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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
PLEASE NOTE, ALL LAYERS IN THE TUBE FILES ARE TURNED OFF.
Tubes are from Yvonne and Gerry.
You will also need the filters, FM Tile Tools and Alienskin Xenofex 2. You will also need the Transparency, eliminate black filter which is included in the zip file. Unzip it to your plugin folder.
Bring 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 and go to Layers view, view all.
Take this arrow with you to keep your place in this tutorial.
( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 500 transparent Image.
( 2 ) Place your foreground color on #852c36 and your background color on #d6a597. In your foreground make a Radial Gradient with these settings, Angle 45, Repeats 13, Horizontal and Vertical at 50, Invert checked.
( 3 ) New Layer and flood fill with the dark color.
( 4 ) New Layer, Flood fill with the gradient.
( 5 ) Effects, Texture Effects, Mosaic Glass with these settings. Number of Columns and Rows, 50, Symetric checked, Glass curvature 3, Edge curvature 2, Grout width 5, Grout diffusion 40.
( 6 ) Effects Alien Skin, Xenofex 2, Clasic Mosaic with these settings. Tile Size 4.10, Grout Width 40, Edge Sensitivity 50, Color Black.
( 7 ) Effects, Transparency, Eliminate Black.
( 8 ) Effects 3d Effects Dropshadow with these settings, V & H 0, Opacity 100, Blur 20, Color Black.
( 9) Layers duplicate, Image Mirror. Layers Merge, Merge down.
( 10 ) Copy the tube dreams-corner1, paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the top left. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL and reduce the opacity to 95. Layers duplicate and image mirror. Layers merge, merge down.
( 11 ) Copy the tube loving lady, paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize at 85%, all layers unchecked. Image mirror. Slide her to the bottom. Adjust Hue & Saturation, colorise with these settings, Hue 8, Saturation 66.Layers duplicate. Go to the original layer. Effects Distortion effects Wind set to From left and Wind strength 100.
( 12 ) Back to the top layer. Effects, 3d effects drop shadow with these settings. V & H -2, Opacity 50, Blur 20 and color black. Layers merge, merge down.
( 13 ) Copy the tube Gerry-Men4- 11 maart 2008, paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize at 80% all layers unchecked.
( 14 ) Drag this layer below the lady. Place him to the right. Layers Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from disc and use the 20/20 mask. Layers merge, merge group. Layers duplicate, Layers merge, merge down.
( 15 ) Take your Eraser, size 32, hardness 0 & Opacity 50 and right click over the man where you would like it darker. Also clear away any of him that is showing over the lady.
( 16 ) Layers duplicate. Go to the original tube layer and repeat the wind effect, same setting. Lower the opacity of the layer to 60. Back to the top layer, effects 3d effects drop shadow with these settings, V -2, H 2, rest of settings as before. Layer merge, merge down.
( 17 ) Now you can leave him like that or colorise him as I did with with the same settings.
( 18 ) In your layer pallett click on raster 4. Copy the tube dreams-butterfly, paste as a new layer onto your image. Leave it there. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL.
( 19 ) Effects, FM Tile tools, Blend emboss with default settings. Layers duplicate. Image resize and resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Place the opacity of this layer to 75. Place it above the first butterfly. (see my image) Layers duplicate, image resize and resize again by 75%. Lower the opacity of this layer to 50% and place it above the last one.
( 20) Back to the top layer. New layer. Take your brush tool and find the brush you saved at the beginning of this tutorial.
( 21) Place your background color on #fbf8fa, brush size 225 and right click at the top center of your image. Layers duplicate, layers merge, merge down.
( 22) Effects, 3d effects,drop shadow, V & H 1, Opacity 100, Blur 1 and color black.
( 23) Image add borders, symetric ticked, 1 color black.
( 24) Image add borders, symetric ticked, 50 in your dark color.
( 25) Select the boder with your magic wand, New Layer and floodfill with your gradient. (Make sure you have your background color back on #d6a597)
( 26) Now repeat steps 5, 6, 7 & 8. Image add boders, symetric ticked, 2 color black. Resize your image to width 700, Lock aspect ratio & all layers checked.
( 27) Copy the tube dreams-corner2, paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the top left. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL. Layers duplicate, image mirror. Layers merge, merge down. Effects FM Tile Tools, Blend Emboss, default settings. Layers duplicate and with your deformation tool (pic) move it to the bottom. Layers merge. merge down. Effects 3d Effects dropshadow with these settings. V & H 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5 & color Black. Repeat with V & H at -2.
( 28) Layers merge, merge visible. Place your name on it if you wish and you are finished.
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