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


For this lesson you need the following plugins:

Custom plugin - Emboss_3 (place it in your Preset folder)

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - &<Bkg Designer sf10I (you have to import this plugin into Filters Unlimited 2.0)

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugin in your Plugin folder.

If you have to install the plugin, you have to restart your PSP, so they work immediately.


you can download the materials.

It contains: 3 tubes - 1 mask.

Place the mask in your Mask folder.

You need a nice font of your own - open it and minimize it.


The tubes are by Jeany and Lisa G.

The other tubes are unknown to me.

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


Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes and mask.

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 #dee0af (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #698465 (or at your choice).

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 3 - Invert not checked - see image below:

Open a transparent image of 900 x 600 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask 'c_rahmen5' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Effects - Custom plugin - Emboss_3 - default settings - see image below:

Step 3

Activate your Magic wand - Outside checked - with these settings:

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

Copy tube 'narcisse_01'.

Back to your working image.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 4

Copy tube 'poussins_01'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place them on the right side against the edge of the mask - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 60 - Blur 3 - color black.

Step 5

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 6

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 1 pixel - background color.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 1 pixel - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 50 pixels - background color.

Select the last border with your Magic wand.

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - default settings - see image below:

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - &<Bkg Designer sf10 I> - ALFs Border Mirror Bevel - with these settings:

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 100 - Blur 50 - color black.

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

Copy tube 'LisaGŠ_Tubes_BeautygirlSeries_141'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 115% - All layers not checked.

Place her left below.

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp mask: 1 - 64 - 4.

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

Step 8

Activate your Text tool - font LMS_My_Favorite_Rabbit - Size 48 - Made as Vector - see image below:

Type your text and put it on a nice place or see main image.

Turn it a little.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

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

Step 9

If you want your crea in my gallery:

Place resize it to Width 800 pixels.

And send me an email with your crea and the name of the lesson.


I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)


This lesson was written by Gerrie on January 27, 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 February 2, 2014