Strange Body

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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 plugins:

Flaming Pear - Flexify 2

Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugins in your Plugin folder.


you can download the materials.

It contains: 2 tubes - 1 color label - 1 mask.


Permission to use the tubes


The tubes are by Jenny and Mou.

The mask is by Cameron.

The other tubes are unknown to me.

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


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 and the mask in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #cad1d7 (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #6e6e6e (or at your choice).

Open a transparent image of 650 x 550 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

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

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Effects - Texture effects - Texture - Square - with these settings:

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

Set your background to color #050606.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 270 - Repeats 0 - Invert checked - see images below (or at your choice):

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

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flexify 2 - the Tab color = #371b21 - if you have a square with 'Lines', the color is #000000 (black) - Background color is #ffffff (white) - with these settings:

Image - Resize - 95% - All layers not checked.

Step 4

Layers - Duplicate.

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

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - with these settings:

Place it at your choice or look at main image.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 65 - Blur 7 - color black.

Step 5

Open tube 'Jen_Vrouw_56_29-08-2009'.

Image - Resize - Height 450 pixels.

Edit - Copy - Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place her on the right side in the circle.

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

Step 6

Open tube 'mou_ribbon calla'.

Image - Resize - Height 300 pixels.

Edit - Copy - Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Put the flower on a nice place or see main image.

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

Step 7

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 8

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 5 pixels - background color.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

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 August 20, 2010.

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 14, 2015