***Translation: December - 2019***

 

Title

~~ Original by Crealine Graphic ~~

Thank you Linette 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:

<I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0

&<Bkg Designer sf10 I> - AFS Tangent Waves and Convergance

VM Toolbox - Instant Tile

VanDerLeee Unplugged X - Defocus

Toadies - Weaver

Distort Filters - Shear Here

AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining

Mehdi - Weaver

XE Extras - Elemental

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact

 

Preparations:

Copy the Preset to the Presets folder of PSP

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #892330   

    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

Set your Foreground to Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Rectangular

    

The tutorial:

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01

Open "alpha_kittys"  from tray (Image contains Alpha Selections)

Window - Duplicate (Shift+D)

Close the original and proceed on the copy

In your Layer Palette: Right click and rename "Background"

 

02

Fill the Layer with the Foreground Gradient

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 30

 

03

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - &<Bkg Designer sf10 I> - AFS Tangent Waves

 

04

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - &<Bkg Designer sf10 I> - Convergance - Default settings

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 

05

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Free Rotate

 

06

Effects - Plugins - VM Toolbox - Instant Tile - Default settings

 

07

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Defocus

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  0/0/30/20  Color: #000000

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 60

 

08

Activate the Bottom Layer

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

Promote Selection to Layer

 

09

Flood Fill Tool (F)  Match Mode: None   Opacity: 60

Fill the Selection with the Background Color

Selections - Select None

 

10

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - Weaver

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

Layers - Arrange - Move Up

Result:

 

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Layers - New Raster Layer

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

Fill the Selection with the Background Color - Same settings

Selections - Modify - Contract - 50px

Keep selected

 

12

Layers - New Raster Layer

Effects - 3D Effects - Chisel - Foreground Color

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

13

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

 

14

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Raise the Opacity of the Flood Fill Tool back to 100

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Color

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  0/0/50/20  Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

15

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Foreground Color

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 75

Result:

 

16

Effects - Distortion Effects - Lens Distortion

 

17

Activate the Bottom Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

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

 

18

Lower the opacity of the Flood Fill to to 60 again

Fill the Selection with the Background Color

Raise the Opacity back to 100

Selections - Select None

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

19

Effects - Plugins - Distort - Shear

Drag the Middle of the line to the Right like this

 

20

Effects - Plugins - AP [Lines] - Lines - SilverLining - Dotty Lines

Result:

 

21

Activate the Bottom Layer

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

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select none

 

22

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

23

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - Drop Shadow Blurry

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Hard Light

 

24

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Weaver

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

 

25

Activate the Bottom Layer

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - XE Xtras - Elemental

Click on Metals, Chrome, and then Customize

On the new screen click on Reset and then OK

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Hard Light and lower the opacity to 75

Result:

 

26

Activate the Top Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection#5

Fill the Selection with the Background Color  (Opacity 100)

Selections - Select None

 

27

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

28

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

 

29

Activate Raster 1 (Second Layer from the Top)

Effects - Distortion Effects - Polar Coordinates

Change the Blend Mode to Lighten

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 50

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Your work and Layer Palette look like this now:

 

30

Activate the Top Layer

Open "deco_1_kittys_Crealine"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

No need to move

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 

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Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection#6

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Color

Selections - Select None

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Edit - Repeat Move Layer Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  0/0/50/10  Color: #000000

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 

32

Effects - Illumination Effects - Sunburst - Preset - "projection_kittys"

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 

33

Image - Add borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - Foreground Color  

Image - Add borders - Symmetric checked - 45px - Background Color

 

34

Open "kittys_Afro Chic"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Bottom Layer

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

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

Edit - Repeat Resize

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Move to the Right like this:

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - Drop Shadow Blurry

 

35

Image - Add borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - Foreground Color  

Image - Add borders - Symmetric checked - 3px - Background Color  

Image - Add borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - Foreground Color  

 

36

Open "Texte_Kittys_crealine"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

No need to move

Change the Blend Mode to Luminance(Legacy)

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  0/0/50/30  Color: #000000

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

 

37

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 900 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: