***Translation: September - 2020 ***

 

~°~ Original by LadyTessDesignStudio ~°~

Thank you Tesy 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 2021 Ultimate, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

Acknowledgements:

Plugins:

MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling & Copies

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow ***

AAA Frames - Texture Frame

<I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Tile and Mirror

*** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

Place the Mask and Selection into their respective folders of PSP

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

Note: If you are using your own tube , use a front facing one for the best result

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #CEA79C    

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #402720     

    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: Sunburst

   

The tutorial:

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01

Open a new Transparent image 900 X 550px

Fill the image with the Gradient

 

02

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Select All

Open "5445-luzcristina"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

You can close this image now

 

03

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

Selections - Select None

Adjust - One Step Noise Removal

Note: This might not be necessary if using a different tube

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

 

04

Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror

 

05

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 40

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

Result:

06

Change the Background Color to #dca168 

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Background Color

Layers - Load/Save - Load Mask From Disk - "NarahsMasks_1586

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Change the Blend Mode to Screen and lower the Opacity to 79

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

 

07

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "TheSadYears_sel_1"

Flood Fill Tool: Lower the Opacity to 80 on the Toolbar

Fill the Layer with the Background Color

Raise the Opacity of the Flood Fill Tool back to 100

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 20

 

08

Layers - New Raster Layer

Open "5447-luzcristina"  from tray

Edit - Copy

Minimize for later

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

Selections - Select None

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

09

Layers - Duplicate

Close this Layer in the Layer Palette

Activate the Layer below (Layer 3)

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Result:

 

10

Activate the Top Layer and open it

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

 

11

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen

 

12

Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror - Same settings

 

13

Layers - Duplicate

Pick Tool (K)

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

X: 17.00    Y: 340.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

14

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies

Click once on 1/n FadeOut

 

15

Activate the Second Layer from the Top

Layers - New Raster Layer

Again: Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "TheSadYears_sel_1"

 

16

Open "5447_luzcristina"  from tray again

Edit - Copy the Middle Layer

You can close this tube now

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

Selections - Select None

Change the Blend Mode to Multiply

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

Activate the Top Layer

Layers - Arrange Move Down (Twice)

Result:

 

 

17

Activate the Bottom Layer

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Image and put to one side for now

On your main work image

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 

18

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - #402720 

Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 30px - #402720

Selections - Invert

 

19

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

Edit - Repeat  Filters Unlimited 2.0

 

20

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 40px - #402720

Selections - Invert

Activate the image you put to one Side

Edit - Copy

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

Keep selected

 

21

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Tile and Mirror - Mirror Scaled

Keep selected

 

22

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames Texture Frame - Default settings

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More

Selections - Invert

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/80/25   Color: #000000

Selections - Select none

 

23

Open "ltdstudio_TheSadYears_texto"  from tray

Edit - Copy the Top Layer

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

Move down slightly

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 

24

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

Add your name or watermark, and the copyright provided in the Materials

Save as JPG file and you're done!

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Extra Examples by Chris and Celine:

Celine: