Unicorn Dreams

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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 the following plugins:

L en K landsiteofwonders - L en K's Elvida

Sybia - Spyrozag

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 rain tube - 1 selection.

Place the selection in your Selection folder.

 

You need also 3 background pictures

and 1 tube.

 

My 2 background images are from Elena Dudina (with permission):

My head tube 'unicorn' is by © Anna Antracit

 

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.

Duplicate them with Shift+D - close the originals.

Set your foreground color to #fce9b6.

Set your background color to #dba86c.

Open a transparent image of 700 x 550 pixels.

Flood fill your image with color #543b24.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Copy your first background picture.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x.

Close the 2 top layers.

Step 3

Activate layer 2.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur: 6.

Effects - Plugins - L en K landsiteofwonders - L en K's Elvida: 58.

Effects - Distortion effects - Displacement map - preset 'Mosaic braid - or with these settings:

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 30.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance more.

Step 4

Open and activate Copy of raster 2.

Effects - Plugins - Sybia - Spyrozag - default settings - see image below:

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

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Open and activate the top layer.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Step 5

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Float - Selections - Defloat.

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout - foreground color - with these settings:

Don't deselect!

Set your foreground to gradient 'Sunburst' - Angle 0 - Repeats 0 - invert not checked.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 5 pixels.

Press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

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

Step 6

Copy your main tube.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Resize if necessary.

It's oké if your tube is a little bigger then the middle one.

Place your tube on the left side, on the edge of the middle picture.

My image looks like this:

Close the layers 2, copy of raster 2 and 5.

Activate your Magic wand - with these settings:

Click 1x in the out side border.

Activate layer 5.

Press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Open all layers.

Step 7

Layers 5 is still active.

Layers - Arrange - Move down - repeat 1x.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 40.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Activate your top layer.

Step 8

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'unicorn-dreams' - with these settings:

Flood fill both selections with your gradient.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - color #d0d0d0 - with these settings:

Step 9

Close all layers, except the upper and the lower layer.

The top layers must be active.

 Click with your Magic wand inside the left frame.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 pixel.

Step 10

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy your second background image.

Paste into the selection.

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout - same settings as before.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Step 11

Activate your top layer.

Click with your Magic wand inside the left frame.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 pixel.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy your second background image.

Paste into the selection.

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout - same settings as before.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Step 12

Activate your top layer.

Click with your Magic wand inside the right frame.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 pixel.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy your third background picture.

Paste into the selection.

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout - same settings as before.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Step 13

Activate your top layer.

With the right frame and your third background picture.

Copy your tube again.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror (vert. mirror).

Image - Resize - 2x 50% and 1x 60% - All layers not checked.

I have erase a little of the yellow fog, if you use the same tube.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Step 14

Copy tube 'rain'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Close this layer.

Step 15

Activate layer 4 (big frame in the middle).

Click with your Magic wand in the middle of the frame.

Activate your top layer.

Press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Step 16

Open all layers.

The top layer is still active.

Copy again your tube.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Resize your tube if necessary.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert 0 - Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - background color.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 17

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 5 pixels.

Press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - same settings as before.

Step 18

Activate your Text tool - find a nice font.

Type 'Unicorn Dreams' or your own text.

Place the text on top of the middle frame - see main image.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 19

Place all © references.

Don't forget to add your name and/or watermark.

Resize your crea if you want.

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

 

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

 

Black4Roses

May 4, 2017

 

Translated by Zial on May 22, 2017

 

 

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