Lara - written by Ann
Preview Lara

::: Update: 22 October, 2019 18:48 :::

This lesson was written by Ann on December 20 th 2007 in the Dutch version of PSP X2 (XP and Vista compatible )
Copyright©2007 - website: tdstudio - guest book

::: Degree: advanced pp-user :::

Points: 131

EXTRA Example


  • Material
      • selections » extract into your map Selections
      • tubes: open on your PSP program
      • preset EC 5 Impact Perspective Shadow: @nn_Lara_EC5_PS_1.f1s extract into the map
        ---->>> C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\Shadow
      • preset EC 5 Impact Glass: @nn_Lara_EC5_Glass_1.f1s extract to the map
        ---- >>> C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\Glass
      • texture @nn_texture__blokjes_191207_tdstudio.bmp, extract to your map textures
      • 3 brushes Lara_brush1_191207_TG_tdstudio.PspBrush, Lara_brush2_191207_TG_tdstudio.PspBrush and Lara_brush3_191207_TG_tdstudio.PspBrush, extract to your map brushes
      • preset Lights version X2 extract to your map presets
        preset Lights version 9 – 10 – 11  don't work in earlier versions

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  • Filters
      • Mura's Meister - Copies
      • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact
      • Unlimited 2.0
      • DSB Flux

        Install filters.

  • Preparation

    Choose a light color for the foreground (I took #f9f9f9 )and a dark co lour for the background co lour, I took #233944
    Change the foreground co lour into a Foreground-background gradient with settings shown below

    If you use a different tube please resize.



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



    The tutorial

  1. File - New :


  2. Flood fill with the gradient
  3. Effects - plug-in DSB Flux - Gears with settings shown below:
  4. Layers - duplicate
  5. Image - mirror
  6. Image - flip
  7. Activate the layers palette: opacity: 100, blend mode: Darker (or other if you use different colors)
  8. Layers - new raster layer
  9. Selections – load/save selection – load selection from disk and choose my selection Lara_sel_001_191207_tdstudio.PspSelection
  10. Flood fill this selection with the dark background co lour#233944 (click the right mouse button to flood fill with the background co lour)
  11. Selections – deselect all
  12. Effects - texture effects - texture - choose my texture @nn_texture__blokjes_191207_tdstudio.bmp in the list with settings shown below, co lour = white
  13. Activate the layer palette: opacity: 100, blend mode: screen (Overlay gives a nice effect too)
  14. Layers - new raster layer
  15. Selections - load/save selection – load selections from disk and choose selection Lara_sel_002_191207_tdstudio.PspSelection


  16. flood fill your selections with your dark background color#233944 the selection remains active
  17. Activate your Magic wand with settings shown below: (vervangen = replace - buiten = outside)
  18. Tic once in the Top Oval
  19. Selections - modify - expand 2 px
  20. Activate the tune and the tube layer
  21. Edit - Copy
  22. Activate your working area,
    edit - paste as a new layer ---- SELECTION remains
  23. With the Move tool: move your tube and take some part of the tube, I choose the face:
  24. Selection - invert -and DELETE on your keyboard
  25. Selections –deselect all
  26. Activate your layer with ovals
  27. with your Magic wand click in second oval
  28. Selections - modify - expand with 2 px
  29. Edit - paste as a new layer (your tube is in your pc's memory) ---- SELECTION REMAINS
  30. with your Move tool : move your tube and choose a part of it
  31. Selection - invert and DELETE on your keyboard
  32. Selections –deselect all and this must be the result:
  33. Activate your layer with ovals
  34. Activate your Magic wand and click in the last oval
  35. Selections - modify - expand 2 px
  36. N Repeat: edit - paste as a new layer: move your tube and choose a part of it
  37. Selection - invert and DELETE on your keyboard
  38. Selections – deselect all
  39. On your layer palette close the 4 bottom layers, one of the oval layers is active
  40. Layers - Merge - Merge Visible
  41. Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Glass choose my preset:


  42. Layers - Arrange - Move down
  43. Open the top layer but leave the merged layer active
  44. Repeat, layers - merge - merge layers visibly
  45. Open all layers from your layer palette, the one on top stays active
  46. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow with settings shown below, pay attention DROP SHADOW ON NEW LAYER CHECKED
    Co lour: choose a light co lour #f9f9f9


