***Translation: April - 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:

Plugins:

Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact

 

Preparations:

Place the Selections into the Selections folder of PSP

Place the "Grass Patch" Picture tube into the Tubes folder of PSP

Double click on the Alien Skin Preset to install it

Open all other files in PSP and Minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #cdc77b    

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #8cacc6    

    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 650 X 500px

Fill the image with the Foreground Color

 

02

Selections - Select All

Open "ChocoVSP44"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

Minimize for later

Edit - Paste - Into Selection

Selections - Select None

 

03

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

 

04

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur

 

05

Selections - Select  All

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

 

06

Edit - Copy

Selections - Invert

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Selections None

 

07

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

 

08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "easter-2020-1-cre@nnie"

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/20  Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

09

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Layers -Merge - Merge Down

 

10

Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror

 

11

Selections - Select All

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/20  Color: #000000

 

12

Selections - Select All

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

 

13

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

Selections - Invert

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 35

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/20  Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

14

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

15

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "easter-2020-2-cre@nnie"

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Selections - Select None

 

16

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror

 

17

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Objects - Align Top

Activate the Layer below (Promoted Selection)

Objects - Align Top

Activate the Top Layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

18

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset "easter2020-cre@nnie"

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

 

19

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Loa/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "easter-2020-3-cre@nnie"

 

20

Picture Tube (I)

Select "Grass Path from the Drop Down Menu

Hold down your Left mouse button and drag from Left to Right in the Selection

Selections - Select None

Lower the Opacity to 70

 

21

Open "ChocoVSP44"  from tray again

Edit - Copy

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

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

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

 

22

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 175.00   Y: 257.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/20  Color: #000000

 

23

Open "snseastereggsconfetti"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Bottom Layer (Raster 1)

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

 

24

Layers - Duplicate

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 35

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

Edit - Repeat Move Layer Down

 

25

Effects - Texture Effects - Weave

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

 

26

Open "text-easter-2020-1"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

 

27

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 129.00   Y: 4.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 

28

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow - Preset "easter2020-cre@nnie"

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 

29

Layers - Duplicate

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

Selection Tool (S) - Layer Opaque

Selections - Modify - Select Selection Borders

Fill the Selection with the Foreground Color

 

30

Effects - Texture Effects - Weave - Same settings

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/20  Color: #000000

Selections - Select None

 

31

Activate the Bottom Layer

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur - Same settings

Layers - Duplicate

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Soft Light

 

32

Open "text-easter-2020-2"  from tray

Edit - Copy

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

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

 

33

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 13.00   Y: 485.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

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

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/20  Color: #000000

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

 

34

Optional: Image - Resize - Width 800px - 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: