Brigitte, dank je wel voor je toestemming om deze mooie les te vertalen.

Brigitte, thank you so much for your permission to translate this beautiful lesson.


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For this lesson you need the following plugin:

Greg's Factory - Pool Shadow

You can download the plugin


Place or install the plugin in your Plugin folder.


you can download the materials.

It contains: 4 tubes.


The tubes are by Bella, Marif and TW.

I want to thank all the makers of the beautiful tubes.

Please don't remove the watermark.

The Copyright belongs to the original artist.

Let the credit to the maker.


Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #8F775E (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #64493E (or at your choice).

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

Open a transparent image of 600 x 500 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow - with these settings:

Step 2

Copy tube 'Marif_2006_octobre_misted_paysage027'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the right side, almost against the edge.

Step 3

Copy tube '22[1].09.04-bella-Old_Gumper'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place him on the left side.

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

Set the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Your layer palette looks like this:

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 72 - Blur 3 - color black.

Step 4

Copy tube 'tw_sun4'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 40% - All layers not checked.

Place her a little to the right and almost to the top edge.

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

Step 5

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

You can still move your tubes until you are satisfied.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Edit - Copy.

Step 6

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 15 pixels - yellow.

Selections - Invert.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Invert.

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

Repeat with Vert and Hor to -5 (minus 5).

Step 7

Activate your Text tool - font at your choice.

Type your text and put it on a nice place.

Or upper left - see my example.

You can also use the text that I add to the zip.

Step 8

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


I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)


This lesson was written by Brigitte

This lesson is and remains the property of Brigitte.

You are not allowed to copy or distribute my lessons without my written permission.

All my lessons are self designed ... so any agreement is purely coincidental.


Translated by Zial on December 30, 2015