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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Psp tutorial: Winter Weather


This tutorial is entirely my own idea. It is a very simple tutorial, so  I guess it can also be done by beginners. The tubes are created by me, so please leave the layers intact. 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 X6, 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 X6.

Materials: 
Hispanic Man In Winter Clothes tube - here.
Winter Scenery tube - here.
1 mask - in zip.
Vase and leaf tube - in zip. You can download the zip file here.

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

Plugins:
BkG Designer Sf 10 II, Murus Wave - here. Import this plugin in Unlimited 2.0.

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


Alright, let's get started!

1) Set the foreground colour to #343434 and the background colour on white.
2) Open a new canvas of 800 x 600 pixels.
3) Make a linear gradient with the foreground colour and use the following settings:


4) Add a new raster layer and fill it with the background colour.
5) Go to the menu Layers ---> Load/Save Mask ---> Load Mask from Disk and search for the mask "sg_boxed-again". Use the following settings:


6) Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge Group.
7) Effects --->3D Effects ---> Drop Shadow and use the following settings:


8) Open the tube "WinterScenery-Nolver_11012010", copy and paste it as new layer on your image.
9) Image ---> Resize ---> Resize the image by 80%, bicubic, Resize all layers unchecked and click on OK. Move the layer to the bottom in the middle.
10) Layers ---> Duplicate. Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge Down.
11) Open the tube "Hisp_Man_In_Winter_Clothes-Nolver_05012015", copy and paste the misted tube version as new layer on your image. Image ---> Flip Horizontal (is almost the same as mirroring the image).
12) Image ---Resize ---> Resize the image with 140%, bicubic, Resize all layers unchecked and click on OK.
13) Layers ---> Duplicate. Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge Down. Move the man to the left side.

14) Copy and paste the misted tube version again as new layer on your image.
15) Move the layer to the top right corner of your image.
16) Layers ---> Duplicate. Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge Down.
17) Effects ---> Photo Effects ---> Black & White Film and use the default settings and click on ok.
18) Layers ---> Arrange ---> Move Down. Click 2x on Ctrl-Y.
19) Activate the top layer.
20) Open the "Vase and leaf" tube. Copy and paste it as new layer on your image.
21) Effects --->3D Effects ---> Drop Shadow and use the following settings:



22) Move the layer to the bottom and a bit to the right side.
23) Image ---> Add borders ---> 3 pixels, symmetic checked, colour white.
24) Press on Ctrl-A.
25) Image ---> Add borders ---> 40 pixels, symmetic checked, use a bright colour (#ff00ff).
26) Selections ---> Invert.
27) Fill the selection with a sunburst gradient and use the foreground colour. Use the following settings:


28) Effects ---> Plugings ---> I.C. Net Software ----> Filters Unlimited 2.0 ---> BKg Designer sf10II ---> Murus Wave and use the following settings:


29) Effects ---> Distortion Effects ---> Pixelate and use the following settings:


30) Effects ---> Edge Effects ---> Enhance.
31) Selections --- Invert.
32) Effects --->3D Effects ---> Drop Shadow and use the following settings:



33) Repeat the Drop Shadow but the change the vertical offset into -6 and the horizontal offset in 5.
34) Selections ---> Select none.
35) Image ---> Add borders ---> 3 pixels, symmetic checked, colour white.
36) Add your name/watermark on a new layer.
37) Switch the fore- and background colour (foreground colour is now white, but change the background colour into #434f65.
38) Activate the Text tool and use the following settings:


Write the Word Winter.
39) Add a new Vector Layer. Now Write the word Weather and place it obliquely right under the word Winter.
40) Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge Down.  Layers ---> Convert to Raster Layer.
41) Move the layer to the center.
42) Effects ---> Plugings ---> I.C. Net Software ----> Filters Unlimited 2.0 ---> BKg Designer sf10II ---> Murus Wave ----> settings are the same as before. 
43) Effects --->3D Effects ---> Drop Shadow ---> settings are the same as before. Move the text a bit to the center.
44) Resize your image to 650 pixels wide.
45) Adjust ---> Sharpness ---> Unsharp Mask ---> 2 - 64 - 4. Save your image as JPEG.
46) Done!

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



This tutorial was written on January 13, 2015.


Thanks Steven and Virginia for testing the tutorial!


Steven



Virginia


There is also a German group that has used this tutorial as an assignment. You can find the website at http://basteln.bplaced.net/. Below you can see the examples:







4 comments:

  1. Hello Ona,

    Thanks for this beautiful tutorial. Have a nice day!

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  2. I loved making this tutorial. I've made a birthday postcard with it and sent it to a family member.

    Thanks a lot.

    Amber

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    1. That's very nice Amber! Thanks for liking it :-)

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