You & Me

This lesson was written by Jille in the Dutch version from PSP3 on March, the 6th, 2010. I followed my own ideas, any ressemblance with an existing lesson is merely a coincidence. This lesson can be made in others versions as well

Filters
Alf's Power Toys
Sandflower

Credits and Materiaal:I used
-1patries_mn105-fashion bluecoat-2-1-10- tubed by Patries (vanpatries.nl)
- 1074- tubed by Lila
- anna.br_mulher_by_DQuinto_10-02-10 -tubed by Anna
- Font FiresideChatNF
Tubes and Font: download here

Preparation
Install the Filters in your map
Minimize the font or install on C drive
Open PSP
Open the tubes in the program and minimize

Material

Foreground = dark color( #48372c )and light color( #e3ded9) for the background

Material foreground - change into gradient Fading

The lesson

  1. File - New - New Image - Background color
  2. Layers - New Raster Layer
  3. Flood Fill Tool - fill with the gradient
  4. Effects - Distortion Effects - Twirl -150
  5. Effects - Reflection effects - Kaleidoscope
  6. Effects- Plugins - Alf's Power Toys - SubNoise - value 128
  7. Layer Palette - Blend mode = Screen
  8. Layers - Duplicate
  9. Layer Palette - Blend mode = Normal
  10. Effects- Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> Filters Unlimited 2 - Sandflower Specials - Starmaker
  11. Layer Palette - blend mode = Screen
  12. Layers - Duplicate
  13. Image - Mirror
  14. Image - Flip
  15. Layer Palette - Blend mode = normal
  16. Layers - Merge - merge visible layers
    Result
  17. Adjust - Smart Photofix

  18. Material : Solid color in the foreground
  19. Layers - New Raster Layer
  20. Selections - Custom Selection - with these values
  21. Flood Fill Tool - fill the selection with the dark foreground color
  22. Selections - Modify - contract 5 pixels
  23. Delete on your keyboard
  24. Selections - Select None
  25. Magic Wand Tool - Tolerance and feather = 0 - select this border
  26. Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel - foreground color
  27. Selections - Select None
  28. Layers - New Raster Layer
  29. Selections - Custom Selection - with these values
  30. Flood Fill Tool - Fill with the dark foreground color
  31. Selections - Modify - Contract 5 pixels
  32. Delete on your keyboard
  33. Selections - Select None
  34. Magic Wand Tool - Tolerance and feather = 0 - select this border
  35. Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel - foreground color
  36. Layer Palette - Rename -Kaderlinks (Frameleft)
  37. Selections - Select None
  38. Magic Wand Tool - Tolerance and feather = 0 - Click in the middle from kaderlinks (Frameleft)
  39. Activate the background layer in your Layer Palette
  40. Promote selection to layer
  41. Layer Palette - Blend mode = screen - selection stays active!!!!
  42. Activate the top layer = Kaderlinks (Frameleft)
  43. Selections - Modify - Contract 2 pixels
  44. Open the tube 1patries_mn105-fashion bluecoat-2-1-10

    Duplicate with Shift D on the keyboard of the PC - close the original and proceed with the copy
  45. Activate the tube layer
    Image - Resize - 80% - Smart Size
  46. Edit - repeat Resize
  47. Edit - Copy -close without saving
  48. On your tag - Edit - Paste as new Layer.
    Use the tube with this size, do not make it smaller
  49. Move tool - move the tube under the selection
  50. Selections - Invert
  51. Layer Palette -Promote selection to layer- opacity of the layer = 27
  52. Activate the original tube layer
  53. Push delete on your keyboard
  54. Selections - Select None

  55. Activate Kaderlinks (frameleft) in the Layer Palette
  56. Layers - Duplicate
  57. Image - mirror - Blend mode = Soft light
  58. Layer Palette -Rename - name it Kaderrechts (frameright)
  59. Magic Wand Tool - Feather and tolerance = 0 - click in the middle of kaderrechts (frameright)
  60. Activate the bottom layer in the Layer Palette
  61. Promote selection to layer
  62. Layer Palette - Blend mode = screen - Selection stays active!!!!
  63. Activate layer = Kaderrechts (Frameright)
  64. Selections - Modify - contract 2 pixels
  65. Layers - New Raster Layer
  66. Open the tube 1074 and make the tube layer active
  67. Edit - Copy - close without saving
  68. On your own work - Edit - Paste into Selection
  69. Move tool- move a little to the right
  70. Activate the top layer in the Layer Palette
  71. Open the tube anna.br_mulher_by_DQuinto_10-02-10 and activate the tube layer
  72. Edit - Copy - close without saving
  73. On your own work - Edit - Paste as New Layer
  74. Image - mirror
  75. Move tool - move to bottom
  76. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

  77. Material for the text - as follows
  78. Activate the text tool with these settings

    Type Me and click apply
  79. Layers - Promote to raster layer
  80. Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds with these settings
  81. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
  82. Move Tool - Move to the left see example at item 93
  83. Activate the text tool but change the settings

    typ & and click Apply
  84. Layers - Promote to raster layer
  85. Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds same settings
  86. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - same settings
  87. Move tool - place in the midden see example at item 93
  88. Activate text tool again
    Type You and click Apply
  89. Layers - Promote to raster layer
  90. Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds with these settings
  91. Effects - 3D Effects- Drop Shadow - same settings
  92. Move Tool -move see example

  93. Layers - Merge - Merge visible layers
  94. Material palette - as follows
  95. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2 pixels Foreground color
  96. Selections - Select all
  97. Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout
  98. Selections - Select None
  99. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 25 pixels background color
  100. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2 pixels Foreground color
  101. Magic Wand Tool -same settings as used before- Select the border from 25 pixels light color
  102. Effects - Texture effects - Blinds - with the dark color this time
  103. Selections - Select None
  104. Add your watermark
  105. File - Save as - give_a_name.jpg

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

Extra Examples
Janice
- thank you for giving me permission to add your creation

Jille