Lesson 76

Mieke, heel erg bedankt voor je toestemming om je lessen te mogen vertalen.

Thank you Mieke, for your permission to translate your beautiful tutorials.

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This tutorial was made in PSP X2, but can also be made in the other versions.

Some knowledge of PSP is recommended.


For this tutorial you need the following plugin:

DSB Flux - Blast

You can download the plugin

Place or install the plugins into your Plugin folder.


you can download the materials.

It contains: 4 tubes - 1 texture.

Place the texture in your Texture folder.


The tubes are by Anne, Bienetre, LuzCristina and MB.

Thank you so much for your beautiful tubes.


Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #863110.

Set your background color to #f7f9d8.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Linear' - Angle 228 - Repeats 0.

Open a transparent image of 600 x 400 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Effects - Distortion effects - Pixelate: 31-31.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 2

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 30 pixels.

Flood fill the selection with your background color.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - New raster layer.

Click on your Selection tool - see image below:

Custom selection - with these settings:

Switch your colors.

Flood fill the selection with your background gradient.

Effects - Distortion effects - Pixelate: 31-31.

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Effects - Texture effects - Texture - find texture 'JC_093' - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Image - Flip.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Flip - Image - Mirror.

Place the right part against the left part - see image below:

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Step 4

Close this layer for now.

Activate your background layer.

Click with your Magic wand (Tolerance and Feather to 0) in the middle of the light area.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'rand-mb4'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 38 - Blur 22 - color black.

Layers - Bring to top.

Open the closed layer.

Step 5

Copy tube 'still life fleurs jaune et pot abeille by bienetre 060209'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the left side and a little down - see main image.

Layers - Duplicate.

Activate the layer below.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Hard light.

Activate the top layer.

Step 6

Copy tube 'model12'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place her on the right side - see main image.

Move this layer below the 'rand-mb4' layer.

Step 7

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 25 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your background gradient.

Effects - Plugins - DSB Flux - Blast - with these settings:

Repeat this plugin 3 times - same settings, but Direction to:

1x Right.

1x Upwards.

1x Downwards.

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

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Chisel - 2 pixels - foreground color (#863110).

Selections - Select none.

Step 8

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 lesson :-)

Hugs Mieke


This lesson was written by Mieke.

This lesson is and remains the property of Mieke.

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

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


Translated by Zial on November 15, 2016