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Gretchen


This lesson was written by Jille in the Dutch version of PSP 3 on Januari 6 2011. 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

Credits and Material
bauernrose.pspimage
kTs_Mahonia29.pspimage
2cc2b_by Sara.pspimage
JHanna_433 tube©MarkRyden.pspimage - visit her group here
MaskTDStudio
Download material

Filters
Optik Vervelabs - Virtual Photographer
Richard Roseman - Solid Border
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Extrude


Install filters
Place the mask in your map with masks
Open the PSP program
Open the tubes in the program and minimize

Preparation
Material palette

Foreground color = #fdf8f5 and background color = #cdae99
Material foreground:change into a Foreground - background gradient with these settings

The lesson

  1. File - New - New Image - click with your right mouse button in the color box and choose the background color
  2. Layers - New Raster layer
  3. Flood fill tool - fill with the gradient
  4. Adjust - Blur - Gaussien blur- radius 20
  5. Adjust - Blur - Radial blur
  6. Layers - Load/save mask -load mask from disk
  7. Layers - Merge - Merge group
  8. Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance
    Minimize for a while
    ...
  9. Material palette - switch to foreground color
  10. File - New - New Image - click with your right mouse button in the color box and choose foreground color
  11. Selections - Select all
  12. Selections - Modify - contract with 2 pixels
  13. Flood fill tool - fill with background color
  14. Selections - Modify - contract with 2 pixels
  15. Flood fill tool - fill with foreground color
  16. Selections - Modify - contract with 2 pixels
  17. Flood fill tool - fill with background color
    ...
  18. Material palette - change material from the foreground in a foreground - background gradient
  19. Selections - Modify - contract with 2 pixels
  20. Flood fill tool - fill with the gradient
    Resume: 4x selection contract with 2 pixels - altering the colors, except the last time - then you fill with the gradient
  21. Selections - Deselect all
  22. File - Save as - kadertje.pspimage
  23. Edit - Copy do not close - we use this little frame twice again
    ...
  24. On your working area - Edit - Paste as new layer
  25. Effects - Image Effects - Offset
  26. Selections - Select all
  27. Selections - Float
  28. Selections - Defloat
  29. Selections - Modify - contract with 8 pixels
    ....
  30. Open the tube kTs_Mahonia29.pspimage
  31. Edit - Copy and close
  32. On your working area - Edit - Paste into selection
  33. Selections - Deselect all
  34. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow

    ....
  35. Activate the little frame kadertje.pspimage (292 - 341 pixels) -Edit - Copy
  36. Activate your working area (800 - 600)
  37. Edit - Paste as new layer
  38. Repeat items 25 up to 28 (Selections - Select all - Selections - Float - Selections - defloat - Selections - Modify - contract with 8 pixels)
    ....
  39. Open the tube JHanna_433 tube©MarkRyden.pspimage

    Make a copy and close the original - on this copy:
  40. Image - Resize- 85% - Smart size
  41. Edit - Copy and close
  42. On your working area - Edit - Paste as new layer
  43. Move tool - drag the tube in the selection
  44. Selections - invert - Click delete key on your keyboard
  45. Selections - Deselect all
  46. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  47. Image - free rotate
  48. Move tool - move see example
  49. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow -same settings
    ...
  50. Activate the tube bauernrose.pspimage
  51. Edit - Copy - do not close
  52. On your working area -Edit - Paste as new layer
  53. Move tool - Move to the right and up
  54. Layer palette- decrease opacity +/- 62%)
    ....
  55. Activate the little image (Little frame 292 - 341 pixels) - Edit - Copy
  56. Activate your working area (800 - 600)
  57. Edit - Paste as new layer
  58. Repeat items 25 26 27 28 (Selections - Select all - Selections - Float - Selections - defloat - Selections - Modify - contract with 8 pixels)
    ....
  59. Activate the tube with the flower again
  60. Selection tool- make a selection around the pink part
  61. Edit - Copy and close without saving
    ....
  62. On your working area - Edit - Paste into selection
  63. Adjust - Blur - Gaussien blur-same settings
  64. Selections - deselect all
    ....
  65. Effects - Geometric Effects - perspective Vertical
  66. Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Extrude
  67. Image - Resize- 85% Smart size - Resize all layers not checked
  68. Move tool - place at the bottom right
    ....
  69. Open the tube 2cc2b_by Sara.pspimage
  70. Edit - Copy and close
  71. On your working area - Edit - Paste as new layer
  72. Image - Resize- 50% Smart size - Resize all layers not checked
  73. Move tool - place see example
  74. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  75. Image - Duplicate
  76. Layer palette- make original tube layer active
  77. Adjust - Blur - Gaussien blur -same settings
  78. Drag this tube a little to the right and make top layer active again
    Result

    ...
  79. Material palette - Foreground on solid light color
  80. Layers - New Raster layer
  81. Selections - Select all
  82. Selections - Modify - contract with 5
  83. Selections - invert
  84. Flood fill tool - fill with the light foreground color
  85. Effects - 3D Effects - Inner bevel
  86. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow
  87. Selections - Deselect all
  88. Image - Resize- 95%Smart size - Resize all layers not checked
  89. Layers - Duplicate
  90. Effects - Distortion Effects - Warp
  91. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow - same settings
  92. Eraser tool with these settings

    activate the original line and erase the parts I checked on the example below

    For the flowers- activate copy layer as well)
  93. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric NOT checked
  94. Effects - Plugins - Richard Roseman - Solid Border
  95. Effects - Plugins - OptikVerveLabs - Virtual Photograper
    I took Fall colors (try the possibilities)
  96. Add watermark
  97. File -Save as Give_a_name.jpg

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