Mermaid

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

 

For this tutorial you need the following plugins:

Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow

Vizros - Box

You have to install this plugin - click on Register add the code and click OK.

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 4 tubes - 1 mask.

 

Permission to use the tubes

 

The tubes are by Ana and Lilly.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes and mask.

 

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 #92c8d2 (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #fefe00 (or at your choice).

Open a transparent image of 400 x 400 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'mask49' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance more.

Step 3

Selections - Select all.

Copy tube 'fantasy cosmos'.

Back to your working image - paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Adjust - Sharpness - High-pass sharpness - with these settings:

Layers - Promote background to layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 4

Effects - Plugins - Vizros - Box - with these settings:

Activate your Magic wand - with these settings:

Click with your Magic wand 1x in the white area.

Press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Minimize this image for now.

Step 5

Open a new transparent image of 650 x 550 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'mask49' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance more.

Step 6

Selections - Select all.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'Spirograph'.

Back to your working image - paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Hard light.

Step 7

Activate your minimized image.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the middle of the left side - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

Layers - Duplicate.

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

Place this one next/under the left one - see main image.

Step 8

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Resize - 90% - All layers not checked.

Place this one a slightly to the middle and left under the other box out - see main image.

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Right - 15.

Step 9

You still can move the tubes as you like.

Step 10

Activate layer Copy 2 from raster 2.

Layers - Duplicate.

Place this one on the right side in the middle.

Repeat this 2x.

The last one: Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Right - 15.

Step 11

Open tube 'byAna_mermaid'.

Image - Resize - Height 400 pixels.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Step 12

Open tube 'lilly'.

Image - Resize - Width 560 pixels.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Step 13

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Step 14

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

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

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 30 pixels - color white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 1 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

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

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Chisel - background color - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 15

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 800 pixels.

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

 

This lesson was written by Gerrie on July 5, 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 June 1, 2014

 

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