Gretchen

::: Update:November 7th 2010 :::

INFO

This lesson was written by Ann on October 23 2010 in the Dutch version from PSP X3
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Any resemblance with an existing lesson is merely a coincidence.
Lessons translated in English and French by Jille.
Bhyma Web (Maria) translates in Spanish.
Marion translates in German.


::: Level 1 - Items: 102 :::


  • Material :
      • 5 PSP image files: "@nn_231010_Gretchen_Lines_tdstudio.pspimage" "@nn_231010_Gretchen_Ovaal_tdstudio.pspimage" "@nn_231010_Gretchen_SquareNiqe_tdstudio.pspimage" "@nn_231010_Gretchen_WhiteLeaf_tdstudio.pspimage" "@nn_231010_Gretchen_WhiteText_tdstudio.pspimage"
        -- open in your PSP program

      • 3 images: "foto_Gretchen.jpg" "trees_gretchen.jpg" "image_Gretchen_1.jpg"
        -- open in your PSP program

      • 1 pattern: @nn_171010_PATR_Gretchen_tdstudio.bmp
        -------» C:\Users\yourname\Documents\My PSP-files Patterns

      • 1 preset for Eye candy 5: Impact - Perspective shadow:
        @nn_231010_Gretchen_EC5_PS_1.f1s
        ------- » click twice or install:
        C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\Shadow

      • 1 preset for Eye candy 5: Impact - Glass:
        @nn_231010_Gretchen_EC5_Glass_1.f1s
        ------- » click twice or install:
        C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\Glass

      • 1 preset for Eye candy 5: Impact - Bevel:
        @nn_231010_Gretchen_EC5_B_1.f1s
        ------- » click twice or install:
        C:\Alien Skin\Eye Candy 5 Impact\Settings\Bevel

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  • 7 Filters:
      • Eye Candy 5: Impact
      • Unlimited 2.0
      • VanDerLee - unplugged X
      • FM Tile Tools (Blend Emboss)
      • VM Natural
      • Photo Plugins - Soft Focus
      • Richard Rosenman - Solid border

        Install the filters.

  • Preparation
    Foreground color = #808080 1,and background color = #c0c0c0 2
    Change foreground color into gradient and prepare a foreground - background gradient with these settings
    3

    Change background into pattern,choose @nn_171010_PATR_Gretchen_tdstudio:
    4
    Your material palette looks like this:
    5



    Feel free to change the opacity and blend mode from the layers if you work with different colors. You can colorize if necessary

    The lesson

  1. File - New image:
    click right and select the foreground gradient:
    6
  2. Effects - Distortion Effects - polar coordinates:
    7
  3. Effects -plugins - unlimited 2.0:
    8
  4. Layers - Duplicate
  5. Repeat filter: Unlimited. 2.0 - Tile & Mirror - Mirrored & Scaled
    this is the result:
    9
  6. EFIT - COPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Effects -plugins - unlimited 2.0:
    10
  8. Activate the layer palette and decrease the opacity 80%
    11
  9. Edit - Paste as new layer
  10. Image - Resize:
    12
    This is your result:
    13
  11. Effects - Image Effects - offset:
    14
  12. Effects - Edge Effects - enhance more
  13. Effects -plugins - Eye candy 5: Impact - Perspective shadow tab SETTINGS and choose my preset:
    15
    This is your result:
    16
  14. Edit - Paste as new layer, you see this:
    17
  15. Image -Resize:
    12A
  16. Selections - Select all
  17. Selections - Float
  18. Selections - Defloat
  19. Effects -plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X:
    18
  20. Selections - Deselect all
    this is the result:
    19
  21. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:
    20
  22. Effects - Edge effects - Enhance more
  23. Effects - plugins - Eye candy 5: Impact - Perspective shadow tab SETTINGS and choose my preset SETTINGS:
    15
  24. Activate: image_gretchen_jpg
    Edit - Copy
  25. Selection Tool with these settings (Square - Add) :
    23
    Select this area,
    24
    The selection will become larger after you let go
    25
  26. Layers - New raster layer
  27. Edit - Paste into selection
  28. Selections - Deselect all
  29. Effects -plugins - FM tile tools - blend emboss - click ok, (keep standard settings)
  30. Layers - Arrange - Move down
  31. Activate the layer palette, opacity 50%, blend mode: Soft light
    26
  32. Activate top layer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  33. Activate the Image: trees_gretchen.jpg
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
    {info: If you take an Image of your own, please resize, and give an horizontal seamless tiling }
  34. Selections - Select all
  35. Selections - float
  36. Selections - defloat
  37. Effects - plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X:
    COLOR: #721b34
    21
  38. Effects - plugins - unlimited 2.0:( selection is still active)
    22
  39. Selections - Deselect all
  40. Layers - Duplicate
  41. Image - rotate right
  42. Effects - Distortion Effects - wind:
    27
  43. Image - rotate left
  44. Effects - texture Effects - weave:
    28
  45. Effects - Edge effects - Enhance more
    This is your result:
    29
  46. Layers - Duplicate
  47. Image - mirror
  48. Image - flip
  49. Layers - Merge - merge down
  50. Layers - Arrange - Move down
  51. Activate the layer palette and decrease the opacity to +/-55%
    30
  52. Activate TOP LAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  53. Selections - Select all
  54. Selections - float
  55. Selections - defloat
  56. Selection - Select Selection borders:
    31
  57. Flood fill with background pattern:
    32
    Match Mode = NONE
  58. Selections - Deselect all
    {if you use different colors you can give an extra Drop Shadow}:
    Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/100/75, COLOR:black}
  59. Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten) !!!!!!
  60. Free Hand Selection tool with these settings :
    33
    Select the areas as shown below:
    34

