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My tutorial translated by Sognografica into Italian

 

Thank you so much for the superb translation!

 

 

The present tutorial is my own personal creation.

Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely a coincidence.

Please respect my work.

It is intended for personal use only and it is forbidden to copy part or all of it.

You can use this tutorial for PSP lessons but please put the link back to it.

Do not hesitate to let me know if you have any problem with the present tutorial.

Materials used:

Disclaimer: Modifying or renaming files or removing watermarks from the tubes of the original tubers provided in the materials
and sharing them as your own or using them for sale online or otherwise is prohibited.
The tubes used in the tutorial are subject to authorization by the authors.

1 character tube my own
1 deco tube by Wieskes
2 deco tubes my own
2 masks
2 selections

My special thanks to Wieskes for her tube.

 

Plugins used:

Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1 - Here
Filters Unlimited 2.0 - &<Bkg Kaleidoscope - Kaleidoscope Heart - Here
Mura's Meister - Perspective Tiling - Here

Note: Plugin - &<Bkg Kaleidoscope - is imported into Filters Unlimited 2.0

If you already have the plugins there is no need to download them.

You can find my plugins - Here

 

Materials

 

The present tutorial is written with PSP 2018 Ultimate, if you work with other versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

Note: In the latest versions of PSP the command Image-Mirror has become Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal
and Image-Flip has become Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

 

Preparations

Duplicate all the tubes and work with the copies to preserve the originals.

Place the selections into your Selections folder of PSP

 

 

Colors used:

Note: When working with your own colors, you may have to colorize the element.

Material Properties - Foreground: Set your Foreground color to color 1 #ce385d

Material Properties - Background: Set your Background color to color 2 #febac9

Material Properties - Foreground: Set your Foreground color to Linear Style gradient - Angle 45 and Repeats 1

 

The Tutorial

Step 1

File - New - Open a new Transparent image 900 x 600 pixels

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1

Colors - 2 #ce385d / 1 #ce385d / 3 #ffffff / 4 #d2272d

 

 

Step 2

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 80% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - &<Bkg Kaleidoscope - Kaleidoscope Heart

 

 

Step 3

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk 

Look for and load the selection - mnsel1_sides

Press Detele on your keyboard

Selections - Select None

 

 

Step 4

Edit - Cut

Edit - Paste As New Image

Minimize your working image for a while

We will proceed on this new image - it's size is 526 x 480 pixels

 

 

Step 5

Layers - New Raster Layer

Flood fill tool / Fill in the layer with the Linear Style gradient prepared above - Angle 45 and Repeats 1

Colors 1 #ce385d and 2 #febac9

Layers - Arrange - Send to Bottom

Your layers look like this

 

 

Step 6

Activate the top layer -Raster 1

Open mask - smArt_mask_11

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image (Invert mask data not checked)

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (0/0/100/55) color 4 #d2272d - Shadow on new layer not checked

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Edit - Copy

 

 

Step 7

Activate your minimized working image

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer on your working image

You may close the small image - you won't need it anymore

Your working image layers look like this

Layers - Delete - Copy of Raster 1

 

 

Step 8

Activate the top layer - Raster 2

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Selections - Defloat

Selections - Modify - Select Selections Borders

Materials Properties: Set your Backgroundcolor to color 3 #ffffff

Layers - New Raster Layer

Flood fill tool /Fill in the Selection with the Background Color 3 #ffffff

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

 

Step 9

Objects - Align - Top

Note: If you do not have the Command Objects on your version of PSP use the Pick Tool (K)

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X 185.00 Y 0.00

Press M to release the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (0/0/100/46) color 5 #981417 - Shadow on new layer not checked

 

 

Step 10

Activate the bottom layer - Raster 1

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling (default settings)

 

 

Step 11

Effects - Plugins - Mura's Meister - Perspective Tiling

Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (3/0/100/46) color 6 #500405 - Shadow on new layer not checked

 

 

Step 12

Layers - New Raster Layer

Flood fill tool /Fill in the Layer with the Foregound Color - color 1 #ce385d

Layers - Arrange - Send to Bottom

 

 

Step 13

Activate the layer above - Raster 1

Open tube - deco_element

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer on your working image

Objects - Align - Top

Objects - Align - Left

Note: If you do not have the Command Objects on your version of PSP use the Pick Tool (K)

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X 0.00 Y 0.00

Press M to release the Pick Tool

 

 

Step 14

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

 

Step 15

Activate the top layer - Raster 2

Layers - New Raster Layer

Flood fill tool /Fill in the Selection with the Background Color 3 #ffffff

 

 

Step 16

Open mask - marienickol_mask10

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image (Invert mask data not checked)

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

Layers - Merge - Merge Group


Your layers look like this

 

 

Step 17

Layers - New Raster Layer

Materials Properties: Set your Background color to color 4 #d2272d

Materials Properties: Set your Foreground Color to foreground-background Linear gradient (Corel_06_029) with the following settings

color 1 #ce385d and color 4 #d2272d

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk

Look for and load the selection -mnsel_hearts

Flood fill tool / Fill in the Selection - with the gradient prepared above

Selections - Select None

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (-1/1/90/3.00/) color 6 #500405 - Shadow on new layer not checked

 

 

Step 18

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

 

Step 19

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk

Look for and load the selection -mnsel2_text

Flood fill tool / Fill in the Selection - with the same gradient prepared above

Selections - Select None

(Note: You may use your wordart or text)

 

 

Step 20

Open the character tube - marienickoldesigns_woman37

Copy the middle layer - Raster 1

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer on your working image

Image - Resize - 72% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X 92.00 Y 27.00

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (0/0/50/25) color black #000000 - Shadow on new layer not checked

(Note: You may apply drop shadow to your own liking accoding to your own tube)

 

 

Step 21

Open the deco tube - Wieskes tube 1488

Remove the watermark from the tube

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer on your working image

Image - Resize - 75% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Image - Mirror

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X 714.00 Y 340.00

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (0/0/50/25) color black #000000 - Shadow on new layer not checked

(Note: You may apply drop shadow to your own liking accoding to your own tube)

 

 

Step 22

Image - Add Borders - 2 px - Symmetric checked color 1 #ce385d

Image - Add Borders - 3 px - Symmetric checked color 3 #ffffff

Image - Add Borders - 2 px - Symmetric checked color 1 #ce385d

Image - Add Borders - 50 px - Symmetric checked color 3 #ffffff

 

 

Step 23

Open deco tube - cornerhearts

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer on your working image

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X 17.00 Y 604.00

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Flip

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

 

 

Step 24

Image - Add Borders - 2 px - Symmetric checked color 1 #ce385d

 

 

Step 25

Layers - New Raster Layer

Add your name or watermark

Layers - Merge - Merge All (Flatten)

Image - Resize - 900 pixels width (the height will adapt)

File - Export - Save as JPG file

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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My second version in different color and Birthday greeting

Tubes used woman by my own and deco vase by Colybrix

 

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My third version in different color and Birthday greeting

Tubes used woman by Bea and deco vase by Isa

 

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Your Versions

 

Thank you so much Isabella (Sognografica) for your beautiful creation!

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Thank you so much Jolcsi for your beautiful creation!

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Thank you so much Loiva for your beautiful creation!

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