::: Update: 22 October, 2019 18:58 :::

This lesson was written by Ann on the 28th of December 2007 in the Dutch version of PSP X2 (XP and Vista tested)
Copyright©2007 - website: tdstudio - guestbook

This lesson has been tested by Lisette and Brigitte Mtm. Thank you!!
Translated in English and in French by Jille. Thanks!

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::: Degree: advanced psp-user :::

EXTRA example


  • Materials:
      • tubes and background –open in your PSP program
      • Brush @nn_vlinder_brush2157_tdstudio.PspBrush, extract into your folder brushes
      • masks @nn_271207-MASK1352-Jade-tdstudio-TG.PspMask and 20-20.msk, extract into your folder Masks
      • preset @nn_jade_preset_softVignette.svg, extract into a folder of your choice
      • "@nn_Jade_EC5_PS_Vlinders.f1s" "@nn_Jade_EC5_PS_Accents.f1s" , extract into the folder:
        ------- ›› C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\Shadow
      • pattern: @nn_patroon_pattern_nov2007_BlueRust.bmp, extract into your folder patterns
      • texture: @nn_textuur__Marble_051207_tdstudio.bmp, extract into your folder Textures

        DOWNLOAD MATERIALS

  • Filters:
      • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact
      • Xero - Softvignette
      • Richard Rosenman - Solid border

        Install the filters.

  • Preperation

    Foreground colour: choose a light colour  (I took #cdc6c0), Background colour: choose a dark colour (I took #3e372d )
    Change the  foreground colour into pattern, select my pattern with the settings shown below:

    If you choose other colours, colorize this pattern.:
    To start the lesson, the palette of “Material properties” looks as follows

    If you use a different image, resize it.

    If you use a different tube, resize it. Dimensions of my  tube are 343/500 px:



    If you use other colours, feel free to change the opacity and blend mode of the layers



    The lesson

  1. File - open - open the image: bg-jade.jpg
  2. Window – duplicate. Close the original – proceed with the copy.– colorize if you work with different colours
  3. Layers - duplicate
  4. Image - flip
  5. Activate the layer palette: opacity: 100, blend mode: Hard Light
  6. Layers - new raster layer
  7. Flood fill this layer with your light foreground colour
  8. Effects – distortion effects – lens distortion with settings shown below: (distortion type = fisheye):

    This is what you should have now:
  9. Image - free rotate - :to the left 90°
  10. Selections – select all
  11. Selections – float regular
  12. Selections - defloat
  13. Selections - modify – select selection borders:
  14. Flood fill this selection with your dark solid background colour (match mode = none)
  15. Selections - deselect
    this is what you should have:
  16. Activate the layer palette: opacity: 50, blend mode: Hard light
  17. Layers - new raster layer
  18. Flood fill with the light solid foreground colour
  19. Effects - plug-in Xero - Soft Vignette, click on LOAD and choose my preset in the folder of your choice
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    background colour = your dark colour !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. Activate your layer palette: opacity: 100, blend mode, Soft light
  21. Layers - new raster layer
  22. Activate your selection tool - custom selection with settings shown below and copy these values:


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  23. Change your solid foreground colour into pattern
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  24. Flood fill your selection with your pattern
  25. Selections - modify - contract with 1px
  26. Flood fill your selections with your dark background colour (match mode = none)
  27. Selections - modify - contract with 70 px
  28. Flood fill with your foreground pattern (colorize when necessary)
  29. Selections - deselect
  30. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow with settings shown below:


