** Translation: January 2019 **

 

~~ Original by Noisette ~~

Thank you Annick for your permission to translate your tutorials.

Translated by Chris (acbdesigns)

Tested by Celine

 

Materials:  

This translation is written with PSP 2019 Ultimate, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

Acknowledgements:

 

Plugins:

    <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0

    Mehdi - Sorting Tiles and Weaver

    It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma

    Flaming Pear - Flexify 2

    Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0

    VM Toolbox - Zoom Blur

    VM Natural - Sparkle

    Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow and Glass

    [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2 **

    ** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

    Double click on the Alien Skin Preset, it will install automatically

    Copy the Selections to the Selections folder of PSP

    Install the Font to the Windows Fonts folder (remember to uninstall after use)

    Open all other files in PSP, duplicate and minimize to Tray.

    Close the originals. NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize

 

 

Colors:

     

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

    Set your Foregroundcolor to #151f12

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #e3cccb

Color Palette:

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500px

Fill the Layer with the Foregroundcolor  

Maximize "dolly-fond" from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster2)


02

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Hue/Saturation/Lightness

Note: At this point you can colorize to match your own colors

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Result:


03

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flexify 2 - Preset "Dolly-Flexify2.q2"

If the preset isn't working for you, use these settings:


04

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Weaver

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance


05

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical


06

Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 - Pro Contrast

  

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this layer to Hard Light

Result:


07

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "Dolly-selnoisette01"

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle

Edit - Repeat - Sparkle

Selections - Select None

Result:


08

Materials Palette:  Change the Foregroundcolor to Gradient - (Corel_06_029)  Style: Sunburst

 

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster2)

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "Dolly-selnoisette02"

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Gradient 

Selections - Select None


09

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - VM Toolbox - Zoom Blur

Effects - Geometric Effects - Circle


10

Effects - Distortion Effects - Polar Coordinates

Adjust - Add/Remove - Add Noise

Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode to Lighten and lower the Opacity to 55


11

Click on the Layer below (Raster2)

Effects - It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma

Edit - Repeat Effetto Fantasma (Same settings)

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Result:


12

Materials Palette:  Change the Foreground Gradient back to color and set to #ffffff  

Layer Palette: Click on the Top Layer (Copy of Raster 2)

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster3)

Fill the Layer with the Foregroundcolor  

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "masque61-noisette"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group


13

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Foregroundcolor  

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "masque68-noisette"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Your work looks like this now:


14

Materials Palette: Close the Foregroundcolor

Text Tool (T)

Type the word dolly (the Font is Capital letters only)

Layer Palette:  Right click and Convert to Raster Layer (Raster Layer 3)


15

Pick Tool (K) Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

 386.00  176.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset -"dolly-persp_noisette"

Note: If the Preset isn't working for you, use these settings in the Basic Tab:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: minus 3   Horizontal: 3   Opacity: 40   Blur: 8   Color: #000000

Result:


16

Materials Palette:  Close the Foregroundcolor and change the Backgroundcolor to #151f12  

Text Tool (T)  Font: Showcard Gothic  Size: 48px

Type the word dolly again

Layer Palette:  Right click and Convert to Raster Layer

Pick Tool (K) Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

  421.00   204.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette: Click on the Layer below (Raster 4)

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 40

Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Lighten

Result so far:


17

Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer (Copy of Raster 4)

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: minus 1   Horizontal: 1   Opacity: 40   Blur: 0   Color: #e3cccb 

Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Image

Image - Resize - 15% - Resize All Layers - checked

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass - Preset - Clear

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

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster5)

Pick Tool (K) Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

  704.00   344.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool


18

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Selections - Defloat

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster 6)

Fill the Selection with #ffffff  

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2px

Edit - Cut  (or hit Delete on your keyboard)

Selections - Select None

Layers - Arrange - Move Down


19

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layer Palette: Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: minus 15   Horizontal: 15   Opacity: 100   Blur: 0   Color: #151f12 


20

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette: Click on the Layer Below (Raster 6)

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Layer Palette: Click on the Top Layer (Copy of Raster 6)

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Edit - Repeat Layer Merge Down

Result:


21

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Pick Tool (K) Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

  625.00   39.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Your work looks like this now:


22

Maximize "dolly-deco01"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

No need to move

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: minus -3   Horizontal: 3   Opacity: 30   Blur: 7   Color: #000000 


23

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #151f12  

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 40px - #ffffff   

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 40px - #ffffff   

Magic Wand: 

Click in the last border

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

Selections - Invert

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: 15   Horizontal: minus 15   Opacity: 50   Blur: 0   Color: #151f12 

Selections - Select None


24

Maximize "femme-07-noisette"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster6)

Image - Resize - 80% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Move to the Left like this:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

  Vertical: minus 9   Horizontal: minus 5   Opacity: 50   Blur: 50   Color: #000000 


25

Layers - Merge - Merge All (Flatten)

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 Chris & Celine:

Celine