Christmas

Black4Roses, thank you very much for your permission that I may translate your tutorials.

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This tutorial was made in PSP X, but can also be made in the other versions.

The copyright rests solely with me.

 

For this tutorial you need the following plugin:

Xero - Nostalgia

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 pattern.

Place the pattern in your Pattern folder.

You have to use your own material.

If you are ready, you can start :-)

 

Step 1

Open the materials in PSP.

Copy them with Shift+D - close the originals.

Open a transparent image of 600 x 450 pixels.

Set your foreground to pattern 'silverpipes' - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Selections - Select all.

Open tube 'Winter Shadows'.

Copy the background - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 2

Copy tube 'mds1382santaonway'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 40.

Step 3

Copy tube 'Winter Shadows'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place it right below - see main image.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Step 4

Copy tube 'WinterSpirit'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Step 5

Copy tube 'WinterBirds'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

Place it left below.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Step 6

Copy tube '036_(XMAS)'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 2x 80% - All layers not checked.

Place it left below, so that branch fits the tree trunk - see main image.

Step 7

Copy tube 'KaraT5979'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

Place it below, between the tree and landscape tube.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Layers - Arrange - Move down (under layer 3).

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 8

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - background color.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 1 pixel - different color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - background color.

Step 9

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 10 pixels - different color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver pattern.

Effects - Texture effects - Fine leather - default settings.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as before.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Nostalgia - default settings.

Image - Resize - Width 600 pixels - All layers checked.

Step 10

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Save your crea as a jpg file and you're done!

 

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

 

Black4Roses

November 10, 2007

 

Translated by Zial on October 17, 2012

 

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