Harlekina, thank you very much for your permission that I may translate your tutorials.

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

For this lesson you need the following plugins:

Adjust - Variations

MuRa's Meister - Clouds

(David Blends) Photo Tools - Frosted Edger

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 5 tubes - 2 brushes - 1 color label - 1 mask - 1 gradient.

Export the brushes in PSP - Custom brush - to your Brush folder.

Place the gradient in your Gradient folder.

Place the mask in your Mask folder.

 

The mask is by Kris.

The WordArt is by Dani.

The pictures are bed by Harlekina.

 

** Step 1 **

Open all pictures in PSP.

Set your foreground color to #b2a8e7.

Set your background color to #e99fac.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground/background' - Linear - Horzontal and Vertical 0 - Invert not checked.

Open a transparent image of 640 x 480 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Layers - Duplicate.

Close the bottom layer - activate the top layer.

 

** Step 2 **

Copy tube 'IglsAlpesAustria'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers ot checked.

Image - Mirror.

Place it on top of your image.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Soft light.

 

** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'DragonLakeChongwen-BeijingChina'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x 80% - All layers not checked.

Place this one a bit to the right and at the bottom.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Soft light.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Open the bottom layer.

Click 1x on Original (upper left) - click 2x on lighter (totaly upper right).

 

** Step 4 **

Effects - Plugins - Adjust - Variations.

Layers - New raster layer.

Your foreground color is still #b2a8e7.

Set your background color to #ffe0aa.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground/background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 3.

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask '98-kris' - with these settings:

Activate your Magic wand - Feather and Tolerance 0.

Click in the border of the mask.

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

 

** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'Beautifulwoman'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x 80% - All layers not checked repeat 1x with 90%.

Place it on the right side, against the bottom edge and on the right side a little over the edge.

Press Delete.

Selections - Invert.

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 65 - Blur 30 - black.

Selections - Select none.

Activate the woman's layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor -5 (minus 5) - Opacity 50 - Blur 15 - color black.

 

** Step 6 **

Copy tube 'hunk02'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Repeat 1x with 80% and 1x with 90%.

Place him a little to the left.

Activate your merged layer.

Activate your Eraser - Opacity 8 - Size 10.

Erase carefully the part of the man.

On your background it will look like this:

Activate your top layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor -5 (minus 5) - Opacity 50 - Blur 15 - color black.

 

** Step 7 **

Place the brushtip and script in your Brush folder.

If the brush isn't working, there is an original WordArt in the zip file.

To make a brush of it, you do the following:

1.

Cut the picture so that all the empty space completely is gone.

If you don't do that, the brush will be bigger than intended.

2.

Image - Resize - 4x 80% - All layers checked - (a brush can not be bigger then 500 pixels on the longest side).

3.

Files - Export - Custom brush.

4.

Give it a name - set the settings as shown below:

If you're done:

Activate your Brush tool - find brush 'littlemoments, bigmemories' - or find the brush you just made - Size 280 - Opacity 100.

Layers - New raster layer.

Stamp a few times on your image, but be sure that you keep your mouse still.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - color black.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

 

** Step 8 **

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - foreground color (#b2a8e7).

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - background color (#e99fac).

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - foreground color (#b2a8e7).

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders 15 pixels - different color.

Selections - Invert.

Flood fill the selection with gradient 'pastelrainbow' (in the zip) - Angle 45 - Repeats 0 - Invert not checked.

Do you want to make your own gradient, click for explanation.

 

** Step 9 **

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - foreground color (#b2a8e7).

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - background color (#e99fac).

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - foreground color (#b2a8e7).

Selections - Invert.

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

 

** Step 10 **

Effects - Plugins - Photo Tools - Frosted Edger - Color - with these settings:

Add your name and/or watermark.

Resize if you want and save your crea as a Jpg file.

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

September 6, 2009

 

If you have questions or anything els to report, please mail me, I will react as soon as possible.

Do you want your result in my Guestbook?

I would appreciate it, if it's not greather than 500 pixels on the longest side.

The creations that stand out in my Guestbook, I will put them in the slideshow on my site.

And maybe I will put him in this lesson.

 

Translated by Zial on July 5, 2012

 

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