***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:

Tube and Deco by Linda  

Plugins:

Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow

Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

Simple - Pizza Slice Mirror, Blintz, Diamonds

Toadies - What Are You?

 

Preparations:

Double click on the Alien Skin Presets to install them

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #ab0808 

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #020204  

    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 - Simple - Pizza Slice Mirror

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

 

03

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

04

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Blintz

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Blintz

 

05

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

 

06

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

 

07

Open "deco-1"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

No need to move

Lower the Opacity to 65

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

 

08

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Hard Light

 

09

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

 

10

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

11

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Image is still in memory)

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

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Diamonds

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/25  Color: #000000

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Edit - Copy

 

12

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 25

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

 

13

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/25  Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

 

14

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

 

15

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

Fill the Selection with the Background Color

Selections - Modify - Contract - 25px

Press the Delete key on your keyboard

Selections - Select None

 

16

Layers - Duplicate

EEffects - Image Effects - Offset

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

17

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

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

 

18

EEffects - Texture Effects - Weave

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/25  Color: #000000

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 

19

Open "LF_DecoValentineHeart"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

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

Image - Resize - 20% - Resize All layers - Not Checked

 

20

Pick Tool (K)

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

X:  20.00   Y:  97.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

21

Layers - Duplicate

Pick Tool (K)

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

X:  240.00   Y:  97.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

22

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset - "valentine-cre@nnie-ps-2"

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

 

23

Open "LF-MistedValentineFace"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

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

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

Objects - Align Bottom

Objects - Align Left

 

24

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

Open "Ocean.jpg"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Change the Blend Mode to Screen and lower the Opacity to 50

Keep selected

 

25

Layers - New Raster Layer

Change the Foreground Gradient back to Color

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Color

 

26

Effects - Texture Effects - Weave

Selections - Modify - Contract - 35px

Press the Delete key on your keyboard

Selections - Select None

Change the Blend Mode to Overlay

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/75/25  Color: #000000

 

27

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

28

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

 

29

Open "tekst-valentine-cre@nnie"  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: positions on the Toolbar

X:  464.00   Y:  409.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

30

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

 

31

Layers - New Raster Layer

Change the Foreground Color to #cdbda8

Fill the Layer with the Foreground Color  

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "Narah_Mask_0939"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Resize - 56% - Resize all Layers - Not Checked

Objects - Align Top

Objects - Align Right

 

32

Selections - Select All

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

Selections - Invert

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You?

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 25

Selections - Select None

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

 

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 800 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: