Train of Life

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This tutorial was made in PSP X2, but can also be made in the other versions.

The copyright rests solely with me.

 

For this tutorial you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugins:

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Glass

<I.C. NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

Render - Clouds (fore-/background color)

Tramage - Tow the Line

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 mask - 1 texture - 2 pictures - 1 color label.

Place the mask in your Mask folder.

Place the texture in your Texture folder.

 

You need 2 tubes of your own.

I have my tubes from Elena Dudina

 

The for the tubes should not be removed and displayed as your own.

If you use your own material, you have to adjust them.

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 800 x 600 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #b2c0cb.

Set your background color to #58708a.

The color for the frame is #19213b.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Sunburst' - with these settings:

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Effects - Texture effects - Straw wall - foreground color - with these settings:

Step 2

Copy your first tube (my first tube was the train).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move him to the right.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill your layer with your background color.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask 'masque94' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 61.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 3

Selections - Select all.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Glass - with these setting:

Selections - Select none.

Effects - Texture effects - Mosaic antique - with these settings:

Step 4

Activate your tube layer.

Activate your Eraser - setting soft fluff - Size 150 - Step 5 - Density 100 - Opacity 100.

Erase carefully the surroundings of the train - see image below:

Activate your top layer.

Activate your Selection tool - Rectangle.

Make a selection as shown below:

Step 5

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill the selection with your foreground color.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Selections - Select none.

Close this 2 layers for now.

Make the following selection:

Set your background to texture '@nn_130410_TXT_012_tdstudio' - Angle 0 - Scale 100 - see image below:

Flood fill the selection with this texture.

Effects - Plugins - Virtual Painter - Virtual Painter 4 - Oil Painting:

Selections - Select none.

Step 6

Open the 2 closed layers.

Activate layer 5 (with your background color).

Selections - Selection all.

Selections - Float.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 15 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Move it so, that there appears an even border around the top layer.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Tramages - Tow the Line - default settings - see image below:

Activate your top layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert 4 - Hor 7 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - foreground color.

Step 7

Layers - New Raster layer.

Activate your Text tool - find a beautiful font.

Type the text 'The Train of Life' or your own text.

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

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Place this layer below the first text with Selection and Modus to Schuintrekken.

Place your text as you like.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Step 8

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 15 pixel - the third color.

Promote background to layer.

Selections - Selections all.

Selections - Float - Selections Defloat.

Selections - invert.

Step 9

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Render - Clouds (fore-/background color) - default settings - see image below:

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - default settings.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Tramages - Tow the Line - default settings - see image below:

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - with these settings:

Effects - Ilumination effects - Lights - with these settings (note: you have to use them all 5):

Selections - Select none.

Step 10

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

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

 

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

 

Black4Roses

November 14,2016

 

Translated by Zial on March 24, 2017

 

 

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