Save me from the Dark

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:

AAA Filters - Transparent Frame

Brush Strokes - Angled Strokes

Mura's Meister - Copies

Xero - Porcelain

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 8 tubes - 2 brushes.

Open the materials in PSP.

 

** Step 1 **

Set your foreground color to black.

Set your background color to #4d4948.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 0 - Repeats 0 - Invert not checked.

Open a transparent image of 680 x 520 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

 

** Step 2 **

Copy tube 'poort'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it to the left, so that the left-hand port section, completely disappears.

Set the Blend mode to Luminance (L).

 

** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'krw-architecture2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it on the right side - see main image.

Set the Blend mode to Luminantie (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

 

** Step 4 **

Copy tube 'flowerwindow'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Move it, so that it completely over the input of the gate falls.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 10 - color black.

 

** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'Marif_2007_05Mai_misted_decor0161'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it at the bottom left.

Set the Blend mode to Luminance (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

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

 

** Step 6 **

Copy tube 'cutelittlegirl''.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Image - Mirror.

Move it to the bottom, with the head on the feathers of the rose.

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

 

** Step 7 **

Activate the layer below this one.

Copy tube 'gothicwomanrose'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Move it a little to the right.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Colorize: 159 - 30.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Porcelain - default settings.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 85.

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

 

** Step 8 **

Activate the top layer.

Copy tube 'Mtm_Dieren-103-@Cyp-7 aug 2008'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 6x 80% - All layers not checked.

Place the cat on the right side, just like he's on the stairs.

Set the Blend mode to Luminance (L).

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow:

Vert -20 (minus 20) - Hor 35 - Opacity 100 - Blur 10 - color black.

 

** Step 9 **

Copy tube 'window'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

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

Move it to the window - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 45.

Close the bottom layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Layers - Duplicate.

 

** Step 10 **

Activate the top layer.

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

Select the border with your Magic wand - Feather and Tolerance 0.

Selections - Invert - Selections - Modify.

Select selection borders - inside - 5 - Anti-alias checked.

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Tansparent Frame - with these settings:

frame

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 11 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Brush tool - find brush 'Save me from dark'.

Set your foreground color to #edeef2.

Click a few times with your foreground color.

Make sure your mouse isn't moving!

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Left - 90.

Place the text on the left side

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

 

** Step 12 **

Activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Mura's Meister - Copies - with these settings:

copies

Effects - Plugins - Brush Strokes - Angled strokes - with these settings:

brushstrokes

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Open the bottom layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

 

** Step 13 **

Activate the top layer.

Click with your Magic wand in the border - Feather and Tolerance 0.

Activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Tansparent Frame - same settings as before.

 

** Step 14 **

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

If necessary, resize and save your crea as a jpg file.

 

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Translated by Zial on February 14, 2012

 

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