PUDDLE


This tutorial was created by Jemima using PSP9 ~ April 2010
BUT should be creatable using all versions of PSP

Copyright 2010 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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REMEMBER TO SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN

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You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials


Colourful_Gumleaves2.jpg
stormscene.jpg
Mira_BK-PuddleDucks-dxi09.pspimage
Save to a folder on your computer


Plugins

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

** SIMPLE FILTERS **
Simple Filters

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Open up the
Colourful_Gumleaves2 image in your PSP workspace

WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image

LAYERS >>> Promote background layer

ADJUST >>> BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST >>> BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST



EFFECTS>>> GEOMETRIC EFFECTS >>> CIRCLE



With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 2
Antialias = Checked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - X2: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- X2: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSPX - X2: Use all layers = UNChecked

PSP9 - X2: ANTIALIAS = Outside

and while depressing your SHIFT KEY...

Select the areas shown below



EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

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

Select the area shown



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

Right click in your PSP workspace
and select PASTE AS NEW IMAGE from the options.

Save as a
.psp image named " stripes "

Close the image shown below



Open a new image 600 x 480
Transparent background
PSPX - X2: Colour Depth = 8bits/channel

Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the CUSTOM SELECTION symbol
and enter these coordinates.



Flood fill with BLUE
#46525f

DESELECT




ACTIVATE your " stripes " image

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

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


PSP8 - PSP9: IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE = LEFT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX2:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = LEFT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

Reposition with your MOVER tool



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> FLIP

IMAGE >>> MIRROR




ACTIVATE your " stripes " image

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

Minimize the "stripes" image

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

Reposition with your MOVER tool



Select your DEFORMATION tool
Mode = SCALE
use default settings

PSPX - XII:Select your PICK tool

Drag the
centre top node down level with the 100 pixel mark on the left ruler
Drag the
centre bottom node up level with the 370 pixel mark on the left ruler



Click the RESET RECTANGLE arrow

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> MIRROR

IMAGE >>> FLIP



CLOSE RASTER 1

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

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



OPEN & ACTIVATE RASTER 1

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> FLOAT
SELECTIONS >>> DEFLOAT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3

Flood fill with
GREY #a0a8ab

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3

Flood fill with
BLUE #2f4361

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3

Flood fill with
GREEN #38553c

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3

Flood fill with
PINK #c6789f

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR



EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = BLUE
#314359
Opacity = 100
Blur = 0

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

DESELECT

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 90%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE



Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the CUSTOM SELECTION symbol
and enter these coordinates.



Click inside the 'marching ants' to select the border



EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
Same settings

DESELECT

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - X2: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- X2: There is no " Sample Merged"

PSPX - X2: Use all layers = UNChecked


Select the OUTER transparent area

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Flood fill with BLUE
#405373

DESELECT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 15

Flood fill with DARK BLUE #3b4660

DESELECT


.
LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 30

Flood fill with GREEN
#406343

DESELECT

ACTIVATE THE MERGED LAYER

With your MAGIC WAND ... same settings
Select the centre of your image

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 4

ACTIVATE RASTER 3

EDIT >>> CLEAR

ACTIVATE RASTER 2

EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT



ACTIVATE RASTER 1

EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> BLINDS
COLOUR =
#394661





ACTIVATE RASTER 2

EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> BLINDS
Same settings BUT check HORIZONTAL
and change COLOUR to
#222936




ACTIVATE RASTER 3

EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> BLINDS
COLOUR =
#394661





EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
Same settings

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE

ACTIVATE RASTER 2

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





ACTIVATE RASTER 1

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 15
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

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



SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

ACTIVATE RASTER 2

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = BLUE
#6a84aa
Opacity = 70
Blur = 0

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

DESELECT

ACTIVATE RASTER 3

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = BLUE
#6a84aa
Opacity = 70
Blur = 0

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

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Save as .psp image



ACTIVATE your " stripes " image

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

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

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 50%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
Same settings

PSP8 - PSP9: IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 45
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX2:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 45
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


Reposition with your MOVER tool



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

and starting where indicated by the arrow select the corner as shown



SELECTIONS >>> INVERT
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

(NOTE: If we dont do this, when we do the next step with the Simple plugin
the plugin will use the whole image and your result will be this.



So we need to get rid of the excess part of the image.


EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> SIMPLE >>> TOP LEFT MIRROR




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



EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow.. change DIRECTION to 90

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

This is your frame

Save as .psp image


Open up the
stormscene 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 frame image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Select your DEFORMATION tool
Mode = SCALE
use default settings

PSPX - XII:Select your PICK tool

Drag the
centre top, bottom and side nodes inwards to the edge of the frame border



Click the RESET RECTANGLE arrow

ACTIVATE THE MERGED LAYER

With your MAGIC WAND.... Same settings.
Select the CENTRE of your image

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 3
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

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



DESELECT
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Open up the
Mira_BK-PuddleDucks-dxi09 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 frame image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 35%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

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



Reposition with your MOVER tool

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

IMAGE >>> ADD BORDERS = SYMMETRIC 2
COLOUR =
#3b4660


Save as
.jpg image





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