EASTER 2011
PSP8 - PSPX3

This tutorial was created by Jemima using PSP9 ~ October 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


Rainbow_Bunnies_by_Yoccuri-mull.pspimage
PJW-BLUE-MOON-T65-R44-8.psp
Save to a folder on your computer

esp_orange_mesh.jpg
Save to your PSP Textures folder
PSP8: C:\Program Files\Jasc Software\Paint Shop Pro 8\Textures
PSP9: C:\Program Files\Jasc Software\Paint Shop Pro 9\Textures
PSPX: C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro X\Textures
PSPXI / X2: C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\Corel_15
PSPX3: C:\Program Files\Corel\X3\PSPClassic\Corel_15

cg_gradients
Save to your PSP Gradients folder
PSP8: C:\Program Files\Jasc Software\Paint Shop Pro 8\Gradients
PSP9: C:\Program Files\Jasc Software\Paint Shop Pro 9\Gradients
PSPX: C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro X\Gradients
PSPXI / X2: C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\Corel_06
PSPX3: C:\Program Files\Corel\X3\PSPClassic\Corel_06

APJemPrespective.msk
Save to your PSP Masks folder
PSP8: C:\Program Files\Jasc Software\Paint Shop Pro 8\Masks
PSP9: C:\Program Files\Jasc Software\Paint Shop Pro 9\Masks
PSPX: C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro X\Masks
PSPXI / X2: C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\Corel_07
PSPX3: C:\Program Files\Corel\X3\PSPClassic\Corel_07

Plugins

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


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You will need to pay attention step by step throughout this tut so as not to become confused.

In your MATERIALS PALETTE
Load the '
cg_pastels ' gradient in your foreground
using the settings below.



Load BLUE '
#bbd1f5 ' in your background

Open a new image 600 x 480
Transparent background
PSPX - X2: Colour Depth = 8bits/channel
PSPX3: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel

Flood fill with BLUE

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with gradient

LAYERS >>> LOAD/SAVE MASK >>> LOAD MASK FROM DISK



Click LOAD

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE GROUP

PSP8-X2: ADJUST >>> BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST >>> CLARIFY
Strength of effect = 5

PSPX3: BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST >>> LOCAL TONE
Mapping strength = 5

ALL versions: EDIT >>> Repeat clarify (3 times)



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> MIRROR

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> FLIP


LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> MIRROR



LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 8
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

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



SELECTIONS >>> INVERT



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

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

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


SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 8
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT
EDIT >>> CLEAR
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT



SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 8

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

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

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

DESELECT

CLOSE RASTER 2

ACTIVATE RASTER 1

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



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

OPEN & ACTIVATE RASTER 2




SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 8

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EDIT >>> CLEAR

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 8

EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT




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

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

With your MAGIC WAND.... Same settings.

Select the CENTRE transparent area

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Flood fill with the gradient

DESELECT



ACTIVATE THE MERGED LAYER

With your MAGIC WAND.... Same settings.

Select the area between the first 2 borders



SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

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



DESELECT

With your MAGIC WAND.... Same settings.

Select the area between the second 2 borders




SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

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

DESELECT



LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE (Twice)

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 80%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN



ACTIVATE Copy of Merged layer

EFFECTS >>> DISTORTION EFFECTS >>> WAVE





ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Merged

With your MAGIC WAND.... Same settings.
Select the CENTRE transparent area

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

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> SEND TO BOTTOM

In your MATERIALS PALETTE
Change the setting on the gradient



Flood fill the selected area with the gradient

EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE
COLOUR =
#c0c0c0



DESELECT

ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Merged

With your MAGIC WAND.... Same settings.
Select the area OUTSIDE the middle frame



SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

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

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

DESELECT



LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with BLUE

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

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

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
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


LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Flood fill with BLUE

Open up the
Rainbow_Bunnies_by_Yoccuri-mull 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

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




Reposition with your MOVER tool



ACTIVATE RASTER 1

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

Open up the
PJW-BLUE-MOON-T65-R44-8 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 INTO SELECTION from the options.

DESELECT



ACTIVATE THE MERGED LAYER

With your MAGIC WAND.... Same settings.

Select the CENTRE of your image

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

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



DESELECT

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

Save as .jpg image



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