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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Psp tutorial: Sparkling Christmas Tree and Mary With Baby Jesus


This tutorial is entirely my own idea. Most tubes are created by me, so please leave the layers intact. I've found the curtain tube on internet, but I don't know from who it is. If it is yours, please leave a message in my guestbook so that I can give the credits back to you.
The tubes can always be used for personal stuff, you only have to ask permission first if you would like to use them in a tutorial.

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This tutorial will be written in English.

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I've made this tutorial in PSP X5, but can be made in other PSP versions as well. Don't forget to save your work from time to time. I assume you know how to work with the Mirror and Flip script in PSP X5.


Materials: 
Illuminated Christmas Tree (misted) tube - here.
Mary With Baby Jesus (misted) tube - here.
Red Christmas Balls In Snow (misted) tube - here.
Download all other materials here.

Place the tubes, masks, etcetera in the right folders.

Plugins:
Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - here.
Carolaine and Sensibility - CS-LDots  - here.
Flaming Pear - Flexify 2  - here.
Tronds filters  - here.
Italian Editors Effect  - here.
Alien Skin Xenofex 2  - here.

You will also need Animation Shop.

Before opening Corel Paint Shop Pro, install the plugins first.


Alright, let's get started!

  • Set the foreground colour to #37171c and the background colour to #eba939.
  • Open a transparant image of 700 x 600 pixels.
  • Make a gradient with the following settings:

  • In the gradient tab, click on edit.
  • Move the slide from the foreground colour to the right, until the percentage of the background colour shows 44.
  • Save the gradient as Burgundy gradient and click on Close.
  • Flood fill your image with this gradient.
  • Go to Adjust ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blur ---> 50,00.
  • Go to Effects ---> Plugins ---> Greg's Factory Output Vol. II ---> Pool Shadow ---> All slides have to be on 50, only Intensity = 84, Lightness = 128.
  • Repeat this plugin with the same settings.
  • Add a new raster layer and fill it with the foreground colour.
  • Layers ---> Load/Save Mask ---> Load Mask from disk ---> search for the mask "epwmasker-sla 070" and click on Load.
  • Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge group.
  • Effects ---> Plugins ---> Carolaine and Sensibility ---> CS-LDots. Use the following settings:
  • Effects ---> Plugins ---> Flaming Pear ---> Flexify 2 and use the following settings:
  • Effects ---> Image effects ---> Seamless tiling ---> Factory defaults ---> ok.
  • Layers ---> Load/Save Mask ---> Load Mask from disk ---> search for the mask "20-20" and click on Load. Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge group.
  • Effects ---> Edge Effects ---> Enhance.
  • Activate the Eraser tool and use the following settings:
  • Erase the hard edges from the top and from the bottom of this layer, do it carefully. The layer should be looking like this:
  • Activate Raster 1. Duplicate this layer.
  • Activate Copy of Raster 1 and hide this layer by clicking on the eye.
  • Activate Raster 1 again (first layer). Effects ---> Plugins ---> Tronds filters ---> Brodere 1 ---> ok.
  • Go to Adjust ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blur ---> 5,00.
  • Activate Copy of Raster 1 and make it visible.
  • Effects ---> Plugins ---> Italian Editors Effect ---> Fiore and use the following settings:
  • Change the blend mode of this layer to Multiply.
  • Activate the top layer.
  • Open the tube "Illuminated Christmas Tree-Nolver_07122009". Copy and paste it as new layer on your image. Place it on the bottom right corner of your image. See the example.
  • Change the blend mode of this layer to Luminance (Legacy).
  • Open the tube "Mary_With_Baby_Jesus-Nolver_07122009". Copy and paste it as new layer on your image. Place it on the top left corner of your image. See the example.
  • Open the tube "Red_Christmas_Balls_In_Snow-Nolver_01122014" and paste it as new layer on your image. 
  • Image ---> Resize ---> 75%, bicubic, "Resize all layers", unchecked. Adjust ---> Hue and Saturation ---> Colorize ---> Hue = 249, saturation = 105 --- Ok.
  • Place it on the bottom left corner of your image. See the example.
  • Layers ---> Arrange ---> Move down (2x).
  • Change the Blend mode of this layer into Difference and change the opacity to 53.
  • Activate the top layer. Open the tube "curtains". Copy and paste it as new layer on your image. Mirror this layer.
  • Adjust ---> Hue and Saturation ---> Colorize ---> Hue = 249, saturation = 105 --- Ok. Move the layer to the top right corner of your image. See the example.
  • Image ---> Add borders and use the following settings:
  • Open the Burgundy Cloth image in PSP. Effects ---> Image effects ---> Seamless tiling ---> Default ---> Ok. Go back to your creation.
  • Add a border of 40 pixels, white, symmetric. Select this border with your magic wand ---> Tolerance, feather: 0, Anti-alias checked, Inside.
  • Click on the foreground colour and go to the pattern tab. Search for the Burgundy Cloth and use the following settings:
  • Flood fill the selection with this pattern. Keep the selection intact.
  • Go to Effects ---> Plugins ---> Greg's Factory Output Vol. II ---> Pool Shadow ---> All slides have to be on 50, only Intensity = 128, Lightness = 128.
  • Effects ---> 3D effects ---> Inner Bevel and use the following settings:
  • Remove the selection. Image ---> Add borders and use the following settings:

  • Open the tube "Bullets". Copy and paste it as new layer on your image and place it, as shown in the example.
  • Effects ---> Illumination effects ---> Sunburst and use the following settings:

  • Add your name or watermark on a new layer and save it as JPEG.

The animation

  •  Duplicate the image 2 more times, now you should have 3 layers in total.
  • Go to the bottom layer and select the christmas tree, see the example below:
  • Go to Effects ---> Plugins ---> Alien Skin Xenofex 2 ---> Constellation and use the following settings:
  • Leave the selection. Go to the middle layer and repeat the Constellation filter, only click one time on the Random Seed button ---> Ok.
  • Go to the top layer. Repeat the Constellation plugin, only click one time on the Random Seed button --->  ok.
  • Remove the selection and save the file as Psp Animation Shop (= .psp, very important!).
  • Open Animation Shop. Go to File ---> Open and search for the animation file you just have created.
  • Go to File ---> Save and save it as GIF-format. Click 3x on Next and then Done.
 I hope you liked this tutorial.

I'd love to see your own creation from this tutorial. I'll post it here.



This tutorial was written on December 7, 2014.


Thanks everyone who took the time to test and to make this tutorial!


Chandra



Christine



Darla



Halima



Steven


8 comments:

  1. Beautiful tutorial Ona!

    Alexis

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    1. Thank you Alexis, glad you like it ;-)

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  2. Hi Riona,

    Thanks for uploading my tag. Have a great weekend!

    Halima

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    1. You're welcome Halima! I'm actually a year behind :-P

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  3. Hoi Ona,

    Ik vind dit een erg leuke tutorial om te maken. Hartstikke bedankt!

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