** Translation: January - 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:

Tube by Tocha

Mask by Narah

 

 

Plugins

Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1  and Sorting Tiles

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow and Vertical mirror **

Carolaine and Sensibility:

<I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 (or higher)

  CS_HLines/CS-LDots/CS_BRectangles

Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact

MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

** Import into Filters Unlimited

Filters can be found Here

 

Preparations:

Open all 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 #d9cbaf

 Set your Backgroundcolor to #225350

Color Palette:

  

 

The tutorial:

01

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

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 35


02

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles


03

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

Lower the Opacity to 50


04

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Click on the Layer below

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Click on the Top Layer again

Layers - Merge - Merge Down


05

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Blintz

Edit - Repeat Blintz

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Graphics Plus - Vertical Mirror


06

Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror


07

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

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer


08

Effects - Plugins - Carolaine and Sensibility - CS-HLines

Selections - Select None


09

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 60   Blur: 25   Color: #000000


10

Effects - Distortion Effects - Punch

Result:


11

Click on the Bottom Layer

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

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Layers - Arrange - Move Up


12

Effects - Plugins - Carolaine and Sensibility - CS-LDots

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 40   Blur: 15   Color: #000000

Selections - Select None


13

Click on the Bottom Layer

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

Vertical: 5   Horizontal: 5   Opacity: 60   Blur: 25   Color: #000000


14

Click on the Bottom Layer

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

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

Keep selected


15

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius:15

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Color 5 

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Selections - Select None

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

Vertical: 1   Horizontal: 1   Opacity: 80   Blur: 5   Color: #4a8b90

Your work and Layer should look like this now:

 


16

Change the Foreground Color to #c7d8cb

Layers - New Raster Layer

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

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Color

Keep selected


17

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass - Preset - Clear, No Drop Shadow

Selections - Select None

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 60   Blur: 15   Color: #225350


18

Change the Background Color to #f4faff

Still on the Top Layer:

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Background Color

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "Narah_Mask_1298"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group


19

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Result so far:


20

Click on Layer 2

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Background Color #f4faff

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "Narah_Mask_0980"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group


21

Effects - Plugins - Carolaine and Sensibility - CS-BRectangles

 Layer Palette:drag this Layer down so it is the third Layer from the Bottom


22

Click on the Top Layer

Open "Vyp_Valentin_Deco1"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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

No need to move


22

Open "Vyp_Valentin_Deco2"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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

No need to move


23

Open "Tocha23917"  from tray

Open and copy the Middle Layer

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

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

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 141.00    Y: 96.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool


24

Layers - Duplicate

Click on the Layer Below (original tube Layer)

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 30

Change the Blend Mode to Screen


25

Open " Vyp_Valentine_text01"  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: 344.00    Y: 42.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool


26

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #225350 

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #225350 

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #225350 


27

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 10px - #225350

Select the border with the Magic Wand

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


28

Selections - Select All

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

Vertical: 0   Horizontal: 0   Opacity: 60   Blur: 30   Color: #000000

Selections - Select None


29

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #225350 

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #225350 


30

Open "Vyp_Valentin_Deco3"  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


31

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

Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're work is complete


Extra Examples by Chris and Celine:

Celine