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~~ Original by Creations Virginia ~~

Thank you Virginia for your permission to translate your tutorials.

Translated by Chris for ASDWebdesigns

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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 PSP18, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Tube by Tocha's Quality Tubes

 

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • &<Background Designers IV - sf 10 Slice n Dice **
  • Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Glass
  • AAA Frames - Foto Frame
  • [AFS IMPORT] -  sqborder2 **
  • Sapphire Filters - Plugin 0238 **
  • VM Extravaganza - Holidays in Egypt

    ** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP)
  • Open all other files in PSP, duplicate and close the originals. NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize some of the files.
     

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 #dd084a #eaa6b6 #c0005b #000000      

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 #dd084e

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

 

 

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 550 px

Flood Fill with the Gradient  

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Sapphire Filters 03 - SapphirePlugin_0238


02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Flood Fill with the Backgroundcolor - #dd084a 

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "creagraph_masque76"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Close the Mask it won't be needed again.


03

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette: Close the Top Layer and click on the Middle Layer (Group Raster 2)

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Sapphire Filters 03 - SapphirePlugin_0215

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Selections - Defloat

Effects - Distortion Effects - Polar Coordinates

Selections - Select None


04

Effects - Simple - 4 Way Average

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds

Layer Palette:  Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 65

Your work looks like this now:

And you Layer Palette like this:


05

Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer and open it

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

Layer Palette:  Click on the Bottom Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "vir_sel_al_01"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None


06

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

Image - Free Rotate

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Your work looks like this now:


07

Maximize "decor_allison"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Effects 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

No need to move


08

Layer Palette: Click on the Bottom Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "vir_sel_al_02_ellipse"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer  keep selected

Effects - Plugins - VM Extravaganza - Holidays in Egypt

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette: Right click on this Layer and rename it "ellipse"

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top


09

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 50% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Image - Free Rotate

Move to the Left side of your work like this:

Effects - Edge Effects -Enhance


10

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical  (Image - Flip in older versions of PSP)

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal  (Image - Mirror in older versions of PSP)

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay

Your work looks like this now:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow


11

Color Palette: Change the Foreground Gradient to #ffffff  

Layer Palette: Click on the second Layer from the Top  (Ellipse)

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "vir_sel_al_02"

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None


12

Layer Palette:  Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay

Click on the third Layer from the Top (Ellipse)

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Edit - Repeat Move Layer Down (twice)

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode to Overlay and lower the Opacity to 71

Your work looks like this now:

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten


13

Color Palette:  Change the Backgroundcolor to #c0005b    

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - Backgroundcolor - #c0005b

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 23px - Foregroundcolor -  #ffffff  

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - Backgroundcolor - #c0005b

Color Palette: Change the Backgroundcolor to - #eaa6b6  

Change the Foregroundcolor to Gradient:


14

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 50px -  Foregroundcolor - #ffffff  

Magic Wand Tool: 

Click in the White border

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Gradient  

Keep Selected

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - &<Background Designers IV - sf10 Slice N Dice

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror

Efects - Texture Effects - Weave

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Keep Selected

Selections - Invert

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Selections - Invert

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Selections - Select None

Your work looks like this now:


15

Color Palette:  Change the Backgroundcolor to - #c0005b  

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "vir_sel_al_03"

 Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor     (Right click)

Keep Selected

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass - Preset - Clear

Selections - Select None


16

Color Palette:  Change the Foreground Gradient back to Color - #ffffff  

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Foregroundcolor

Maximize "Leny-dingen61" (This will be used as a Mask)

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image -"Leny-dingen61"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


17

Maximixe " SE_SpecialLove_el33"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work Image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

 

Image - Resize - 35% - Resize All Layers - unchecked

Move to the Top Left of your work like this:

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


18

Effects - Photo Effects - Film and Filters

Note: If your version of PSP doesn't have this option - Colorize to compliment your work

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal  (Image - Mirror in older versions of PSP)

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical  (Image - Flip in older versions of PSP)

 

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible


19

Maximize "Tocha241111"  from Tray

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

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten


20

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 Face book Page

Extra Example by Chris:

 

 

With special thanks to my testers Martalip and Anneli

Martalip:

Anneli

 

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