CLASSIC GREY
PSP8 - PSPX3



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

Copyright 2010/11 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials


CherSwitz~Chains.psp
fairyladycorner.pspimage
The Third Generation_Misted by Kathy_Kms.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 a new image 600 x 480
Transparent background
PSPX - X2: Colour Depth = 8bits/channel
PSPX3: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel

Flood fill with DARK GREY
#6c7477

EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> BLINDS
COLOUR =
#000000



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

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

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



SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = WHITE
Opacity = 70
Blur = 0

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

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with DARK BLUE
#47535f



SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 20
EDIT >>> CLEAR

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with DARK GREY
#6c7477

EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> BLINDS
Same settings BUT this time check HORIZONTAL

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 20
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

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



EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = WHITE
Opacity = 70
Blur = 0

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

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - X3: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- X3: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSPX - X3: Use all layers = UNChecked


Select the CENTRE transparent area

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with LIGHT GREY
#939d9d

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 40
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

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

EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE

EDIT >>> Repeat Enhance Edges



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

EFFECTS>>> GEOMETRIC EFFECTS >>> CIRCLE
Edge Mode = Transparent

With your MAGIC WAND
Feather = 2
Antialias = Checked
PSP9 - X3: ANTIALIAS = OUTside

Select the OUTER transparent area



SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4

Depress your DELETE key 3 times

DESELECT

ACTIVATE RASTER 1

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Flood fill with MID GREY
#9d9d9d

EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> BLINDS
Same settings

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 4

With your MAGIC WAND
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNChecked

Select the CENTRE of your image



SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 2

ACTIVATE RASTER 5

EDIT >>> CLEAR

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 4

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

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



DESELECT

ACTIVATE RASTER 1

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> BRING TO TOP

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

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow.. change DIRECTION to 135



ACTIVATE RASTER 4

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

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow.. change DIRECTION to 315





Open up the
CherSwitz~Chains image in your PSP workspace
Activate Layer 2

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.

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE

Reposition with your MOVER tool



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> MIRROR

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

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

PSPX - PSPX3:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


Reposition with your MOVER tool



ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> FLIP

Open up the
fairyladycorner 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 =80%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool



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



LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Save as .psp image


LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Flood fill with WHITE

Open up the
The Third Generation_Misted by Kathy_Kms 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 = 65%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

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

Save as .jpg image



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