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{ A Book Of Love Tutorial By Marleschka }


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This tutorial was made in PSP X2 but can be done in any version.
For this tutorial all you need is in the zip file which you can get Here Tubes are from Jet who is no longer online. All of the book tubes are made by me.
PLEASE NOTE, ALL LAYERS IN THE TUBE FILES ARE TURNED OFF.
Take this arrow with you to keep your place in this tutorial.

( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 500 transparent Image. Choose a light color from your tube for the foreground and a dark color for your background. Here I have placed my foreground on #c3b89d and my background on #0a0b10. In your foreground make a foreground/background Linear gradient set to angle 40, repeats 1, invert checked.
( 2 ) Flood fill your canvas with this gradient. Adjust Blur, Gaussian Blur set to 20.
( 3 ) New layer, selections, select all. Go to the graphic a-book-of-love-pic, copy and paste into the selection. Selections, select none. Image mirror. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL and reduce the opacity to 50.
( 4 ) New Layer, selections, select all. Copy the tube book-large and paste it into the selection. Selections select none. With your mover tool move it down and to the left a little.
( 5 ) With your magic wand, antialias checked, click inside the white part of the book. Selections, Load Save Selection, Save selection to alpha channel and click OK. Keep the selection.
( 6 ) New Layer. Floodfill with your gradient. New layer. Go to the graphic a-book-of-love-pic, copy and paste into the selection. Selections, select none. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL and reduce the opacity to 20.
( 7) Back to your book layer and with your magic wand, antialias checked, Mode Add(shift) click inside the light grey lines of the pages, zoom in with your zoom tool and flood fill with your light color.
( 8 ) Now click inside the dark grey lines and floodfill with your dark color. Selections, select none.
( 9 ) Back to your top layer. Copy the tube jet-couple01s-juni-2008 and paste as a new layer. Resize by 75% and then 85%, all layers unchecked. Place the couple nicely inside the book. There is some overhang at the bottom but we will fix that now.
( 10 ) Selections, Load Save Selection, Load Selection From Alpha Channel and load the selection you saved earlier, selections invert and press the delete key. Selections, select none.
( 11 ) Effects 3D Effects, Drop Shadow with these settings V -4, H -4, Opacity 50, Blur 15 and color black.
( 12 ) Layers duplicate, Image Flip, layers move down. With your mover tool move it down untill you can match the mans fingers. Reload the selection from the alpha channel and hit delete. Place the opacity of this layer on 20.
( 13) Make sure you are on your top layer. New Layer, Load the selection again, selections, Modify, Select, Selections Borders with these settings, Outside Checked, Anti-alias checked and Border Width 2. Floodfill with your dark color. Selections, select none.
( 14 ) In your layer pallet close off the bottom 2 layers and merge the other layers visible. Open up your closed layers. Make sure you are on the merged layer.
( 15 ) Effects 3D Effects, Drop Shadow with the same settings as before.
( 16 ) Copy the tube small-book ( I have included a blank small book for you if you are using a different tube, just make it up the same as you have here for the large book) and paste as a new layer. Move it to the left.
( 17 ) Now go to the merged layer (the book) and with your deformation tool (pic) pull the book in a little at both sides. You can go back to this when you have all the little pics in position.
( 18 ) Go back to your top layer (the small book) Layers Duplicate and move it down so the small lines meet on the left side. Duplicate again and do the same. Do this untill you have 4 pics down in a row.
( 19 ) Layers merge down and merge down 3 times. Layers duplicate and image mirror. Now you can go to your book layer again and with the deformation tool ( pic ) bring the book in at both sides until it looks how you want it.
( 20 ) Take a nice font and write what you would like on your book ( See my image )
( 21 ) Layers, Merge, Merge Visible. Selections, select all, selections, modify by 2, selections invert and flood fill with your dark color and you are finished.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.
Another 2 examples of this tutorial below using different colors and tubes. Reduced in size.

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