Sydney


This lesson was written by Jille on Sunday, 06 December 2009 in the English version of PSP XII. It can be made in other versions as well.
As I followed my own ideas, any resemblance with an existing lesson is merely a coincidence.

Credits
To design this tag I used:

  • An image from Sydney . I found it with BING.
  • A mask (author unknown) dmsk0083.
  • A tube from Luz Cristina: 2114-luzcristina.
  • A gradient: duotone brown (It is added in the supplies under its Dutch name = duotoon bruin).
  • Two Fonts.

The tube is for personal use only. Please do not share it in any group.

Supplies

You will need: my selection, 1 tube, 1 image and 1 mask.
You can download my supplies here
I used two fonts, Avalon Medium and BichamScriptPro-Bold

Filters

Flaming Pear Solidify A here . Scroll down the page, Solidify can be found under Free Plugins.

Preparation

Extract the gradient into your map gradients. (It is possible you have this gradient already under the name duotone brown).
Extract the selection into your map Selections.
Extract the mask into your map Masks.
Minimize the two fonts on the bottom of your PC.
Install your filter into your filter map.
Open your PSP program after installation of the filter.
Open your tube and your image of Sydney in the PSP program and minimize them for now.

Materials –
Choose a dark color for the foreground (I took #372821) and a lighter one for the background (I took #a28d80)
Change the material of the foreground into a Sunburst gradient with these settings.
(Duotoon bruin)


The lesson

Step 1
File – New – New Image – transparent checked

With the Flood Fill Tool: flood fill your image with the gradient


Step 2

Maximize the tube 2114-luzcristina
Highlight the tube layer if necessary
Edit – Copy
Minimize this tube for later use.

Step 3

On your working area
Edit - Paste as New Layer
With the Move tool – pull down a little


Effects – Flaming Pear - Solidify A
Layer Palette : blend mode = Hard Light


Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur – Radius 30

Step 4

Maximize the image Sydney . jpg
Layers – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from Disk
Choose the mask dmsk0083 with these settings


Layer Palette : Merge – Merge Group
This is your result

Edit Copy
You may close the image without saving (this will keep the original image unchanged)

Step 4
On your working area
Edit – Paste as New Layer
Layer Palette: Opacity of the layer = 50; blend mode = Luminance (L)


This is your result up to now

Image – Flip

Step 5
Material of the foreground: Change the gradient into the solid foreground color, click on the icon on top to switch easily.

Layers – New Raster Layer
Selections – Load/Save Selection – Load Selection from Disk and choose my selection
With these settings


With the Flood Fill Tool – flood fill the selection with your dark foreground color
Layer Palette – blend mode = Hard Light
Effects - Edge Effects – Enhance
Selections – Select None

Step 6
Selection Tool - Custom Selection


with these values


Push the Delete key on your keyboard
Do not deselect

Step 7
Layers – New Raster Layer
Selections – Modify – Select Selection Borders

With the Flood Fill Tool – flood fill the selection with your background color
Effects – 3D Effects – Inner Bevel with these settings (background color)


Selections - Select None

Step 8


With your Magic Wand Tool and these settings
Click in the middle of the frame
Layers – New Raster Layer!!!
With the Flood Fill Tool –flood fill the selection with the foreground color
Layer Palette: Blend mode = Hard Light
Keep the selection active

Step 9
Maximize your tube 2114-luzcristina
Window – Duplicate
Close the original and proceed with the copy
Delete the background- and the watermark layer
Image – Resize – with these settings


Edit – Copy
You may close without saving

Step 10

On your working area
Edit – Paste as New Layer
With the Move Tool – Move the tube inside the selection
Selections – Invert

Push the Delete key on your keyboard
Selections – Select None

This is the result


Step 11
Layers – Merge – Merge Visible Layers
Selections – Select All
Selections – Modify – Select Selection Borders – same settings as before, but change Outside into Inside
With the Flood Fill Tool – flood fill the selection with your background color
Effects – 3D Effects – Inner Bevel – same settings as before
Selections – Select None

Step 12
Material Palette: close your foreground color
With the Text Tool and these settings


Type Sydney , or a text of your choice
Layer Palette: Convert to Raster Layer
Effects – 3D Effects – Inner Bevel – same settings as before
Effects – 3D Effects – Drop Shadow with these settings


Step 13
With the Text Tool and these settings


Type the second text – I wrote Royal White – Endless White
Layer Palette – Convert to Raster Layer
Effects – 3D Effects – Inner Bevel – same settings as before
Effects – 3D Effects – Drop Shadow same settings
Layer Palette : Opacity of this layer = 65; blend mode Luminance (L)
Effects – 3D Effects – Blinds with these settings


With the Move Tool, place both texts on a nice spot
See example

Step 14
Layers – New Raster Layer
Put your watermark
Layers – Merge – Merge All Layers (Flatten)
Image – Resize – 700 pixels width – Smart Size
Or smaller if that suits you better

Step 15
Image - Add Borders – Symmetric checked – 30 pixels color #1f140b

Select the border with your Magic Wand Tool – same settings as before
Selections – Invert
Effects – 3D Effects – Drop Shadow


Selections - Select None

Step 16
Save as – give-a-name.jpeg

So we are done. I hope you enjoyed this lesson

Hugs
Jille