  47. The shadow layer stays active.
    Effects - geometric effects - circle:


  48. Effects - Image effects - offset:
  49. Activate your layer palette, opacity: 100, blend mode: Soft light
  50. Layers - merge - merge all layers
  51. Layers - new raster layer
  52. Flood fill with your dark background co lour #233944
  53. Selections – select all
  54. Selections - modify - contract with 1 px, delete on your keyboard ----- SELECTION remains
  55. Layers: new raster layer
  56. Change the foreground gradient into a solid co lour
  57. Flood fill this layer with your light foreground co lour
  58. Activate your layer palette, opacity: 50, blend mode normal
  59. Selections - modify - contract with 34 px
  60. Delete on your keyboard ----- SELECTION remains
  61. Layers - new raster layer
  62. Flood fill with your dark background co lour #233944
  63. Selections - modify - contract with 1 px, delete on your keyboard
  64. SELECTIONS – DESELECT ALL
  65. Activate your layer palette and close your background layer, merge the other layers visibly. Open your background layer again, the top layer remains active (layer with the transparent border)
    --------›› -------- ››
  66. Layers - duplicate
  67. Effects - effects geometric - skew with settings shown below:
    Co lour: choose your dark co lour#233944
  68. Effects - plug-in Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow and choose the preset:
  69. Effects - plug-in - Graphics plus - Cross shadow:


    Result
  70. Activate the tube, Edit - Copy
  71. Activate your working area, edit - paste as a new layer
  72. Image resize:
  73. Move tool: move to the right bottom corner
  74. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow with settings shown below:
    Co lour: BLACK
  75. Image - Add borders - light color :
  76. Image - Add borders - dark color


    Result
  77. Magic Wand tool - same settings as used before

    Tic in the dark border
  78. Effects - texture effects - Fur:
  79. Adjust - sharpness - sharpen
  80. Selections - invert
  81. Edit - copy
  82. Edit - paste as a new IMAGE --- Put it a side but do not close
  83. Activate your working area ----- YOUR SELECTION is still active
  84. Layers - new raster layer
  85. Selections - select all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  86. Flood fill with your light co lour#f9f9f9
  87. Selections - modify contract with 67 px and DELETE on your keyboard
  88. Selections - deselect
  89. Effects - geometric effects - skew but take these settings
  90. Activate your layer palette, opacity: 20, blend mode normal
  91. With your Magic wand and the same settings click in the empty space
  92. Layers - new raster layer
  93. Selections - modify - select: selection borders


  94. ZOOM IN to Flood fill this selection with your light foreground co lour
  95. Selections - deselect
  96. Activate text pspfile: @nn_250508_TEXT_tdstudio.pspimage
  97. Edit - Copy - paste as new layer
  98. Move tool - Move to the left bottom corner:
  99. Layers - new raster layer
  100. Activate this brush :
    with custom settings
    Stamp your brush as follows with your light foreground co lour
  101. Activate your layer palette, the layer from brushes is active: opacity: 30, blend mode: Soft light
  102. Layers - new raster layer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We continue working with the brush tool, choose this brush in your list:
    standard settings
    Stamp with your DARK background co lour #233944 --- ›(see print screen)
  103. Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel with these settings
    Color white
  104. Effects - plug-in - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - perspective shadow and choose my preset ( tab SETTINGS):


  105. Activate now your minimized Image see (item 82)
  106. Image - Resize
    ---- ››
  107. Effects - Plugins - unlimited 2.0:
  108. This little frame, edit - copy
  109. Activate your working area, edit - paste as a new layer DO NOT TOUCH
  110. Effects - Image effects - offset:
  111. Activate my tube @nn_191207_chain-silver_tdstudio.pspimage
    Edit - Copy
  112. Activate your working area, edit - paste as a new layer
  113. With your Move tool place it correctly:
  114. Layers - merge - merge down
  115. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow and choose the preset --- › ›STANDARD
  116. Activate your text tool and select the font:

    Change your material, lock your foreground color, your background color = light color:

    Type your text, I choose Lara

  117. Layers – promote to raster layer

  118. Effects - plug-in - Mura's Meister Copies with these settings shown below:
    Your BG Color = light color #f9f9f9
    If you have a different text, play with “NUMBER”

  119. Image - Free Rotate:
  120. With your Move tool - put the rotated text on the right place:
  121. Layer palette: opacity: 100, blend mode: soft light
  122. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow:
  123. Remove overflowing text with the lasso or with the eraser tool:
  124. Layers - duplicate
  125. Move tool - move a little
  126. Layers - merge - merge all layers
  127. Effects – illumination effects - lights and choose my preset:
  128. Selections - select all
  129. Selections - modify - select selection borders same settings - click OK
  130. Flood fill your selection with your light color, with settings see below
    :
    and deselect
  131. Save as a jpg


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