Taj Mahal


This lesson was written by Jille in the Dutch version from PSP XIII
on March 13 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
Second example with tube from 1Patries

Filters
AP 01 Innovations - Lines Silverlining
Tramages: Gradient/Spokes Radio Maker (may be imported in <I.C.Net Software> filters Unlimited 2)

Credits
Brush: Light_brushes_by_Rubina119_116
Mask: mask edith 62.jpg
Image: Taj_Mahal.jpg
Text file: TajMahalTekst.pspimage (Jille)
Tube: tubeclaudiaviza-mujer1602.pspimage download here

I thank the makers from the material for their beautiful work. This lesson would not exist without their effort

Preparation
Install filters
Extract selection into your map Selections
Extract brush into your map Brushes
Open PSP
Open the tubes in the program and minimize
Important!
Open the mask in your program and leave it (minimized) on your workplace !!!

Foreground color #95afd5 and background color #0b2848

The lesson

  1. File - New - New image - background color
  2. Effects - Plugins - AP 01 [Innovations] - Lines - Silverlining
  3. Layers - New raster layer
  4. Flood fill tool - fill with foreground color
  5. Effects - Texture effects - Weave (with fore- and background color)

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  6. Layers - New mask layer- from Image
  7. Layers - Merge - Merge group
  8. Adjust - Blur Radial blur
  9. On the same layer
    again Layers - New mask layer- from Image (same mask)
  10. Layers - Merge - Merge group
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  11. Foreground Material
    Foreground-background gradient with these settings
  12. Layers - New raster layer
  13. Selections - Custom selection
  14. Flood fill tool - fill with the gradient
  15. Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - radius 12
  16. Selections - Modify - contract with 15
  17. Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout
  18. Selections - Modify - contract with 1 pixel
  19. Layers - New raster layer
  20. Flood fill tool - fill with the gradient
  21. Layers - New raster layer
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  22. Open the Image Taj_Mahal.jpg
  23. Edit - Copy and close
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  24. On your working area - Edit and paste into selection
  25. Layer palette - decrease opacity 66
  26. Selections - Deselect all
  27. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  28. Layer palette - Arrange - move down
    Layer palette - MAKE TOP LAYER ACTIF
  29. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  30. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow

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  31. Foreground material
    replace gradient with the solid light color
  32. Layers - New raster layer - Rename this LEGE KADERS (Empty frames)
  33. Selections - Load /save selection- load selection from disk and choose Selectie_TajMahal
  34. Flood fill tool - fill selections with foreground color
  35. Selections - Deselect all
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  36. Material foreground
    Foreground-background gradient with these settings
  37. Magic Wand tool - click in the squares on the left
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  38. Layers - New raster layer - rename this layer Gevulde kaders (Filled Frames)
  39. Flood fill tool - fill with the gradient
  40. Effects - Plugins - <I.C.Net Software> Filters Unlimited 2 - Tramages

  41. Selections - Modify - Select selection borders
  42. Material foreground
    replace gradient with the light color
    Flood fill tool - fill with foreground color
  43. Selections - Deselect all
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  44. Material foreground
    replace light color with the gradient
  45. Layer palette - Make layer LEGE KADERS (empty frames) actif
  46. Magic Wand tool - Click in the squares at the bottom
  47. Layer palette - Make top layer active(Gevulde kaders - Filled frames)
  48. Flood fill tool - fill with the gradient
  49. Effects - Plugins - same filter and same settings (217)
  50. Selections - Modify - Select selection borders
  51. Material foreground
    replace gradient with the light solid color
    Flood fill tool - fill with foreground color
  52. Selections - Deselect all
  53. Result
  54. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow - same settings
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  55. Layer palette - Activate the layer Lege Kaders (Empty frames)
  56. Effects - Image Effects - Offset


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  57. Layer palette - Make bottom layer active
    Layers - New raster layer
  58. Activate brush tool and choose brush Light_brushes_by_Rubina119_116
    with these settings
    Place brush in the left bottom corner with the foreground color
  59. Layers - Duplicate
  60. Image - Mirror
  61. Image - Flip
  62. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  63. Effects - Texture effects - Weave - Same settings as used before
  64. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow (white)
  65. Layer palette: MAKE TOP LAYER ACTIF
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  66. Open the tube TajMahalTekst
  67. Make top layer active
  68. Edit - Copy and close
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  69. On your working area - Edit en Paste as new layer
  70. Move tool - see example

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  71. Open the tube tubeclaudiaviza-mujer1602
  72. Edit - Copy and close
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  73. On your working area - Edit and Paste as new layer
  74. Image - Resize
  75. Move tool - move to the top and a little to the left
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  76. With fast key K on your keyboard- pull down till the tube touches the bottom
  77. Selection tool - Make a selection round the left chain
  78. Edit - cut
  79. Selections - Deselect all
  80. Edit - Paste as new layer
  81. Move tool - see example
  82. Same procedure with the two other chains - you may delete them or choose a nice spot for them
  83. Layers - Merge - Merge down (all chains have to be on the same layer as the woman)
  84. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow

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  85. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 2 pixels foreground color
  86. Selections - Select all
  87. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 40 pixels foreground color (same color!)
  88. Selections - Invert
  89. Effects - 3D Effects - cutout- Same settings as used before
  90. Effects - Texture effects - Weave - Same settings as used before
  91. Selections - Deselect all
  92. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1 pixel black
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  93. Image - Resize - 950 pixels width (or smaller if that suits you better)
  94. Add watermark
  95. File -Save as Give_a_name.jpg

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