***Translation: December 2021***

 

~~ Original by Corry Creatief ~~

Thank you Corry for 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 2020 Ultimate, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

Acknowledgements:

Plugins:

Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow

Eye Candy 5 - Nature - SnowDrift

MuRa's Meister - Copies

AAA Frames - Foto Frame

 

Preparations:

Double click on the Alien Skin Presets to intall them

Open all other files in PSP and  minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #00315c 

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #ffffff     

    Note: When working with your own colors, adjust the Blend Mode/Opacity at your own discretion

    If you are using different colors you may need to colorize some of the original elements

The Tutorial:

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01

Open a new Transparent image 900 X 500px

Selections - Select All

 

02

open "achetrgrond.jpg" from tray

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

 

03

Open "vvs-paisagem0423.png"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

 

04

Image - Resize - 80% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Imge - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

 

05

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 434.00 n   Y:-134.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

06

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Background Colour

 

07

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "creation.tine_masque214"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

 

08

Open "kerstbomen.png"  from tray

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

 

09

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 658.00    Y: 286.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

10

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Imapct - Perspective Shadow - Preset "shodow les 158"

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

 

11

Open "element 1 les 158" from tray

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

 

12

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 7.00 n   Y: 471.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

13

Magic Wand:

Select both the white rectangles

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2px

Press the Delete key on your keyboard

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Colour

Keep the Selection

 

14

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Selections - Select None

 

15

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

 

16

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Nature - Preset "snowdrift les 158"

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

Your work should look like this now:

 

17

Open "tekst les 158.png" from tray

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Move to the Bottom edge like this:

 

18

Open "Noel VSP30.png"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Resize - 80% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Move to the Bottom Left like this:

 

19

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Imapct - Perspective Shadow - Preset "shodow les 158"

 

20

Open "ster groot.png" from tray

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Move to the Top Left corner

 

21

Open "sterretjes.pspimage"  from tray

Edit - Copy some of the stars and arrange on your work

 

22

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - Background Colour   

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 30px - Foreground Colour  

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - Background Colour   

 

23

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 40px - Background Colour 

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/40/40  Colour: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

24

Activate Layer 5 on "sterretjes.pspimage"

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Decorate your frame with stars (See example)

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

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Extra Examples by Chris and Celine:

Celine: