~~ Original by KaD's PSP Design ~~

Thank you Karin for your permission to translate your tutorials.

Translated by Chris for ASDWebdesigns

Please read my TERMS before sharing this tutorial!

 

 

Materials:  

Disclaimer: Each Graphic is the property of the original artist to whom the copyright belongs and may not be placed in a collection or offered for sale on-line or otherwise.

This translation is written with PSP 2018, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

Acknowledgements:

  • All Materials created by Karin

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Paper Textures
  • &<Background Designers IV> - @Night Shadow**
  • VM Toolbox - Grid, Zoom, and Square Blur
  • Mock - Windo
  • Adjust - Variations

    ** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

  • Open all files in PSP. Duplicate and minimize to Tray.Close the originals. NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize

From PSP 14 and higher there is no option for Image - Mirror & Image -  Flip There is a new option but this does not give the same result except when the tube/image covers the whole image from side to side There is an easy way to add the old Mirror and Flip options to the Image Menu I have written a tutorial you can find it HERE. From PSP 17 the option is back

 

 

Colors:

         
#ffffff #53302b #000000          

Note: When working with your own colors, play with the Blend Mode and/or Opacity at your own discretion

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #ffffff

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #53302b

 

The tutorial:

01

Maximize "422_KaD_Alfakanaal"  from tray

Selections - Select All

Maximize "422_KaD_Background"

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

Tip: You can use Adjust Variations or Nik Color Efex Pro to change the colors to your taste


02

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Paper Textures - Filter Paper


03

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - VM Toolbox - Grid

Image - Resize - 80% - Resize All Layers - not checked


04

Selection Tool (S)  Click on Layer Opaque 

Effects - Plugins - Mock - Windo

Selections - Modify - Contract - 50px

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Image - Free Rotate


05

Effects - Plugins - VM Toolbox - Zoom Blur

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Your work looks like this now:


06

Layer Palette: Click on the Bottom Layer

Selections - Select All

Selections - Modify - Contract - 40px

Layer Palette:  Click on the Middle Layer

Selections - Invert

Edit - Cut  (or hit Delete on your keyboard)

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Burn

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Result:


07

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Maximize "KaD_AutumnScenery6"  from tray

Remove the watermark

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Pick Tool (K)  Enter these Parameters for the X and Y Positions on the Toolbar

Press any key to close the Pick Tool


08

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - "Selectie 1"

Selections - Invert

Edit - Cut  (or hit Delete on your keyboard)

Selections - Select None

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


09

Layer Palette:  Click on the Bottom Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - "Selectie 2"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None


10

Effects - Plugins - VM Toobox - Square Blur

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - &<Background Designers IV - @night Shadow - Default settings


11

Effects - Plugins - Adjust - Variations

Click twice on Darker

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 40   Blur: 20   Color: #000000

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance


12

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Foregroundcolor 

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - 422_KaD_Mask"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Pick Tool (K)  Enter these Parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 77

Press any key to close the Pick Tool


13

Maximize "KaD_FallingLeaves1" from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

Pick Tool (K)  Enter these Parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: 2   Horizontal: 3   Opacity: 35   Blur: 2   Color: #000000

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Your work looks like this now:


14

Maximize "KaD_Text1"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work Image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New layer

Move to the Right like this:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: 1   Horizontal: 1   Opacity: 35   Blur: 2   Color: #000000

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay

Layers - Duplicate


15

Maximize "422_KaD_Deco01"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New layer

Pick Tool (K)  Enter these Parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

Press any key to close the Pick Tool


16

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - checked - 1px - Backgroundcolor 

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - checked - 15px - Foregroundcolor

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - checked - 1px - Backgroundcolor 

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - checked - 3px - Foregroundcolor 

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - checked - 1px - Backgroundcolor 

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - checked - 30px - Foregroundcolor

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 80   Blur: 40   Color: #000000

Selections - Select None


17

Maximize "KaD_Woman_125"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Image - Mirror

Image - Resize - 85% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Move slightly to the Left like this:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 7   Opacity: 35   Blur: 15   Color: #000000

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


18

Maximize "KaD_Herfstblad1"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 10% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Image - Free Rotate

Move to the Upper Left corner of the Frame


19

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Flip Horizontal

Image - Resize - 90% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Move into place like this:

Layer Palette: Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: 2   Horizontal: 2   Opacity: 35   Blur: 2   Color: #000000


20

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Free Rotate

Move to the Bottom Right corner like this:


21

Layes - Duplicate

Image - Flip - Flip Horizontal

Move like this:

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - Backgroundcolor 


22

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 900 Pixels - Resize all Layers checked

Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're done!

Extra Examples by Chris and Celine:

 

 

 

 

Back to the top  

ASDWebdesigns 2008 - 2017