SERENITY
PSP8/9/X

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ April 2007
Copyright © 2007/8 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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There is a similar tutorial (I lost the link) on the internet
BUT it used plugins.
I wanted to see if I could create a similar result using no plugins.

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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 and SAVE
JFcork3.jpg
Save to your PSP Patterns folder

This tube is a "MUST HAVE"
Right click and SAVE TARGET AS
JF_shapes2.psp
Save to a folder on your computer

These tubes are OPTIONAL
Right click and SAVE TARGET AS

CORNER: Image9.psp (38kb)
LADY in centre of image: JR_JOHNSR.psp (382kb)
SWANS: 1-fly-schwan04.psp (153kb)
TREES: TREES W3523 PJW.psp (296kb)
SEAGULLS: SEAGULLS 3895 PJW.psp (22kb)
MOON & CLOUDS: IDI[Mist]Scenic4@5[1].4.6.psp (365kb)
OCEAN LINER: Octopus-Paul Allens Yacht~FBR 4-15-05.psp (139kb)
Save to a folder on your computer

Plugins

NONE

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REMEMBER TO SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN

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In your MATERIALS PALETTE
Load the '
#b4b4de ' PALE BLUE Solid colour in your foreground
Load the '
#9596d3 ' BLUE Solid colour in your background


Load the '
JFcork3.jpg ' pattern in your background
using the settings below.




Open up the "
JF_shapes2.psp " tube
WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image

Go to your LAYER PALETTE
Right click on Raster 2 and select DELETE.



With Raster 1 active

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

PSPX: Use all layers = UNChecked


Select the Purple octagon

Flood fill with the CORK pattern background

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE
ADJUST >>> Hue & Saturation >>> Colorize




EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
COLOUR = " #723a34 "



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

DESELECT



Change the ANGLE on the '
JFcork3.jpg ' pattern in your background to 45

Activate " Copy of Raster 1 " layer

With your Magic Wand.... same settings
Select the smaller BROWN octagon
Flood fill with the CORK pattern background

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE

PSP8/9:- ADJUST >>> Brightness & Contrast >>> Gamma Correction .58

PSPX:- ADJUST >>> Brightness & Contrast >>> Histogram Adjustment



ADJUST >>> Hue & Saturation >>> Colorize
Same settings

ADJUST >>> Brightness & Contrast >>> Brightness & Contrast
Brightness = 20
Contrast = 0

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Same settings

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

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE



Select your DEFORMATION tool
PSPX: Select your PICK tool >>> View Ruler
Drag the centre top node down to the 80 pixel mark on the ruler
and
Drag the centre bottom node up to the 400 pixel mark on the ruler




Click the "Reset rectangle" icon



LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the CUSTOM SELECTION symbol



Flood fill with the '
#9596d3 ' BLUE Solid colour

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
Flood fill the same area with the same colour

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

Flood fill with the '
#b4b4de ' PALE BLUE Solid colour

EFFECTS >>> ILLUMINATION EFFECTS >>> SUNBURST





SELECTIONS >>> INVERT
ADJUST >>> ADD/REMOVE NOISE >>> ADD NOISE



EFFECTS >>> DISTORTION EFFECTS >>> WIND



ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE



DESELECT

Activate the MERGED layer
LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE
IMAGE >>> FLIP

With your MOVER tool drag the duplicated image to the bottom as shown below




PSP8 INSTRUCTIONS
ADJUST>> ADD/REMOVE NOISE >>> ADD NOISE
ADJUST>> SOFTEN >>> SOFTEN MORE  
ADJUST>> BLUR>>> MOTION BLUR
ADJUST>> BLUR>>> MOTION BLUR
ADJUST>> BLUR>>> MOTION BLUR
ADJUST>> BLUR>>> MOTION BLUR
ADJUST>> SHARPEN >>> SHARPEN MORE  
EDIT>> REPEAT>>> SHARPEN MORE  
 
ADJUST>> BRIGHTNESS & CONTRAST >>> Brightness/Contrast
   
In your layer palette change the BLEND MODE to HUE (Legacy)

Change the OPACITY to 85%

PSP9 / PSPX INSTRUCTIONS


ADJUST >>> BLUR >>> RADIAL BLUR




ADJUST >>> BLUR >>> MOTION BLUR



REPEAT MOTION BLUR changing ANGLE to 270

On your LAYER PALETTE
Change the BLEND MODE to MULTIPLY and the OPACITY to 60



ALL VERSIONS


LAYERS >>> Arrange >>> Move Down





Open up the "
IDI[Mist]Scenic4@5[1].4.6.psp " tube

Activate Raster 1 on the tube image

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

Go to your working image and Right click on the Title Bar
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

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

Reposition with your MOVER tool as shown below



On your LAYER PALETTE
Change the BLEND MODE to LUMINANCE (Legacy)


ACTIVATE THE 'MERGED' LAYER

Open the "
JR_JOHNSR.psp " tube

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

Go to your working image and Right click on the Title Bar
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 45%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition as shown below



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE
IMAGE >>> FLIP
Reposition as shown below
LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN




EFFECTS >>> DISTORTION EFFECTS >>> WIND



Change the OPACITY on this layer ( Copy of Raster 4 ) to 60%




Activate Raster 4


Open the "
1-fly-schwan04.psp " tube

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

Go to your working image and Right click on the Title Bar
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.


IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 45%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition as shown below



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE
IMAGE >>> FLIP
Reposition as shown below
LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN



EFFECTS >>> DISTORTION EFFECTS >>> WIND




Activate Raster 5


Open the "
SEAGULLS 3895 PJW.psp " tube

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

Go to your working image and Right click on the Title Bar
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

Reposition as shown below




Activate Raster 6


Open the "
Octopus-Paul Allens Yacht~FBR 4-15-05.psp " tube

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

Go to your working image and Right click on the Title Bar
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 25%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

Select your DEFORMATION tool
PSPX: Select the PICK tool
and move the node indicated upwards so that
the base of the ship is parallel to the horizon




Reposition sitting on the horizon

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE
IMAGE >>> FLIP
Reposition as shown below
LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN



EFFECTS >>> DISTORTION EFFECTS >>> WIND





Activate Raster 7

Open the "
TREES W3523 PJW.psp " tube

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

Go to your working image and Right click on the Title Bar
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

IMAGE >>> FLIP
Reposition as shown below



ADJUST >>> COLOUR BALANCE >>> NEGATIVE IMAGE
PSPX: IMAGE >>> NEGATIVE IMAGE

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

IMAGE >>> FLIP
IMAGE >>> MIRROR
Reposition as shown below




ADJUST >>> COLOUR BALANCE >>> NEGATIVE IMAGE
LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE



On your LAYER PALETTE, Close Raster 9 and Copy of Raster 9
Activate one of the other layers
LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

LAYERS >>> Arrange >>> Send to bottom

Close all layers
Activate Raster 9
but do not open

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

Open up the "
Image9.psp " tube

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

Go to your working image and Right click on the Title Bar
and select PASTE INTO SELECTION from the options.

DESELECT

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

IMAGE >>> FLIP

Open all layers

Reposition as shown below



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 black corner

Flood fill with BLUE "
#9596d3 "

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 60
Blur = 0

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

DESELECT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = -6
Colour = Black
Opacity = 62
Blur = 10.00


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

Save as .jpg image



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