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Baby It’s Cold Outside Tutorial By Marleschka

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This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 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 Suzi Sgai and Lamanouche Design
You will need the filter Greg’s Factory Output Vol 11

Please note all layers are turned off on the tubes


( 1 ) Open a new 600 x 450 transparent Image. Place you foreground on #D3E4FF and your background on #294C80. In your foreground make a foreground/background Linear gradient set to angle 0, repeats 0.


( 2 ) New layer. Flood fill with this gradient.


( 3 ) New Layer, selections, select all. Copy the tube winter_wonders and paste it into the selection. Selections select none. With your mover tool move it up a little. Place the blend mode on Luminance.


( 4 ) Go to the tube SS_1954, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 85%, all layers unchecked. Place her to the left. We will move her properly after the next layer.


( 5 ) Go to the tube curtains, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL.


( 6) Now you can move your lady tube untill she sits just against the side of the curtain. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL.


( 7 ) Go to the layer of the scene, make this the visible layer and take your eraser set to size 40, hardness 0 and opacity 50 and erase what lays over the ladies face and down the side of the curtain ( see my image )


( 8 ) With your background on #D3E4FF, take a nice font, vector checked, I used Tempus Sans ITC size 24 and write your text. Convert to a raster layer and add this dropshadow. V & H 1, Opacity 50 and blur 5.


( 9 ) Layers Merge, Merge All.


( 10 ) Image add borders 2, color #294C80.


( 11 ) Image add borders 2, color ##D3E4FF.


( 12) Image add borders 2, color #294C80.


( 13 ) Image add borders 2, color ##D3E4FF.


( 14 ) Image add borders 25, color #294C80.


( 15 ) Select this border with your magic wand. Effects Greg’s Factory Output Vol 11, Pool Shadow with default settings. Keep the selection.


( 16 ) Effects, 3d effects, inner bevel with these settings, Bevel 2, Width 15, Smoothness 15, Depth 9, Ambience -15, Shininess 6, Angle 315, Intensity 33 and Elevation 90. Selections, select none.Baby It's Cold Outside Tutorial


( 17 ) Image add borders 2, color ##D3E4FF.


( 18 ) Resize to 450 in height, aspect ratio checked and all layers checked and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.


Another example of this tutorial below using different tubes and colors, reduced in size.

Behind A Veil

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 but can be done in any version.For this tutorial you will need 3 tubes and you can get the ones I used Here Of course if you wish to use your own then please do.


( 1 ) Open a new 600 x 450 transparent Image. Place you foreground on #1A1E16, your background on #FEFEFE. In your foreground make a gradient of foreground-background, style linear, angle 0 and repeats 0. If you are using your own tubes then choose a dark foreground and light background color.


( 2 ) New layer. Flood fill with this gradient.


( 3 ) New layer. Selections, select all. Copy the tube of the veil and paste into the selection. Selections, select none.


( 4 ) Copy the tube of the lady and paste as a new layer. Put her to the left of your image. Drag this layer below the veil layer. With your deform tool place her so her eyes are looking through the veil. ( See my image ) Behind A Veil


( 5 ) Go to the tube of the poppies and resize to 450 in height, all layers ticked.


( 6 ) Still with the poppies tube, click on the larger poppy layer and Image mirror. Copy.


( 7 ) Paste as a new layer and place it to the right. Use your deform tool to place it. Lower the opacity of this layer to what you like. Mine is at 95.


( 8 ) Back to your poppy tube and click on the smaller poppy layer. Copy.


( 9 ) Paste as a new layer and with the deform tool place it beside the larger poppy. Again lower the opacity to what you like.


( 10 ) Layers merge, merge visible.


( 11 ) Take a nice font and write something at the top. I use the font Sheer Elegance, size 30 and color #1A1E16. Give it a drop shadow with these settings, V & H 1, Opacity 50 Blur 3 and color #1A1E16.


( 12 ) Layer merge, merge all.


( 13 ) Image add borders 1 color #1A1E16.


( 14 ) Image add borders 5, color red. Select this border and fill with a nice silver metalic gradient. Image 3d effects Inner bevel and use the cushion preset. Selections invert, Effects 3d effects, cutout with these settings, V & H, 0, Opacity 30, Blur 42.57, color black. Selections, select none.


( 15 ) Image add borders 1 color #1A1E16.


( 17 ) Resize to your original size.


