***Translation: March - 2020***

 

~~ Original by Noisette ~~

Thank you Annick 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:

Mehdi - Sorting Tiles and Weaver

It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma

Flaming Pear - Flexify 2

Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3

VM Toolbox - Zoom Blur

VM Natural - Sparkle

[AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

AlienSkin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact

 

Preparations:

Place the Selections in the Selections folder of PSP

Double click on the Alien Skin Preset to install it

Save the Flaming Pear Preset to your Desktop

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #151f12  

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #e3cccb    

    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 Foregroundcolor to Foreground/Background Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Rectangular

  

 

The tutorial:

01

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500px

Fill the Layer with the Foregroundcolor  

Maximize "dolly-fond" from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster2)

 

02

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Hue/Saturation/Lightness

Note: At this point you can colorize to match your own colors

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Result:

 

03

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flexify 2 - Preset "Dolly-Flexify2.q2"

If the preset isn't working for you, use these settings:

 

04

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Weaver

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

 

05

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

 

06

Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 - Pro Contrast

  

Layer Palette:  Change the Blend Mode of this layer to Hard Light

Result:

 

07

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "Dolly-selnoisette01"

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle

Edit - Repeat - Sparkle

Selections - Select None

Result:

 

08

Materials Palette:  Change the Foregroundcolor to Gradient - (Corel_06_029)  Style: Sunburst

 

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster2)

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "Dolly-selnoisette02"

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Gradient 

Selections - Select None

 

09

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - VM Toolbox - Zoom Blur

 

10

Effects - Geometric Effects - Circle

 

11

Effects - Distortion Effects - Polar Coordinates

 

12

Adjust - Add/Remove - Add Noise

Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode to Lighten and lower the Opacity to 55

 

13

Click on the Layer below (Raster2)

Effects - It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma

Edit - Repeat Effetto Fantasma (Same settings)

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Result:

 

14

Materials Palette:  Change the Foreground Gradient back to color and set to #ffffff  

Layer Palette: Click on the Top Layer (Copy of Raster 2)

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster3)

Fill the Layer with the Foregroundcolor  

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "masque61-noisette"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

 

15

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Foregroundcolor  

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "masque68-noisette"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Your work looks like this now:

 

16

Materials Palette: Close the Foregroundcolor

Text Tool (T)

Type the word dolly (the Font is Capital letters only)

Layer Palette:  Right click and Convert to Raster Layer (Raster Layer 3)

 

17

Pick Tool (K) Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

 386.00  176.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset -"dolly-persp_noisette"

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: minus 3   Horizontal: 3   Opacity: 40   Blur: 8   Color: #000000

Result:

 

18

Materials Palette:  Close the Foregroundcolor and change the Backgroundcolor to #151f12  

Text Tool (T)  Font: Showcard Gothic  Size: 48px

Type the word dolly again

Layer Palette:  Right click and Convert to Raster Layer

Pick Tool (K) Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

  421.00   204.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

 

19

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette: Click on the Layer below (Raster 4)

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 40

Layer Palette: Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Lighten

Result so far:

 

20

Layer Palette:  Click on the Top Layer (Copy of Raster 4)

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: minus 1   Horizontal: 1   Opacity: 40   Blur: 0   Color: #e3cccb 

Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Image

Image - Resize - 15% - Resize All Layers - checked

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

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

 

21

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster5)

Pick Tool (K) Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

  704.00   344.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

 

22

Selections - Select All

Selections - Float

Selections - Defloat

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster 6)

Fill the Selection with #ffffff  

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2px

Edit - Cut  (or hit Delete on your keyboard)

Selections - Select None

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

 

23

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Layer Palette: Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: minus 15   Horizontal: 15   Opacity: 100   Blur: 0   Color: #151f12 

 

24

Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette: Click on the Layer Below (Raster 6)

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind

 

25

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Layer Palette: Click on the Top Layer (Copy of Raster 6)

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Edit - Repeat Layer Merge Down

Result:

 

26

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Pick Tool (K) Enter these parameters for the X and Y positions on the Toolbar

  625.00   39.00

Press any key to close the Pick Tool

Your work looks like this now:

 

27

Maximize "dolly-deco01"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

No need to move

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: minus -3   Horizontal: 3   Opacity: 30   Blur: 7   Color: #000000 

 

28

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #151f12    

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

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 40px - #151f12    

 

29

Magic Wand: 

Click in the last border

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

Selections - Invert

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: 15   Horizontal: minus 15   Opacity: 50   Blur: 0   Color: #151f12 

Selections - Select None

 

24

Maximize "femme-07-noisette"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster6)

Image - Resize - 80% - Resize All Layers - not checked

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Move to the Left like this:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:  Vertical: minus 9   Horizontal: minus 5   Opacity: 50   Blur: 50   Color: #000000 

 

25

Layers - Merge - Merge All (Flatten)

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 900 Pixels - Resize all Layers checked

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

Extra Examples by Chris and  Celine:

Celine: