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This tutorial was made in PSP 9, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this tutorial you need the following plugin:

Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 4 tubes - 1 picture - 1 selection - 1 font.

Place the selection in your Selection folder.

Open the font and minimize it.

 

Permission to use the tubes

 

The tubes are by Coline, Guismo, Joni and Suzi Sgai.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes and picture.

 

The other tubes are unknown to me.

If they are yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credit.

 

Please don't remove the watermark.

The Copyright belongs to the original artist.

Let the credit to the maker.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #bb6926 (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #813f1b (or at your choice).

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

Step 2

Open a transparent image of 650 x 550 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

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

Press Delete.

Step 3

Selections - Invert.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy picture 'HIGHLANDS'.

Back to your working image - paste into the selection.

Step 4

Selections - Invert.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Effects - Plugins - Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow - default settings - see image below:

Selections - Select none.

Step 5

Copy tube 'calguismontageafriq_'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 65 - Blur 2 - color black.

Step 6

Copy tube 'femme_sabre'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

Place her on the right side - see main image.

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

Step 7

Open tube 'SS_640_Misted'.

Image - Resize - Width 400 pixels.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place them on the left side.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 65 - Blur 2 - background color.

Step 8

Open tube 'JONI_GIRAFFE_FAMILY_6_07_06_JONI'.

Select a group - Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new image.

Image - Resize - Height 200 pixels.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place them left below.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 65 - Blur 2 - color black.

Step 9

Activate your Text tool - font Elephant - Size 48 - see image below:

Switch your colors - your background is now on gradient - Invert not checked - see image below:

Type your text and place it down - a little to the left.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Step 10

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Float - Selections - De-float.

Effects - Plugins - Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow - default settings.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert -20 (minus 20) - Hor 25 - Opacity 65 - Blur 7 - color black.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 65 - Blur 1 - color black.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Hard light.

Step 11

You can move your tubes if you like.

Edit - Copy merged.

Step 12

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 4 pixels - color black.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 30 pixels - foreground color (#bb6926).

Activate your Magic wand - with these settings:

Select the last border with your Magic wand.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

Adjust - Blur - Motion blur - with these settings:

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 100 - Blur 50 - color black.

Selections - Select none.

Step 13

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 :-)

 

If you want your crea in my Gallery:

Image - Resize - Width 700 pixels.

Save your crea as a jpg file and please send me an email with your crea.

 

This lesson was written by Gerrie on November 1, 2009.

This lesson is and remains the property of Gerrie.

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.

All my lessons are registered with TWI.

 

Translated by Zial on May 17, 2014

 

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