( 16 ) Add your name and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

A Book Of Love

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Tutorial By Marleschka

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.


( 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.A Book Of Love


( 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.

Falling In Love

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Tutorial By Marleschka

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, Tube is from Sarita. Mask is from Zuzzana

PLEASE NOTE, ALL LAYERS IN THE TUBE FILES ARE TURNED OFF. Place the masks in your masks folder. Place the preset shape heart7-kris in your Preset Shapes folder. Bring up the brush in PSP and go to File, Export, Custom Brush, give it a name and hit OK.

This is a very quick and simple tutorial.


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 500 transparent Image.


( 2 ) Place your foreground on #000000 and your background on #fad154 or whatever color you would like to use.


( 3 ) Flood fill your image with #000000


( 4 ) New Layer, flood fill this layer with #fad154.


( 5 ) Layers, Load/Save mask. Load Mask from disc and find the zuz_mask9 and apply with these settings ticked, Source Luminance, Fit to layer, and hide all mask. Layers merge, merge group.


( 6 ) Bring up the tube sfcouple1 and apply the mask 20/20 to it with the same settings. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image.


( 7) Image resize and resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Place it to the left and over the edge of the frame of your mask (see my image) Layers arrange, move down.


( 8 ) With your eraser tool, size 16, hardness 100 and opacity 100 wipe away down the side of the tube where it still shows through the mask.Falling In Love


( 9 ) New Layer. Go to your brush tool and find the brush you saved at the beginning of this tutorial and stamp it onto your image with the background color. (see my image)


( 10 ) Copy the tube falling-in-love-tag and paste as a new layer onto your image, place it down the bottom of the frame of the mask (see my image)


( 11 ) Go to your preset shapes tool and find heart7-kris. Settings, Antialias and Create as Vector checked, Line Style Solid and Width 1. With your foreground on #fad154 draw out a nice heart at the top of the mask (see my image) Convert to a raster layer.


( 12 ) Take a nice font and with your text tool write your name inside the tag. Layers merge, merge all.


( 13 ) Save as a JPG 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.

Precious Times

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP X2 but can be done in any version. For this tutorial you will need a tube or a pic and you can get the one I used Here

Leave the selections in the folder and find them in your selection list. Bring up the brush in PSP and go to File, Export, Custom Brush, name it precious-times and save it. Place the mask in your masks folder.

The Portrait of the Lady I have used here is © Cris Ortega and you MUST place her copyright on your tag if you use this Image. To read her Terms Of Use, Please go Here

Of course if you wish to use your own tube then please do. You will also need the filter Filters Unlimited2. but only for the frame so if you don’t have or want the filter then just use a nice inner bevel.


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 525 transparent Image. Choose a light Foreground color & a dark Background color from your tubes, here I used foreground on #e5cb9a, & background on #250e20.


( 2 ) In your foreground make a Sunburst Gradient, Horizontal and Vertical on 50, Link center and focal points checked. Flood fill your canvas.


( 3 ) Bring up the jpg ‘image196’ Layers promote background layer. Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask From Disc and apply the 20/20 mask. Layers Merge, Merge Group. Copy.


( 4 ) Back to your image. New layer, selections, select all and paste into selection. Selections, select none.Precious Times


( 5 ) Adjust Blur, Radial Blur, with these settings. Blur Type, Twirl, Blur, Strength: 67, Twirl degrees: 50, Elliptical checked, Center, Horizontal offset: 3, Vertical offset: -12, Protect center: 10. Image mirror.


( 6 ) New layer. Selections, Load/Save Selection, Load Selection From Disc and load precious-times1.


( 7 ) Flood fill with your dark color, selections modify contact by 3 and flood fill with your gradient. Selections, select none. Lower the opacity of this layer to 50%.


( 8 ) New layer. Selections, Load/Save Selection, Load Selection From Disc and load precious-times2.


( 9 ) Flood fill with your dark color, selections modify contact by 3 and flood fill with your gradient. Selections, select none. Lower the opacity of this layer to 50%.


( 10 ) Edit, Paste As A New Layer. (Your image is still in the memory) Image resize and resize by 75%, all layers unchecked, and again at 90%. Place her to the left (see my image)


( 11) Layers duplicate and image mirror. Image resize and resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Drag this layer below the frame, should be raster 4. Place her with your deformation (pic) tool nicely behind the frame. (see my image.) Drag it down a little. Place the opacity of this layer on 85.


( 12 ) Take your freehand selection tool, set to point to point and make a selection all the way around the frame, selections invert and hit delete on your keyboard.


( 13 ) Take your eraser tool set to size 90, hardness 0, and opacity 50 and erase the cat from the picture.


( 14 ) Go back to the original lady layer and duplicate, layers merge, merge down. Take your eraser tool set to size 80, hardness 0 and opacity 50. Right click on the clock so it shows up brighter.


( 15 ) Click on your Radial Blur layer. With your pen tool set to, Mode, point to point, Create as Vector, Line style solid, width size 3 and your foreground color on your dark color, draw a line down behind the small frame on the right, watch your numbers so you get it straight. Convert to a raster layer. Effects 3d effects chisel with these settings, size 6, transparent and color, your dark color. Move it with your deformation (pic) tool so it lines up with the edge of the frame.


( 16 ) Layers duplicate, Image mirror and move it in line with the edge of the large frame.


( 17 ) Back to your top layer. New Layer. Take your brush tool and find the brush ‘precious-times’ you saved at the beginning of this tutorial. Change the size to 300, your foreground on your light color and stamp the brush in the bottom right corner. Lower the opacity to 50.


( 18 ) Layers duplicate and image mirror. With your deformation (pic) tool make is smaller. (see my image)


( 19 ) New Layer and stamp the brush again, anywhere on your image. Take your freehand selection tool, same settings and select the top left leaves and stork only, selections invert, hit delete on your keyboard. Selections select none.


( 20 ) Image mirror and place it in the top center of your image (see my image) Duplicate this layer and move it down to the bottom. Duplicate again, image mirror and move it to the center.


( 21 ) Take your pen tool again, same settings and draw a line across the top of the right frame then go to your text tool and find the font I supplied or one of your own. Size 42 and your background on your light color, hover over the line till it arcs and type Precious Times and apply. Go to your layer pallett and click on the cross of vector one and then close the eye of New Path. Convert to a raster layer. Effects 3d effects, dropshadow with these settings, V & H -1, Opacity 100, blur 1 and color black. Lower the opacity of this layer to 75%.


( 22 ) Layers merge, merge visible. Effects Filters Unlimited2, Buttons and Frames, 3D Glass Frame 1, Frame Size 25, Contrast 65.


( 23 ) Now apply the copyright text which should look like this © Cris Ortega http://crisortega.com Please do not forget to do this. She is very generous with the use of her art. Add your name if you wish. Save as a jpg and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.


Another example of this tutorial below using different colors and tubes. Reduced in size.

Lift Me Up

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 but can be done in any version. For this tutorial you will need 2 tubes and 2 masks, you can get the ones I used Here Tubes are from Yoka, and Suzi Sgai who are no longer online You will also need the filters, Graphics Plus and Eye Candy 3.

Place your masks in your masks folder and open the tubes in PSP.

Please note: All Layers are turned off on the tubes


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x500 transparent Image. Place your foreground on #5A7671, your background on #FFFFFF. Make a foreground, background linear gradient, angle 0, repeats 1 and flood fill your canvas.


( 2 ) New layer. Flood fill with #5A7671.


( 3 ) New Layer, Flood fill with #FFFFFF.


( 4 ) Layers, load save mask from disc, find and apply the Geometric Squares mask with these settings, Source Luminance, Fit to canvas checked, Hide all mask checked.


( 5 ) Layers merge, merge group. Layers merge, merge down.


( 6) Effects, Geometric effects, Perspective Vertical with these settings. Distortion -70, Edge Mode Transparent. Effects 3D effects, dropshadow with these settings. V & H 10, Opacity 52, Blur 8 and Color Black. Repeat with H at -10.


( 7 ) Copy the tube Yoka-Photos-lady-100807. Image resize by 85%, all layers unchecked. Move her toward the top. Effects 3D effects, dropshadow with these settings. V & H 10, Opacity 52, Blur 8 and Color Black.


( 8 ) Click on the layer below the tube & switch your foreground and background colors. With your Preshape tool set to triangle, vector and line size 2 draw out a triangle around the lady. With your object selection tool fit it so that it shows from just below her shoulders and just below the drop shadow at her feet. ( See my image )Lift Me Up


( 9 ) Objects aline, horz. center in canvas. Convert to a raster layer.


( 10 ) With your magic wand click inside the triangle, new layer and flood fill with white. Layers, load save mask from disc, find and apply the Geometric cirkels mask with these settings, Source Luminance, Fit to layer checked, Hide all mask checked.


