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My tutorial translated by Franie Margot into French

My tutorial translated by Vera Mendes into Portuguese 

My tutorial translated by Sternchens into German

 

Thank you so much for the superb translations!

 

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 by Vera Mendes
3 selections
1 mask
1 preset
1 wordart tube

My special thanks to Vera Mendes for the woman tube.

 

Plugins used:

Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1 - Here
Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Bevel - Here
LenK landksiteofwonders - Mayra and Katharina - Here
Toadies - Blur'em! - Here


Note: Plugin - Toadies - 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 page- Here

 

Materials

 

The present tutorial is written with PSP 2020
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
Image-Flip has become Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Note: I use a script for the old commands of Image-Mirror and Image-Flip

and 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.

Double click on the Alien Skin preset provided in the materials and it will automatically install
in the appropriate filter for your PSP.

 

 

 

Colors used:

#cb9ca1; #b9aea4; #d5c8bc; #a6c6c1

Material Properties - Foreground: Set your Foreground color to color 1 #cb9ca1

Materials Properties - Background: Set your Background color to color 2 #b9aea4

Note: When working with other colors it is preferable to choose your own pastel colors chart.

You may need to colorize some of the elements.

The Tutorial

Step 1

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

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Wavy Lab 1.1

 

Step 2

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

(Older versions of PSP - Image - Mirror)

In your Layer Properties - set the Blend mode to Lighten

 

Step 3

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 

Step 4

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk 

Look for and load the selection - mnvera_selection1

 

Step 5

Selections - Promote Selection to Layer

Effects - Art Media Effects - Brush Strokes

 

Step 6

Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel

Selections - Select None

 

Step 7

Layers - New Raster Layer

 

Step 8

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk 

Look for and load the selection - mnvera_selection2

Flood fill tool /Fill in the Selection with the Foregound Color 1 #cb9ca1

 

Step 9

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Bevel

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

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

In the Lighting tab - the Shadow Color is #d4e1d5

Selections - Select None

 

Step 10

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

Layers - Duplicate

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur (Radius 15)

In your Layer Properties - set the Blend mode to Multiply

Layers - Arrange - Move Down

 

Step 11

Activate the bottom layer - Merged

 

Step 12

Layers - New Raster Layer

Flood fill tool /Fill in the Layer with Color 3 #d5c8bc

 

Step 13

Open mask - mnmask_023.jpg

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

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

In your Layer Properties - set the Blend mode to Overlay

 

Step 14

The mask layer - Group - Raster 1 - is active

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk 

Look for and load the selection - mnvera_selection3

 

Step 15

Effects - Plugins - L en K landksiteofwonders - Mayra (default settings)

 

Step 16

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (10/10/30/5.00) color black #000000 - Shadow on new layer not checked

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (-10/-10/30/5.00) color black #000000 - Shadow on new layer not checked

 

Step 17

Selections - Select None

 

Your layers look like this:

 

Step 18

Activate the bottom layer - Merged

Effects - Plugins - L en K landksiteofwonders - Katharina (default settings)

 

Step 20

Effects - Reflection Effects - Rotating Mirror

 

Step 21

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

Edit - Copy

 

Step 22

Image - Add Borders - 2 px - Symmetric checked - color  white #ffffff

 

Step 23

Selections - Select All

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

Selections - Invert

Edit - Paste - Paste into Selection

 

Step 24

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - Blur'em! (default settings)

or

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Toadies - Blur'em! (default settings)

 

Step 26

Selections - Invert

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (0/0/50/45.00) color black #000000 - Shadow on new layer not checked

Selections - Select None

 

Step 25

Open the character tube - 826-vmtubes

Edit - Copy

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

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Image - Resize - 90% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

(Note: Depending on your tube resize according to your own discretion)

Position the tube to the bottom right as shown on the final result above

Apply drop shadow to your own liking

 

Step 27

Open the wordart tube - mnwordart

Edit - Copy

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

Activate the Color Changer Tool

Colorize by clicking once with color 1 #cb9ca1

(Note: You may colorize at your discretion)

Activate the Pick Tool (K)
Enter these values for positions X and Y on the Toolbar
X: 238.00 Y: 422.00

Press M on your keyboard to release the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (1/-1/50/1.00) color black #000000 - Shadow on new layer not checked

 

Step 28

Image - Add Borders - 2 px - Symmetric checked - color  white #ffffff

 

Step 29

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask

 

Step 30

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 Vera Mendes

 

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Your Versions

 

 

Thank you so much Vera Mendes for your magnificent version

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Thank you so much Franie Margot for your magnificent versions

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Thank you so much Andrea (Sternchens) for your magnificent version

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