**Translation: February - 2019**

 

~~ Original by Cre@nnie Design ~~

Thank you Annie for your permission to translate your tutorials.

Translated by Chris (acbdesigns)

Tested by Celine

 

 

 

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

 

Acknowledgements:

 

Plugins

Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Extrude & Perspective Shadow

Frischluft - Mosaic Plane & Box Blur

Simple - Top Left Mirror & Quick Tile

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

 

Preparations:

Copy the Selections to the Selections folder of PSP

Double click on the Alien Skin Presets to install them

Open all other files in PSP, minimize to tray

    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 #dbbd87

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #004003

  

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new Transparent image 650 x 500px

Fill the image with the Foreground Color

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow


02

Layers - Duplicate

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

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical


03

Selection Tool (S) - Layer Opaque

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Fill the Selection with the Background Color

Selections - Select None


04

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - not checked - Background Color


05

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling


06

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Keep selected


07

Effects - Texture Effects - Weave - Weave and Gap - Background Color

Selections - Select None


08

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light and lower the opacity to 75

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - Edge Effects - Erode


09

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - not checked - Foreground Color

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Quick Tile


10

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "elita-1-cre@nnie"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None


11

Effects - Plugins - Frischluft - Mosaic Plane

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 70   Blur: 40   Color: #000000

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Your work should look like this now:


12

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - not checked - Foreground Color

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Selections - Invert


13

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Range: 5

Effects - Texture Effects - Weave - Weave and Gap - Background Color

Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling


14

Maximize "deco-elita-1"  from tray

Edit- Copy

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

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

X: 96.00   Y: 145.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool


15

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind


16

Maximize "deco-elita-2"  from tray

Edit- Copy

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

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

X: 292.00   Y: 41.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Change the Blend Mode to Hard Light


17

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Background Color 

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "Narah_mask_0788"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal


18

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

Fill the selection with the Background Color 

Keep selected


19

Effects - Plugins - Frischluft - Box Blur

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

Selections - Select None


20

Layers - Duplicate

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

Image - Free Rotate

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal


21

Maximize "nacht" from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

X: 275.00   Y: 107.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Change the Blend mode to Luminance and lower the Opacity to 45


22

Maximize "crepescule_tubed_by_thafs"

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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

Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light


23

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "elita-2-cre@nnie"

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Color

Keep selected


24

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

Effects - Texture Effects - Weave - Weave and Gap - Background Color

Keep selected


25

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Extrude - Preset "elita-cre@nnie-extrude"

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - "elita-cre@nnie-ps1"


26

Maximize "Tekst-elta" from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

X: 200.00   Y: 545.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - "elita-cre@nnie-ps2"


27

Maximize "5106-luzcristina"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Image - Resize - 85% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horozontal

Move to the Bottom Right like this:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 70   Blur: 40   Color: #000000


28

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 3px - Foreground Color

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 25px - Background Color

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 70   Blur: 40   Color: #000000

Selections - Select None


29

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 and Celine:

 

Celine