( 11 ) Layers merge, merge group. Layers merge, merge down. Effects 3D effects, dropshadow with these settings. V & H 10, Opacity 52, Blur 8 and Color Black. Repeat with H at -10.


( 12 ) Still underneath the tube layer, copy the tube SS_60 and paste as a new layer. Move it with your deform tool to the top and pull it out both sides so it fits the canvas and pull it up from the bottom a little. Put the blend mode on LuminanceL.


( 13 ) With your eraser tool set to size 90, Hardness 0, Opacity 30 click lightly from the top on the right side so you can see the perspective oblong that runs to the top.


( 14 ) Back to the tube SS_60. Image Rotate, Rotate Counter-clockwise 90. Copy.


( 15 ) Click on your raster layer 2 and paste as a new layer. Move it with your deform tool to the left side and just below the bottom edge of the same tube. Pull it in to the side a little. Place the blend mode on luminace and the opacity on 30. With your eraser tool, same settings as before,click lightly over the top of this tube to take away the hard line.


( 16) Duplicate this layer and Image mirror. Layers merge, merge down.


( 17) Back to the top layer. Take your Text Tool set to Vector and your background on #5A7671, foreground nul, font ( I used Tabitha at size 32 ) Write Lift Me Up. Place it at the very bottom, Objects align, Horizontal Center in Canvas. Convert to a raster layer.


( 18 ) Effects, Eye Candy 3.01, Perspective Shadow with these settings. Vanishing Point Direction 95, Vanishing Point Distance 100, Lenght 99, Opacity 59, Blur 2 and Color Black. Layers Merge, Merge All.


( 19 ) Image add borders and add a 1 pixel black border.


( 20 ) Image add borders 15 White. Select this white border with your magic wand and fill with the gradient. Keep selected.


( 21 ) Effects, Graphics Plus, Cross Shadow with all settings on 50 except the last one on 128. Selections Invert.


( 22 ) Effects 3 D Effects, Cutout with these settings, V & H 0, Opacity 90 and blur 15. Selections select none.


( 23 ) Image add borders, 2 Black. Resize to your original size. Save as a JPG and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.


Another example of this tutorial below using different tubes. Reduced in size.

Blend 30

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP X2 but I am sure could be done in any version. I have made all the tubes except for 1, from stock free photos. All you will need is in the zip file. You can get my zipped file Here.

You will also need the filter Graphics Plus. Lady Tube is from 1Patries. Please Note: All Layers Are Turned Off On Tubes. Bring the tubes up in PSP.


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 500 transparent Image.


( 2 ) With your foreground on #808d6a and your background on #e5c04f make a foreground background gradient with these settings, style linear, angle 0 repeats 1, invert not checked and flood fill your image. Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur set at 50.


( 3 ) New layer. Copy the tube bg and paste as a new layer onto your image.


( 4 ) Copy the tube man and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place him at the top left of your image. Put the blend mode on LuminanceL. Effects 3D effects, drop shadow with these settings, V -4, H 4, opacity 50, blur 15 and color white.


( 5 ) Copy the tube 1Patries_Devotion-scanfemale- gigi-30-11-07small and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize her by 55% and place her to the bottom right of your image. Effects 3D effects, drop shadow with these settings, V -4, H 4, opacity 50, blur 10 and color white. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL.


( 6 ) Take your eraser tool size 86, hardness 0 and opacity 50. Make sure you are on you bg layer and erase it from the ladies face and around her and also the mans face.


( 7 ) Copy the tube door and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the top right of your image. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL and the opacity to 60.Blend 30


( 8 ) Copy the tube text and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the top center of your image. Merge all layers.


( 9 ) Image add boders 1, color black.


( 10 ) Image add boders 25, color #808d6a


( 11 ) Image add boders 1, color black.


( 12 ) With your magic wand select the green border, switch your foreground. background colors and flood fill with your gradient. Keep selected.


(13 ) Effects, Graphics Plus, Cross Shadow, have all the sliders on 50 except the last one which should stay at 128. Selections select none.


(14) Resize your image and place your name on it if you wish, save as a jpg and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

Blend 31

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP X2 but I am sure could be done in any version. You will need 3 tubes, the 20/20 mask & a brush which are supplied in the zip file. You can get my zipped file Here
You will need the filters, Variations and VM Toolbox

Tubes are from Marcia, Christine, & Soleil. I do not have any urls for these tubes… Please Note: All Layers Are Turned Off On Tubes.

