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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 OBG

 

 

Plugins:

  • AAA Frames - Foto Frame

 

Preparations:

  • Open all Tubes in PSP and minimize to Tray.  NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize some of the Tubes.
  • 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

 

 

Colors:

       
#a4cfbf #392e27 #ffffff #000000        

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #a4cfbf

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #392e27

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 600 px

Fill with the Gradient

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 75% - Resize all Layers not checked

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


02

Layers - Duplicate

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Selections - Modify - Contract - 50 px

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

Keep selected


03

Maximize Tube "OBG_1059from tray ( Or use a tube off your own)

Edit - Copy

Minimize to tray again

On your work image:  Edit - Paste Into Selection

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

 


04

Layer Palette - Click on the Middle Layer

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Selections - Modify - Contract - 50 px

Selections - Invert

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Edge Effects - Erode  

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

 


05

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Color Palette: Set the Foregroundcolor back to color and change to #ffffff

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - ASDwebs_Sel_#482

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor ( Zoom in)

Selections - Select None

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 1 - Horizontal 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur - 0  - Color - #000000

 


06

Edit - Copy  Special - Copy Merged

Edit - Paste as New Image

Image - Resize - 25% - Resize all Layers checked

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

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

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

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 10 px - #a4cfbf

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

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

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

Edit - Copy!

 


07

Go back to your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Free Rotate - Right checked - Free - 90 - Both boxes unchecked

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


08

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

 


09

Layers - Duplicate

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 25

Layers - Arrange  Move Down

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Backgroundcolor

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

 


10

Layer Palette - Click on the Third Layer Layer from the Bottom (Copy (2) of Raster 1)

(Not the whole layer palette is visible in this example!)

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:      

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame - Same settings

Selections - Modify - Contract - 32 px

Effects - Texture Effects - Weave - Weave Color & Gap Color #ffffff

Keep selected


11

Selection Tool - Rectangle - Custom Selection:   - same settings

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

 


12

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Maximize Tube "ASDwebs_Deco_2LittleGreenBalls" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 


13

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 


14

Maximize Tube "ASDwebs_Deco_4LittleGreenBalls" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Duplicate

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

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

 

15

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - ASDwebs_Sel_#483

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor ( Zoom in)

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 1 - Horizontal 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur - 10  - Color - #000000

Keep Selected

 


16

Color Palette: Change the Foregroundcolor to #a4cfbf

Selections - Edit - Selection ( It will turn red!) (The red is gone!)

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

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

Selections - Edit - Selection (the red is gone and you have a new selection)

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor 

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 1 - Horizontal 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur - 10  - Color - #000000

Selections - Select None


17

Maximize Tube "ASDwebs_Wordart_B-you-tiful" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 


18

 Edit - Paste As New Layer ( Word Art Tube is still in your PSP memory)

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 2 - Horizontal 2 - Opacity 50 - Blur - 8  - Color - #000000

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Opacity of this Layer to 85


19

Maximize Tube "ASDwebs_Deco_LittleGreenBall_small" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - One Step Photo Fix


20

Edit - Paste As New Layer (Tube is still in your PSP memory)

Effects - Image Effects - Offset


21

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to Foreground/Background Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Radial - Same settings as before but CHECK INVERT

 

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 5 px -  #ffffff

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

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 40 px - #ffffff

Selections - Invert

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Invert

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 85 - Blur - 30  - Color - #000000

Selections - Select None

 


22

Maximize Tube "ASDwebs_Deco_LittleGreenBall" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 


23

Layers - Duplicate

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

Adjust - One Step Photo Fix

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layers - Duplicate

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

 


24

Maximize Tube "OBG_1059" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this, if you use a tube of your own the little red arrow may be ignored.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 50 - Blur - 55  - Color - #000000

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

 


25

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:

 

 

Thank you Angela for testing and translating my tutorial into Dutch This is what she made:

 

 

With special thanks to Martalip, Anneli and Chris for testing!

Martalip:

Anneli

Chris:

 

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