  31. Layers - new raster layer
  32. Flood fill with your foreground pattern (colorize when necessary)
  33. Layers – load/save mask – load mask from disk and select @nn_271207-MASK1352-Jade-tdstudio-TG.PspMask:
  34. Layers - merge - merge group
  35. Effects - 3D effects - inner bevel with settings shown below:
  36. Effects - 3D Effects - drop shadow:
  37. Image – add borders with this colour #85a3b4:
  38. Image – canvas size with settings shown below. Please copy these settings carefully  - your background colour: = dark colour:
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  39. Activate the magic wand with settings shown below, copy carefully: (add – RGB value – contiguous – anti-alias not checked):
  40. Click in the brown border
  41. Effects – distortion effects – lens distortion and click Ok
  42. SELECTIONS - PROMOTE SELECTION TO LAYER!!!!!!!
  43. Selections - deselect
  44. Image - free rotate - left 90° (same settings as before)
  45. Effects - 3D effects - inner bevel with these settings:


    This is what you have now:
  46. Effects - 3D Effects - drop shadow with these settings:

  47. Activate this file: @nn_271207_wave_WHITE_tdstudio_TG.pspimage (if you use different colours take the COLORIZE file, and colorize if necessary)
    This file - edit - copy
  48. Activate your working area, edit - paste as a new layer
  49. With your Move tool give it its place, see example:
  50. Activate your layer palette: opacity: 50, blend mode: normal
  51. Layers - arrange – move down
  52. Layers - duplicate (layer with the wave is duplicated)
  53. Image - mirror
  54. Image - flip
  55. Activate your layer palette, opacity: 50, blend mode: Soft light
  56. Open your Image” image_1.jpg” Dimensions of this image are 341/213 px
  57. Image – add borders, dark colour:

  58. This image, edit -copy
  59. Activate your tag, edit - paste as a new layer
  60. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow with settings shown below:
  61. Activate your top layer, the layer with the two arcs:
  62. Activate your magic wand same settings and click here :
  63. Selections - modify - expand with 20 px
  64. Layers - new raster layer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  65. Flood fill with your foreground pattern (colorize if necessary)
  66. Layers - arrange move down
  67. Activate your layer palette: opacity: 60, blend mode: normal
  68. Selections – deselect all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  69. Effects - plug-in Xero - Soft Vignette click Ok (preset Soft Vignette, background colour = dark colour)
  70. Click in the middle of the two arcs with your magic wand, to select that part (Raster 3 is still activated, it is the  layer with pattern and Xero-effect)
  71. Layers - new raster layer, and selection is still active !!!!!!
  72. Change foreground pattern into white
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  73. Flood fill your selection with white
  74. Selections - deselect
    your layer palette looks this way, keep the white layer activated:
  75. Layers - mask load/save mask – load mask from disk and select the 2020 mask:
  76. Layers - merge - merge group
  77. Effects – texture effects - texture, select my texture with settings shown below:


    You should have this now:
  78. Layers - merge - merge all layers
  79. Layers - new raster layer
  80. Activate your brush tool and choose my brush with settings shown below. Foreground colour = white:

    Play with shape and rotation:
    My shape/rotation was as follows: Shape: 100 / Rotation: 0
    My shape/rotation was as follows: Shape: 62 / Rotation: 67
    My shape/rotation was as follows: Shape: 40 / Rotation: 0
    continue playing

    Stamp the brushes and put them on a nice place, but put them all on the same layer, do not make new layers.
    This is my example
  81. Effects - plug-in - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: impact - Perspective Shadow - SETTINGS choose my preset:
  82. Activate your tube @nn_271207_jade_accents_WHITE_tdstudio_TG.pspimage (in the zip are accents with other colours)
  83. Edit - copy
  84. Activate your tag, edit - paste as a new layer
  85. With the move tool, move to the top on the right:
  86. Effects - plug-in Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - perspective shadow choose my preset:
  87. Activate de tube @nn_191207_photos_vrouw-vlinderhoed_tdstudio_small.pspimage, edit - copy
  88. Activate your tag, edit - paste as a new layer
  89. With your move tool , place the tube as shown below:
  90. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow with settings shown below:
  91. Layers - merge - merge all layers
  92. Effects - plug-in Richard Rosenman - Solid border:
    Colour: White
  93. save as a jpg



Extra example:
made by Ann with a tube from Yoka and one of mine: