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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.
The tubes used in the tutorial are subject to authorization by the authors.

1 character tube of your own
1 misted tube by Drevers
2 tubes my own
2 wordart tubes
6 selections

Note: For my character woman tube special credits to artist George Peters http://gpetersdesign.com/

 

Plugins used:

Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1 - Here
I.C.NET Software - Filters Unlimited 2 - Color Filters / Skylight Filter - Here
Toadies - What are You? - Here
VM Distortion - Vision Impossible - Here
VM Toolbox - Motion Trail Wild - Here
Tramages - Pool Shadow - Here
MuRa's Meister - Copies - Here
Carolaine and Sensibility - CS-Linear H - Here

Note: Plugins - Toadies, VM, and Tramages - can be imported into Filters Unlimited 2.0 and can be used alone

If you already have the plugins there is no need to download them.

You can find my plugins - Here

 

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

I work with the old Material Properties - in PSP 2018, 2019, 2020

under File - Preferences - General Program Preferences - check Use classic Material Properties

 

 

Preparations

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

Place the selections into your Selections folder of PSP

 

 

Colors used:

Material Properties - Foreground: Set your Foreground color to color 1 #62724a

Material Properties - Background: Set your Background color to color 2 #97add5

 

 

The Tutorial

Step 1

File - New - Open a new Transparent image 900 x 600 pixels

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1

 

Layers - Duplicate

 

 

Step 2

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur

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

 

 

Step 3

Activate the Selection Tool (S) - Layer Opaque

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (2/2/100/2) color 4 #ffffff - Shadow on new layer not checked

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (-2/-2/100/2) color 4 #ffffff - Shadow on new layer not checked

 

 

Step 4

Effects - Plugins - I.C.NET Software-Filters Unlimited 2 - Color Filters - Skylight Filter (default settings)

Selections - Select None

 

 

Step 5

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling (default settings)

 

 

Step 6

Image - Rotate Right

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You?

Image - Rotate Left

In your Layer Properties - set the Blend mode to Multiply

 

 

Step 7

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk 

Load selection - mnflowers_selection1

Edit - Cut

Edit - Paste As New Layer

Selections - Select None

Objects - Align - Top

(Note: If you do not have the Command Objects on your version of PSP use the Pick Tool (K)

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X 0.00 Y 0.00

Press M to release the Pick Tool)

 

 

Step 8

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk

Load selection - mnflowers_selection2

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Distortion effects- Polar coordinates

Repeat - Effects - Distortion effects- Polar coordinates

Effects - Artistic Effects - Enamel

Selections - Select None

 

 

Step 9

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Effects - Distortion effects- Wave

Repeat - Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

 

Step 10

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (2/2/65/20) color 1 #62724a - Shadow on new layer not checked

 

Your layers look like this:

 

 

Step 11

Activate the second layer from the top - Raster 2

Layers - Delete

 

 

Step 12

Activate the second layer from the bottom - Copy of Raster 1

In your Layer Properties - set the Blend mode to Normal

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - Plugins - Filter I.C.NET Software-Filters Unlimited 2 - VM Distortion - Vision Impossible

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Flip

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

In your Layer Properties - set the Blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)

 

Your layers look like this:

Your image looks like this:

 

 

Step 13

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

Activate the top layer - Promoted Selection

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk

Load selection - mnflowers_selection3

Flood fill tool / Fill in the Selection with your Background color white

Selections - Select None

 

Step 14

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk

Load selection - mnflowers_selection4

Open tube - mnflowers

Edit - Copy

Layers - New Raster Layer

Edit - Paste - Paste into Selection on your working image

Layers - Arrange - Move down

Activate the top layer - Raster 2

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Selections - Select None

 

 

Step 15

Image - Resize - 25% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X (278.00) Y (415.00)

Press M to release the Pick Tool

 

 

Step 16

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X (66.00) Y (415.00)

Press M to release the Pick Tool

In your Layer Properties - set the Blend mode to Overlay

 

 

Step 17

Activate the layer underneath - Raster 3

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's-Meister - Copies

 

