Thank you Maxou for your permission to translate your tutorials.

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Materials:  

This translation is written with PSP 18 if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

Acknowledgements:

Tubes my Anelies, Maxyran and Athe

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • &<Bkg Kaleidoscope> - Kaleidoscope 8 **
  • Filter Factory D - Tunnel Tile
  • Simple - Diamonds,  Pizza Slice Mirror & 4Way Average
  • Toadies - What Are You? & *Sucking Toad* Bevel II.2
  • L&K SiteOfWonders - L en K"s Zitah
  • AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining
  • Filter Factory M -  Motion Trail
  • AAA Frames - Foto Frame

** Import into Filters Unlimited

Preparations:

  • Open the Tubes in PSP, minimize to Tray NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize some of the files
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections 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

 

#faae1c #5b1209 #000000

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #faae1c

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #5b1209

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

 

The tutorial:

 

01 Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

02 Fill with the Gradient

03 Layers - Duplicate

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

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

06 Layers - Merge - Merge Down

07 Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - maxou_209

08 Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

09 Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - <Bk Kaleidoscope> - Kaleidoscope 8


10 Selections - Select None

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

12 Layers - Merge - Merge Down

13 Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - maxou 210

14 Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

15 Effects - Plugins - Filter Factory D - Tunnel Tile

16 Selections - Select None

17 Layers - Duplicate

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

19 Layers - Merge - Merge Down

20 Effects - Plugins - Simple - Diamonds

21 Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You? - X-dose 20 - Y-dose 20

22 Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Hard Light" and the Layer Opacity to 86

23 Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

24 Effects - Plugins - L&K SiteOfWonders - L en K"s Zitah - Default

25 Effects - Plugins - Toadies - *Sucking Toad* Bevel II.2

Your work looks like this now:

26 Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:  

27 Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

28 Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders  - Inside checked - Anti-alias NOT checked - Border width: 2

29 Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

30 Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:  

31 Effects - Plugins - Simple - Pizza Slice Mirror

32 Layers - New Raster Layer

33 Effects  3D Effects - Cutout - Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 80 - Blur - 20 - Color #000000 - Fill interior with color NOT checked

34 Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders  - Inside checked - Anti-alias NOT checked - Border width: 2

35 Color Palette: Set the Forground Gradient back to color

36 Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

37 Selections - Select None

38 Layers - Merge - Merge Down

39 Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 10 - Horizontal 10 - Opacity 50 - Blur - 5  - Color - #000000

40 Layers - Duplicate

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

42 Layers - Merge - Merge Down

43 Layers - Duplicate

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

45 Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Your work looks like this now:

46 Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

47 Maximize Tube "deco 1_maxou" from tray 

48 Edit - Copy

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

50 Effects - Image Effects - Offset

51 Maximize Tube "element_1_maxou" from tray 

52 Edit - Copy

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

54 No need to move

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

56 Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom Layer

57 Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - maxou211

58 Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

59 Selections - Select None

60 Effects - Plugins - Simple - 4Way Average

61 Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "*Overlay" and the Layer Opacity to 8512

62 Layers  - New Raster Layer

63 Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - maxou_212

64 Maximize Tube "Athe-PY15" from tray 

65 Edit - Copy

66 On your work image:  Edit - Paste Into Selection

67 Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 10 - Horizontal 10 - Opacity 50 - Blur - 5  - Color - #000000

68Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to Minus 10

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

70 Selections - Select None

71 Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Opacity of this Layer to 72

72 Layers - Duplicate

73 Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Preset Side by Side

74 Layers - Arrange - Move Down

75 Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

76 Your work looks like this now:

77 Edit - Copy!!

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

79 Selections - Select All

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

81 Selections - Invert

82 Edit - Paste Into Selection (Image is still in your PSP Memory)

83 Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 25

84 Effects - Distortion Effects - Pixelate

85 Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

86 Effects - Plugins - Filter Factory M -  Motion Trail - Default

87 Selections - Invert

88 Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur - 35  - Color - #000000

89 Selections - Select None

90 Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

91 Maximize Tube "Alies 10VR89-woman-17102012" from tray 

92 Edit - Copy

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

94 Image - Resize - 85% - Resize all Layers not checked

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

96 Move to the Right like this:


97 Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 27 - Horizontal 33 - Opacity 75 - Blur - 35  - Color - #000000

98 Maximize Tube "decoautomne3" from tray 

99 Edit - Copy

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

101 Move to the Bottom Left Corner like this:

102 Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 27 - Horizontal 33 - Opacity 40 - Blur - 35  - Color - #000000

103 Maximize Tube "Maxyran_08_09_10 Deco Herfst" from tray 

104 Edit - Copy

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

106 Image - Resize - 20% - Resize all Layers not checked

107 Image - Resize - 70% - Resize all Layers not checked

108 Move to the Bottom Left Corner like this:

109 Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 27 - Horizontal 33 - Opacity 40 - Blur - 35  - Color - #000000

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

111 Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - Backgroundcolor

112 Optional: Image - Resize - Width 900 Pixels - Resize all Layers checked

113 Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're done!

 

 

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Extra Examples Anya and Chris:

 

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