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Translation: March 28 - 2014 - With the approval of Meta, who asked me to keep translating her beautiful tutorials even when she herself is gone

~~ Original by Meetjes plekje ~~

Sadly Meta past away in November 2013. We will miss her beautiful tutorials terribly!

Unfortunately the originals are no longer online

 

 

Materials:  

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

 

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Tube by Mary Graphic Her site is no longer available
  • Other tubes by Nicole and Roxifloxi

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Special Effects I
  • v Kiwi's Oelfilter - Videowand & Leinwand
  •  [AFS Import]  - sqborder 2 **
  • AP [Lines] - Lines - Silverlining
  • Toadies - What Are You? ** & *Sucking Toad* Bevel IV ++
  • MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling
  • Filter Factory A -  Spotlight
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Brushed Metal & Extrude
  • Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow
 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Presets, they 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:

     
#574b45 #a79c8f #2b2a30 #ffffff #000000      

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #574b45

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #a79c8f

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

 

 

The tutorial:

 

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 600 px

Fill with the Gradient

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Select All

Open Tube "Mary 0912-96

Note: If you are using tubes and colors of your own,  it is best to use the tube provided in the Materials for this step, otherwise the result will be different. You can colorize it to match your work.

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

Layers - Merge  - Merge Down

 

 

02

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Flip

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur

 

 

03

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - v Kiwi's Oelfilter - Videowand

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Image - Flip

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

Effects - Plugins - v Kiwi's Oelfilter - Leinwand


     
  

04

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Image - Flip

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Your work looks like this now:


    

05

Window - Duplicate (or shift+D) - Minimize to tray (I always also save as PSP File) and go back to the original

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited - [AFS Import]  - sqborder 2

Image - Free Rotate - Left checked - Free - 45

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 26

 


     
06

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Sel_Sweet Home_01

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Plugins - AP [Lines] - Lines - Silverlining

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Toadies - What Are You? - X-dose 20 - Y-dose 20

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

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

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

 

07

Color Palette: Set the Foregroundcolor back to gradient and change to #2b2a30

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Fill the SElection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 px

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

Selections - Select None

 

08

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

09

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to Foreground/Background Gradient (Corel_06_029) - same settings as before

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Effects - Texture Effects - Polished Stone - Color #ffffff

Selections - Modify - Contract - 20 px

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

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 20

Keep Selected!

 



10

Layers - New Raster Layer

Open Tube "Abstract RF-abstract21

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste into Selection

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize - Hue 23 - Saturation 32

Note: If you use your own colors you might need to adjust these settings

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Vibrancy - Strength 60 (only available for PSP 13 and higher versions)

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to Minus 5

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Edit - Repeat Layer Merge Down

Once more: Edit - Repeat Layer Merge Down

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

11

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

 

12

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Selections - Modify - Feather - 35

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None
     
Effects - Distortion Effects - Warp 

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects - Plugins - AP [Lines] - Lines - Silverlining

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Multiply" and the Layer Opacity to 65

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

 

 

13

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Bottom

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

Selections - Select None

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 73

 

 

14

Color Palette: Change the Gradient settings to Style Sunburst

Layer Palette - Click on the top Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Filter Factory A -  Spotlight

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - *Sucking Toad* Bevel IV

Effects - Geometric Effects - Circle - Transparent checked

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



15

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Msb_Sel_Sweet-Home_02

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Brushed Metal -  Settings Tab: Preset Msb_Preset_BrM_23-9-12


Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Extrude -  Settings Tab: Msb_Preset_Extr_23-9-12

Selections - Select None

Hit the K key of your Keyboard, make sure the Modus is set to Scale

Move the Bottom Middle Node a little bit up like this:

Hit the M key of your Keyboard to remove the nodes

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

 

16

Color Palette: Change the Gradient settings to Style Linear

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk -  Msb_Sel_ Sweet-Home_03

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

17

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Layers - Arrange - Move Up

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #a79c8f - Shadow on new Layer checked!

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

Layers - Duplicate

Your Lamp looks like this now:

 

 

18

Color Palette: Set the Foreground Gradient to color and change to #000000

Set your Foregroundcolor to Gradient Style: Linear

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 20

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited - Special Effects I - Binoculars

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Right checked - Wind Strength: 100

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Left checked - Wind Strength: 100

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

19

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 28



 

20

Change the settings of your Foreground Gradient

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Bottom  

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Left checked - Wind Strength: 100

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000 - Uncheck Shadow on new layer
 

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light" and the Layer Opacity to 36

 

21

Open Tube "Msb_Deco_24-9-12

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

No need to move

 


22

Layer Palette - Click on the top Layer

Open Tube "nicole-vase2-2012

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Hue/Saturation/Lightness (If you are using different colors play with the settings to match your tube)

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 


23

Maximize Tube "Mary 0912-96from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Image - Resize - 62% - Resize all Layers not checked

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Move to the Right like this:

 

24

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor back to color and change to #574b45

Change the Backgroundcolor to #b6aca0

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 2 px - Backgroundcolor

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

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 50 px - Backgroundcolor

Selections - Invert

Keep selected!

 

25

Maximize the image you have set aside earlier

Edit - Copy!

On your work image:  Edit - Paste into Selection

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 10

Effects - Texture Effects - Polished Stone - Color #ffffff

Effects - Plugins -  Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - Default Settings

Selections - Invert

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to Minus 5

Selections - Select None

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

 

26

Open Tube "Msb_Text_Sweet-Home

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

  
 
27

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 950 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 Example:

Woman tube by K@rine Dreams. She shares her great tubes HERE

Vase Tube by Chris from ACBdesigns

 

With special thanks to my testers Chris and Martalip

Chris:

Martalip:

 


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