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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:

FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss

Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugins in your Plugin folder.

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


you can download the materials.

It contains: 2 tubes - 1 mask - 1 font.

Place the mask in your mask folder.

Open the font and minimize it, or load fonts by Tool of font FXplorer and it's in your font in PSP.


The tube 'flowers172.pspimage' is by Mona.

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.

Open tube 'strikje' - Image - Resize - Width 250 pixels - minimize for now.

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

Set your foreground color to #d6cbb9.

Set your background color to #443b2c.

Open a transparent image of 650 x 550 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

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

Layers - Load/save Mask - Load mask from disk - load mask 'maskmilie06' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - default settings.

Step 3

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

Select the middle of the mask.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'flowers172'.

Paste into the selection.

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

Selections - Select none.

Step 4

Open tube 'strikje'.

Image - Resize - Width 250 pixels.

If you use other colors use the H and the S in your color palette to change the colors.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 65 - Blur 4 - color black.

Step 5

Activate your Text tool - font Tsarine Anastasia Script - Size 48.

Type your text and put it on a nice place.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur 0 - color black.

Step 6

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 25

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Image - Resize - Width 500 pixels (optional).

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


I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)


This lesson was written by Gerrie on March 31, 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 April 10, 2013