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:

    Mask by Ildiko

    Tubes by Jewel and @nn

    Word Art by Kahlan. The site is no longer online

 

Plugins:

    Flaming Pear - Flood

    AP 01 [Distort] - Wavy City

 

Preparations:

Put the mask-noisette into the Masks folder of PSP

Copy the Selections to the Selections folder of PSP

Save the Flood Preset to your desktop

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 #151f12

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #e3cccb

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

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Fill the Layer with the Gradient   

Effects - Reflection Effects - Feedback

 


02

Effects - Distortion Effects - Twirl - Degrees: 720

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 40

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood


 


03

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - AP 01 - Distort - WavyCity - Wave 11


 


04

Again - Effects - Plugins - AP 01 - Distort - WavyCity




Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave



Result:


 


05

Effects - Illumination Effects - Sunburst



Again - Effects - Illumination Effects - Sunburst

06

Maximize "deco01-noel-noisette"  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



Press any key to close the Pick Tool


07

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster3)

Fill the Layer with the Backgroundcolor  

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "%40ildiko_create_mask_free"



Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Layer Palette:  Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 77

Your work looks like this now:



Save your work as .pspimage and put to one side


08

Maximize "cadre-noel-noisette" from tray

Window - Duplicate (or shift+D) - Close the original and proceed on the copy

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection  



Fill the Selection with the Foregroundcolor  

Layers - Load/Save Mask - From Disk - "masque-noel-noisette"



Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Selections - Select None

Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged


09

Activate your main work image

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer  (Raster3)

Pick Tool (K)  

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



Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Pick Tool (K)  

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



Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

 Vertical: Minus 7   Horizontal: 8   Opacity: 45   Blur: 45   Color: #000000

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 
 


10

Layer Palette:  Click on Raster 2

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

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

Image - Free Rotate




Pick Tool (K)  

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



Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Layer Palette: Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 83
 


11

Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer

Maximize"deco02-noel-noisette" from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster4)

No need to move

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

Your work looks like this now:


 


12

Maximize "joyeux noel 2kahlan"  fom tray

Erase the watermark

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



Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling



Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay and lower the Opacity to 65
 


13

Maximize "Femme hiver jewel 003" from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

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

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

Edit - Repeat Resize

Pick Tool (K)  

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



Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Layer Palette: Lower the opacity of this Layer to 83
 


14

Maximize "deco03-noel-noisette" from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster7)

Pick Tool (K)  

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



Press any key to close the Pick Tool
 


15

Maximize "@nn_141112_accent_stars_Gold-Brown_tdstudio"  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



Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Hue / Saturation / Brightness



Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  

 Vertical: minus 4   Horizontal: 23   Opacity: 60   Blur: 28   Color: #ffffff  Shadow on New Layer checked

Layer Palette:  Click on Raster 8 Shadow 

Change the Blend mode to Lighten and lower the Opacity to 32
 


16

Layer Palette: Click on the Top Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection  



Materials Palette: Change the Foreground to Pattern and click on the Selection you just created   Angle: 0   Scale 100


 


17

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk "noel-2017-selnoisette01"



Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor  

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1px

Fill the Selection with the  Foreground Pattern 

Selections - Select None
 


18

Note: In the new PSP 2018 version the wave in the next step gives a different effect. If you result looks different then the tutorial Header you can use the Extra Selection from the materials instead. Click on the 4th Layer from the Top, Add a new Layer, load the Selection and fill with the Foregroundcolor ( click 2 times), deselect.Continue with step 20.

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind



Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave



Pick Tool (K)  

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



Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen


19

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Edit - Repeat move Layer Down

( If you used the Selection, Move down one more time)

Layers - Duplicate


Pick Tool (K)  

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



Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 


20

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  

Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 5   Opacity: 26   Blur: 13   Color: #000000   Uncheck Shadow on New Layer

Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer (Raster 9)


Pick Tool (K)  

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



Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  

Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 5   Opacity: 26   Blur: 13   Color: #000000

Layers - Duplicate

Image- Free Rotate



Pick Tool (K)  

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



Press any key to close the Pick Tool
 


21

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #831100 

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #831100 

Selections - Select All

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  

 Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 50   Blur: 44   Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 5px - #831100 
 


22

Maximize "deco04-noel-noisette"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Note: 
You can colorize to compliment your chosen colors

Move to the Top Left corner like this:


 


23

Layers - Duplicate

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

Layers - Duplicate

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

Arrange the stars on the Right side edge of your work like this:



Layers - Merge - Merge All (Flatten)
 


24
 

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