~~ Original by Kad's PSP Design~~

Thank you Karin for your permission to translate your tutorials.

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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 PSP17, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Tube by Azalee

 

 

Plugins:

  • AAA Frames - Foto Frame
  • [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2
  • Mehdi - Sorting Tiles
  • Toadies - Weaver
  • Simple - 4Way Average
  • Richard Rosenman - Grid Generator
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass

 

Preparations:

  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Preset, it will be imported automatically

From PSP 14, 15 AND 16 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:

     
#b4aad8 #1e0c38 #000000 #ffffff #ebe1f9      

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #b4aad8

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #1e0c38

Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to Foreground/Background Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Radial

 

 

The tutorial:

 

01

Open "369_KaD_Alfakanaal" This image contains Alpha Selections

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

Fill with the Gradient

 


 
02

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling 

Effects - Plugins - [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2 - Default Settings

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

 
 
03

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - Weaver

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew  

Effects - Plugins - Simple - 4Way Average

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

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Preset Side by side

 
 
04
 
Edit Copy!

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

Layers - New Raster Layer

Edit - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Preset Side by side

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 
 
05
 
Color Palette: Set your Foregroundcolor to Foreground/Background Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Linear
 
 

Layers - New Raster Layer

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

Selections - Modify - Feather - 15

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Richard Rosenman - Grid Generator - Line Color #1e0c38 - Backgroundcolor #b4aad8

 

 
 
06

Layers - Duplicate

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

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

 
 
07

Layer Palette: Set the Foreground Gradient back to color and change to #ffffff

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selectie 3

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

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

Keep selected!
 


 
08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10 px

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset

369_Impact_Glass

Selections - Select None

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

Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to Minus 1

 


 
09

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - again Selectie 3

Selections - Modify - Contract - 20 px

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Edit - Repeat Layers Merge Down


 
10

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selectie 4

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass -  Settings Tab: Preset

369_Impact_Glass

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

Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to 1

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 


 
11

Layers - Duplicate

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

Your work and Layer Palette look ike this now

 


 
12

Layer Palette - Click on the Second Layer from the Bottom (Copy of Raster 1)

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selectie 5


Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders  - Outside checked - Anti-alias checked - Border width: 3

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 3 - Horizontal 3 - Opacity 50 - Blur - 5  - Color - #000000

Repeat with the Vertical and Horizontal Offset to Minus 3

 


 
13
 

Open Tube "369_KaD_Text1

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move into the rectangle like this:

 


14
 

Open Tube "369_KaD_Deco1

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Your work looks like this now:

 


 
15

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #1e0c38

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 20 px - #ebe1f9

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #1e0c38

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 45 px - #ffffff

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 60 - Blur - 40  - Color - #000000

Selections - Select None


 
16

Open Tube "Femme-1215-Azalee

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 65% - Resize all Layers not checked

Move like this:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 7 - Horizontal 7 - Opacity 35 - Blur - 25  - Color - #000000

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


 
17
 

Open Tube "369_KaD_Deco2

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

No need to move

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - #1e0c38

 


 
18

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

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask - Radius 2 - Strength 28 - Clipping 2 - Luminance Only Un/Checked

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

Extra Example:

 

 

With special thanks to my testers Chris and Martalip

Chris:

Martalip:

 

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