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For this lesson you need the following plugins:

Tramages - Tow The Line

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 Background - 1 Shape - 2 Gradients.

Place the shape in your Preset Shape folder.

Place the 2 gradients in your Gradient folder.

 

You may not remove the mark on the tubes, or use them as your own work.

When you use your own materials, you have to adjust the size.

 

Step 1

Open the materials in PSP.

Copy with Shift+D - close the originals.

Open a transparent image of 600 x 450 pixels.

Selections - Select all.

Copy image 'hintergrund'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Preset Shapes - find shape 'fenster' - with these settings:

Draw the shape of the entire image.

Activate your Magic wand - with these settings:

Click with your Magic wand in all the black area's.

Your image should look like this:

Set your foreground color to gradient 'place04' - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 pixel.

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

Set your foreground to gradient 'cats01' - same settings as before.

Flood fill this layer with this gradient.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 70 - Blur 15 - color black.

Step 4

Copy tube 'winterland'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Layers - Arrange - Move down - repeat 1x.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 70 - Blur 5 - color black.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 5

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #b399a5.

Image - Resize - 60% - Smart size - All layers checked.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Minimize the window image.

Step 6

Open a new transparent image of 600 x 450 pixels.

Selections - Select all.

Copy image 'hintergrund' again.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - Plugins - Tramages - Tow the Line - with these settings:

(If it's not in filter Tramage, go to Filters Unlimited 2.0 and import it there.)

Activate your window image.

Step 7

Edit - Copy.

Go to your second image.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it to the upper right corner - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 70 - Blur 15 - color black.

Step 8

Copy tube 'hjr_misted_achanceatlove'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 70 - Blur 5 - color black.

Place the tube on the left side.

Step 9

Copy tube 'klok1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 70 - Blur 15 - color black.

Place the clock in the lower right corner.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 10

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - color #b399a5.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 6 pixels - white.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - color #b399a5.

Click with your Magic wand in the white border.

Set your foreground back to gradient 'cats01' - same settings as before.

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

Selections - Select none.

Step 11

Activate your Text tool - font at your choice.

Type a text at your choice with the gradient.

Place the text upper left.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 70 - Blur 5 - color black.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Image - Resize - with these settings:

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Step 12

Layers - New raster layer.

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 tutorial :-)

 

Translated by Zial on October 27, 2012

 

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