[ Christmas 2013 - PSP X6 tutorial - written by @nn ] - 2013
Purpose of this lesson: creating a star lampion


Kerst 2013


::: Update: 28 October, 2019 11:26 :::

INFO

This lesson was written by Ann on November 16th 2013 in the Dutch version from PSP X6.

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Any resemblance with an existing lesson is merely a coincidence. 
Lessons translated in English by Jille. 
Lorna translates in French 
Bhyma Web (Maria) translates in Spanish. 
Marion translates in German. 
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::: Difficulty level 2 - Items: 74 :::



  • Material: 8 maps with zip extention

      • Map 1: 1_pspimages: Open all files in your PSP program
      • Map 2: 2_Brushes_kerst-sterlampion: extract into::
        C:\Users\YourName\Documents\Corel PaintShop Pro\16.0\Brushes
      • Map 3: 3_Frames_KerstLampion: open in your PSP program
      • Map 4: 4_Papers_KerstLampion_tdstudio: Open one of them in your PSP program
      • Map 5: Selecties_KerstLampion: extract into:
        C:\Users\YourName\Documents\Corel PaintShop Pro\16.0\Selections
      • Map 6: 6_Preset_EC5: Click twice for an automatic installation
      • Map 7: 7_Preset: FP_Flood: extract into a map of your choice, import when needed in the filter
      • Map 8: 8_Verloop_Gradients: extract into::
        C:\Users\YourName\Documents\Corel PaintShop Pro\16.0\Gradients

        text file: conditions for users
        Download material here


  • 5 Filters:
      • Mura's Meister Copies
      • Unlimited 2.0
      • EC5: Impact
      • Nik software
      • Flaming pear (flood)

        Install the filters.

  • Preparation
    Material of the foreground: Choose my gradient @nn_150913_GR_133_tdstudio with these settings:
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    Background color = white
  • Our Material Palette looks like this :
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    This lesson was made in version X6 , but can easily be made in previous version. Mail me if you encounter some difficulties.
    In earlier versions, merging down layers with different blend mode and/or opacity, can result in a slightly different effect

    The option Image - mirror/flip is no longer available in PSP versions newer than X3, please use the script
    click here

    The lesson

  1. File - New - New Image and choose the gradient:
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  2. Adjust - Blur - Radial blur:
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  3. Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 and choose
    BI-color Filters --> violet/Pink --> set 4
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  4. Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood and choose my preset:
    @nn_161113_preset_flood_Kerst-2013_tdstudio.q8r
    These are the settings:
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    Result:
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  5. Layers - duplicate
  6. Effects - geometric Effects - Skew:
    color white
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  7. Adjust - Blur - Radial blur:
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  8. Decrease opacity towards 55%; blend mode: normal
  9. Activate this file: @nn_161113_koord_Kerst_SterLampion_tdstudio.pspimage, Edit - Copy
  10. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  11. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:
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  12. Layers - duplicate
  13. Layer palette:: blend mode: dissolve: opacity: 50%
  14. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow:0/0/45/20 color white
  15. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  16. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow:0/0/45/12 color white
    Result:
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  17. Activate this file: @nn_161113_blend-stripes-Gauss_tdstudio.pspimage, Edit - Copy
  18. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  19. Layer palette:: blend mode: soft light; opacity: 100%
  20. Activate this file: @nn_161113_Kerst_Image-2020_tdstudio.pspimage, Edit - Copy
  21. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  22. Layer palette:: blend mode: soft light; opacity: 100%
  23. Activate this file: @nn_161113_kerstlampjes_tdstudio.pspimage, Edit - Copy
  24. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  25. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:
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  26. Layer palette:: blend mode: Overlay; opacity: 100%
    (if necessary, duplicate once more and decrease the opacity a little)
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  27. We will make the star lampion now :
    Activate one of the papers: I have chosen: @nn_161113_Kerst-13_003_tdstudio.png
    (if you use another paper? -->> resize to the same dimensions)
  28. Window - duplicate and proceed with the copy, close the original
  29. Effects - reflection Effects - Kaleidoscope:
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  30. Effects - Plugins - unlimited 2.0 - Paper textures: Japanese paper (custom settings)
  31. Selections - load/save selection- load selection from disk and select my file:
    @nn_161113_Selectie_001_KerstLampion_tdstudio.PspSelection
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  32. Edit - Copy
  33. Edit - Paste as new Image
  34. Image - Canvas size:
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  35. Effects - Plugins - EC 5: Impact - Bevel, tab settings/user settings, choose my preset Ann_161113_Kerst_SterLampion_EC5_B_tdstudio.f1s
  36. Layers - duplicate
  37. Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout:
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  38. Layers - New Raster layer
  39. Activate Brush Tool with these settings:
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    click with the right mouse button(with white) in the middle of the star
  40. Adjust - blur - Gaussian blur: radius: 30
  41. Layer palette:: blend mode: Overlay; opacity: 100%
  42. Layers - duplicate
  43. Layer palette:: blend mode: Overlay; opacity: 30%
  44. Layers - Merge - merge visible
    Result:
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  45. Image - Resize:(smart size)
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  46. Edit - Copy
  47. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
    TIP: use filter Nik software to create a color effect.
  48. Effects - Plugins - Mura's Meister - Copies:
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    Result, the lights are on the right spot:
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  49. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow (color white)
    Attention: shadow on new layer checked
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  50. Activate the shadow layer (Shadow 1), second layer from the top, blend mode = dissolve, opacity: 70%
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    Result:
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  51. Activate top layer
  52. Activate this file: @nn_161113_1-christmasball__tdstudio.pspimage, paste the three christmas balls one by one on your working area, see example:
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  53. Layers - New Raster layer
  54. Activate Brush Tool, and select my file:@nn_161113_brush_Sterlampion_001_tdstudio
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    Place the brush here:
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  55. Layers - New Raster layer
  56. Activate Brush Tool, and select my file:@nn_161113_brush_Sterlampion_002_tdstudio
    Place the brush here
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  57. Layers - duplicate
  58. Image - Mirror, (Version X4 and later: use the script)
    and move to the left:
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  59. Layers - New Raster layer
  60. Activate Brush Tool, choose my file:@nn_161113_brush_Sterlampion_003_tdstudio
    Place the brush here (with white):
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  61. Activate Brush Tool, choose my file :@nn_161113_brush_Sterlampion_004_tdstudio
    Place brush here (with white):
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  62. Activate this file: @nn_161113_Snow_tdstudio.pspimage, Edit - Copy
  63. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area:
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  64. Activate this file: @nn_161113_christmasballs_snowdrift_tdstudio.pspimage, move them to a place of your choice

    Info: This is how you can cover your christmas balls with snow:
    with christmas balls of your own:: EC5 Nature - Snow Drift - Large, first flakes or to your own choice.
    Rotate every ball afterwards. (Image - Free rotate)/+ use different sizes.
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  65. Activate this file: @nn_241113_kerstcadeau-FPFlood_tdstudio.pspimage,Edit - Copy
  66. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move (see printscreen:
  67. Layers - Merge - Merge all layers (flatten)
  68. Layers - duplicate
  69. Effects - Plugins - unlimited 2.0 - Special effects 2 - Border white fade 1: 100; Invert not checked
  70. Layer palette: Decrease opacity towards 30%
  71. Layers - Merge - Merge all layers (flatten)
  72. Edit - Copy
  73. Edit - Paste as new layer on 1 of your frames
  74. Save as a JPG file
    I hope you enjoyed this lesson 

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