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This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 but I am sure could be done in any version.You will need 6 tubes, (please note: all tubes layers are closed on these tubes) the mask 20/20 and a brush all of which are supplied in the zip file.You can get my zipped file HereYou will also need the Filters penta.com, Graphics Plus and Filters Unlimited 2Bring up the brush in PSP and go to File, export custom brush, give it a name and hit OK. Bring up the tubes in PSP.
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( 1 ) Open a new 600x450 transparent Image. Have your foreground color on #111812 and your background on #B9C2B1. In your foreground make a foreground, background gradient with these settings, Style Linear, Angle 45, repeats 2 and invert checked.
( 2 ) New Layer. Flood fill this layer with your gradient.
( 3 ) Go to the tube SS_634_Misted and resize to 450 in height. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place to the left.
( 4 ) With your selection tool set to rectangle take a selection off this tube of the ocean, as wide and deep as you can. Copy.
( 5 ) Paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the left so the ocean edge matches the one beside it. Layers move down.
( 6 ) Take your deform tool and stretch it out to the right edge and down to the bottom of your image.
( 7 ) X out your bottom layer and merge visible. Place the opacity of this layer on 60.
( 8 ) Go back to the tube SS_634_Misted and with your freehand selection tool set at point to point take a selection of the lady from the top of her head around and down to her waist. Copy.
( 9 ) Paste as a new layer onto your image and match it over the lady. This gives her a bit more color after lowering the opacity of the last layer. If you find your edges have to much color just use the eraser set to size20, hardness 0 and opacity 50 and tap them away.
( 10 ) Go to the tube boat, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the left top (see my image) Place the blend mode of this layer on Luminance.
( 11 ) Go to the tube MarieL2006juin_smokebluet and resize to 450 in height. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place to the right. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL and lower the opcity to 66.
( 12 ) Go to the tube MarieL2006juin_smokeblue2t and resize to 450 in height. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place to the left. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL and lower the opcity to 66.
( 13 ) Go to the tube scan0vent_06pat. Layers, Load/Save mask, load mask from disc and find the 20/20 mask and apply with these settings, Fit to canvas checked, hide all mask checked and luminance checked. Layer merge, merge groupd. Resize this tube to 350 in height. Copy.
( 14 ) Paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the bottom right (see my image) Place the blend mode on LuminanceL.
( 15 ) Go back to this tube and take a selection of his head. Copy.
( 16 ) Paste as a new layer onto your image and match it over his head.
( 17 ) Go to the tube heart, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it above the ladies head (see my image) Place the blend mode on Luminance and lower the opacity to 90.
( 18 ) New layer and find the brush you saved earlier. With your foreground on #B9C2B1 stamp the brush where you want it.
( 19 ) Take a look at your work, make sure everything is in it's place. If you would like some of the flowers in the merged layer to stand out a bit more just take your eraser set as before and right click on anything you want to stand out a bit more. Layers merge, merge all. Copy.
( 20 ) Image add borders 1 color #111812.
( 21 ) Image add borders 30 color #FFFFFF. Select this border with your magic wand and edit paste into selection. Keep selected.
( 22 ) Adjust Blur, Gaussian Blur set to 30. Keep selected.
( 23 ) Effects, Graphics Plus, Cross Shadow with default settings.
( 24 ) Effects, penta.com Dot and Cross at default settings. Selections invert.
( 25 ) Effects 3D Effects, cutout with these settings, V & H 3, Opacity 100, New layer and repeat the cutout with the V & H at -3. Merge all.
( 26 ) Image add borders 1 color #111812.
( 27 ) Selections select all, selections modify contract by 32, selections invert.
( 28 ) Effects, I.C.Net Software Filters Unlimited 2, Buttons and Frames, 3D Glass Frame 1 with the Frame Size set to 30. Selections, select none.
( 29 ) Resize to your original size, place your name on it if you wish, sharpen, save as a jpg and you are finished.
( 16 ) I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.
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