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Translation: March 01 - 2014

~~ Original by Maelle Dreams ~~

Thank you Maelle for your permission to translate your tutorials

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Materials:  

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

 

 

Plugins:

  • Mehdi - Sorting Tiles
  • FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss
  • penta.com - color dot
  • L'amico Perry - Luce
  • AV Bros. - Page Curl Pro 2.2
  • MuRa's Meister - Copies
  • Flaming Pear - Flood
  • Adjust - Variations
  • Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0
 

Preparations:

  • Open the Brush in PSP and export as Custom Brush ( File - Export - Custom Brush)
  • Save the Flaming Pear Presets to your Hard Drive
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP

  • Open the Mask files in PSP and minimize to tray

  • Copy the Gradient files to the Gradients 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:

       
#8d456b #828c97 #ffffff #d7dbde #000000        

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #8d456b

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #ffffff

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to the "MaelleDreams-Masqueradde" Gradient - Style: Radial

 

 

The tutorial:

 

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 550 px

Fill with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 15

 

02

Layers - Duplicate 

Layers - New Raster Layer 

Selections - Select All 

Open Tube "2014EXCLUSIF-Maelledreams-Carnaval1

Edit - Copy

Minimize to tray, you need it later

On your work image:  Edit - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - maelledreams-selection96

Edit - Copy

Selections - Select None

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Select All 

Edit - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None 

 

03

Layer Palette - Click on the middle layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  maelledreams-selection97

Edit - Copy

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Select All 

Edit - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

Image - Mirror 

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

 

04

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Bottom

Layers - Delete

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:


Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 88

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible 

Effects - User Defined Filter - Emboss_3

Your work looks like this now:

 

05

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor  (Right Mouse Click)

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - MASK-MD-046

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Effects - User Defined Filter - Emboss_3

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 

06

Layers - Duplicate

Maximize  Tube "2014EXCLUSIF-Maelledreams-Carnaval1from tray

Edit - Copy

Minimize to tray again

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Image - Resize - 85% - Resize all layers not checked

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

07

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10 px

Selections - Modify - Feather - 20 px

Selections - Invert

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 5

Selections - Select None 

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - Default settings

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 24



08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "MaelleDreams-Masquerade1" - Size: 451

Stamp with your Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click) in your image like this:

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this layer to 62

 

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Color Palette: Set your Foreground Gradient back to color

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  maelledreams-selection98

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 px

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

Keep selected

 

10

Color Palette: Change the Foregroundcolor to #828c97

Flood Fill Tool - Set the Opacity to 24

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Effects - Plugins - penta.com - color dot

Selections - Select None 

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  maelledreams-selection99

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

Keep selected

 

11

Color Palette: Change the Foregroundcolor to #8d456b

Layers - New Raster Layer

Flood Fill Tool - Set the Opacity back to to 100

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 px

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

Keep selected

 

12

Color Palette: Change the Foregroundcolor to #828c97

Flood Fill Tool - Set the Opacity to 24

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Dodge" and the Layer Opacity to 46

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:


 


13

Open Tube "MaelleDreams-Masquerade-Deco1

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 


14

Layers - Duplicate 

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Effects - Plugins  - L'amico Perry - Luce

Note form ASDwebdesigns: I am using PSP 15 and Windows 7, the plugin would not work in my version. So I used PSP 12 instead. If your plugin is not working, I have added a tube with the finished effect to the materials, you can copy and past it as a new layer on your work, if you do so remove the duplicated layer.

Adjust - Sharpen - Sharpen

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


 

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Flood Fill Tool - Set the Match Mode to "None" and  Opacity back to to 100

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

16

Layer Palette: Close the Bottom Layer by Clicking on the little eye

Make sure you are on one of the other layers

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

 

17

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to the "MaelleDreams-Masquerade2" Gradient - Style: Linear

Layers - New Raster Layer 

Fill with the Gradient

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - MaelleDreams-Mask-Masquerade 

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

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

 

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Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  maelledreams-selection100

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer 

Selections - Select None

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

 

19

Layers - Duplicate

Edit - Repeat Duplicate Layers

Layer Palette: Close the two top layers by clicking on the little eye

 Click on the third Layer from the Top


Image - Mirror 

Effects - Plugins - AV Bros. - Page Curl Pro 2.2

Image - Mirror 

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies

Image - Mirror 

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Multiply" and the Layer Opacity to 86

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  maelledreams-selection101

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

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood - Click on the red arrow and load Preset MaelleDreams-Masquerade1.q8r

Or if this is not working for you use these settings: Color: #d9e2eb

 

20

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top and open it

Image - Mirror

Effects - Plugins - AV Bros. - Page Curl Pro 2.2 - Same settings but change the Angle to 315

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies - Same settings but change the Number to 4

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Multiply" and the Layer Opacity to 86

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  maelledreams-selection102

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

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood - Click on the red arrow and load Preset MaelleDreams-Masquerade2.q8r

Or if this is not working for you use these settings: Color: #d9e2eb

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer and open it

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

21

Open Tube "MaelleDreams-Masquerade-text1

Edit - Copy

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

 

22

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Image - Resize - Width 800 Pixels - 450 Pixels Height - Resize all layers not checked

 

 

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Color Palette: Change your Foregroundcolor to #d7dbde

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 px

Layer Palette - Click on the Top layer

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

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

24

Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom layer and open it

Effects - Plugins - Adjust - Variations - Click once on "Original"- Click 3 times on "Lighter"

 

25

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select All

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 px

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

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 - Contrast Color Range

 

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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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