***Translation: January - 2022***

 

~°~ 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:

Jasc Animation Shop

[AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

Simple - Pizza Slice Mirror

VanDerLee - Snowflakes

VM Natural - Lakeside Reflection & Splash

 

 

Preparations:

Place the Emboss 3 Preset into the Presets folder of PSP

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to #ecedf2         

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #649ac9        

    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

Fill the image with the Foreground colour

 

02

Selections - Select All

Open "sat-hiv07.png from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

Minimize to tray for later

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

 

03

Effects - Image Effects  Seamless Tiling - Default settings

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 35

 

04

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Lakeside Reflection

Effects - Plugins - Simple Pizza Slice Mirror

Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light and lower the Opacity to 50

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

 

05

Selections - Select All

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

Selections - Invert

 

06

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Splash

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Edit - Copy

 

07

Selections - Invert

Effects 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/30  Colour: #000000

 

08

Selections - Modify - Contract - 100px

Layers - New Raster Layer

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

Effects 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/30  Colour: #000000

 

09

Selections - Select All

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

Selections - Invert

 

10

Effects - Plugins - [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

Selections - Invert

 

11

Effects - Image Effects  Seamless Tiling - Default settings

Effects 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/30  Colour: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

12

Effects - Image Effects  Seamless Tiling - Horizontal

 

13

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

 

14

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 50

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

15

Effects - Image Effects  Seamless Tiling

 

16

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Foreground Colour

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "NarahsMasks_1678"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

Layers - Duplicate

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Screen

 

17

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Foreground Colour

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "NarahsMasks_1669"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Your work and Layer Palette should look like this now:

 

18

Open "winter.png"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Objects - Align Right

Change the Blend Mode to Luminance and lower the Opacity to 50

 

19

Effects - User Define - Emboss_3

 

20

Open "pattyf56_xmas_mist_023"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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

Objects - Align Left

Objects - Align Bottom

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 70

Effects - User Define - Emboss_3

 

21

Selections - Select All

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

 

22

Effects - Image Effects  Seamless Tiling - Default settings

Selections - Invert

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 35

 

23

Selections - Invert

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Plugins - [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

Effects 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/30  Colour: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

24

Open "sat-hiv07.png from tray again

Edit - Copy

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

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

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

 

25

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 594.00   Y: 15.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Effects 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/70/30  Colour: #000000

 

26

Open "tekst-winter2022.png"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 85.00   Y: 103.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

Effects 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/70/30  Colour: #000000

 

27

Image - Resize - 800px - Resize All Layers - Checked

Layers - New Raster Layer

Add your name or watermark

 

28

Activate the Bottom Layer

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Snowflakes

Edit - Copy Merged

 

29

Open Jasc Animation Shop

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Animation

Go back to PSP

Edit Undo (To Remove the Snowflakes)

 

30

Staying on the Bottom Layer

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Snowflakes

Edit - Copy Merged

 

31

 Go back to Animation shop

Click on the first image to make sure it is active

Edit - Paste - Paste After Current Frame

 

32

Go back to PSP

Edit Undo (To Remove the Snowflakes)

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Snowflakes

Edit - Copy - Copy Merged

 

33

Go Back to Animation Shop

Click on the second image to make sure it is active

Edit - Paste - Paste After Current Frame

Edit - View Animation

If all looks good

File - Save As - Name your work

Click on Next (3 times) Finish

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Extra Examples by Chris and Celine:

Celine: