***Translation: March - 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:

      Main tube and Landscape by Virginia

    Other materials are from various share groups

Plugins:

AAA Frames - Texture Frame

AAA filters - Good Vibrations

Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact

Bkg Kaleidoscope - 4QFlipZBottomL & Cakemix ***

&<Bkg Designers sf10-I> - Center Mirror ***

dsb flux - Bright Noise

Flaming Pear - Flexify 2

Graphics Plus - Horizontal Mirror

Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 - Bi Color Filters - Set 1

Sapphire Filters 11 - Sapphire Plugin 1008 ***(in Materials)

Simple Filters - Diamonds

<I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited - Buttons and Frames

 

Preparations:

Copy the Selections and Texture to their folders in PSP

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #fc76bf  

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #e9ba69  

    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 Foreground/Background Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Sunburst

The tutorial:

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01

Open a new Transparent image 900 X 550px

Fill the image with the Gradient

 

02

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Sapphire Filters 11 - SapphirePlugin_1008 - Default settings

 

03

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Background Kaleidoscope - 4QFlip ZBottomL

 

04

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Background Kaleidoscope - Cake Mix - Radius: 100

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 

05

Layers - Duplicate

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

 

06

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flexify 2

 

07

Effects - Image Effects - Offset: -179  0

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Change the Blend Mode to Multiply and lower the Opacity to 70

 

08

Change the Background Color to #ffffff

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Selections - Defloat

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Keep selected

 

09

Layers - New Raster Layer

Zoom In

Fill the Selection with the Background Color

Selections - Select None

Result:

 

10

Activate the second Layer from the Top (Copy of Raster1)

Layers - Duplicate

 

11

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

Change the Blend Mode to Screen and raise the Opacity to 100

 

12

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Graphics Plus - Horizontal Mirror - Default settings

 

13

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Lower the Opacity to 50

Result:

 

14

Leaving the Colors as set: Change the Foreground to Gradient - Style: Linear

 

15

Activate the Top Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - sel_01_1001_nuits_vir"

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Keep Selected

 

16

Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 - Bi Color Filters - Color Set 1

Note: You can change the Color set to match your work

 

17

Effects - Texture Effects - Texture - "texture117.jpg"

Selections - Select None

 

18

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

***Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Note: ***This might not be necessary,it will depend on how dark your chosen colors are

19

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

 

20

Effects - Plugins - AAA Filters - Good Vibrations

Result:

 

21

Activate the Bottom Layer (Raster1)

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - sel_02_1001_nuits_vir"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 10

Selections - Select None

 

22

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

23

Effects - Texture Effects - Weave

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 2/3/65/25  Color: #000000

Note:  You can adjust Shadow color to your own taste

 

24

Activate the Top Layer

Open "Bordure_1000_nuits"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset:  0  40

 

25

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize

 

26

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

Basic Tab: Overall Opacity: 50

Result:

 

27

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - sel_03_1001_nuits_vir"

 

28

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize

Keep selected

 

29

Effects - Plugins - dsb flux - Bright Noise

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

Keep selected

 

30

Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel

Selections - Select None

 

31

Change the Style of the Foreground Gradient back to Sunburst

 

32

Magic Wand:

Click inside the Frame

Selections - Modify - Expand - 1px

Fill the Selection with the Gradient

Keep selected

 

33

Open "taj_vir.png" from tray

Image - Greyscale

Image - Resize - 75% - Resize All Layers - Checked

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Edit - Copy

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

Move the tube into the centre of the frame like this:

Selections - Invert

Press the Delete key on your keyboard

Selections - Invert

Keep selected

 

34

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize

 

35

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

Basic Tab:

Selections - Select None

 

36

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Activate the Layer above

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/60/30  Color: #000000

 

37

Activate the Bottom Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - sel_04_1001_nuits_vir"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

Selections - Select None

 

38

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - &<Bkg Designer sf10 I >- Center Mirror

Image - Resize - 30% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

 

39

Effects - Image - Effects - Offset -  -410  0

 

40

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

Basic Tab:

Selections - Select None

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 3/2/35/20  Color: #000000

 

41

Change the Foreground Gradient back to Color: #ed8a0b

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #000000

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - #ed8a0b

 

42

Selections - Select All

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/60/20  Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

43

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #000000

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 3px - #ed8a0b

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #000000

Change the Background Color to #7c1100

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 10px - #7c1100

 

44

Select the border with the Magic Wand (Same settings)

Effects - Plugins - dsb flux - Bright Noise

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Selections - Select None

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2px - #ed8a0b

 

45

Change the Foreground Color to #e9ba69

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 35px - #e9ba69

Select the border with the Magic Wand

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Diamonds

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 30

Keep selected

 

46

Effects - Plugins AAA Frames - Texture Frame

Selections - Invert

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/80/15  Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

47

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

File - Save

Put to one side for now

 

48

Change the Foreground  Color to #ed8a0b

Background Color remains #7c1100 

Open "WA_1001nuits_vir"  from tray

Select the Moon with the Magic Wand

 

49

Lower the Opacity of the Flood Fill tool to 75

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Color

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass - Preset - Clear, No Drop Shadow - Same settings as before

Selections - Select None

Result:

 

50

Activate the Middle Layer (Text)

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float 

Selections - Defloat

Fill the Selection with the Background Color #7c1100 - Opacity 75

Selections - Select None

Raise the Opacity back to 100 on the Toolbar

 

51

Close the Bottom Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Edit - Copy

Activate your main work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

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

 

52

Effects - Image Effects - Offset: -250  -35

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/1/50/1  Color: #000000

 

53

Open "femme_sari_vir"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Effects - Image Effects - Offset:  350  -10

 

54

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

Basic Tab: Overall Opacity: 50

 

55

Open "deco_1000_nuits" from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 95.00   Y: 182.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Change the Blend Mode to Liminance(Legacy)

Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten

 

56

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 950px - Resize all Layers checked

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask

Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're done!

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Extra Examples by Chris and Celine:

Celine: