Homesickness

Written by Jille on July 22th 2014 in the Dutch version from PSP X5
I followed my own inspiration. All similarities with existing lessons are a coincidence

2d example with from tubes Ana Ridzi - woman - DBK en AR - scenery

Material
TDstudio - :mask

Anna Ridzi - woman's tube
Gabri en Syl scenery tube
Yoka - wordart
A big thank you for this beautiful material
Download here

filters I used
Filters unlimited 2 -Toadies
L&K landsite of wonders
Namesuppressed - Softener
Richard Roseman Solid border
Vanderlee - Unplugged

In PSP 14 and later versions the option "Image - Mirror" & "Image - Flip" has been replaced by other applications (flip horizontal and flip vertical) who don't give the same result .There is an easy way to add the old Mirror and Flip options to the Main menu. You can find these scripts here
Please use these scripts in this lesson

Preparation:
Open all material in the PSP program
Material palette: Foreground color = #8ea45f and background color = #e4e3b8
Material foreground: Foreground/background gradient with these settings

The lesson

  1. File - New and choose the gradient
  2. Effects - Plugins-<IC Net Software> - filters unlimited: Toadies - Plain Mosaic blur
  3. Material: Foreground color = #e4e3b8 and background color = #462775
  4. Layers - New raster layer
  5. Flood fill tool - Fill with the gradient
  6. Image - Resize
  7. Selections - Select all
  8. Selections - float
  9. Selections - defloat
  10. Effects - Plugins- L&Klandsiteofwonders Katharina custom settings
    Result
  11. Selections - Modify- Select selection borders
  12. Flood fill tool - fill selection with the dark background color
  13. Selections - Deselect all
  14. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow
  15. Layers - New raster layer
  16. Material - Foreground color : #e4e3b8 and background color = #8ea45f
  17. Flood fill tool - fill the layer with the gradient
  18. Image - Resize 90% - same settings
  19. Edit - Repeat Resize
  20. Selections - Select all
  21. Selections - Float
  22. Selections - Defloat
  23. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow same settings - DO NOT DESELECT
  24. Layers - New raster layer
  25. Material: - Foreground color = white and background color #278d90
  26. Flood fill tool - fill the selection with the gradient - DO NOT DESELECT
  27. Layers - New raster layer
  28. Effects - Plugins- L&Klandsiteofwonders: Raisa custom settings
  29. Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance
  30. Selections - Deselect all
    Result
  31. Selection tool - Custom selection with these values
  32. Effects - Plugins- Vanderlee - Unplugged - Raster
  33. Selections - Deselect all
  34. Image - Mirror
  35. Effects - Plugins- Namesuppressed - Softener
  36. On this layer:
    Layers - new mask layer - from Image and select @nn_140712_mask_121_tdstudio.jpg
  37. Layer palette - Merge - Merge group
    Result
  38. Open the tube gabry-paesaggio 100.pspimage
  39. Edit - Copy and close
  40. On your working area: Edit - Paste as new layer
  41. Image - Resize: 67% - Same settings as used before
  42. Move tool - Move to the right
  43. Layer palette - Opacity 38
  44. This tube as a sharp border on the left - we have to make it softer
    Selection tool - Rectangle - Feather = 50.

    Make a small selection around this line, when finished the selection will become much larger. Push the delete button of your keyboard a few times so that the sharp border fades away and deselect afterwards
  45. Open the tube svb zee 31 misted.pspimage
  46. Edit - Copy and close
  47. On your working area: Edit - Paste as new layer
  48. Move tool - move to the left. There are rocks on both tubes, make them touch see example
  49. Layer palette: blend mode = Luminance (legacy) and Opacity 51
    Result
  50. Open the tube AnaRidzi1426.pspimage
  51. Edit - Copy and close
  52. On your working area: Edit - Paste as new layer
  53. Image - Mirror
  54. Image - Resize: 80% - Same settings as used before
  55. Layers - Duplicate
  56. Make the layer beneath active
  57. Adjust - Blur - Radial blur
  58. Layer palette - Opacity 69
  59. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow
  60. Layer palette: make top layer active: Opacity = 73
  61. Material pallet: Close Foreground color - background color = #168487 -
    Text tool with these settings

    write this text (of an other one of the same length)
    It is a kindness that the mind can go where it wishes
  62. Tic apply changes
  63. Layer palette - convert to raster layer
  64. Image - Free rotate
  65. Effects - Distortion effects - Twirl - Minus 25
    Result depends from the layer's place - so it is best to put it in the middle of working area
  66. Material - background color= white and write the same text
  67. Repeat items 63 - 64 - 65 (apply changes - convert to raster layer - free rotate and move to the middle of your working area)
  68. Effects - Distortion effects- Twirl - PLUS 25
  69. Move tool: move to the right and arrange the two text layers as shown on the print screen below
  70. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  71. Move tool: see print screen
  72. Layer palette: Opacity 55
  73. Layers - Duplicate
  74. Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind
  75. Layer palette: Opacity 100
  76. Layers - Arrange - Move down
  77. Open the tube Yoka-TEXT-Even-in-darkness._220614.pspimage
  78. Edit - Copy and close
  79. On your working area - Edit - Paste as new layer
  80. Move tool - move to the left
  81. Layer palette: Opacity 53
  82. Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)
  83. Effects - Plugins Richard Roseman - Solid border
  84. Add your watermark and save as a jpeg file
    II hope you enjoyed this lesson
    Hugs Jille
    22-07-2014

    3d example with tubes from Jeanne V D E