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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 tutorial is written with PSP15 but can also be made with other PSP versions.

 

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Tube by Hazal  you can find them HERE
  • Single Butterfly Tube by Yoka. she shares her tubes HERE
  • Other Butterflies by Unknown Tuber

 

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  •  Mehdi - Sorting Tiles
  • Simple - Centre Tile, 4Way Average & Diamonds
  • [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2 **
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass & Perspective Shadow
  • MuRa's Meister - Copies
  •  Toadies - What Are You?

 

Preparations:

  • Copy the Selection file to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Presets, they will be imported automatically

From PSP 14 and higher versions 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

 

 

Colors:

       
#9a99a3 #e6e7e3 #000000 #ffffff        

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #9a99a3

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #e6e7e3

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 600 px

Fill with the Gradient

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles




 
02
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Effects - Plugins - Simple - Centre Tile
 
Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 70
 
Layers - Merge - Merge Visible
 
Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More
 

 

03
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Image - Resize - 50% - Resize all Layers not checked
 
Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Preset Side By Side
 
 

Image - Free Rotate - Left - 90

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

 
04
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Image - Mirror
 
Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 -  [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 

 
05

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Layers - Duplicate

 

 
06

Layer Palette - Click on the middle Layer

Effects - Plugins - Simple - 4Way Average

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave - Foregroundcolor

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

 


 
07

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

 Layers - Duplicate

Image - Flip

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Edit - Repeat Layers Merge Down

Your work and Layer Palette looks like this now:

 


 
08

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset ASDwebs_Glass_2698

Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Flip

Layers - Merge  - Merge Down

 


 
09

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You? - X-dose 10 - Y-dose 10

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

 


 
10

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Bottom

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 25 px

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

Open Image "ASDwebs_MissButterfly_deco

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

 


 
11

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

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

 


 
12

Window - Duplicate (or shift+D) -

On this  new Image

Layers - Merge - Merge All (Flatten)

Open Tube "Yoka-Butterfly-280714-

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

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

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Hue/Saturation/Lightness (If you are using different colors play with the settings to match your tube)

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

Image - Resize - 15% - Resize all Layers checked

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #000000

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #000000

Edit - Copy!

 


 
13

Go back to your work Image

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #000000

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

Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

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

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 


 
14

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

Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - ASDwebs_Sel_#457

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

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


 
15

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Open Tube "womantubes185-HaZaL

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

 


 
16
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Top
 
Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 25

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

Selection Tool - Rectangle   - Custom Selection:    

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

Selections - Select None


 
17

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask - Radius 1 - Strength 55 - Clipping 5 - Luminance Only NOT Checked

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


 
18

Open Tube "Butterflies

On the Top Layer

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Mirror

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask - Radius 1 - Strength 55 - Clipping 5 - Luminance Only NOT Checked

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize - Hue 11 - Saturation 56

Move to the Left like this:

 


 
19
 
Layers - Duplicate
 
Image  - Mirror
 
Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize - Hue 30 - Saturation 105

Move like this:

 


 
20

Go back to Tube "Butterflies

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Bottom

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

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

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask - Radius 1 - Strength 55 - Clipping 5 - Luminance Only NOT Checked

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize - Hue 12 - Saturation 90

Move to the Right Like this

Layers - Merge - Merge - Down

Edit - Repeat Later Merge Down

Effects  3D Effects - Dropshadow - Color #000000

 


 
21

Open Tube "ASDwebs_Text_Butterfly

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move to the Top of the image like this:

 


 
22
 

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #000000

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 25 px - #ffffff 

Selections - Invert

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Diamonds

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - 25

Selections - Invert

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

Selections - Select None


 
23

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #000000

Image - Resize - Width 900 Pixels - Resize all Layers checked

Optional: Adjust One Step Photo Fix

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:

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

 

 

With special thanks to my testers Chris and Martalip

Chris:

Martalip:

 

 

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