***Translation: December - 2021***

 

~~ Original by Cre@nnie Design~~

Thank you Annie 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:

AAA Frames  Foto Frame

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

Flaming Pear - Boss Emboss

Mehdi - Wavy Lab

Simple - Left Right Wrap

Toadies - What Are You?

VanDerLee - Snowflakes

 

Preparations:

Place the  Selections into the Seletions folder of PSP

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #5a6d2b         

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #452a1f          

    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 - 650 X 500px

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Wavy Lab (Colours are set)

 

02

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 50

 

03

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "rfw-1-cre@nnie"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

 

04

Effects - Texture Effects - Mosaic Glass

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/70/25  Colour: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

05

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

06

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - Not Checked - Background Colour

 

07

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/70/25  Colour: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

08

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Dissolve and lower the Opacity to 50

 

09

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - Not Checked - Foreground Colour

Selections - Invert

 

10

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Wavy Lab - Change style to Linear

 

11

Effects - Texture Effects - Mosaic Glass

Selections - Select None

 

12

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Left Right Wrap

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 50

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

13

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

14

Laers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Select All

Open "winter-2" from tray

Edit - Copy the Bottom Layer

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

 

15

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Boss Emboss

Note: If you get a black Background on this image, close the Plugin and use :

Effects - Artistic Effects - Enamel

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Luminance(Legacy)

Lower the Opacity to 40

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

16

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Edit - Copy

 

17

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - Not Checked - Foreground Colour

 

18

Selections - Select All

Again: Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - Not Checked - Foreground Colour

 

19

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Selections - Invert

 

20

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Boss Emboss - Same settings

Or

Effects - Artistic Effects - Enamel

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/70/25  Colour: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

21

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Horizontal checked

 

22

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

 

23

Lower the Opacity of the Flood Fill Tool to 50 on the Toolbar

Fill the Selection with the Background Colour

Effects - Plugins VanDerLee - Snowflakes

Selections - Select None

 

24

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You?

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/70/25  Colour: #000000

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

 

25

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Colour (Opacity still set to 50)

Keep selected

 

26

Effects - Plugins VanDerLee - Snowflakes - Same settings

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/70/25  Colour: #000000

 

27

Selections - Modify - Contract - 25px

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection (Image in memory from step#16)

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/70/25  Colour: #000000

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

Selections - Select None

 

28

Open "mentali-misted-781" from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

 

29

  Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 0.00  Y: 237.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 75

 

30

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "rfw-2-cre@nnie"

Change the Foreground Colour to #ffffff (Flood Fill Tool Opacity still 50)

Fill the Selection with the new Foreground Colour

 

31

Effects - Plugins VanDerLee - Snowflakes - Same settings

Selections - Select None

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 2/2/100/0 Colour: #000000

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

 

32

Raise the Opacity of the Flood Fill Tool back to 100

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px Foreground Colour

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - Not Checked - Background Colour

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/70/25  Colour: #000000

 

33

Selections - Invert

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

Selections - Select None

 

34

Open "LD-model-948.png" 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

 

35

  Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 470.00  Y: 71.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/70/25  Colour: #000000

 

36

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

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 800 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: