***Translation:November 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:

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact Perspective Shadow

Simple - 4 Way Average

AAA Frames - Foto Frame

 

Preparations:

Place the Selections into the Selections folder of PSP

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to #d4e0ee       

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #272c18       

    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

Selections - Select All

Open "Image A.jpg" from tray

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

 

02

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 40

Effects - Art Media Effects - Brush Strokes - Background Colour

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

 

03

Selections - Select All

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

 

04

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

Selections - Select None

 

05

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

06

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

 

07

Selections  Select All

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

 

08

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

Selections - Invert

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 40

 

09

Effects - Art Media Effects - Brush Strokes - Background Colour - Same settings

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Selections - Select None

 

10

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

11

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "xmas-2021-1-cre@nnie"

 

12

Effects - Texture Effects - Weave

 

13

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "xmas-2021-2-cre@nnie"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Plugins - Simple - 4 Way Average

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/25  Colour: #000000

 

14

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "xmas-2021-3-cre@nnie"

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/25  Colour: #000000

 

15

Selections - Modify - Contract - 25px

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

 (Image should still be in memory, if not copy Image A.jpg again)

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/25  Colour: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

15

Activate the Bottom Layer

Selections - Select All

Layers - New Raster Layer

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Seletions - Select None

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Luminance and lower the Opacity to 30

 

16

Open "deco-xmas-2021"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

 

17

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 145.00  Y: 7.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

18

Layers - Duplicate

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 295.00  Y: 7.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

19

Layers - Duplicate

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 680.00  Y: 7.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

20

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

 

21

Layers - Duplicate

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Dissolve

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Your work should look like this Now:

 

22

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 90% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

 

23

Activate the Bottom Layer

Adjust - Blur - Motion Blur

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

 

24

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

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

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 

25

Activate the Top Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Layer Opaque

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Image - Resize - 90% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

 

26

Activate the Layer below (Copy of Merged)

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 40

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/25  Colour: #000000

Selections - Select None

Activate the Top Layer

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/25  Colour: #000000

 

27

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

28

Open "Image B.jpg" from tray

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Keep selected

 

29

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/25  Colour: #000000

 

30

Selections - Edit (Image will turn Red)

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Selections - Edit Selection

Layers - New Raster Layer

 

31

Open "Image C.jpg" from tray

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Keep selected

 

32

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame - Same settings

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/25  Colour: #000000

Selections - Select None

Objects - Align - Vertical Centre

 

33

Open "vvs-woman1708" from tray

Edit - Copy the second Layer

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

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize All Layer - Not Checked

 

34

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 506.00  Y: 25.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/25  Colour: #000000

 

35

Open Tekst-xmas2021"  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: 134.00  Y: 8.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

36

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - "Drop Shadow, Low"

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

 

37

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 800px - 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: