~~ Original by Kad's PSP Design ~~

Thank you Karin for your permission to translate your tutorials.

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 X8, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Mask 0970 by Narah.  She shares her beautiful masks HERE

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0
  • Freeware Filters - Flipper **
  • Filter Factory Gallery D - Vertigo **
  • FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss
  • It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma
  • Toadies - Ommadawn

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Masks and the Tubes in PSP, minimize to Tray. 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 a 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 #0e012f #bf7a22 #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 #0e012f

 

The tutorial:

01

Open "KaD_409_Alfakanaal" This image contains Alpha Selections

Window - Duplicate (or shift+D) - Close the original and proceed on the copy

Fill with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Selections - Select All

Maximize Tube "KaD_CityByNight1from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius 35

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 -  Freeware Filters - Flipper

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 -  Filter Factory Gallery D - Vertigo


Your work looks like this now


02

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - Narah_Mask_0970 

Layers - Merge - Merge Group


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


03

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - again Narah_Mask_0970 

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light"


04

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

Maximize Tube "KaD_CityByNight1" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Selections - Invert

Edit - Cut (Or hit the Delete Key of your Keyboard)


Selections - Select None

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - Default settings

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light" and the Layer Opacity to 90


05

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Bottom (Raster 2)

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Preset Side By Side

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Opacity of this Layer to 34


06

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

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

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 px

Edit - Cut (Or hit the Delete Key of your Keyboard)

Flood Fill Tool - Set the Opacity to 40

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Set the Opacity of the Flood Fill Tool back to 100

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma - Sposta- X 12 - Sposta Y 0

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - Ommadawn - Default Settings

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

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

Edit - Cut (Or hit the Delete Key of your Keyboard)

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light"


07

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor 


Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - Empty_1400x1050

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

View - Rulers

Press K on your keyboard to activate the Pick Tool

Move the Layer down  to 400 px

Hit Any Key from your Keyboard

View - Rulers

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Opacity of this Layer to 45

Layers - Arrange - Move Down - Repeat 3 times ( It is now the Third Layer from the Bottom)


08

Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Maximize Tube "KaD_409_Deco1" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Press K on your keyboard to activate the Pick Tool

Enter these parameters for the X and Y Positions on the Toolbar

  (496,29)

Hit any key on your keyboard to close the Pick Tool


09

Maximize Tube "KaD_409_stars1" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Press K on your keyboard to activate the Pick Tool

Enter these parameters for the X and Y Positions on the Toolbar

( 17, Minus 3)

Hit any key on your keyboard to close the Pick Tool

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Opacity of this Layer to 50


10

Maximize Tube "KaD_409_Deco2" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Press K on your keyboard to activate the Pick Tool

Enter these parameters for the X and Y Positions on the Toolbar

(619,318)

Hit any key on your keyboard to close the Pick Tool

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


11

Maximize Tube "KaD_409_Deco3" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Press K on your keyboard to activate the Pick Tool

Enter these parameters for the X and Y Positions on the Toolbar

(Minus 3, 302)

Hit any key on your keyboard to close the Pick Tool

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Overlay" and the Layer Opacity to 53


12

Maximize Tube "KaD_Woman_107" from tray 

Remove the watermark

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 68% - Resize all Layers not checked

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal ( Image - Mirror in previous PSP Versions)

Move to the Left like this:

Adjust - Sharpness - High Pass Sharpen - Radius 2 - Strength 30 - Blend Mode: 2 - No options checked

 


13

Layers - Duplicate

Adjust - Blur - Gassian Blur - Radius 35

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Multiply" and the Layer Opacity to 60


14

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #0e012f

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #bf7a22


Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #0e012f


15

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 Anya and Chris:

 

 

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