*** Translation: January - 2020 ***

 

~~ Original by Creations Virginia ~~

Thank you Virginia 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

AAA Frames - Foto Frame

[AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

Bkg Kaleidoscope - Kaleidoscope 04 ***

DC Special -  Crystal ***

Filter Factory - Gallery A - Weave ***

Flaming Pear - Flexify 2

Simple Filters - Top Left Mirror

Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3

*** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

Place the Selection into the Selections folder of PSP

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #e7b7c0   

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #c64a67   

    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 900 X 550px

 

02

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1

 

03

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Bkg Kaleidoscope - Kaleidosope 4

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

Edit - Repeat Sharpen More

Result:

 

04

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "sel_01_mila_vir"

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Image

Save this as a .psp image and rename it "Ball"

Keep selected

 

05

Change the Background Color to #ffffff 

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

 

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Keep Selected

 

06

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - DC Special - Crystal - Default settings

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

Selections - Select None

 

07

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Filter Factory - Gallery A - Weave

 

08

Layers - Duplicate

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

 

09

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flexify 2

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  -4/30/30/50   Color: #000000

Result:

 

10

Activate the Layer Below (Raster2)

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  -4/30/30/50   Color: #000000

 

11

Effects - Plugins - [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

Change the Blend Mode to Luminance

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 

12

Layers - Duplicate

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

 

13

Image - Resize - 85% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  0/0/80/30   Color: #000000

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Result:

 

14

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Background Color

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "NarahMasks_1502"

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

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

 

15

Activate "Ball"  from tray

image - Resize - 25% - Resize All layers - Not Checked

Edit - Copy

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

 

16

Pick Tool (K) 

Enter these parameters for the X: and Y: positions o the Toolbar

X:  200.00   Y: 347.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  0/0/100/50   Color: #6c4a67

 

17

Layers - Duplicate

Move to the Right like this:

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

 

18

Change the Background Color to #6c4a67

Keep the Gradient in the Foreground with the same settings

  

 

19

Image - Add borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #6c4a67

Image - Add borders - Symmetric checked - 10px - #ffffff  

Image - Add borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #6c4a67

Image - Add borders - Symmetric checked - 3px - #e7b7c0

Image - Add borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #6c4a67

 

20

Image - Add borders - Symmetric checked - 40px - #ffffff  

Magic Wand:

Select the last border

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Gradient

 

21

Effects - Artistic Effects - Halftone

 

22

Selections - Invert

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  0/0/80/30   Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

23

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Buttons and Frames - 3D Glass Frame 1

 

23

Open "deco_mila_vir" from tray

Edit - Copy

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

 

24

Pick Tool (K) 

Enter these parameters for the X: and Y: positions o the Toolbar

X:  2.00   Y: 7.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

25

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  0/0/80/30   Color: #000000

 

26

Open "OBG_1389"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Top Layer

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

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

Move slightly to the Right like this:

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  10/15/50/50   Color: #000000

 

27

Activate the Bottom Layer

Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3 - Darken/Lighten Center

 

Activate the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 950 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: