***Translation: January - 2020***

 

~~ 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:

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

Alien Skin - Xenofex 2 - Constellation

Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass & Perspective Shadow

MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

Simple - Left Right Wrap, Diamonds, 4 Way Average

&<Bkg Kaleidoscope> - Zandflower ***

&<Bkg Designer sf 10 II> - PIX Sector Mosaic ***

*** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

Copy the Selections to the Selections folder of PSP

Double click on the Alien Skin Preset to install it

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #d2c753   

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #08070f   

    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: Linear

   

The tutorial:

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01

Open a new Transparent image 650 X 500px

Fill the image with the Gradient

 

02

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - &<Bkg Designer sf10 II> - PIX Sector Mosaic

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

Effects - Edge Effects - Erode

 

03

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - Background Color

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

 

04

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Horizontal checked

 

05

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

 

06

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Foreground Color

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

Result:

 

07

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Left Right Wrap

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - Uncheck Horizontal - Foreground Color

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 65

 

08

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

 

09

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Bkg Kaleidoscope - Zandflower

Result:

 

10

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Diamonds

 

11

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/45  Color: #000000

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

 

12

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Vertical Checked

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

13

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/45  Color: #000000

 

14

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Result:

 

15

Change the Foreground Gradient back to Color

Layers - New Raster Layer

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

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Color

Keep selected

 

16

Effects - Plugins - Xenofex 2 - Constellation

Selections - Select None

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Dodge and lower the Opacity to 70

Result:

 

17

Layers - New Raster Layer

Change the Foreground Color to #bb4004

Fill the Layer with the Foreground Color  

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "Narah_mask_0361"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Hard Light

 

18

Layers - Duplicate

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 60

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Edit - Copy

 

19

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

 

Fill the Selection with the Background Color

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10px

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

 

20

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Result:

 

21

Selection Tool (S) - Layer Opaque 

Effects - Plugins - Simple - 4 way Average

Selections - Select None

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Edit - Repeat Layer Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/45  Color: #000000

 

22

Effects - Distortion Effects - Lens Distortion

 

23

Activate the Bottom Layer

Adjust - Blur - Motion Blur

Edit - Repeat Motion Blur

 

24

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Background Color

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "Narah_mask_0180"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

 

25

Layers - New Raster Layer

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

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Color

Keep selected

 

26

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass - Preset - Clear

Selections - Select None

 

27

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - "macy-1-cre@nnie-ps"

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

 

28

Change the Foreground Color to #d2c753

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - Background Color

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 50px - Foreground Color

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/45  Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

29

Open "deco-macy"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these parameters for the X: and Y: position on the Toolbar

X: 8.00   Y: 8.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

 

30

Open "Riet Vrouw 290219"   from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

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

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these parameters for the X: and Y: position on the Toolbar

X: 512.00   Y: 22.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/45  Color: #000000

 

31

Open "tekst-macy"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these parameters for the X: and Y: position on the Toolbar

X: 2.00   Y: 542.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

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

 

32

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 800 px - 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: