Winter is Coming

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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

You can download the plugin

Place or install the plugin in your Plugin folder.

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


you can download the materials.

It contains: 5 tubes - 1 mask - 1 script.

Place the script in your scripts limited folder.


The tubes are by Bhyma and Johanna.

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 and the mask in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground to #ffffff (white).

Set your background to #810016 (or choose your own red color).

Open tube 'bhyma_navicuc_01_09' - Remove the watermark layer.

This is your working image.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this image with your foreground color.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - load mask 'sg_abstract-blocks-faded' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

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

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Edit - Copy - minimize this image for now.

Step 3

Open a new transparent image of 758 x 576 pixels.

Selections - Select all.

Copy tube 'winterframe'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 4

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

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

Selections - Modify - Expand - 2 pixels.

Paste into the selection (your minimized frame is still in memory).

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 5

Copy tube 'lataarn 415 hoog2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the right side - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 60 - Blur 4 - color white.

Step 6

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 20 pixels - background color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with white.

Step 7

If your script bar is not active by default, then just do this:

Image - Toolbars - Script.

Find script 'ss-TripleChiselFrame-00' - click Run - see image below:

Take as Chisel color a red color of the creation.

You will get this by go to the creation.

Your pipette automatically becomes visible.

Say yes on the question if you want a transparent border.

With each subsequent screen, click OK.

The border will look like this:

Step 8

Open tube 'JHanna_250 tube'.

Image - Resize - Height 360 pixels.

Image - Mirror - Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place her on the right side.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 60 - Blur 4 - color black.

Step 9

If you want to use the pun-up:

Copy the top layer of tube 'Pin-up on the snow _@el'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

Place her on the right side.

Feel free to use the snow at your own choice.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 60 - Blur 4 - color black.

Step 10

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

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 10, 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 11, 2013