Challenge Januari 2022 - *BLIND TUTORIAL 40*


This tutorial is made with PSP 2018
But you can make it with other versions

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In this case it’s 30/01/2022.
Thanks !

General preparations :
First install the filters that you did not have, before you open PSP !!
Open your tubes in PSP, duplicate them and close the originals.
Do not forget to remove the watermarks on the copies.

Plugins HERE
Permission tubes HERE 
Blank color palette Alpha channel : HERE 
Materials HERE


Materials for the tutorial :

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.

Tubes :
(*) If you recognize them as one of your own, please let me know, so I can add your name or remove the tube.


You need :
1. woman/man/child in winter clothes, preferably with legs and feet
2. a misted tube of a winter landscape with trees, or mountains (size 465 x 536)
3. A misted tube of a landscape, village, …. (size 500x330)
I use tubes from VSP (Valy) – Bénélol – unknown*    
1/ BL40_KaD_Element1
2/ BL40_KaD_Element2
3/ Seasons_Winter_SC2Mars08Bnll_
4/  snowdrift
3/ Seasons_Winter_SC2Mars08Bnll_
4/  snowdrift

Gradient : Place in your folder gradients
1/ MaelleDreams-Nicole

Pattern : Place in your folder patterns
1/ silverbeads

Masks : open  in PSP and minimize
1/ Narah_mask_0603

Color palette :
If you work with your own colors, make your own color palette with the alpha channel,
so you can easily switch between your colors.

There are color differences in the different versions of Psp.
Therefore, use the html codes of the color palette to be sure,
that you have the same colors. Also when merging layers, there may be color differences.    

Plugins : 
1/ Mehdi : Wavy Lab 1.1 – Sorting Tiles
2/ Vanderlee – Snowflakes (of VDL Adrealine – Snowflakes)
3/ Tramages – Pool Shadow

(-) Import into Filters Unlimited


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

From now on I use the terms "MIRROR" and "FLIP" again.
Mirror: Mirror horizontal - Flip: Mirror vertical

Let’s get started.
Remember to save your work often.
Some print screens have other colors than the original.
Colors :
Foreground : Color 1 - dark color from your tube
Background : Color 2 - light version of color 1

Color 3 : Contrasting light color
Color 4 : #ffffff
Color 5 : determine a dark color at point 17

Foreground gradient :  Gradient “MaelleDreams-Nicole” – see PS



Open a new, transparent image : 900 x 600 pix
Fill with gradient


Layers – New Raster layer   (Raster 2)
Select all
Activate and copy : Seasons_Winter_SC2Mars08Bnll_
Edit – Paste into selection
Select none
Adjust – Blur – Radial blur – see PS



Change Foreground color to Color 1
Activate Raster 1
Layers – Duplicate
Plugins – Mehdi – Wavy Lab 1.1 – see PS


Adjust – Blur – Gaussian blur : 50


Plugins – Mehdi – Sorting Tiles – see PS



Change Foreground color to Color 4
Layers – New Raster layer  
Layers – Arrange – Bring to top
Fill with foreground color


Layers – New Mask Layers – From image “Narah_mask_0603” – see PS


Layers – Merge – Merge group  (Group Raster 3)
Adjust – Sharpness – Shrapen more


Activate and copy your  misted tube 
Edit – Past as a new layer  (Raster 3)
Resize, sharpen, if necessary…
Put on top and on the right at the side
Layers – Duplicate    (Copy of Raster 3)
Image – Mirror

Make sure you have an opening in the middle, so that it looks like the path is going up (mask)

Activate and copy : snowdrift 
Edit – Past as a new layer  (Raster 4)
Do not move


Activate and copy your  second misted tube  (Raster 5)
Edit – Past as a new layer 
Resize, sharpen, if necessary…
Place in the middle above the snowdrift
Change Blend mode to Soft Light
Layers – Arrange – 3x Down (below Raster 3)


Activate and copy : BL40_KaD_Element1
Edit – Past as a new layer   (Raster 3)
Objects – Allign – Under
Layers – Arrange – 3x Down (below Raster 2)


Activate Copy of Raster 1
Adjust – Blur – Gaussian blur : 10




Activate Raster 2
Layers – New Raster layer   (Raster 7)
Plugins – Vanderlee – Snowflakes (or VDL Adrealine – Snowflakes) – see PS


Effects – Edge effects – Enhance
Change Blend mode to Screen


Activate and copy : BL40_KaD_Element2
Edit – Past as a new layer   (Raster 8)
Layers – Arrange – Bring to top
Press K – Pos X : 569 – Pos Y : 510 – Press M   HELP


Activate and copy your person's tube
Edit – Past as a new layer   (Raster 9)
Resize, sharpen, if necessary…
Move slightly off center to the left, at the bottom against the edge


Layers – Duplicate    (Copy of Raster 9)
Activate the layer just below   (Raster 9)
Adjust – Blur – Gaussian blur : 8

Activate top layer
Add Drop shadow, to your taste


Put foreground color back on the gradient from the beginning (see Color)
Image – Add borders :
1 pix Color 5 (Now choose a dark Color from your crea)
3 pix Color 1
1 pix Color 5


Select all
Image – Add borders : 35 pix Color 4
Selection invert
Fill with gradient
Plugins – Tramages – Pool Shadow – DEFAULT but intensity at 80


Plugins – Vanderlee – Snowflakes (of VDL Adrealine – Snowflakes) – same values


Selection invert
Effects – 3D-effects – Drop Shadow : V&H 0 – 60 – 30 – Color #000000
Select none


Change Foreground color to pattern – see PS


Select all
Image – Add borders : 5 pix Color 4
Selection invert
Fill with pattern
Adjust – Sharpness – Sharpen
Select none


Add your name or watermark,
Add my watermark to your creation  HERE

Merge all layers  (Flatten)
Image – Resize – Width  : 900 pix
Adjust – Sharpen – Unsharp Mask : 2 – 30 – 2 – no check marks

Save as JPG file and you're done!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial

Extra vb met tubes van Azalee - Perso - Onbekend


  Email me your result Email001.GIF  

In order not to ruin the surprise for others PLEASE do not post your version in puclic
before the end of the challenge.
In this case it’s 30/01/2022.
Thanks !



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