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Translation: February 06 - 2014

~~ Original by White Diamond Design ~~

Unfortunately her website is no longer available

Thank you WTD 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.

 

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Tube by Annelies from A&K Tubes unlimited. She shares her great tubes HERE

 

Plugins:

  • Simple - Top Left Mirror
  • Adjust - Variations
  • AP [Lines]  -  Lines - Silverlining
  • FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5  Impact - Glass & Perspective
 

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:

         
#9f0043 #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 #9f0100

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #ffffff

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

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 950 x 600 px

Fill with the Gradient

 

02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Select All

Open Tube "Fond1

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste into Selection

Selections - Select None

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

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror

Your work looks like this now:

 



03

Open Tube "Fond2

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

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



04

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister Perspective Tiling

 Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - valentine1WDD

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

Keep selected

 

05

Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom layer

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


Selections - Select None

 

06

Layer Palette - Click on the top layer

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

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000


07

Layers - New Raster Layer

16. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - valentine2WDD

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Select None

 

 

08

Open Tube "deco1

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

No need to move

 


09

Open Tube "deco2

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

No need to move

 

10

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - valentine3WDD

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 20 px

Edit - Cut

Keep selected

 

11

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10 px

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10 px

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Keep selected

 

12

Open Tube "WDD-BOI-0011

Make sure you are on the Middle Layer 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Laye

Keep selected

 

13

Layers - New Raster Layer

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset valentine1

Note: If you use different colors you can change the color at the Basic Tab

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Edit - Repeat Layer Merge Down

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Dropshadow, Valentine2

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


 

14

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - valentine4WDD

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 20 px

Edit - Cut

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10 px

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10 px

Fill the Selection with the Gradient


Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset valentine1

Note: If you use different colors you can change the color at the Basic Tab

Selections - Select None

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

15

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

 

16

Open Tube "Text

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

17

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk  valentine5WDD

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

18

Open Tube "calguisdecoberries06022012

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

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

Move to the table like this:

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000



1
9

Open Tube "deco3

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects  - Image Effects - Offset

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Luminace (Legacy)" and the Layer Opacity to 73



20

Open Tube "deco4

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects  - Image Effects - Offset

 


21

Open Tube "text2

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Effects  - Image Effects - Offset


 

22

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 35 px - Backgroundcolor

Magic Wand Tool - Mode: Add /Shift - Tolerance 0 - Contiguous checked - Anti Alias Checked -  Click in the last border

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Invert

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

23

Open Tube "Alies 762-Valentine lady pink-28012012

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Image - Mirror

Move to the Right like this

Effects  3D Effects - DropShadow - Color: #000000

 

 

24

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 20 px - Backgroundcolor

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

 

25

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

Martalip:

Chris:

 

 

 


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