Mermaid Shelagh



This lesson was written by me, Jille, on May 14th, 2010 in the Dutch version of PSP X3. The lesson can be made in other versions as well.
I followed my own ideas, any ressemblance with an existing lesson is a coincidence.

I just used 1 tube and its background 1228507044_feerie.pspimage from Nikita visit her website here
Thank you Nikita for the beautiful material .
Download Tube here
Download Selection: here
Download Font Tension here

Preparation
Extract selection to the map selections
Open PSP
Open the tube in the program
Material
Forefround color #c7c677 background color #37cae2

The lesson

  1. Open the tube 1228507044_feerie.pspimage
  2. Make bottom layer actif
  3. Edit - Copy
  4. Edit - Paste as New Image
  5. Image - Rotate left
  6. Image - Mirror
  7. Selection tool: select the colored part
  8. Image - Crop to selection
    Result
  9. Edit - Copy and close
  10. File - New - New image - transparent checked - 800/600 pixels
  11. Selections - Select all
  12. Edit - Paste into Selection
  13. Selections - Deselect all
  14. Layers - Duplicate
  15. Make tube actif again
  16. Make raster1 actif
  17. Edit - Copy
  18. Edit - Paste as New Image
  19. Layer palette - rename Masker (Mask)
    we will use this image as a mask
  20. On your working area
    Layers - New Mask layer - from image - choose masker (mask)
  21. Layers - Merge - Merge group
  22. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
  23. Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave
  24. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
  25. Edit - Repeat Drop Shadow

  26. Activate the tube again

    Make tube layer actif
  27. Edit - Copy

  28. On your working area -Edit - Paste as New Layer
  29. Image - Mirror
  30. Image - Resize - 90% - Smart Size - Resize all layers not checked
  31. Effects - Image Effects- Offset
  32. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - same settings

  33. Make the bottom layer actif
  34. Selections - Load/Save selection- Load selection from disk - choose Mermaid_1
  35. Selections - Promote selection to layer
  36. Layer palette - arrange - bring to top
  37. Layer palette - Blend Mode = Hard Light
  38. Layers - New Raster layer
  39. Flood fill the selection with the foreground color
  40. Selections - Modify - Contract with 5
  41. Push the delete key on your keyboard
  42. Selections - Deselect all

  43. Magic Wand Tool- select all yellow borders
  44. Effects - 3D Effects - Outer bevel

    This is the result
  45. Selections - Deselect all

  46. Make tube and tube layer actif
  47. Image - Resize - 316 pixels height- Smart Size - Resize all layers checked
  48. Edit - Copy
  49. Close the tube without saving

  50. On your working area - Edit - Paste as new Layer
  51. Move Tool - see example

  52. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - same settings

  53. Material palettte : Switch the colors

  54. With the text tool and these settings (sharp)

    write Mermaid
  55. Place in the middle of the top rectangle at the right
  56. Layer palette: Convert to raster layer
  57. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
  58. Text tool again - same settings
    Write Shelagh
  59. Place in the middle of the bottom rectangle at the right
  60. Layer palette: Convert to raster layer
  61. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow same settings
    Result

  62. Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)
  63. Selections - Select all
  64. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 5 px yellow background color
  65. Selecties - Invert
  66. Effects - 3D Effects - Outer bevel, same settings
  67. Selections - Deselect all

  68. Layers - Duplicate
  69. Activate bottom layer
  70. Selections - Select all
  71. Selections - Modify - contract 5 px
  72. Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur- radius 40
  73. Selections select none
  74. Activate top layer
  75. Image - Resize - 85% - Smart Size - Resize all layers not checked
  76. Image - Free Rotate - 5° left
  77. Layers - Duplicate
  78. Image - Free Rotate - 10° right
  79. Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)
  80. Add your watermark
  81. File - Save As- Give_a_name.jpg

    So this was it, I hope you enjoyed this lesson
    Hugs
    Jille