Phenomenal Woman

This lesson was written by Jille on August 12 2010 in the Dutch version from PSP 13. The lesson can be made in other versions as well.
I followed my own ideas, any resemblance with an existing lesson is a coincidence
tradotto in Italiano da Pinuccia. Grazie

Filters
Filter page
Penta.com - Dot and cross

Credits and material: I used
Poem Phenomenal Woman
from Maya Angelou
you can read it here
Tubes from Anna and Kitty, thank you
Mask from TDSudio
Font Castellar
Material: Download here

Preparation
Install filter
Open the program
Open tubes in the program and minimize
Install font or minimize

Material
Foreground color = black and Foreground color = white
Foreground background gradient with these settings.


The lesson

  1. File - New - New image transparent checked
  2. Flood fill tool - Fill with the gradient
  3. Distortion Effects - Pinch = 100
  4. Adjust - Blur - Radial blur
  5. Effects - Plugins- Penta.com - Dot and cross

  6. Layers - New Raster layer
  7. Material palette- switch colors (the gradient will be switched too)
  8. Flood fill tool - Fill with the gradient
  9. Layers - Load/save mask from disk - Load mask from disk
  10. Layers - Merge - Merge group
  11. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
  12. Image - Mirror
  13. Layer palette - Blend mode = Hard Light
  14. Selection tool Custom selection
  15. Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance
  16. Selections - Deselect all
  17. Make bottom layer active
  18. Layers - New Raster layer
  19. Selections - Select all
  20. Open scenery tube from Anna
  21. Edit -Copy en Close
  22. On your working area - Paste into selection
  23. Selection - Deselect all
  24. Layer palette - Blend mode = Soft Light - Opacity between 85 and 100
    Result

  25. Make top layer active
    Material palette- foreground color = WHITE- background Close
  26. Activate pen tool

    and draw a line. Click apply to end
  27. Layer palette - Convert to raster layer
  28. Open the tube from Kitty
  29. Edit -Copy - Close
  30. On your working area - Paste as new layer
  31. Image - resize -Resize all layers NOT checked- 75% - Smart size
  32. Image -Mirror and move to the right
  33. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

  34. Open tekst_file_Jille
  35. Edit -Copy - Close
  36. On your working area - Edit - Paste as new layer and place see print screen

  37. Make bottom layer active
  38. Image - Canvas size
  39. Magic Wand tool - feather and tolerance = 0 - click in the transparent place
  40. Material palette- foreground color op black, background color = 808080
  41. Fill with the gradient
  42. Effects - Plugins - Penta.com - dot and cross
  43. Selections - deselect all
  44. Material palette- Foreground color = white and close background color
  45. Pen tool - Draw a line and click apply to end
  46. Layer palette - Convert to raster layer
  47. Layers - Merge - Merge visible
  48. Image - Rotate right
  49. Material palette- Foreground color = Black and background color = white
  50. Activate text tool

    and write Phenomenal
    Click apply to end
  51. Layer palette - Convert to raster layer
  52. Activate text tool again - size 48 en and write
    woman, that's me
    Click apply to end
  53. Layer palette - Convert to raster layer
  54. When all is in the right place
  55. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  56. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

  57. Image - Rotate left
  58. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2 pixels white
  59. Edit -Copy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  60. Selections - Select all
  61. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked -30 pixels black
  62. Selections - Invert
  63. Edit - Paste into selection
  64. Adjust - Blur - Radial blur -same settings
  65. Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout
  66. And repeat with vertical and horizontal = -5
  67. Selections - Deselect all
  68. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked -1 pixel black
  69. Image - resize - 900 pixels or smaller
  70. Add Watermark
  71. File - Save As- Give_a_name.jpg

    So this was it, I hope you enjoyed this lesson
    Hugs
    Jille