~~ Home ASDwebdesigns ~~  Translation: September - 2015

 

~~ 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.

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • Simple - Pizza Slice Mirror
  • RCS Filter Pack 1.0 -  RCS TripleExposure **
  • &Bkg Kaleidoscope> - 4 QFlip UpperR **
  • VanDerLee - Unplugged X
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow

** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Mask in PSP and minimize to tray
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Preset, it will be imported automatically

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 #62111d            

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 #62111d

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

 

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 750 x 550 px
 
Fill with the Gradient
 
Effects - Plugins - Simple - Pizza Slice Mirror - Default Settings
 
Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 -  RCS Filter Pack 1.0 -  RCS TripleExposure - Default Settings
 
 
Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software>  Filters Unlimited - &Bkg Kaleidoscope> - 4 QFlip UpperR - Default Settings
 

 


 
02


Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 146 - Replace Selection & Source luminance checked

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor    (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Your work looks like this now:

 
 
03

Color Palette: Set the Foreground Gradient back to color

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 146a - Replace Selection & Source luminance checked

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

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

Keep selected

 
 
04

Layers - New Raster Layer

Open Tube "Alies 1-2VR220-woman-15022015

Note: If you are using a tube  of your own the result may be different, if you want the same result you can use this tube for this step. You can colorize it to match your work.

Edit - Copy

Minimize to Tray, you need it again later

On your work image:  Edit - Paste Into Selection

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 10

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

Keep selected

 
 
05

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Modify - Contract - 6 px

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 px.

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

Selections - Select None

 
 
06

Layer Palette - Click on the  Second Layer from the Top (Raster 2)

Layers  - Duplicate

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Your work looks like this now:

 
 
07

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 146b" - Replace Selection & Source luminance checked

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Image - Resize - 55% -  Resize all Layers not checked

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 
 
08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - Astrid masker 146 - Source luminance Checked - Invert mask data NOT checked

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 
 
09

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer (Promoted Selection)

View - Rulers

Pen Tool - Mode: Draw Lines and Poly Lines - Create as Vector checked - Linestyle Solid - Width 3

Draw while holding down your Shift Key a line for about 300 px, if you draw at the top of your image you can use the rulers as guide lines:

Layers - Convert to Raster Layer

View - Rulers

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

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

Image - Free Rotate - Leftchecked - Free checked - 45 - Both boxes unchecked

Move like this:

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

 
 
10

Layers - Duplicate

Move down like this:

 
 
11

Open Tube "Astrid tekst 146

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 "Dodge"

 
 
12

Open Tube "Astrid deco 146

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 "Multiply"


 
13

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - "Astrid selectie 146c" - Replace Selection & Source luminance checked

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor   (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Defocus

Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror

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


 
14

Open Tube "Astrid tekst 146a

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 "Screen" and the Layer Opacity to 50


 
15

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 75 px - Backgroundcolor

 


 
16

Maximize Tube "Alies 1-2VR220-woman-15022015from Tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

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

Move like this:

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow -  Settings Tab: Preset Astrid Shadow 146

 


 
17
 
Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

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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