PERSPECTIVE SHADOW IN PSP
PSP8 to PSPX3

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ APRIL 2011
Copyright © 2011 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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This was created using PSP9 but can be adapted for other versions of PSP.
I thought we might as well make a tag out of this tutorial *S*

You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials

1280_0153.jpg
Nysoe_Flower14.pspimage
3filles200411.pspimage
Save to a folder on your computer

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Open up the 1280_0153.jpg image in your PSP workspace
WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image
LAYERS >>> Promote background layer


Open up the Nysoe_Flower14 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 = 40%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool (see example below) then.....

Select your DEFORMATION tool
Mode = SCALE
use default settings

PSPX-X3:Select your PICK tool

and drag the centre top node DOWN to 'flatten' the flower


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Click the RESET RECTANGLE arrow

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 75%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

Rearrange flowers with your MOVER tool below the first flower

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

Reposition with your MOVER tool to the right side of the image



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 75%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool under the flower on the right



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

Reposition with your MOVER tool under the flower on the LEFT



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 75%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool under the flower on the LEFT



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

Reposition with your MOVER tool alongside the flowers on the RIGHT



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 75%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool under the flower on the LEFT



Now we'll add regular drop shadows to the flowers.

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW




ACTIVATE Copy (6) of Raster 3

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

ACTIVATE Copy (5) of Raster 3

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

ACTIVATE Copy (4) of Raster 3

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

ACTIVATE Copy (3) of Raster 3

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Raster 3

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

ACTIVATE Copy (1) of Raster 3

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 3

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

ACTIVATE Raster 3

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow




LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Open up the
3filles200411 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 = 75%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

Reposition with your MOVER tool




OK... now we'll do the PERSPECTIVE SHADOW

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Use the settings below and make sure the
SHADOW ON NEW LAYER IS CHECKED

(NOTE: If you drag the 'cross' in the left hand window in different directions
you will see how the shadow moves and changes)






WE'RE NOT FINISHED.....

Select your DEFORMATION tool
Mode = SCALE
use default settings

PSPX-X3:Select your PICK tool

Depress your SHIFT key and drag the 2 top corner NODES to the RIGHT
Release the SHIFT key.




Drag the centre top NODE down



Grab the little circle in the centre of the deformation and drag to the left
to line up the shadows to the feet as shown below.




Then depress your SHIFT key and drag the top right corner node a little further to the right.



Click the RESET RECTANGLE arrow

Now... isn't that KEWL !!!
Who needs EyeCandy to make perspective shadows????? *S*





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