Place the mask in your masks folder. Bring up the brush in PSP and go to file, export, custom brush, give it a name and click OK. Bring the tubes up in PSP.


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 500 transparent Image.


( 2 ) With your foreground on #130c0a and your background on #b0bda5 make a foreground background gradient with these settings, style linear, angle 0 repeats 0, invert not checked and flood fill your image. Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur set at 50.


( 3 ) New layer. Selections, select all. Copy the tube e&eSoleil-01050071797;, layer Trama 1 and paste into the selection. Selections, select none. Move it up a little and to the right so the duck you see there is near the right edge. (see my image)


( 4 ) Layers duplicate, image mirror. Layers merge, merge down.


( 5 ) Copy the tube chrismist_PAY_a8c0 and paste as a new layer onto your image. Take your deformation (pic) tool and stretch it out to the left and the right. Also move it down a little (see my image) Place the blend mode on LuminanceL.


( 6 ) Take your eraser tool set to size 32, Hardness 0 and opacity 50 and wipe away a little of the top of this tube so you can see the water also right click lightly on the palm tree so you can see more of the top and also down the trunk so it becomes darker.Blend 31


( 7 ) Copy the tube mc971[1] and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 85% all layers unchecked. Effects, Adjust, Variations, click once on original and then once on more red and click OK.


( 8 ) Layers, load save mask, load from disc and apply the 20/20 mask with fit to layer checked. Layers merge, merge group. Layers duplicate, layers merg, merge down. Move this tube to the left about 35 pixels away from the edge and down to the bottom edge. Place the blend mode on Hard Light.


( 9 ) Effects 3D effects, dropshadow with these settings, V & H -9, Opacity 50, Blur 25 and color black, shadow on a new layer checked.


( 10 ) With your eraser, same settings as before and on the new shadow layer wipe away the shadow from the couples face. Also go to the layer underneath the shadow layer and wipe it away from their faces. Do the same to the sunset layer.


( 11 ) Still with your eraser go the the top layer (the couple tube) and right click on and around them to bring up the color more. Also right click on the girls pony tail to show it more at the bottom. Play with it till you get it looking like mine (see my image) Layers merge, merge visible.


( 12 ) Image add borders 5 in your dark color, Image add borders 50 in your light color. Select this light border with your magic wand.


( 13 ) Effects, VM Toolbox, Instant Tile with default settings. Selections select none.


(14 ) Change your gradient to 1 repeat. Select the remaining light border with your magic wand and flood fill with the gradient. Keep the selection.


(15 ) Effects 3D effects, Inner bevel with these settings. bevel 2, width 15, Smoothness 15, Depth 9, Ambience -9, Shininess 6, Angle 315, Intensity 33, Elevation 90. Color #ffffff. Selections, select none.


(16 ) Image resize and resize your image to 700 wide, aspect ratio checked and all layers checked.


(17 ) New Layer. Find the brush I supplied and at size 300, with your foreground on the light color put the brush where you want it. Effects 3D effects, dropshadow with these settings, V & H 1, Opacity 100, Blur 0 and color black. Layers merge, merge visible.


(18 ) Place your name on your image if you wish, save as a jpg and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

Scrap Blend 22

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSPX2 but can be done in any version. For this tutorial I used a Scrap Kit and some word art from Sentimental Style who is no longer online. 2 Tubes are from Charlie here at PSP Pals.

You can get them, the pic I used & the Scrap Kit I used Here Bring the brush  SE_wordART_Christmas_Quote_11 up in PSP and go to Files, Export, Custom Brush. Give it a name and hit OK. You will also need the filter, Filters Unlimited2
PLEASE NOTE: ALL LAYERS ARE TURNED OFF ON ALL TUBES


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 500 transparent Image.


( 2 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_Paper_4. Go to Effects, Image Effects, Seamless Tiling and use mirror, bidirectional and width 50. Go to your foreground pattern and find it, angle 0 and scale 100.


( 3 ) Flood fill your image with this pattern. Effects Filters Unlimted2, Buttons and Frames and use 3D Glass Frame 1 with Frame size set to 20.


( 4 ) New Layer. Fill with the color #5681b9.


( 5 ) New Layer. Selections select all. Bring up scrap-blend22-pic, copy and paste into the selection. Place the blend mode on luminanceL and lower the opacity to 40.


