***Translation: January - 2020***

 

~~ Original by Violette Graphic ~~

Thank you Violette 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:

Tube by Azalee

Plugins:

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

Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1 & Sorting Tiles

&<Bkg Designer sf10 I> -  Cruncher

&<Bkg Designer sf10 IV > - @BlueBerry Pie

Carolaine and Sensibility - CS-HLines -  cs_texture - CS-LDots

Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow

 

Preparations:

Double click on the Alien Skin Presets they will install automatically

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #d1dbe5   

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #3b4254   

    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 Vyp_Alpha_Valentin"  from tray

Window - Duplicate

Close the original and proceed on the copy

(This image contains Alpha Selections)

 

02

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 25

 

03

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

 

04

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

 

05

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

06

Effects - Geometric Efects - Skew

 

07

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - &<Bkg Designer sf10 IV > - @BlueBerry Pie

Change the Blend Mode to Overlay and lower the opacity to 50

 

08

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Result:

 

09

Activate the Bottom Layer (Merged)

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

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 15

 

10

Effects - Plugins - Carolaine and Sensibility - CS-HLines

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/60/25  Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

11

Activate the Bottom Layer

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

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

 

12

Effects - Plugins - Carolaine and Sensibility - cs_texture - Default settings

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/60/25  Color: #ffffff

 

13

Activate the Bottom Layer

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

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

 

14

Layers - Duplicate

Click on the Layer Below

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

 

15

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Activate the second Layer from the Bottom (Promoted Selection 2)

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

16

Activate the Top Layer (Promoted Selection)

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/60/25  Color: #ffffff

 

17

Activate  the Bottom Layer

Effects - Plugins - Carolaine and Sensibility - CS-LDots

 

18

Activate the Top Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Selection with #ffffff

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "valentin1_sigrid.jpg"

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

 

19

Open "FB2StringEI01.png" from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Image - Resize - 50% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

 

20

Pick Tool (K)

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

X:  672.00   Y:  406.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 4/2/60/10 Color: #000000

 

21

Open "Vyp_Valentin_deco01" from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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

No need to move

Change the Blend Mode to Overlay

 

22

Open "couple-101-Azalee.png" from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Image - Resize - 85% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked 3 times

 

23

Pick Tool (K)

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

X:  282.00   Y:  0.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset "Vyp_Valentin_Shadow1.f1s

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

 

24

Open "Vyp_Valentin_texte" from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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

No need to move

 

25

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #3b4254

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 3px - #ffffff    

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #3b4254

 

26

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 20px - #ffffff    

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric Checked - 10px - #3e486c

Select the 10px border with the Magic Wand

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - Default settings

 

27

Selections - Select All

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/60/25  Color: #000000

 

28

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #3b4254

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 3px - #ffffff    

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - #3b4254

 

29

Open "Vyp_Valentin_Deco02"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

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

No need to move

 

30

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 900px- 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: