CHRISTMAS
PSP8/9/X

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

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This was created using PSP9 but can be adapted for other versions of PSP.

You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials
LEFT CLICK >>> SAVE
km06b.jpg
ChristmasTree_White_LG_patao.psp
CH02032.pspimage
xmas21.tub
twinkle.tub
Save to a folder on your computer

goldfill1.bmp
Save to your PSP Textures folder

SAGINAW_.TTF

Save to your WINDOWS >>> FONTS folder
or
to a folder where you store your extra fonts.



Plugins

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



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Open your images in PSP and minimize


Open up the
km06b.jpg image in your PSP workspace
WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Minimize the original Image

LAYERS >>> Promote background layer

IMAGE >>> FLIP

EFFECTS>>> GEOMETRIC EFFECTS >>> SKEW



IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 85%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED



Go back to the
km06b.jpg image

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

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

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

EFFECTS>>> GEOMETRIC EFFECTS >>> SKEW
COLOUR = "
#fd001d "





LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 85%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Flood fill with RED "
#fd001d "

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 85%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED



ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 85%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE

Reposition with your MOVER tool



EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> PAGE CURL

Curl Colour =GREEN " #2d6318 "
Edge Mode Colour =RED " #fd001d "





Reposition with your MOVER tool



Repeat PAGE CURL but change 'corner' setting

.

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image and select COPY from the options

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

CLOSE THE MERGED LAYER

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Flood fill with RED "
#fd001d "

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 85%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED




ACTIVATE RASTER 1

EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9/X: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX: There is no " Sample Merged"

PSPX: Use all layers = UNChecked


Select the area shown below



LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

In your MATERIALS PALETTE
Load the '
goldfill 1 ' pattern in your foreground
using the settings below.




DOUBLE BORDER 1
Flood fill with the gold pattern

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2
EDIT >>> CLEAR

DOUBLE BORDER 2
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2
Flood fill with the gold pattern
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2
EDIT >>> CLEAR

DOUBLE BORDER 3
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2
Flood fill with the gold pattern
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2
EDIT >>> CLEAR

DESELECT



EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 50
Blur = 0

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Reposition with your MOVER tool



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

EFFECTS >>> REFLECTION EFFECTS >>> ROTATING MIRROR






LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> FLIP

IMAGE >>> MIRROR

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 75%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

Reposition with your MOVER tool


CLOSE THE TOP 2 LAYERS
ACTIVATE THE MERGED LAYER SHOWN



Reposition with your MOVER tool



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

Reposition with your MOVER tool



OPEN ALL LAYERS EXCEPT THE BOTTOM MERGED LAYER
RIGHT CLICK ON THE BOTTOM MERGED LAYER
AND SELECT "DELETE" FROM THE OPTIONS

YOUR LAYER PALETTE SHOULD NOW LOOK LIKE THIS



and your IMAGE like this



ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Merged

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



REPEAT DROP SHADOW changing DIRECTION to 125



ACTIVATE THE TOP "Copy of Merged" layer



REPEAT DROP SHADOW ... Same settings

REPEAT DROP SHADOW changing DIRECTION to 315



ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Merged

Open the
ChristmasTree_White_LG_patao.psp image in your PSP workspace

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

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

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 90%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

Reposition with your MOVER tool



ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

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



Open the
CH02032.pspimage image in your PSP workspace

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

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

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 80%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

Reposition with your MOVER tool



ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

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



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

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Open the
twinkle.tub image in your PSP workspace

Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Rectangle
Mode = Replace
Feather = 0
Antialias = Checked

Select the centre 'twimkle'



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

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



DESELECT

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



DESELECT

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



DESELECT

Open the
xmas21.tub image in your PSP workspace

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

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

Reposition with your MOVER tool



In your LAYER PALETTE drag Raster 4 below the "Copy of Merged" layer


.

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

ACTIVATE RASTER 3

In your MATERIALS PALETTE

Load SOLID WHITE in your background

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Select your TEXT tool



Enter "Joy to the world"

Click APPLY



EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 50
Blur = 0

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



DESELECT

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 50
Blur = 0

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

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

Save as .gif image

I saved it as a GIF image so that the RED won't bleed in you final result.
If your save it as a JPG image the RED areas end up mottled.


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