( 6) Bring up scrap-blend22-snow, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the bottom. Effects 3D Effects, Dropshadow with these settings. V-4, H0, opacity 39 and blur 10.


( 7 ) Bring up scrap-blend22-tree, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the right, (see my image) put the blend mode on LuminanceL. Bring up scrap-blend22-tree-snow, drag it below the tree layer and match it and put the blend mode on LuminanceL.


( 8 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_35mmFrameCluster, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the left and down a little. (see my image)


( 9 ) Bring up the scrap-blend 22 pic again. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Drag it below the frames. Place it so the bird is in the left frame. Take your freehand selection tool and make a selection around the inside of that frame. Selections, premote selection to layer. Selections select none.Scrap Blend 22


( 10 ) Now move the pic so you see the other bird in the bottom frame, and repeat the selection and promote it to a layer.


( 11 ) Take the pic to the top frame and with your pic (deformation) tool, squeeze it in and up so you see the house and the xmas trees in that frame. Make a selection around the inside of that frame, selections invert and hit delete. Selections select none.


( 12 ) Close off all your layers except the frame layers and pics and merge them visible.


( 13 ) Bring up snowmangreetings, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 65%. Place him beside the frames (see my image) Effects 3D effects Dropshadow with these settings. V & H -4, Opacity 40, blur 9 and color $000000.


( 14) Bring up SE_BlueChristmas_35mmFrameCluster again. With your freehand selection tool make a selection around the bottom frame. Stay in close to the edge of this frame, it has a dropshadow and we don’t want that. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image.


( 15 ) Place it to the right of the frames and down (see my image) With your pic ( deformation) tool squeeze it in and up to make it smaller. With your clone tool, size 30, hardness 100, Opacity 100 fill in the frame in the center. Now give it a dropshadow with these settings, V & H 2, Opacity 30, Blur 5 and color $000000. Repeat with V & H at -2.


( 16 ) New Layer. Go to your brush tool and find the brush you saved at the beginning of this tutorial. With your foreground color on #3c6198 and the size of the brush at 194 click 3 times in the center of the filled in frame.


( 17 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_LeatherLabel_1, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Drag it below the snoman layer. Resize by 45%. Image rotate free rotate and rotate it by 10 to the left. Place it over the top of the first frame.


( 18 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_LeatherLabel_4, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize by 45%. Place it at the bottom of the center frame.


( 19 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_LeatherLabel_3, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize by 45%. Image rotate free rotate and rotate it by 19 to the right. Place it at the top of the left frame.


( 20 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_Flower, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize by 25%. Drag this layer below the snowman, place it at the top of the left frame. Effects 3D effects Dropshadow with these settings. V & H 2, Opacity 30, blur 5 and color $000000. repeat with V & H at -2. Duplicate this layer 2 times and place them at the top of the right frame and center top of the bottom frame. (see my image)


( 21 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_FlowerPin, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize by 40%. Place it to the left of the filled in frame. (see my image) With your pic (deformation) tool pull it down a little. Place the blend mode on LuminaceL. Now click on the the appropriate layers and erase what is showing through. Use a small eraser, I used size 5 down to 2 with hardness and opacity set to 100. Duplicate this layer and place it to the right and then do the same with the eraser. Effects 3D effects dropshadow with the same settings as before on both layers.


( 22 ) Bring up c_snowflake_cutie, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize by 25% and again by 85%. Place it to the left above the frames (see my image) Give it the same dropshadow as before. Duplicate this layer and image resize by 75%. Place it to the right.


( 23 ) Close off your bottom 5 layers and then merge visible. Put the blend mode of the merged layer on LuminanceL. Open all layers.


( 24 ) Click on your snow layer and with your eraser, erase all that is showing through on the snowmans coat and the frames. Close your background layer and merge visible.


( 25 ) Effects Filters Unlimted2, Edges Square, Square Edge 17. Image resize and resize this layer by 95%. With your pic (deformation) tool pull it down a little and move it slightly to the left. Open your background layer and merge visible.


( 26 ) With your background on a silver background and your foreground on color #3c6198, take your Preset Shape tool and find a star. Line size 1,create as Vector & Anti-alias ticked, draw out a star. Place it on your image where you want it to hang from the tree. Layers convert to raster layer.


