Imagine Christmas



This lesson was written by Jille on October 17th 2020 in the Dutch version of PSP 2020.
I followed my own idea, any resemblance to another lesson rests on coincidence
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2nd example tubes Gabry (landscape)- Ina (Santa Claus) - Mentali (Angel)

Filters
MuRa'Meister Clouds
Filters Unlimited 2.0
Alien skin Xenofex 2

Credits and material

tube: k@rine_ dreams _misted_winter_2084_novembre_2011.pspimage
tube: 292_paysage_p3_animabelle.pspimage
Background-1.jpg (Internet)
Background 2 - Imagebg2.jpg (Internet)
Tube: cj-angels.psp
Tube: Snowman_2018_tbs.psp
Word art: 001_hopevol2.png (Author unknown)
Text - tekst-Jille.pspimage
Open tubes, word art and Text-Jille in your program and minimize

Xmas-sel1.PSPSelection - store this selection in your folder map Selections from PSP
Xmas-sel2.PspSelection - idem
Gold pattern Silver (4).bmp - Store in folder Patterns from PSP

Download material here

Preparation
I chose #364c98 for the foreground and #e7f1f4 for the background

The tutorial

  1. File - New - 950-600 pixels - Transparent
  2. Selections - select all
  3. File - Open background-1.jpg - edit - copy
  4. On your own work - edit - paste into selection
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  5. File - Open Imagebg2.jpg - edit - copy
  6. On your own work - Layers - new raster layer
  7. Edit - paste into selection
  8. Selections - deselect
  9. Layers - Opacity 100 - Blend mode = Hard light
  10. Layers - merge - merge visible
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  11. File - Open k@rine_ dreams _misted_winter_2084_novembre_2011.pspimage
  12. Edit - copy
  13. On your own work: edit - paste as new layer
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  14. File - Open 292_paysage_p3_animabelle.pspimage
  15. Edit - copy
  16. On your own work: Edit - paste as new layer
  17. Effects - image effects - Offset
  18. Layers - Opacity 59 - Blend mode = Luminance
  19. Layers - Duplicate
  20. Layers - Mirror - mirror horizontal
  21. Layers - Merge - merge down
  22. Layers - Opacity 90 - Blend mode = Screen
    Result

    xxx
  23. Layers - new raster layer - Rename this layer: Raster 3 - selection1
  24. Selections - Selections load/save - Load selection from disk and choose Xmas-sel1

    xxx
  25. Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister cloud (click reset for another effect)
  26. Layers - Opacity +/- 40
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  27. Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Classic Mosaic
  28. Selections - deselect all
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  29. Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Burnt Edges

  30. Material - Replace foreground color with silver pattern n4
  31. Layers - new raster layer (Raster 4)
  32. Selections - Load/save selections - load selection from disk and choose Xmas-sel2
  33. Flood fill tool - Fill the layer with the silver pattern
  34. Selections - modify - contract 2 px
  35. Edit - Clear (or delete on your keyboard)
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  36. Make the layer beneath - "raster 3 active-selection1" - active
  37. Edit - Clear (or delete on your keyboard)
  38. Make the top layer (raster 4) active and
    Layers - Merge - merge down (the layer shows as raster3-selection1)
  39. Selection remains active!
    Layer pallet looks like this

  40. Material: Replace pattern with gradient "Fading background"
  41. Flood fill tool - Fill selection with the foreground gradient
  42. Layers - Opacity 80
  43. Selections - deselect all
  44. Effects- 3D Effects - Drop shadow

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  45. Layers - duplicate
  46. Layers - Mirror - Mirror horizontal
  47. Layers - merge - merge down
    Result

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  48. File - Open Snowman_2018_tbs.psp
  49. Edit - Copy
  50. On your own work - Edit - Paste as new layer
  51. Image - Resize - 80% - Resize all layers not checked
  52. Image - Flip - Flip horizontal
  53. Effects - Image effects - Offset
  54. Layers - Arrange - move layer down
  55. Layers - Opacity 70%

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  56. Layers - Make the top layer active
  57. Open the tube cj-Angels - Edit - copy
  58. On your own work - Edit - paste as new layer (Raster 4)
  59. Image - Flip - Flip horizontal
  60. Move tool - move to the right
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  61. Layers - Make raster 3-selection1, active and make a selection on the part of the frame that runs over the face of the first angel
    (I made the selection red for better visibility) You may choose to use the Eraser tool as well.
  62. Edit - Clear - or delete on your keyboard
  63. Selections - deselect
  64. Layers - Opacity 65
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  65. Material - Foreground on dark blue color
  66. Open text Jille:
    - Text "Imagine Christmas" - place at the top - Objects - Align - center in canvas
    - Text - "Small text-small text" - opacity 53 - Objects - Align - center in canvas
    - Text - "Text Hope" - place at the bottom on the left
    - Text - "Text down" - place at the bottom of your worksheet ( the author from this wordart is unknown to me)
  67. Layers - merge - merge visible
  68. Effects -Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - VM Natural - Sparkle

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  69. Image - Add border - all borders symmetric checked:
    - 1 pixel dark foreground color
    - 10 pixels light background color
    - 1 pixel dark foreground color
    - 5 pixels light background color
  70. Selections - Select all
  71. Image - Add border -- symmetric checked - 50 pixels foreground color
  72. Adjust - add/remove noise - add noise
  73. Effects - 3D effects - cutout
  74. Selections - deselect
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  75. Open "Text-Jille" again
  76. Make layer "May you never..." active
  77. On your own work - place at the top on the left
  78. Back to "Text-Jille" and make layer "For us..." active
  79. On your own work - place on the bottom right
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  80. Image - add borders - symmetric checked - 1 pixel background color
  81. Image - add borders - 1 pixel - symmetric checked - foreground color
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  82. Add your watermark and resize if wanted - I took 950 pixels wide
    File - Save as...jpg
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    17-10-2020
    yours sincerely
    Jille