ST. PAT'S DAY 2012
PSP8 to PSPX3

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ FEBRUARY 2012
Copyright © 2012 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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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

StPatElf_IF.psp
TYA-Lep7.pspimage
goldcoins-design.tub
StPaddyFrogShirl.pspimage
leprechaun cleaners RH.psp
Chouchoucats82's Tubes_Paysages15_Decembre_2010.pspimage
Save to a folder on your computer

grass_tex_small.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

Plugins

** EYE CANDY3 **

http://www.pircnet.com/downloads.html



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Open a new image 600 x 450
Transparent background
PSPX - X2: Colour Depth = 8bits/channel
PSPX3: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel

Flood fill with WHITE

In your LAYER PALETTE change the OPACITY to 0%

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with GREEN #405217

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

Open up the Chouchoucats82's Tubes_Paysages15_Decembre_2010 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 INTO SELECTION from the options.


DESELECT

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



Open up the StPaddyFrogShir
l 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 =
50%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

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



Reposition with your MOVER tool




Open up the StPatElf_IF image in your PSP workspace
Activate the "Grass n Shamrock" layer
Do not close the tube

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.

IMAGE >>> CANVAS SIZE




Reposition with your MOVER tool



Select your P
USH BRUSH tool




Select the '+Default' brush...

Use these settings



Starting at the position shown below drag your cursor to the right.
No need to be too careful






Place your cursor as shown below and drag to the left in a 'sweeping' motion



To create the 'dip' place your cursor in the transparent area above and push down



Place your cursor as shown below and drag to the right in a 'sweeping' motion



Continue in this manner until you end up with something like this.



Choose your FREEHAND SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Point to Point
Mode = Replace
Feather = 0
Antialias = Checked


Select the area shown below



EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE



DESELECT



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.


Reposition with your MOVER tool and reposition the frog if needed




You can add your name to the bottom left corner on top of the textured 'grass' area
if you wish.


ACTIVATE THE TOP LAYER


Open up the
StPatElf_IF image in your PSP workspace
Activate the "Elf " layer
Do not close the tube

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 =
65%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

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



Reposition with your MOVER tool to the bottom left corner



ACTIVATE RASTER 5

Open up the TYA-Lep7 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 >>> MIRROR

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 6
0%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

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

Same settings

Reposition with your MOVER tool



ACTIVATE RASTER 5

Open up the
leprechaun cleaners RH 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


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool



ACTIVATE RASTER 5

Open up the
StPatElf_IF image in your PSP workspace
Activate the "
St Pats Banner" layer

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.


Reposition with your MOVER tool



ACTIVATE THE TOP LAYER

Open up the goldcoins-design 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 =
65%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool




LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with GREEN #405217

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT


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

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

Save as .psp image
or
.pspimage

You have the option to
continue on and animate the tag

OR

You have the option to finish here

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

Save as .jpg image





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