SPRING
PSP8/9

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ January 2007
Copyright 2007 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials


" springflowers.jpg "
" SeptSunflowerCorner_KK.tub "
Click link... then....
Right click and Save Image As to a folder on your computer


'goldfill1' pattern
Click link... then....
Right click and Save Image As to your PSP Patterns folder


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**
EYE CANDY3 **
http://www.pircnet.com/downloads.html


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In your MATERIALS PALLETTE load the 'goldfill1' pattern' in the foreground.
ANGLE = 0
SCALE = 100


Open the "springflowers.jpg" in your PSP workspace
WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image


Using your duplicate image
LAYERS >>> PROMOTE BACKGROUND LAYER
LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE (FOUR times)

Close all layers except the last one.



SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 10
EDIT >>> CLEAR
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL




SELECTIONS >>> INVERT
LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with GOLD
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 120
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 USERS: CHECK CONTIGUOUS

Select the Gold border

EFFECTS >>> 3D Effects >>> Drop Shadow
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 55
Blur = 0

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus ) 1
Click OK

DESELECT

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Rename this layer " MERGED 1"



CLOSE "Merged 1"
OPEN and activate " Copy (3) of Raster 1"


SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 40
EDIT >>> CLEAR
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL




SELECTIONS >>> INVERT
LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with GOLD
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

With your MAGIC WAND ... same settings
Select the Gold border

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Use the same settings
Click OK

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to 1
Click OK
DESELECT

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Rename this layer " MERGED 2 "



CLOSE "Merged 2 "
OPEN and activate "Copy (2) of Raster 1"

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 55
EDIT >>> CLEAR
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL



SELECTIONS >>> INVERT
LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with GOLD
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

With your MAGIC WAND ... same settings
Select the Gold border

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Use the same settings
Click OK

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to 1
Click OK
DESELECT

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Rename this layer " MERGED 3 "



CLOSE "Merged 2 "
OPEN and activate "Copy of Raster 1"

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 55
EDIT >>> CLEAR
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>> DROP SHADOW



DESELECT



OPEN ALL LAYERS

We are going to create a second frame from this one later...
SO.. save this image as " SPRING1.psp" image now.


WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Save the duplicated image as "SPRING2.psp"
then minimise

Go back to the "SPRING1" image
IMAGE >>> CANVAS SIZE



With your MAGIC WAND .. same settings
Select the outer transparent area



LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> BRING TO TOP
Flood fill with GOLD

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Use the same settings
Click OK

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to 1
Click OK
DESELECT



Open the " SeptSunflowerCorner_KK.jpg " tube

Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY from the options

Go to your frame image
Activate MERGED 1
LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Right click on the Title Bar of your frame image
and select PASTE AS NEW SELECTION from the options.

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 50%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

Reposition with your MOVER TOOL to the bottom left corner



DESELECT

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>> PERSPECTIVE SHADOW



LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE ALL (Flatten)

Save as a .jpg image


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