** Translation: April - 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 by Corel, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

Acknowledgements:

    Tube by Ana-Ridzi, she shares her beautiful tubes Here

    Mask by Ildiko, sadly the site is closed

 

Plugins:

    Filter Factory - Gallery A - weave

     Filter Factory - Gallery G - Bevel 2

     It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma

     Flaming Pear - Flood

     Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow

 

Preparations:

    Place the Selections into the Selections folder of PSP

    Double click on the Alien Skin Preset it will install automatically

    Save the Flood Preset to your Desktop

    Double click on the Font and install to the Windows Font 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:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to #984730

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #ffffff     

 Set your Foregroundcolor to Foreground/Background Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Linear

 

Note: When working with your own colors, adjust the Blend Mode and/or Opacity to your own taste

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Fill the image with the Gradient 

 

02

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette: Close this Layer and click on the Layer below (Raster1)

Maximize "Lou-image01.jpg" from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend mode of this Layer to Hard Light

 

03

Layer Palette:  Click on Raster 1

Effects - Texture Effects - Soft Plastic

 

04

Effects - Distortion Effects - Spiky Halo

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 9

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Result:

 

05

Layer Palette: Click on the Top Layer (Copy of Raster1)  and open it

Effects - Plugins - Filter Factory - Gallery A - Weave

 

06

Effects - Plugins - Filter Factory - Gallery G - Bevel 2

Result:

 

07

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Effects - Plugins - It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma

 

08

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow   Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 50   Blur: 40   Color: #000000

Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Hard Light and lower the Opacity to 75

Your work and Layer Palette should look like this now:

  

 

09

Layer Palette:  Click on the Middle Layer (Raster 2)

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood - Preset "lou.q8r"  If the preset isn't working for you, use the settings below

 

10

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection 

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

 

11

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

Press the Delete key on your keyboard

Selections - Select None

Layer Palette:  Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 60

Result:

 

12

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster3)

Fill the Layer with the Backgroundcolor 

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "Ildiko_Desings_Created@Mask_&_ildiko_kjk 1a-35b"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow   Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 50   Blur: 40   Color: #000000

 

13

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster3)

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

Click once with the Backgroundcolor

Selections - Select None

 

14

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

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

  0.00  208.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 51

Your work should look like this now:

 

15

Maximize "Lou-image02"  from tray (Raster4)

Edit - Copy

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

No need to move

 

16

Maximize "Lou-image03"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

No need to move

 

17

Maximize "Lou-texte"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Note: You will not see it till after the next step

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

  682.00  147.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

 

18

Maximize "AnaRidzi1296"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Move down slightly to the Bottom edge like this:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow   Vertical: -13   Horizontal: -16   Opacity: 50   Blur: 35   Color: #000000

 

19

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #000000

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 5px - #984730

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - #000000

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 5px - #ffffff    

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #000000

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

 

20

Materials Palette: Change the Backgroundcolor to #000000

Text Tool (T)  Font: Blazium Size: 100px

Type the word "Lou"

Layer Palette: Right click and Convert to Raster Layer

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

  65.00  526.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

 

21

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - "Lou-persp-noisette"

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

 

22

Layers - Duplicate:

Layer Palette:  Click on the Layer below (Raster 1)

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - From Left

Effects - Image Efects - Offset

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #000000

 

23

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