The Artist



This lesson was written by Jille on August 1st 2011 in the Dutch version from PSP 3. The lesson can be made in lower versions as well
I followed my own idea, any resemblance with an existing lesson is a coincidence
Second Example - background Johanna - tube K@rine dreams

Filters
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - perspective shadow
Virtual Painter 4
Credits and Material
Tube: 1Patries_VR393-ladyinblackhatElle-23-7-11
Background: JHanna_392 background visit her tube group here
Image Vloer (floor)
Images found with search engine BING - they belong to the makers of these websites
- http://www.connaissancedesarts.com/peinture-sculpture/actus/dossiers/james-ensor-tombe-le-masque-80772.php - (Intrigue)
- http://aasavina.free.fr/spip.php?article77&id_document=547&lang=fr ©Daniël Kievith (Zelfportret)
- http://www.cartage.org.lb/fr/themes/arts/paintres/Pages/0007793fr.html (Masques singuliers)
Font: Mekanik let
Download materialhere

Preparation
Install filters
Extract the selections into your map Selections
Open your program
Open the tube and the images in the program and minimize

Material
I took #424a47 for the foreground and #fffff0 for the background

The lesson

  1. File - New - New Image - transparent checked
  2. Selections - Select all
  3. Open the background from Johanna: JHanna_392 background
  4. Edit - Copy en minimize
  5. On your working area - Edit - Paste into selection
  6. Selections - Deselect all
  7. Open the image Vloer.jpg (Floor)
  8. Edit - Copy and close
  9. On your working area - Edit - Paste as new layer
  10. Move tool - down to the bottom
  11. Material: close background color and activate Pen tool
  12. draw a line between floor and wall
  13. Menu - click check mark to apply
  14. Layer palette - Promote to raster layer
  15. Layers - New Raster layer
  16. Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk and choose
  17. Flood fill tool - fill with foreground color
  18. Selections - Modify - Contract with 2
  19. Open the image Masques_singuliers
  20. Edit - Copy and close
  21. On your working area - Edit - Paste as new layer
  22. Move tool - drag into selection and choose a nice spot
  23. Selections - Invert
  24. Click Delete button on your keyboard
  25. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow
  26. Layers - New Raster layer
  27. Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk and choose The_Artist_2
  28. Flood fill tool - Fill with foreground color
  29. Selections - Modify - Contract with 10
  30. Click Delete button on your keyboard
  31. Layers - New Raster layer
  32. Selections - Modify - Expand with 2
  33. Activate the image Zelfportret.jpg
  34. Edit - Copy and close
  35. On your working area - Edit - Paste into selection
  36. Selections - Deselect all and
  37. Layer palette - Arrange - move down
  38. Activate top layer and
    Magic Wand tool - click in the frame (tolerance and feather = 0)
  39. Effects - 3D Effects - OUTER BEVEL (foreground color)
  40. Selections - Deselect all
  41. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  42. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow

    and repeat horizontal = minus 10
  43. Layers - New Raster layer
  44. Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk and choose The_Artist_3
  45. Flood fill tool - Fill with foreground color
  46. Selections - Modify - Contract with 2
  47. Make the image Intrigue.jpg actif
  48. Edit - Copy and close
  49. On your working area - Edit - Paste into selection
  50. Selections - Deselect all
  51. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow
  52. On this layer:
    Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk and choose The_Artist_frame
  53. Flood fill tool - Fill with foreground color
  54. Selections - Deselect all
  55. Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - perspective shadow
    shadow color = foreground color
    Result
  56. Layer palette - close the 2 Bottom layers and
    Layers - Merge - Merge visible

    Re-open the closed layers- Make Raster2 actif
  57. Layers - New Raster layer
  58. Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk and choose The_Artist_4
  59. Flood fill tool - Fill with foreground color
  60. Selections - Modify - Contract with 2
  61. Make background from Johanna actif again and - Edit - Copy - minimize
  62. On your working area - Edit - Paste into selection
  63. Selections - Deselect all
  64. Layers - New Raster layer
  65. Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk and choose The_Artist_5
    repeat item 59 up to 63
    Result
  66. Layer palette - Make top layer actif and
    Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk and choose The_Artist_6
  67. Open the tube 1Patries_VR393-ladyinblackhatElle-23-7-11
  68. Image - Mirror
  69. Image - Resize
  70. Edit - Copy and close WITHOUT saving
  71. On your working area - Edit - Paste as new layer
  72. Move tool - Place into the selection
  73. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow
  74. Edit - Copy special - Copy merged
  75. Layers - New Raster layer
  76. Edit - Paste into selection
  77. Layer palette - Make layer beneath actif
  78. Selections - Invert and
  79. Click Delete button on your keyboard
  80. Selections - Deselect all
  81. Layer palette: Top layer actif and
    Effects - Plugins - Virtual Painter - Virtual painter 4

    Tab Adjust: all = SUBTLE but Focus = normal
  82. Layer palette - Decrease opacity 50
  83. Image - Photo frame
  84. Result
  85. Layers - Merge - Merge visible
  86. Material palette for text- Switch colors: Dark color on the background and foreground color closed
  87. Activate text tool with these settings
  88. Write"James Ensor" (on the right)
  89. Click green check mark (top menu) to apply
  90. Layer palette - Promote to raster layer
  91. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow
  92. Text tool again - SIZE 36
  93. Write a text under the painting left en proceed the same way as before (89 - 91)
  94. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1 pixel black
  95. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 5 pixels foreground color (light color)
  96. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1 pixel black
  97. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 30 pixels foreground color (light color)
  98. Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1 pixel black
  99. Image - Resize - 950 pixels width
  100. Add watermark
  101. File -Save as Give_a_name.jpg
    So we reached the end. I hope you enjoyed this lesson
    Hugs Jille