A cat named Kissa


This lesson was written by Jille on march 3d 2011 in the Dutch version from PSP3.
The lesson can be done in lower versions as well

I followed my own inspiration. Any connection with an existing lesson is merely a coincidence
It is possible to make this lesson in lower versions as well
second example from Claudia (thank you Claudia)

Filters
<I C Net Software> Filters Unlimited 2 Kang 1
Pentacom

Install the filter Pentacom
Kang can be imported in Filters Unlimited (after opening from the program)


Credits en Material: I used
Mask : chandelier.jpg website
Mask: sdtmask308.jpg
Tube: calguismist489.pspimage
Tube: Kissa tube JH.pspimage Group from JHanna
Background: JHanna_107 bground.jpg
Background: JHanna-99bground.jpg

Font here FiresideChatNF
I I thank the makers from backgrounds, the mask and the tubes for their beautiful work. This lesson would not exist without their effort
I am very grateful, Johanna for the splendid tube you make from my dear cat Kissa


Material: download here

Preparation
Install or minimize the font
Open PSP
Open tubes and de masks in the program and minimize

Material
Foreground color = #e5e7cf and background color = #625444
Material foreground: Change into linear Foreground - background gradient with these settings

The lesson

  1. File - New - New image (800 - 600) - Click right in the color box and choose the gradient
  2. Adjust -Add/Remove noise - Add noise
  3. Effects - Plugins - <I C Net Software> Filters Unlimited 2 Kang 1
  4. Layers - New Raster layer
  5. Selections - Select all

  6. Open background JHanna_107 bground
  7. Edit - Copy and close
  8. On your working area -Edit - Paste into selection
  9. Selections - Deselect all
  10. Layer palette - opacity 66%

  11. Layers - New Raster layer
  12. Selections - Select all
  13. Open background JHanna-99bground
  14. Edit -Copy and close
  15. On your working area -Edit - Paste into selection
  16. Selections - Deselect all
  17. Layer palette - Blend mode soft light
  18. Effects - Distortion Effects - Pixelate
  19. Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance more

  20. Activate the tube calguismist489
  21. Edit - Copy and Close
  22. On your working area -Edit - Paste as new Layer - (do not move)
  23. Material palette - background color = #9b8963
  24. Layers - New Raster layer
  25. Flood fill tool - fill with the new background color
  26. Effects - Plugins - Penta.com - Color dot

  27. Layers - New Mask layer - From Image (attention to the check box)
  28. Layers - Merge - Merge group
  29. Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance
  30. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

    Result

  31. Open the tube from JHanna Kissa
  32. Edit - Copy and Close
  33. On your working area -Edit - Paste as new Layer
  34. Image - Resize - 70% - Smart size -Resize all layers not checked
  35. Image - Mirror
  36. Move Tool - Move to bottom right
  37. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

  38. Material palette - Replace foreground gradient with the solid color and replace background color with the darker color #625444

  39. Layers - New Raster layer
  40. Flood fill with the foreground color
  41. Layers - New Mask layer - From Image
  42. Layers - Merge - Merge group
  43. Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance
  44. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - color #9b8963
  45. Move Tool - move a little lower
  46. Layer palette - opacity 70%
    Result

  47. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2 pixels foreground color
  48. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric NOT checked
  49. Magic Wand tool - Tolerance = 1 - Feather 5 - click in the dark border left
  50. Effects - Texture Effects - Weave
  51. Selections - Deselect all

  52. Preparation for text - Material palette: switch colors
  53. Activate text tool with these settings : attention DIRECTION (down)

    Write KISSA in the rectangle on the left
  54. Click checkmark to apply and move if necessary
  55. Layer palette - convert to raster layer
  56. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow


  57. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 5 pixels dark color (= foreground color)
  58. Selections - Select all
  59. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 5 pixels light color (= background color)
  60. Selections - Invert
  61. Effects - Texture Effects - Weave - same settings
  62. Selections - Deselect all
  63. Add watermark
  64. File -Save as Give_a_name.jpg

So we reached the end. I hope you enjoyed this lesson
Jille