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Materials:  

Disclaimer: Each Graphic is the property of the original artist to whom the copyright belongs and may not be placed in a collection or offered for sale on-line or otherwise.

This translation is written with PSP17, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Tube by Yoka. she shares her tubes HERE

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • Filter Factory Q -  Mosaïc
  • Visual Manipulation - Radial Transmission **
  • Alf's Border FX - Border Fade III
  • Simple - 4 Way Average
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow

** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Mask in PSP and minimize to tray
  • Open the Brush in PSP and export as Custom Brush ( File - Export - Custom Brush)
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Preset, it will be imported automatically
  • PSP 9  Users (or earlier versions): If you do not have the 20/20 mask needed for this tutorial you can download it HERE - Copy the 20/20 mask file to the mask folder of PSP

From PSP 14, 15 AND 16 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. From PSP 17 the option is back

 

 

Colors:

           
#ffffff #760c6f            

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #ffffff

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #760c6f

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

 

 

The tutorial:

 

01

Open a new transparent image of 750 x 550 px
 
Fill with the Gradient
 
Effects - Plugins - Filter Factory Q -  Mosaïc
 
 

Effects - Distortion Effects - Pinch - Strength: 100%.


02

Layer Palette: Set the Foreground Gradient back to color

Layers -  New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 143"

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - Color #ffffff - Shadow on new Layer checked!

 


03

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Delete

You have two layers now

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Visual Manipulation - Radial Transmission

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave 

 


04

Layers -  New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - again  "Astrid selectie 143"

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Select None

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

 


05

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Effects - Distortion Effects - Pinch - Strength: 100%

Your work looks like this now:


06

Layers -  New Raster Layer
Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "Astrid masker 143"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

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

 


07

Layers -  New Raster Layer


Pen Tool - Mode: Draw Lines and Poly Lines - Create as Vector checked - Linestyle SOLID - Width 2

Draw  while holding down the Shift Key of your Keyboard a Vertical line like this:

On the same Layer: Two Horizontal Lines like this

 


08

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 


09

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Distortion Effects - Pinch - Strength: 100%.

 


10

Layers -  New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "Astrid penseel 143" - Size: 550

Stamp with the Foregroundcolor like this:

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - 20-20

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Screen" and the Layer Opacity to 70


11

Open Tube "Astrid tekst 143

Layer Palette - Click on the  Bottom Layer

Edit - Copy

Do not close you need it again

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

 


12

Go back to Tube "Astrid tekst 143

Layer Palette - Click on the Middle Layer

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

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

 


13

Layers -  New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 143a"

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Effects - Plugins - Alf's Border FX - Border Fade III

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Overlay" and the Layer Opacity to 50

 


14

Color Palette: Set the Foregroundcolor back to Gradient, same settings

Layers -  New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 143b"

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Backgroundcolor

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

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

 


15

Layers -  New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 143c"

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Effects - Plugins - Simple - 4 Way Average

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Multiply" and the Layer Opacity to 70


16

Open Tube "Yoka-Flower-170514

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 90% - Resize all Layers not checked

Move like this:

Eraser Tool: Erase the Right part of the stem like this:

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Preset Astrid Shadow 143

 


17

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

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

 


18

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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