The Red Moon

This lesson was written by Jille in the Dutch version of PSP 3 on November 16 2010. 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
Tubes
deco28.pspimage
GINATUBES FEMMES 1346.pspimage
Lonely_Beauty.pspimage
The_Blood_Moon.pspimage
Text file - Text_jille

Mask TDStudio
@nn_130610_mask_010_tdstudio.PspMask

Download material here

Filters
VM Instant Art - three cuts (can be imported in Filters Unlimited 2)
Andromeda - Perspective
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Backlight - Perspective Shadow en Motion Trail
Filter page

Preparation
Install de filters
Extract mask in the map Masks
Open the PSP program
Open the tubes in the program and minimize

Material palette
Foreground color #99b4d7 and background color #3c5dba

Change into Foreground - background gradient with these settings

The lesson

  1. File - New - New Image , transparent checked
  2. Flood fill with the gradient
  3. Effects - Plugins - VM Instant Art
  4. Adjust - Blur - radial blur
  5. Layers - New Raster layer
  6. Flood fill tool - fill with foreground color
    ......
  7. Layers - Load/save mask - load mask from disk and choose @nn_130610_mask_010_tdstudio.PspMask
  8. Layers - Merge - Merge group
  9. Effects - 3D Effects -Drop shadow
  10. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  11. Selection tool - custom selection
  12. Layer palette -Promote selection to layer
    ...
  13. Effects - Distortion Effects - Wind - strength 50 from left
  14. Repeat - Distortion Effects - Wind - strength 50 from right
  15. Effects - Texture Effects - Weave (background color)
  16. Selections - Deselect all
    ....
  17. Effects - Plugins - Andromeda - Perspective - click "presets"


  18. Effects - Image Effects - Offset

    ...
  19. Open the tube The_Blood_Moon.pspimage
  20. Edit - Copy and close
    ...
  21. On your working area - Edit - Paste as New layer
  22. Move tool - see example
  23. Effects - 3D Effects -Drop shadow

    ...
  24. Open the tube Lonely_Beauty.pspimage
  25. Edit - Copy and close
    ...
  26. On your working area - Edit - Paste as New layer
  27. Move tool - see example
  28. Effects - Photo-Effects - Film and Filters
  29. Effects - 3D Effects -Drop shadow same settings
    ...
  30. Open Deco 28 and activate Ebene 6
  31. Edit - Copy and close
    ...
  32. On your working area - Edit - Paste as New layer
  33. Move tool - Place see example
  34. Effects - 3D Effects -Drop shadow same settings
  35. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1 pixel -foreground color
  36. Selections - Select all
  37. Image - Add borders - symmetric NOT checked
  38. Selections - Invert
  39. Layer palette -Promote selection to layer
  40. Selections - Deselect all
  41. Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Perspective shadow
  42. Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Motion trail
  43. Selections - Select all
  44. Image - Add Borders - symmetric NOT checked - Top and bottom = 0 - Left and right = 75
  45. Selections - Invert
  46. Layer palette -Promote selection to layer
  47. Effects - Texture Effects - Asfalt
  48. Selections - Deselect all
  49. Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Backlight

    ...
  50. Open the tube GINATUBES FEMMES 1346.pspimage
  51. Edit - Copy and close
    ...
  52. On your working area - Edit - Paste as New layer
  53. Move tool - place left see example
  54. Effects - 3D Effects -Drop shadow
  55. Layers - Duplicate
  56. Image - mirror
  57. Image - resize - 900 pixels large - Resize all layers = checked
  58. Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
    ...
  59. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1 pixel -background color
  60. Selections - Select all
  61. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 50 pixels -white
  62. Selections - Invert
  63. Adjust - Blur - radial blur
  64. Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout
  65. Selections - Deselect all
    ...
  66. Material text -flip the solid colors - use the little arrow to do so
  67. I will put the text in the rounding of the moon en for that reason we need an ellipse to help us
    - Close background color
    - Preset Tool Ellipse - draw an ellipse with +/- same shape as the moon

    - Move to its place with the little node in the middle (click right if there isn't one en choose edit mode )

    Click right and choose draw mode - if I skip this step my PC blocks
  68. Open background color- and activate the text tool
  69. Place cursor and shuffle a little until you see that little bow
    Write this text-or a text of your choice
    Aim for the moon. If you miss you may hit a star
  70. Click the checkmark to apply
  71. Layer palette - Click on the little "+" to open the vector layer and close see example
  72. Layer palette - Convert to raster layer
  73. Effects - 3D Effects -Drop shadow

    ...
  74. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1 pixel - foreground color (is now your dark color)
  75. Layers - New Raster layer
  76. Add watermark
  77. Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)
  78. Image - resize - 950 pixels larger or smaller
  79. Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
  80. File -Save as Give_a_name.jpg

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