 

Step 18

Activate the top layer - Copy of Raster 3

Open tube - Drevers_misted_flower_3

Edit - Copy

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

Image - Resize - 85% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Activate the Pick Tool (K) - Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar:
X (47.00) Y (-70.00)

Press M to release the Pick Tool

 

 

Step 19

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layer Properties - set the Blend mode to Overlay and the Opacity to 60

 

 

Step 20

Open tube - mntube_circles

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 (334.00) Y (69.00)

Press M to release the Pick Tool

Layer Properties - set the Opacity to 70

 

 

Step 21

Materials Properties - Set your Foreground color to color 3 #c39645

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk

Load selection - mnflowers_selection5

Activate the Flood fill tool and lower the Opacity to 20

Fill in the Selection with your Foreground color - Color 3 #c39645

Set the Opacity back to 100

 

 

Step 22

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk

Load selection - mnflowers_selection6

 

Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel

 

Effects - Plugins - I.C.NET Software - Filters Unlimited 2 - Tramages - Pool Shadow (default settings)

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (1/-10/40/20) color 3 #c39645 - Shadow on new layer not checked

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

Selections - Select None

 

 

Step 23

Effects - Distortion Effects - Warp

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (-2/5/55/20) color 5 #000000 - Shadow on new layer not checked

In your Layer Properties - set the Blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)

 

 

Step 24

Activate the bottom layer - Raster 1 and close the eye of this layer

Activate the top layer

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Open the eye of layer - Raster 1

 

 

Step 25

Layer Raster 1 is active

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Flip

Layer Properties - set the Blend mode to Multiply

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Effects - Plugins - Carolaine and Sensibility - CS-Linear-H (default settings)

 

 

Step 26

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds

 

 

Step 27

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - VM Stylize - Motion Trail Wild (default settings)

or if the plugin works as a standalone for you

Effects - Plugins - VM Toolbox - Motion Trail Wild (default settings)

 

 

Step 28

Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror

 

Effects - Artistic Effects - Enamel (the same settings as in Step 8 - settings are still in memory)

Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste As New Image and minimize for later

 

 

Step 29

Activate the top layer - Merged

Open the text tube - mntext_flowers

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 (201.00) Y (352.00)

Press M to release the Pick Tool

 

 

Step 30

Image - Add Borders - 1 px - Symmetric checked color 4 #ffffff

Image - Add Borders - 1 px - Symmetric checked color 2 #97add5

Image - Add Borders - 1 px - Symmetric checked color 3 #c39645

Image - Add Borders - 2 px - Symmetric checked color 1 #62724a

Selections - Select All

 

 

Step 31

Image - Add Borders - 50 px - Symmetric checked color 4 #ffffff

Selections - Invert

Edit - Paste - Paste into Selection the background image you saved in Step 28 above

Selections - Invert

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (0/0/55/25) color 5 #000000 - Shadow on new layer not checked

Selections - Select None

 

 

Step 32

Open the text tube - mntext_vertical

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 (19.00) Y (65.00)

Press M to release the Pick Tool

 

 

Step 33

Open the tube - mnwoman_flowers

(Note: your own tube)

Edit - Copy

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

Position it as shown on the final result

Add a drop shadow to your own liking

 

Step 32

Image - Add Borders - 1 px - Symmetric checked color 4 #ffffff

Image - Add Borders - 1 px - Symmetric checked color 2 #97add5

Image - Add Borders - 1 px - Symmetric checked color 3 #c39645

Image - Add Borders - 2 px - Symmetric checked color 1 #62724a

 

 

Step 33

Layers - New Raster Layer

Add your name or watermark

Layers - Merge - Merge All (Flatten)

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

File - Export - Save as JPG file

 

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

 

If you do this tutorial, please email your version to me

my email address -

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My second version in a different color

Tube used woman by Nikita

 

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Your Versions

 

Thank you so much Vera for your magnificent version

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Thank you so much Sternchen for your magnificent version

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Thank you so much Anja for your magnificent version

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Thank you so much Franie Margot for your magnificent versions

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