**Translation: May - 2019**

 

~~ Original by Violette Graphic ~~

Thank you Violette 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:

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

Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1 and Sorting Tiles

Carolaine and Sensibility - CS-Linear-H

Toadies - Weaver ***

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

Texture - Texturizer - Canvas

Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass

*** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

Double click on the Alien Skin Preset to install it

Open all other files in PSP and 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 #b8e8f5b   

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #17515b    

 

The tutorial:

01

Open "Vyp_Alpha_Ilena" from tray ( This image contains Alpha Selections)

Window - Duplicate or (Shift+D)

Close the original and proceed on the copy

 

02

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Wavy lab 1.1

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 20

 

03

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

04

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

 

05

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

Change the Blend Mode to Hard Light and lower the Opacity to 50

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

 

06

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

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

 

07

Effects - Plugins - Carolaine and Sensibility - CS-Linear-H

Selections - Select None

Change the Blend Mode to Luminance(Legacy)

 

08

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Toadies - Weaver

 

09

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

Change the Blend Mode to Hard Light

 

10

Activate the Bottom Layer

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

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

 

11

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

Effects - Texture Effects - Mosaic - Glass

Change the Blend Mode to Overlay

 

12

Activate the second Layer from the Bottom (Promoted Selection)

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Change the Blend Mode to Luminance(Legacy)

Note: If you encounter any problems with this step:

 Delete the Layer, Copy and Paste the Layer from the Materials.

Colorize to match your Background Color

Your work and Layer Palette should look like this now:

 

 

13

Change the Foreground Color to #ffffff

Activate the Top Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

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

 

14

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Color

Effects - Plugins - Texture - Texturizer - Canvas

 

15

Selections - Modify - Contract - 15px

Fill the Selection with the Background Color - #17515b

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1px

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Color

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2px

Fill the Selection with the Background Color - #17515b

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1px

Press the Delete key on your keyboard

Selections - Select None

 

16

Activate the Top Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection#4

Open "Vyp_image01"

Edit - Copy

Edit Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

 

17

On the same Layer:

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection#5

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Selections - Select None

 

18

On the same Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection#6

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

 

19

On the same Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection#7

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass - Preset "Vyp_Ilena_glass.f1s"

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

Selections - Select None

 

20

Stay on the Top Layer

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

Vertical: 19   Horizontal: 25   Opacity: 45   Blur: 15   Color: #17515b Shadow on New Layer Checked

Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Your work and Layer Palette should look like this now:

  

 

21

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Foreground Color

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "Narah_mask_Abstract63"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

Vertical: 0  Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 60   Blur: 15   Color: #16809c Shadow on New Layer Not Checked

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

 

22

Activate the Top Layer

Open "Gabry_Woman"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Top Layer

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

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

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 

23

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 187.00    Y: -32.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

 

24

Layers - Duplicate

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 20

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Change the Blend Mode to Multiply

 

25

Open "Vyp_Ilena_deco01"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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: 9.00    Y: 66.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

Vertical: 1  Horizontal: 1   Opacity: 60   Blur: 1   Color: #17515b

 

26

Open "Vyp_Ilena_text"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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

Move to the Left like this:

 

27

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #17515b

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #17515b

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #17515b

 

28

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 20px - #ffffff      

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 10px - #17515b

Magic Wand:

Click in the Last border

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - Default settings

 

29

Selections - Select All

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

Vertical: 0  Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 60   Blur: 45   Color: #17515b Shadow on New Layer Checked

Selections - Select None

 

30

Layers - Arrange - Move Up

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Effects - Plugins - Carolaine and Sensibility - cs_texture - Default settings

 

31

Layers - Duplicate

Change the Blend Mode to Overlay

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 3px - #17515b

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

 

32

Open "Vyp_Ilena_deco02"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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

No need to move

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

 

33

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 900 Pixels - Resize all Layers checked

Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're done!

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Extra Examples by Chris and Celine:

Celine