BEST THINGS
PSP9 to PSP2018

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ APRIL 2018
Copyright © 2018 ~ 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

couple-art.png
Floral scroll.png
best things in life.png
free-surrealism-30.jpg
plants-and-flowers.png
Save to a folder on your computer

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Plugins

** NONE **


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SCRIPTS FOR FLIP & MIRROR IN PSPX4 TO PSPX7

DOWNLOAD


You can drag this hand down the page with you to keep your place in the tut.



STEP 1

Open up the free-surrealism-30 image in your PSP workspace
WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image
LAYERS >>> Promote background layer
.


PSP9: IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> Rotate Clockwise 90
PSPX - PSP2018: IMAGE >>> Rotate RIGHT

EFFECTS >>> REFLECTION EFFECTS >>> ROTATING MIRROR
Horizontal Offset = 0
Vertical Offset =
n/a
Rotation Angle =
0
Edge Mode =
Reflect


PSP9: IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> Rotate Clockwise 90
PSPX - PSP2018: IMAGE >>> Rotate RIGHT

EFFECTS >>> REFLECTION EFFECTS >>> ROTATING MIRROR
Horizontal Offset = 0
Vertical Offset =
n/a
Rotation Angle =
180
Edge Mode =
Reflect


Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY from the options
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STEP 2

Open a new image 800 x 600
Transparent background
PSP9: Colour Depth = 16 Million Colors (24bit)
PSPX-
PSP2018: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel


SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

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


DESELECT

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STEP 3

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 85 %
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 80 %
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE
STEP 4

CLOSE Copy (2) of Raster 1
ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1

EFFECTS >>> DISTORTION EFFECTS >>> PIXELATE
Block Width = 40
Block Height = 40
Symmetric = Checked


EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE MORE

SAVE YOUR WORK


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STEP 5

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the
CUSTOM SELECTION symbol and enter these coordinates.

STEP 6

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

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3

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

DESELECT

STEP 7

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






SAVE YOUR WORK
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STEP 8

OPEN & ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Raster 1

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the
CUSTOM SELECTION symbol and enter these coordinates.
STEP 9

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

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3

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

DESELECT


EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
Same settings
STEP 10

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
4
Colour = Black
Opacity =
75
Blur = 12.00


ACTIVATE Raster 2
EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow.

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = - ( minus )
4
Colour = Black
Opacity =
75
Blur = 12.00


ACTIVATE Raster 3
EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow.

SAVE YOUR WORK

STEP 11

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

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

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3

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

DESELECT


EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
Same settings
STEP 12

Repeat both Drop Shadows

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> SEND TO BOTTOM

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE UP

SAVE YOUR WORK
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STEP 13

ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Raster 1

Open up the
couple-art
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%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = - ( minus ) 10
Vertical Offset = - ( minus ) 10
Edge Mode =
Transparent
STEP 14

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 4
Colour = Black
Opacity =
60
Blur = 12.00
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STEP 15

Open up the plants-and-flowers
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 =
80%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Repeat Drop Shadow
STEP 16

Open up the best things in life
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 =
55%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> COLOUR BALANCE >>> NEGATIVE IMAGE
PSPX - PSP2018: IMAGE >>> NEGATIVE IMAGE

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
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STEP 17

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
175
Vertical Offset =
0
Edge Mode =
Transparent


ADJUST >>> BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST >>> BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST
Brightness = 55
Contrast = 30
PSPX6-PSP2018: Linear Mode checked

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
2
Colour = Black
Opacity =
7
0
Blur = 0

ACTIVATE
Raster 3
STEP 18

Open up the Floral scroll
image in your PSP workspace

Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Rectangle
Mode = Replace
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNChecked

Select the upper flower

Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY from the options
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STEP 19

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 5
0%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = - ( minus )
205
Vertical Offset =
230
Edge Mode =
Transparent


EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Same settings
STEP 20

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

PSP9 - PSPX3: IMAGE >>> FLIP
PSPX4 - PSPX7: Use script available for download at top of page.
(Higher versions follow your version's method)

PSP9 - PSPX3: IMAGE >>> MIRROR
PSPX4 - PSPX7: Use script available for download at top of page.
(Higher versions follow your version's method)

STEP 21

CLOSE Raster 1

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

CLOSE the Merged layer

OPEN & ACTIVATE Raster 1
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STEP 22

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> SEAMLESS TILING
STEP 23

This should be your result,
STEP 24

OPEN the Merged layer

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECT your TEXT tool
With a font of your choice add your name
STEP 25

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

Save as .jpg image

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