CHEQUERBOARD
PSP9 to PSPX6

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ AUGUST 2014
Copyright © 2014 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

This was created using PSP9 but can be adapted for other versions of PSP.

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You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials

3dob008.psp
castorke_dames_83_12032012.pspimage
LU_GD_Red_Rose_Artist_Karen_Foley_2.psp
Save to a folder on your computer

Graphic 05.pspimage
Save to your PSP Patterns folder

Grid.bmp
Save to your PSP Textures folder

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Plugins

** EYE CANDY3 **
http://pspgroep.seniorennet.be/filterpagina.htm

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STEP 1

Open a new image 700 x 600
Transparent background
PSP9: Colour Depth = 16 Million Colors (24bit)
PSPX-X6: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel

STEP 2

Open up the
3dob008.psp 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.

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = 0
Vertical Offset = 195
Edge Mode =
Transparent

STEP 3

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> FLIP

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

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

PSPX - PSPX6:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = LEFT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = 240
Vertical Offset = 195
Edge Mode =
Transparent


LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE
IMAGE >>> MIRROR

CLOSE
Raster 1

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

STEP 4

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
STEP 5

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE


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

ACTIVATE the Merged layer

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather =
1
Antialias =
Checked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - X6: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- X6: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSP9 - X6: ANTIALIAS = Outside

Select the CENTRE transparent area
STEP 6

ACTIVATE Copy of Merged

EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT


EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
Same settings
STEP 7

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
STEP 8

ACTIVATE the Merged layer

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow... same settings

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

ACTIVATE Copy of Merged

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow... same settings
STEP 9

In your MATERIALS PALETTE load
Graphic 05 pattern in the foreground
using these settings
STEP 10

OPEN & ACTIVATE Raster 1

Flood fill with the pattern
STEP 11

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE


IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 87%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE


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

PSPX - PSPX6:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

STEP 12

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

Same settings


EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
STEP 13

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow..
change DIRECTION to 180

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
STEP 14

ACTIVATE Copy of Merged

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

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 20

ACTIVATE the Merged layer
EDIT >>> CLEAR

ACTIVATE Raster 1
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

STEP 15

ACTIVATE Copy of Merged

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with BLACK

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


Flood fill with
WHITE
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR


Flood fill with BLACK
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 6
EDIT >>> CLEAR


Flood fill with WHITE
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT =
2
EDIT >>> CLEAR

DESELECT
STEP 16

ACTIVATE the
Merged layer

Open up the
LU_GD_Red_Rose_Artist_Karen_Foley_2 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 = 60%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = 255
Vertical Offset = 130
Edge Mode =
Transparent

STEP 17

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE


IMAGE >>> MIRROR

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> FLIP

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

STEP 18

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
STEP 19

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

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE
Save as .pspimage image

STEP 20

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with RED
#b92525

EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE
COLOUR =
#b92525


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE


LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN
STEP 21

Open up the
castorke_dames_83_12032012 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 = 55%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

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

Same settings BUT change DISTANCE to 10
STEP 22

ACTIVATE the
Merged layer

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Select your TEXT tool
and with a font of your choice add your name.

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

Save as .jpg image

TESTERS RESULTS

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