Translation: January - 2015

 

~~ 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 PSP15 but can also be made with other PSP versions.

 

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Tubes by Thafs and Tocha
  • Mask by Narah.  She shares her beautiful masks HERE

 

 

Plugins:

  • Toadies - Weaver & What Are You?
  • Simple - Blintz & Pizza Slice Mirror
  • AAA Frames - Foto Frame
  • Alien Skin  - Xenofex 2
  • Tramages - Tow The Line
  • AP [Lines] - Lines - Silverlining

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Mask in PSP and minimize to tray

From PSP 14 and higher versions 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

 

 

Colors:

       
#695c67 #c5bdc4 #ffffff #000000        

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

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #695c67

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #c5bdc4

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

 

 

The tutorial:

01

Open "342_KaD_Alfakanaal" This image contains Alpha Selections

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

Fill with the Gradient

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - Weaver

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Blintz

Edit - Repeat Blintz

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You? - X-dose 255 - Y-dose 0

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Pizza Slice Mirror

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Your work looks like this now:

 


02

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

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Foregroundcolor

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Keep selected

 


03

Selections - Modify - Contract - 11 px

Open Tube "coucher_de_lune_tubed_by_thafs

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste as New Layer

Image - Resize - 50% - Resize all Layers not checked

Move into the Selection like this:

Selections - Invert

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

Selections - Invert

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin  - Xenofex 2 - Constellation

Selections - Select None

 


04

Color Palette: Change the Backgroundcolor to #ffffff

Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - Narah_mask_Abstract127

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Layer Opacity of this Layer to 65

 


05

Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

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

Fill with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Tramages - Tow The Line

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

 


06

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Geometric Effects - Circle - Transparent checked  

Image - Mirror

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light" and the Layer Opacity to 33

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

07

Color Palette: Set the Foregroundgradient back to color

Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

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

Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor

Selections - Select None

Effects - Distortion Effects - Polar Coordinates

Edit - Repeat Polar Coordinates

Image - Flip

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Leftt checked - Wind Strength: 100

Effects - Plugins - AP [Lines] - Lines - Silverlining

 

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Hard Light" and the Layer Opacity to 70

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

08

Layer Palette - Click on the Bottom Layer

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Free Rotate - Right checked - 90

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Blintz

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

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Your work looks like this now:

 

 

09

Open Tube "Tocha24452

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 45% - Resize all Layers not checked

Move to the Left like this:

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask - Radius 2 - Strength 28 - Clipping 2 - Luminance Only not Checked

Effects  3D Effects - Dropshadow - Color #000000

 

10

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

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

 

11

Open Tube "342_KaD_Deco2

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

12

Open Tube "342_KaD_Deco1

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

13

Open Tube "342_KaD_Text1

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

14

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked  - 1 px - Color #695c67

Image - Resize - Width 900 px  - Resize all Layers 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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