    35
  61. Effects - plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle:
    36
  62. Selections - Deselect all
    Result:
    37
  63. Activate the little file: @nn_231010_Gretchen_Lines_tdstudio.pspimage
    {info: If you want a different color: Image - negative and export as custom brush}
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer
    38
  64. Activate the file: @nn_231010_Gretchen_Ovaal_tdstudio.pspimage
    {info: do you want a different color? Use the color changer tool? kleurwisselaar}
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer
    39
  65. Effects - plugins Eye Candy 5: impact - Bevel tab SETTINGS and choose my preset SETTINGS:
    40
  66. Selections - Select all
  67. Selections - float
  68. Selections - defloat
  69. Selections - Modify - contract with 24 px
  70. Selections - Modify - feather 2 px
  71. Activate the Image: foto_gretchen.jgp
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer and move a bit -->
    41
  72. Selections - flip and DELETE on your keyboard
  73. Selections - Deselect all
  74. Effects -plugins - EC 5: impact - Glass tab SETTINGS and choose my preset SETTINGS:
    42
  75. Layers - Merge - merge down
    43
  76. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow with settings shown below:
    44
  77. Activate the file: @nn_231010_Gretchen_WhiteLeaf_tdstudio.pspimage
    {info: if you want a different color: Image - negative and export as custom brush}
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  78. Move a little with the move tool -- >
    45
  79. Layers - Duplicate
  80. Image - mirror
  81. Move again :
    46
  82. Layers - Merge - merge down
  83. Layers - Duplicate
  84. Image - mirror
  85. Image - Flip
    47
  86. Activate the file: @nn_231010_Gretchen_SquareNiqe_tdstudio.pspimage
    {info:this file was made in the lesson Niqé - d.d. 10/01/2009 see Agenda 2009, I rotated 45° If you like to make this square 45° make the lesson Niqé and save as .pspimage file.}
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move:
    48
  87. Activate the file: @nn_231010_Gretchen_WhiteText_tdstudio.pspimage
    {info: If you like to change the color: Image - negative and export as custom brush}
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer and move a little:
    49
  88. Layers - Duplicate
  89. and move again:
    50
  90. Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)
  91. Effects - Photo plugins - Soft focus with settings shown below:
    51
  92. Selections - Select all
  93. Selections - Modify -Select Selection borders:
    52

  94. Flood fill with the background pattern 451
  95. Selections - Deselect all
  96. Effects - plugins - Richard Rosenman - Solid border
    COLOR: #721b34
    53
  97. We will make the background now :
  98. file - new image and choose your gradient again:
    54
  99. Effects - Distortion Effects - polar coordinates:
    7A
  100. Effects - VM Natural - Sparkle:
    55
  101. Effects - Image Effects - Seamless tiling:
    56
  102. place your watermark and save as JPG file.
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