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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:

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames

Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow

VM Natural - Sparkle

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 patterns.

You need a picture and an accent tube of your own.

 

Step 1

Open your picture, accent and the patterns in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #7d9152.

Set your background color to #3c442f.

Set your background to your silver- or gold pattern - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Open a transparent image of 650 x 500 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Step 2

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

Select this border with your Magic wand - Outside checked - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with your silver- or gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

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

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver- or gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 3

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 15 pixels - background color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Effects - Texture effects - Blinds - foreground color - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 4

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout:

Vert and Hor 4 - Opacity 60 - Blur 10 - color black.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to minus 4.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver- or gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 5

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

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver- or gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 6

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 20 pixels - color #707f4b.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

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

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames - Glass Frame 1 - 64 - 64.

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver- or gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

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

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver- or gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 8

Image - Add borders - Symmetric not checked - background color - with these settings:

Select this border with your Magic wand.

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

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle - with these settings:

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 9

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver- or gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

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

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver- or gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 10

Image - Add borders - Symmetric not checked - background color - with these settings:

Select this border with your Magic wand.

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

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle - same settings as before.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - same settings as before.

Selections - Select none.

Step 11

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver- or gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

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

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver- or gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 12

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

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

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise - with these settings:

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 13

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 14

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver- or gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 15

Open your picture.

Resize if necessary.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Step 16

Open your accent tube.

Image - Resize - Height 220 pixels.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Put it on a nice place.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert minus 2 - Hor 4 - Opacity 70 - Blur 6 - color black.

Step 17

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Image - Resize - Width 750 pixels - All layers checked.

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 November 11, 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 20, 2013

 

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