Along the Sea

Jannie, thank you so much for your permission that I may translate this beautiful lesson.


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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 plugin:

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames

You can download the plugin


Place or install the plugin in your Plugin folder.


you can download the materials.

It contains: 2 tubes - 1 mask - 1 silver pattern.

Place the mask in your Mask folder.

Place the pattern in your Pattern folder.


The tubes are by Lexis and Marcio C.

The mask is by Brujita.


I want to thank all the makers of 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 in PSP - minimize them for now.

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

Set your background color to #000000 (or at your choice).

Open a transparent image of 650 x 500 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

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

Layes - Merge - Merge group.

Step 2

Copy tube 'lexis-MistedM04'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place her on the left side - see my example.

Step 3

Open tube 'mc1254'.

Activate your Eraser.

Erase every thing but not the 2 birds.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 50% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x.

Place them as you like.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Layes - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

This part was easy, wasn't it!

Step 4

Now you are making the border.

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

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new image.

Effects - 3D effects - Photo effects - Black white film - with these settings:

Edit - Copy.

Minimize this image for now.

Step 5

Back to your first crea.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 50 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Paste in to the selection (the image you just copied).

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert 5 - Hor 7 - Opacity 100 - Blur 30 - color black.

Selections - Select none.

Step 6

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames - Glass Frame 1 - with these settings:

Repeat Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames - Glass Frame 1 - with these settings: 65 - 128.

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Flood fill the selection with your silver pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 8

Save your crea as a jpg file and you're done!


I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)


This lesson was written by Jannie.

This lesson is and remains the property of Jannie.

You are not allowed to copy or distribute my lessons without her written permission.

All my lessons are self designed ... so any agreement is purely coincidental.


Translated by Zial on December 30, 2015