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~~ Original by AstriDDesigns ~~

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

 

 

Plugins:

  • VM Instant Art - Tripolis 
  • L&K SiteOfWonders - L en K's Djin
  •  MuRa's Meister - Copies
  • VM Extravaganza - Transmission
  • Plugin AP 01[Innovations] - Lines - SilverLining 
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Perspective Shadow
  • RCS Digi Lens as alternative in case  L en K's Djin does not work

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP

  • Open the Mask in PSP and minimize to tray

  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Preset, it will be imported automatically
  • Open the Brush in PSP and export as Custom Brush ( File - Export - Custom Brush)

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:

           
#e8d7cf #775044            

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #e8d7cf

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #775044

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

 

 

The tutorial:

 

01

Open a new transparent image of 850 x 550 px
 
Fill with the Gradient
 
Effects - VM Instant Art - Tripolis 
 
 

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Astrid selectie 142

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - L&K SiteOfWonders - L en K's Djin (Or if you see no visible result you may also use RCS Digi-Lens - Wedges - 16


02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Astrid selectie 142a

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10 Px

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

Keep selected!

 


03

Color Palette: Set the Foregroundcolor back to color

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

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

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies

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


04

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Astrid selectie 142b

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Select None

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

 


05

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Astrid selectie 142c

Effects - 3D Effects - Dropshadow - Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None


06

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal ( Image - Mirror in previous PSP Versions) 

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical ( Image - Flip in previous PSP Versions) 

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

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

Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise - Gaussian checked - 15 - Monochrome  not checked


07

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Astrid selectie 142d

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Effects - Plugins - VM Extravaganza - Transmission

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

 


08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Astrid selectie 142e

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - Astrid masker 142

Layers - Duplicate

Edit - Repeat Duplicate Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 


09

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - Astrid selectie 142f

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 Px

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

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

 


10

Layers - Duplicate

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

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Effects - Plugins - Plugin AP 01[Innovations] - Lines - SilverLining 

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:    

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

Selections - Select None

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 


11

Open Tube "Astrid Deco 142

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

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

 


12

Paint Brush Tool   - "Astrid penseel 142" - Size: 294

Layers - New Raster Layer

Stamp with the Backgroundcolor on your image like this:

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Dodge" and the Layer Opacity to 45

 


13

Paint Brush Tool   - "Astrid penseel 142" - Change the Size to: 70

Layers - New Raster Layer

Stamp with the Backgroundcolor on your image like this:

On the same Layer:

Stamp with the Foregroundcolor in your image like this:

Still on the Same Layer

Stamp with the Foregroundcolor in your image like this:


14

Paint Brush Tool   - "Astrid penseel 142a" - Size: 828

Layers - New Raster Layer

Zoom in to 60 %

Stamp with the Foregroundcolor in your image like this:

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

 


15

Open Tube "Alies 1VR972-woman-20042014

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal ( Image - Mirror in previous PSP Versions) 

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

Move to the Left like this:

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Preset Astrid Shadow 142

 


16

Layers - Duplicate

Move to the Right like this:

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


17

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 5 px - Backgroundcolor

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 30 px - Backgroundcolor

 


18

Selections  Select All

Selections - Modify - Contract -  29 px

Selections - Invert

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

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

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)


19

Optional: 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

Extra Example:

 

 

With special thanks to my testers Chris and Martalip

Martalip:

Chris:

 

 

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