A lonely Christmas


This lesson was written by Jille on 1 December 2020 in the Dutch version of PSP 2020.
I followed my own idea, every resemblance to another lesson rests on coincidence

Plugins
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - perpective shadow
Namesuppressed- softner

Credits en material

Mask: sdtmask293.jpg
Tube Annabru_misted.pspimage
Tube-Jille2.ping
Tube: Deco2.png (unknown designer)
Tube: Deco-Jille.pspimage
Tube Cas-Christmas2016_deco6
Tube: calguisbonhommedeneige10119.pspimage
Download material here

Preparation
If necessary- install the plugins
Open the material in psp and minimize

Foreground color = #e6e3e0 and background color = #8d857f
Replace the foreground color with a linear foreground-background gradient - see settings below

Tutorial

  1. File - New - 950-600 pixels - Transparent
  2. Fill this layer with the foreground gradient
  3. Selections - select all
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  4. Open the tube Annabru_misted.pspimage
  5. Edit - copy and close
  6. On your own work - Layers - new raster layer
  7. Edit - paste into selection
  8. Selections - deselect
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  9. Material - Foreground color = white and background color = = #d7d4d1, the gradient remains the same.
  10. Layers - new raster layer
  11. Fill the layer with the foreground gradient
  12. Layers - new mask layer from image
  13. Layers - merge - merge group
  14. Effects - Edge effects - Enhance more
  15. Image - Mirror - Mirror horizontal
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  16. Magic wand tool - (Mode = Add - Match mode RGB value - Tolerance and feather = 0)
    Click in the empty frame to select
  17. Layer pallet - Make Raster 2 active
  18. Layer pallet - Promote selection to layer
  19. Effects -Plug-ins - Namesurpressed - softner

    click open and choose preset
  20. Repeat - Plug-ins - Namesurpressed - softner, but now with blend mode = Overlay
  21. click open and choose the same preset
  22. Selections - deselect
    ***
  23. Make raster 2 active
  24. Layers - Mirror - Mirror horizontal
  25. Effects - Art Media effects - brush strokes

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  26. Layer palette - make the top layer active
  27. Open tube Deco2
  28. Edit - copy and close
  29. On your own work - Edit - Paste as new layer
  30. Make a selection around the yellow line and press delete on your keyboard
  31. Move tool - slide to the top left (see example)
  32. Effects - 3d Effects - drop shadow

    Result

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  33. Open Texten-Jille
  34. Top layer = active - Edit - copy
  35. Edit - paste as a new layer and place at the top right of your worksheet
  36. Repeat for layer 2020 --> place at the bottom of your worksheet

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  37. Open tube Jille.png
  38. Edit - Copy - Close
  39. On your own work - Edit - paste as new layer
  40. Move tool - slide to the right
  41. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow

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  42. Open tube Calguis - Edit - Copy and close
  43. On your own work : Image - Resize
  44. Move - see example
  45. Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact- Perspective shadow - Blury
  46. Open Deco-jille.pspimage
  47. Edit - copy
  48. On your own work - Edit - paste as new layer
  49. Move - slide in the left bottom corner
  50. Layers - arrange - down
  51. Layers - make top layer active
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  52. Open Texten-Jille again
  53. Make layer "Chrismas" active
  54. Edit - Copy
  55. On your own work: Edit paste as new layer
    move it see example
  56. Effects - 3D effects - drop shadow

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  57. Open cas_Christmas2016_Deco6.pspimage
  58. Edit - copy
  59. On your own image: Edit - paste as new layer
  60. Duplicate 3x and spread the stars to your choice
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  61. Materials: Foreground color = #e6e3e0 and background = #8d857f
  62. Image - add border - symm. checked -2 pixels background color
  63. Image - add border - symm. checked -2 pixels foreground color
  64. Image - add border - symm. checked -15 pixels background color
  65. Image - add border - symm. checked -2 pixels foreground color
  66. Image - add border - symm. checked -2 pixels background color
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  67. Add your name or watermark - save in jpg format
    01-12-2020
    kind regards
    Jille