( 27 ) Swop your silver background to the foreground and take your pen tool set to Line Style Diamond, Draw Point To Point, Create as Vector & Anti-alias ticked, Width 2. Click on the layer below your star and starting in the center of your star draw a line to the top of the branch on the tree. Watch your numbers so you have the line straight. Layers convert to raster layer. Click on your layer above and merge down. Copy.


( 28 ) Go into Animation Shop and paste as a new animation. Click on Effects, Insert Image Effects, and use these settings. Animation Frame ticked, Effect Length, 2.2 secs, Frames per Second 4 fps, Effects Compress and hit OK. Edit copy, click on frame 9 (it must be the only one ticked) Edit paste after current frame, Animation, reverse frames. Now click on frame 10, hold down your Ctrl key and then click on frame 18, right click and hit delete.


( 29 ) Back to your image in PSP and Draw out another star and line like you did before. Repeat all as you did before. Do this 2 more times. You can add as many stars as you like but be careful on how many because it will make your image very heavy. As you can see I have done 3 stars.


( 30 ) When you have finished your stars in animation shop go back to your image in PSP and delete the stars layers. Place your name on it if you wish. Merge visible. Edit copy your image.


( 31 ) Back into Animation Shop and paste as a new animation. Duplicate this image so you have 16 frames in all. Edit select all. Go to one of your animated stars, edit select all, edit copy, back to your main image and paste into selected frame and place it where it needs to go.


( 32 ) Do the same with the rest of your stars, view it to make sure it looks right.


( 33 ) Save as a gif file and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 but I am sure could be done in any version. For this tutorial I used 12 tubes, (please note: all tubes layers are closed on these tubes) all of which are supplied in the zip file. You can get my zipped file Here Bring up the tubes in PSP.


( 1 ) Open a new 595 x 469 transparent Image.


( 2 ) With your foreground on #F6F4DE and your background on #9E302D, In your foreground make a foreground background gradient with these settings, style linear, angle 45 repeats 0, invert checked and flood fill your image. ( please note the lighter color should be at the top right corner of your gradient.)


( 3 ) New Layer. Selections, Select All, Copy the ivy_06template0 tube and paste into the selection. Selections select none. Go to Adjust, Color Balance, Manual Color Correction and use these settings, Source, take a color from your image ( I took #DADADA) and the Target, your foreground color #F6F4DE. Hit OK.


( 4 ) New Layer. Selections, Select All, Copy the overlay tube and paste it into the selection, Selections, select none. Place the blend mode of this layer on Luminance.


( 5 ) New Layer. Selections, Select All, Copy the tube flowers and paste into the selection. Selections select none. Place the blend mode of this layer on Overlay.


( 6 ) Go to the tube frame. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Leave it there.


( 7 ) Go to the tube SS_1459_Misted and resize by 65%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place her to the top left. (See my Image) Drag this layer under your frame layer. Place the opacity of this layer on 80%Scrap Blend 3


( 8 ) Click back on your frame layer.


( 9 ) Go to the tube PatryMists_06_ValentineD_03 and resize by 85%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the left bottom of your image (see my image)


( 10 ) Go to the tube SS_81 and resize by 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the bottom right of your image (see my image)


( 11 ) Go to your eraser tool with these settings, size 90, Hardness 0, Opacity 50 and tap around the rose to take away the hard lines.


( 12 ) New Layer. Selections, Select All, Copy the tube rope-frame and paste into the selection. Selections Select None. Give this layer a Drop Shadow with these settings. V & H 1, Opacity 70, Blur 5.


( 13 ) Go to the tube BlindLove_Herzen and resize by 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the top right of your image (see my image)


( 14 ) Go to the tube BlindLove2. Copy and Paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the top left. (see my image)


( 15 ) Go to the tube lovequote, Copy and Paste as a new layer onto your image. Take your deform tool and pull it in and iup to fit. (see my image) Go to Adjust, Color Balance, Manual Color Correction and use these settings, Source, #FFFFFF and the Target, your background ground color, #9E302D. Hit OK.


( 16 ) Go to the tube pin. Copy and Paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the center left of your image (see my image) Duplicate and mirror this layer.


( 17 ) Now you can take your Text tool and with a nice font put whatever you wish on it. I put Happy Valentines Day. Give it a nice drop shadow. Merge visible.


( 18 ) Selections, Select all, Selections modify selection by 2, selections invert and fill with a nice gold pattern.


( 19 ) Save as a JPG and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.