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My tutorial translated by Anja into Dutch

My tutorial translated by Sognografica into Italian

 

 

The present tutorial is my own personal creation.

Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely a coincidence.

Please respect my work.

It is intended for personal use only and it is forbidden to copy part or all of it.

You can use this tutorial for PSP lessons but please put the link back to it.

Do not hesitate to let me know if you have any problem with the present tutorial.

Materials used:

Disclaimer: Modifying or renaming files or removing watermarks from the tubes of the original tubers provided in the materials
and sharing them as your own or using them for sale online or otherwise is prohibited.

1 character tube by Lori Rhae
1 misted tube of my own
1 background image of my own
1 wordart tube of my own
2 masks
1 selection

Plugins used:

Mura's Meister
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow

 

Materials

The present tutorial is written with PSP 2018 Ultimate, if you work with other versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

 

Note: In the latest versions of PSP the command Image-Mirror has become Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal
and Image-Flip has become Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

 

Preparations

Duplicate all the tubes and work with the copies to preserve the originals.

When you open the mnballerinadream_alpha.psp file you will see a blank canvas.
It is not empty - it contains all the selections required for the tutorial saved to alpha channels.

Double click on the Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact -Perspective Shadow preset provided in the materials and it will automatically install in the appropriate filter for your PSP

 

Colors used:

Note: If you use your own colors choose one darker color as Foreground color and one lighter color as Background color and a third contrasting color.
When working with your own colors, adjust the Blend Mode/Opacity at your own discretion

Material Properties - Foreground: Set your Foreground color to color 1 #8b7e98

Material Properties - Background: Set your Background color to color 4 #ffffff

The Tutorial

Step 1

Open the alpha file - mnballerinadream_alpha.psp

Selections - Select All

Open the background image - mnbackgroundballerina

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste into Selection on your working image

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

 

Step 2

Layers - New Raster Layer

Flood fill tool / Fill in the Layer with the Background Color - color 4 #ffffff

Open mask - mnmask11

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image (Invert mask data not checked)

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

 

Step 3

Open misted tube - mnballerinafairy

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer on your working image

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X 46 Y 0

 

Step 4

Materials Properties: Set your Background color to color 3 #a7ab8d

Layers - New Raster Layer

 

Step 5

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel

Load selection 1

Flood fill tool /Fill in the Selection with the Background color - 3 #a7ab8d

 

Step 6

Open mask - marienickol_mask27

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image (Invert mask data not checked)

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Keep the layer selected

 

Step 7

Effects - Plugins - Mura's Meister - Perspective Tiling

Selections - Invert

Selections - Modify - Feather (56)

Press Delete 3 times on your keyboard

Selections - Select None

Adjust - Sharpness- Sharpen More

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (20/0/100/20) color 3 #a7ab8d - Shadow on new layer not checked

 

Step 8

Open tube - Tiny Dancer_LR-12-17-19

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer on your working image

Image - Mirror

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X 489 Y 7

 

Step 9

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Perspective Shadow

In the User Settings look for preset - mn_ballerina_PS - provided in the materials - and click OK

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

 

Step 10

Open the wordart tube - mntext

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer on your working image

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X 405 Y 9

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (1/1/50/1) color 5 #000000 - Shadow on new layer not checked

Note: If you wish add your own text you may use the font Candlescript provided in the materials.

Text Tool (T) - font Candlescript - Size 48 pixels

Materials Properties: Set your Background color to color 4 #ffffff

Type your text

Layers - Convert to Raster Layer

Position your text and add the drop shadow as shown above

 

Step 11

Image - Add Borders - 1 px - Symmetric checked color 1 #8b7e98

Image - Add Borders - 3 px - Symmetric checked color 2 #d6d4d7

Image - Add Borders - 1 px - Symmetric checked color 1 #8b7e98

 

Step 12

Selections - Select All

Image - Add Borders - 50 px - Symmetric checked color 2 #d6d4d7

Selections - Invert

Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel

Keep the selection selected

 

Step 13

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (0/0/25/50) color 5 - #000000 - Shadow on new layer not checked

Selections - Select None

 

Step 14

Image - Add Borders - 1 px - Symmetric checked color 1 #8b7e98

 

Step 15

Layers - New Raster Layer

Add your name or watermark

Layers - Merge - Merge All (Flatten)

 

Step 16

Image - Resize - 900 pixels width (the height will adapt)

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask

File - Export - Save as JPG file

 

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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