

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Benice_MC_Kerst_PS_3

 

 

16

Open the Bottom Layers

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Your work looks about this now:

 

17

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 3 px - #666666

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 3 px - #C20B0B

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

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize all Layers checked

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask

Minimize to tray for now ( Save as PSP file in case PSP shuts down or something)

 

18

Open a new transparent image of 882 x 600 px

Fill with the Backgroundcolor 

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  Benice_MC_Kerst_5

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Nature - Snow Drift - Settings Tab Preset Benice_MC_Kerst_SD_2

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Luminance (Legacy)" and the Layer Opacity to 65

 

19

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - again Benice_MC_Kerst_5

Selections - Invert

Selections - Edit - Selection ( It will turn red!)

Effects - Image Effects - Offset - Color #000000

Selections - Edit - Selection (The red is gone!)

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Effects - PLugins - Xenofex 2 - Constellation

Selections - Select None

 

20

Open Tube "Benice_Kerst_Hoek

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

No need to move

Effects  3D Effects - Dropshadow - Color #000000

Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to Minus 1

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Your work looks like this now:

 

21

Maximize the first image from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Preset Benice_MC_Kerst_PS_2

 

22

Open tube "Benice_Kerst_Sterretjes"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

23

Open tube "Benice_Kerst_Deco"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Duplicate

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask

 

24

Open tube "KTs_WordArtNoel_61-copie"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

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

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize - Hue 0 - Saturation 0

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask

 

25

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - Color #666666

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - Color #FFFFFF

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 2 px - Color #C20B0B

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 2 px - Color #FFFFFF

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 2 px - Color #666666

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 50 px - Color #FFFFFF

Selections - Invert

Keep selected

 

26

Color Pallette: Set the Gradient back to color #E3E4E6

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Effects - Plugins  Xenofex 2 - Constellation - Same settings but now check "Make selection transparent"

Selections - Invert

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

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 60

 

 

27

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - Color #666666

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

 

 

With special thanks to my testers Chris and Martalip

Chris:

Martalip:

 

 

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