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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:

AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow

Xero - Soft Vignette

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugins in your Plugin folder.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 2 pictures - 2 selections - 1 font.

Place the selections in your Selection folder.

Open the font and minimize it.

 

I don't know how made the pictures.

If they are yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credit.

 

Step 1

Open the pictures in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #f9f5db (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #dfae7e (or at your choice).

Open a transparent image of 850 x 550 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Selections - Select all.

Step 2

Copy picture 2.

Back to your working image - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - Image effects - Seamless tiling - default settings.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 15.

Adjust - Blur - Radial blur - with these settings:

Effects - Artistic effects - Halftone - with these settings:

Step 3

Click on your Selection tool - Rectangle.

Custom selection - with these settings:

Layers - Promote selection to layer.

Selections - Select none.

Step 4

Activate your bottom layer.

Click on your Selection tool - Rectangle.

Custom selection - change top to 160 and bottom to 165.

Layers - Promote selection to layer.

Selections - Select none.

Step 5

Close the bottom layer.

Merge the other 2 layers visible.

Effects - Image effects - Seamless tiling - default settings.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - color #623f20.

Open the bottom layer, but stay on your top layer.

Step 6

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Flip.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Burn.

If you use other colors, just play with the Blend mode until you like it.

Step 7

Open picture 1.

If you use your own pictures, make sure they are 207 x 270 pixels.

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - color #623f20.

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - color #623f20.

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

Step 8

Open picture 2.

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - color #623f20.

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - color #623f20.

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

Step 9

Copy picture 1.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - Image effects - Offset - with these settings:

Step 10

Copy picture 2.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - Image effects - Offset - set Horizontal to 250.

Your image should look like this:

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5:

Impact - Perspective Shadow - tab Settings - choose Drop Shadow, Blurry.

Click tab Basic - set the Shadow color to #623f20 - see images below:

Step 11

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'SpringTime1_MBR' - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with your background color.

Selections - Modify - Contract 1 pixel.

Flood fill the selection with your foreground color.

Selections - Modify - Contract 1 pixel.

Flood fill the selection with your background color.

Selections - Modify - Contract 1 pixel.

Flood fill the selection with your foreground color.

Selections - Select none.

Step 12

Layers - Duplicate.

Activate the original layer.

Effects - Image effects - Offset - with these settings:

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Darker.

Activate your top layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 4 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color #623f20.

Step 13

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'SpringTime2_MBR' - same settings as before.

Flood fill the selection with your background color.

Selections - Modify - Contract 1 pixel.

Flood fill the selection with your foreground color.

Selections - Modify - Contract 1 pixel.

Flood fill the selection with your background color.

Selections - Modify - Contract 1 pixel.

Flood fill the selection with your foreground color.

Selections - Select none.

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

Move this layer below the 2 pictures layer.

Step 14

Activate your top layer.

Activate your Text tool - font CircleD - with these settings:

Close your foreground color.

You're background color is still on #dfae7e.

Type your text and put it on a nice place.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 0 - foreground color.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 0 - color #623f20.

Step 15

Close all layers except the 2 bottom layers.

Activate the bottom layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Copy the merged layer.

Open all layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #623f20.

Layers - Promote background to layer.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked.

Step 16

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

You have paste the background you copied in step 15.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Step 17

Activate your top layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow - same settings as before.

Image - Rotate - Rotate clockwise - repeat 1x.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow - same settings as before.

Image - Rotate - Rotate left - repeat 1x.

Step 18

Activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Soft Vignette - with these settings:

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #623f20.

Step 19

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 Goldielock.

This lesson is and remains the property of Goldielock.

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.

 

Translated by Zial on November 7, 2014

 

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