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Made in PSPX2

     
 
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Plugins:

Kang 1, Circuit Weaver - Here

 

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 Preparations 
 
Place the selections 'cas_Christmas2014_Sel1', 'cas_Christmas2014_Sel2' and 'cas_Christmas2014_Sel3' in the Selections folder to your PSP program.

 

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Materials here

 

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Tube from Maryse

Tuber from unknown

Mask from Narah

 

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1.   Set the foregroundcolor to #ffffff (white) and backgroundcolor to #a77e5d

 

       Change the foregroundcolor to Gradient, Foreground-Background:

 

      

 

       Open New Transparent Image 850 x 500 pixels.

 

       Flood Fill with the gradient.

 

 

2.   Effects - Plugins - Kang 1 - Circuit Weaver:

 

      

 

            

3.   Layers - New Raster Layer, Raster 2.

 

       Change Horizontal/Vertical on the gradient:

 

      

 

       Flood Fill the layer with the gradient.

 

      

4.   Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave:

 

      

 

 

5.   Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection from Disk.

 

       Find 'cas_Christmas2014_Sel1':

 

      

 

       Edit - Clear or hit the Delete key on your keyboard.

 

       Selections - Select None.

 

 

6.   Effects - Distortion Effects - Spiky Halo:

 

      

 

       Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.

 

 

7.   Layers - New Raster Layer, Raster 2.

 

       Change the forgroundscolor to #ffffff (white).

 

       Flood Fill layeret with the foregroundcolor.

 

       Open Mask 'Narah_mask_0406' and minimize it.

 

 

8.   Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image:

 

      

 

       Layers - Merge - Group.

 

       Image - Mirror.

 

 

9.   Activate the bottom layer, Merged.

 

       Layers - Duplicate.

 

       Activate the Mask layer, Group - Raster 1.

 

       Layers - Duplicate.

 

       Layers - Duplicate once more.

      

 

10. Stay on the top layer layer, Copy (2) of Group - Raster 1.

 

       Image - Mirror.

 

       Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling:

 

      

 

 

11. Layers - Merge - Merge Down.

 

       Layers - Arrange - Move Down.

 

       Move Down once more.

 

       Your Layerpalette should look like this now:

 

      

 

 

12. Stay on the layer Copy of Group - Raster 1.

 

       Layers - Merge - Merge Down.

 

       Activate the top layer, Group - Raster 1.

 

      

 

       Layers - Merge - Merge Down.

 

       Image - Resize 82%, uncheck All Layers.

 

 

13. Selections - Select All.

 

       Selections - Float.

 

       Layers - New Raster Layer, Raster 1.

 

       Set the backgroundcolor to #decfc2

 

       Flood Fill the selectionen with the backgroundcolor.

 

 

14. Selections - Modify - Contract 30 pixels.

 

       Activate Raster 1.

 

       Edit - Clear, or hit the Delete key on your keyboard.

 

       Selections - Select None.

 

       Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

 

       Your image should look like this now:

 

      

 

 

15. Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave:

 

      

 

       Activate the middle layer, Copy of Merged and repeat Wave.

 

 

16. Open the tube '0a082055'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 2.

 

 

17. Activate Pick Tool and pull the sides of the tube like this:

 

      

 

       In the Layerpalette, set Blend Mode to Luminance and Opacity to 46.

 

       Activate the top layer, Raster 1.

 

 

18. Open Image 'cas_Christmas2014_Deco1'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       Edit - Paste as New Layer Raster 3.

 

      

19. Layers - New Raster Layer, Raster 4.

 

       Set the foregroundcolor to #f6f2ee

 

       Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection from Disk like before, but find 'cas_Christmas2014_Sel2'.

 

       Flood Fill selectionen with the foregroundcolor.

 

       Selections - Select None.

 

 

20. Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling:

 

      

 

 

21. Layers - New Raster Layer, Raster 5.

 

       Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection from Disk and find 'cas_Christmas2014_Sel2' again.

 

       Flood Fill selection with the backgroundcolor #decfc2

 

       Selections - Select None.

 

 

22. Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling:

 

      

 

 

23. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:

 

      

 

 

24. Layers - New Raster Layer, Raster 6.

 

       Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection from Disk like before, but find 'cas_Christmas2014_Sel3'.

 

       Flood Fill the selection with the foregroundcolor #f6f2ee

 

       Selections - Select None

 

       Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

 

25. Open the tube 'MR_Christmas Balls'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 7.

 

       Activate Eraser Tool and erase the text:

 

      

 

 

26. Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize:

 

      

 

       Image - Resize 75%, uncheck All Layers.

 

       Activate Pick Tool and move it down in the right corner:

 

      

 

 

27. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

       Drop Shadow with the same color, but change:

 

       Vertical/Horizontal 0

       Opacity 16

       Blur 52

 

 

28. Open the Image 'cas_Christmas2014_Text'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       Edit - Paste as New Raster Layer, Raster 8.

 

       Activate Pick Tool and move it up like this:

 

      

 

 

29. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

      

      

       Color #a88f7c

 

       Drop Shadow again with the same color but change:

 

       Vertical/Horizontal 8

       Opacity 70

       Blur 20

 

30. Image - Add Borders, Symmetric, 1 pixel, color #694d39

 

       Image - Add Borders, Symmetric, 25 pixels, color #f6f2ee

 

       Image - Add Borders, Symmetric, 1 pixel, color #694d39

 

       Image - Add Borders, Symmetric, 30 pixels, color #f6f2ee

 

       Image - Add Borders, Symmetric, 1 pixel, color #694d39

 

 

31. Resize if you wish.

 

       Sign you image and save it.

 

 

 

 

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Thank you Sylvie for testing my tutorial and for translating it into French

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