PEARL LUSTRE FRAME
PSP9 to PSP2019

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ DECEMBER 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

circular frame.png
pearl elements.pspimage
day_spring_by_miavka_athens.jpg
Save to a folder on your computer

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Plugins
Filter Factory Gallery Q
Mirror Rave
** PLUGINS_LINKS **
HERE

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SCRIPTS FOR FLIP & MIRROR IN PSPX4 TO PSPX8

DOWNLOAD


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



STEP 1

In your MATERIALS PALETTE
Load LIGHT GREEN ' #b1ccbd ' in your foreground
Load MID GREEN ' #8ca28c ' in your background

Select the 'gradient' option on your foreground,
locate the 'Foreground-background' gradient
and use these settings.
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STEP 2

Open a new image 800 x 600
Transparent background
PSP9: Colour Depth = 16 Million Colors (24bit)
PSPX - PSP201
9: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel

Flood fill with
GRADIENT

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> Filter Factory Gallery Q >>> Mosaic


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STEP 3

EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE MORE

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


ADJUST >>> BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST >>> BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST
Brightness = - (minus) 30
Contrast =
15
PSPX6-PSP2019: Linear mode checked

EFFECTS >>> ARTISTIC EFFECTS >>>
ENAMEL



SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 4

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> Mirror Rave >>> Quadrant Flip
STEP 5

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

EFFECTS >>> DISTORTION EFFECTS >>> PIXELATE
Block width =
50
Block height =
50
Symmetric = Checked


IMAGE >>> RESIZE =
90%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

CLOSE Raster 1
STEP 6

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - PSP2019: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- PSP2019: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSP9 - PSP2019: Use all layers = UNChecked


Select the OUTER transparent area

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
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STEP 7

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> BUTTONIZE
Colour =
#8ca28c
Height =
7
Width =
7
Opacity = 100
Edge = Solid

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT =
7


EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> BUTTONIZE
Same settings

DESELECT

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> Mirror Rave >>> Quadrant Flip
Same settings

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 8

EFFECTS >>> GEOMETRIC EFFECTS >>>
Perspective Vertical
Distortion - 40
Edge Mode = Transparent

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

PSP9 - PSPX3: IMAGE >>> FLIP
PSPX4 - PSPX8: Use script available for download at top of page.
(Higher versions follow your version's method)

STEP 9

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1

EFFECTS >>> GEOMETRIC EFFECTS >>> Perspective Vertical
Same settings

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

PSP9 - PSPX3: IMAGE >>> FLIP
PSPX4 - PSPX8: Use script available for download at top of page.
(Higher versions follow your version's method)

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE UP

STEP 10

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
5
Colour = Black
Opacity = 7
5
Blur =
15
.00

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1
EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = - ( minus ) 5
Colour = Black
Opacity = 75
Blur = 15.00

ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Raster 1
EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

OPEN Raster 1
STEP 11

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 2

IMAGE >>> RESIZE =
97%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Raster 1
EDIT >>> Repeat Resize

ACTIVATE Raster 2
EDIT >>> Repeat Resize

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1
EDIT >>> Repeat Resize

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 12

EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE
EDIT >>> Repeat Enhance Edges

ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Raster 1
EDIT >>> Repeat Enhance Edges
EDIT >>> Repeat Enhance Edges

ACTIVATE Raster 1

EFFECTS >>> ARTISTIC EFFECTS >>> HALF TONE



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STEP 13

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

Open up the
pearl elements
image in your PSP workspace
Activate Layer 3

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 = 280
Vertical Offset = 185
Edge Mode =
Transparent

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

PSP9 - PSPX3: IMAGE >>> MIRROR
PSPX4 - PSPX8: Use script available for download at top of page.
(Higher versions follow your version's method)

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
5
Colour = Black
Opacity = 75
Blur = 15
.00


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STEP 14

OPEN Copy (2) of Raster 1
OPEN & ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 2

Back to the pearl elements image in your PSP workspace
Activate Layer
1

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 = 2
20
Vertical Offset = - ( minus ) 114
Edge Mode =
Transparent

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

PSP9 - PSPX3: IMAGE >>> MIRROR
PSPX4 - PSPX8: Use script available for download at top of page.
(Higher versions follow your version's method)

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

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

SAVE YOUR WORK


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STEP 15

Back to the pearl elements image in your PSP workspace
Activate Layer
2

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 =
163
Vertical Offset =
207
Edge Mode =
Transparent

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

PSP9 - PSPX3: IMAGE >>> MIRROR
PSPX4 - PSPX8: Use script available for download at top of page.
(Higher versions follow your version's method)

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

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

SAVE YOUR WORK


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STEP 16

Back to the pearl elements image in your PSP workspace
Activate Layer
4

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 =
330
Vertical Offset = - ( minus )
20
Edge Mode =
Transparent

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE
LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

PSP9 - PSPX3: IMAGE >>> MIRROR
PSPX4 -
PSPX8: Use script available for download at top of page.
(Higher versions follow your version's method)

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

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

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> SEND TO BOTTOM
LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE UP

SAVE YOUR WORK


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STEP 17

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

Flood fill with MID GREEN #8ca28c

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 5
EDIT >>> CLEAR


Flood fill with LIGHT GREEN #b1ccbd

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 5
EDIT >>> CLEAR

DESELECT
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STEP 18

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


STEP 19

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 5
Colour = Black
Opacity = 75
Blur = 15.00


Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus )
5
Click OK
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STEP 20

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Open up the
circular frame
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 =
82%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

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STEP 21

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
0
Vertical Offset =
20
Edge Mode =
Transparent

With your MAGIC WAND.... Same settings.

Select the CENTRE of your image

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 10
STEP 22

ACTIVATE the Merged layer

EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

ACTIVATE
Raster 1

Repeat BOTH
Drop Shadows,
STEP 23


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Save as .pspimage image
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STEP 24

Open up the day_spring_by_miavka_athens
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 =
40%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE,
STEP 25

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

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

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STEP 26

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

Save as .jpg image
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