Gentle Touch

This lesson was written by Jille on Saturday, November 14, 2009 in the English version of PSP XII. It can be made in other versions as well

Any resemblance with an existing lesson is merely a coincidence.

Credits
To design this tag I used:

  • a tube from Dieter and Marion: mds1121
  • a tube from Sorensen_Designs: Tube Nov 101-09
  • a tube from Denise Worisch: 5221dwtubes
    The tubes are for personal use only. Please do not share them in any group.
  • I used 2 masks from Cameron: mask 31 and 44. The material from Cameron is due to copyright, but free to use, read the TOU here
    My thanks for the lovely material, this picture would not exist without it.

Supplies

You will need: 3 tubes and 2 masks.
You can download my supplies here

Filters

Greg's Factory Output Volume II Pool shadow: here

Preparation

Install your filter into your filter map
Open your PSP program after installation
Open your tubes and your masks in the PSP program and minimize them for now
Materials - Take a dark color for the foreground (I took #623a20) and a lighter one for the background (I took #b1a492)

The lesson
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Step 1

File New New Image transparent checked

Activate the Flood Fill Tool and flood fill the image with the dark foreground color
Layers New Raster Layer
Activate your Flood Fill Tool and flood fill the layer with the light background color

Step 2

Maximize the mask maskcameron31
Activate your working area ( do not forget!!!! )
Layers New Mask Layer From Image
Choose maskcameron31 in the little menu and click OK

You may close the mask
On your working area
Layers Merge Merge Group
Image mirror
Effects Edge Effects - Enhance
Layer palette: change the opacity of this layer into 21

Step 3

Maximize the tube mds1121
Activate the tube layer
Edit Copy
You may close this tube

Step 4

On your working area
Activate your bottom layer
Layers New Raster Layer
Selections Select all
Edit Paste into Selection
Selections Select None

Step 5

Activate your top layer again
Layers New Raster Layer
Activate your Flood Fill Tool and flood fill the layer with the light background color
Maximize maskcameron44
Activate your working area again
Layers New Mask Layer From Image
Choose maskcameron44 in the little menu and click OK
You may close the mask


On your working area: Layers - Merge Merge Group
Layer palette: change the opacity of this layer into 28
This is your result

Step 6

Maximize the tube 5221dwtubes
Activate the tube layer if necessary
Edit Copy
You may close the tube
On your working area Edit - Paste as New Layer
With the Move Tool place the tube in the right bottom corner

Layer palette change blend mode into Overlay

Step 7

Maximize the tube Sorensen_Designs Tube Nov 101-09
Window Duplicate
Close the original and proceed with the copy
Activate the tube layer if necessary
Image - mirror
Edit Copy
You may close without saving

Step 8

On your working area: Edit - Paste as New Layer
Layer palette: lower the opacity of this layer into 34
With the Move Tool Make her lips touch the butterfly

Step 9

Layers New Raster Layer
Add your watermark
Layers Merge Merge All
Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked
1 pixel with your dark foreground color.

Step 10

Materials change the material of the foreground color into a FG-BG gradient with these settings

Image Add Borders Symmetric checked
30 pixels with your light background color.
Activate the Magic Tool with these settings


Activate your Flood Fill Tool and flood fill the selection with the gradient

Step 11

Effects Plugins Greg's Factory Output Volume II Pool shadow
With these settings

Selections Invert
Effects 3D Effects Cutout with these settings

and repeat with thes values

Selections - Select None
Image Resize Smart Size 700 pixels width (or smaller if you want to)

Step 12

Save as give-a-name.jpeg

So we are done. I hope you enjoyed this lesson

Hugs
Jille

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