IMPASSE
PSP9 to PSP2019

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ AUGUST 2019
Copyright © 2019 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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

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If there is a problem, please contact the author and the image/s will be removed.

You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials

diver.png
corals.png
bg-ocean.jpg
oval globe.png
seahorses.png
fishing net.png
corals-plants.png
mermaids toon.png
mahi--dolphin-89.png
Rich-Blue-Abstract.jpg
little-mermaid-wallpaper.jpg
bubble_by_kevintinierme.png
Save to a folder on your computer

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Plugins
SIMPLE
** 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

Open a new image 800 x 600
Transparent background
PSP9: Colour Depth = 16 Million Colors (24bit)
PSPX-
PSP2019: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel


SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

Open up the Rich-Blue-Abstract
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
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STEP 2


EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> SIMPLE >>> TOP LEFT MIRROR

STEP 3

Open up the fishing net image in your PSP workspace
and minimize.

In your MATERIALS PALETTE (foreground)
select the PATTERN
symbol
load the fishing net pattern using these settings


You will locate it at the beginning
of your pattern options


STEP 4

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with the fishing net pattern


SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 5

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the
CUSTOM SELECTION symbol and enter these coordinates.
STEP 6


Open up the bg-ocean
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

STEP 7

Open up the bubble_by_kevintinierme 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 >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = 250
Vertical Offset = 2
5
Edge Mode =
Transparent

STEP 8

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

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


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

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = - ( minus ) 1
0
Vertical Offset =
60
Edge Mode =
Transparent


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
Edit >>> Repeat Layer Merge Down

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 9

Open up the mermaids toon
image in your PSP workspace

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

Select the upper mermaid

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.


EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
150
Vertical Offset = 12
5
Edge Mode =
Transparent


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
STEP 10

Open up the little-mermaid-wallpaper 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

STEP 11

Open up the oval globe 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


With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 10
Feather =
2
Antialias =
Checked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - PSP2019: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX - PSP2019: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSP9 - PSP2019: Use all layers = UNChecked

PSP9 - PSP2019: ANTIALIAS = Outside


Select the area outside the globe ,

STEP 12

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 10

ACTIVATE Raster 4

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT


In your LAYER PALETTE change the
BLEND MODE to
MULTIPLY

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 13

ACTIVATE Raster 5

ADJUST >>> BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST >>> BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST
Brightness = 30
Contrast = 20
PSPX6-PSP2019: Linear Mode checked
STEP 14

CLOSE Raster 5
ACTIVATE Raster 4

Open up the mahi--dolphin-89
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 =
30%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
10
Vertical Offset =
84
Edge Mode =
Transparent

STEP 15

Open up the diver
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.


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
39
Vertical Offset = - ( minus ) 15
Edge Mode =
Transparent


SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 16

OPEN & ACTIVATE Raster 5

Open up the corals
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 ) 1
10
Vertical Offset = - ( minus )
75
Edge Mode =
Transparent
STEP 17

Open up the corals-plants
image in your PSP workspace

Choose your SELECTION TOOL .. Same settings
Select the centre coral image

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.



EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
130
Vertical Offset = - ( minus )
127

Edge Mode =
Transparent

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 18

In your MATERIALS PALETTE
Load
DARK BLUE " #056cc8 " in your foreground
Load
LIGHT BLUE " #9fcdef " in your background


ACTIVATE Raster 3

Choose your SELECTION TOOL
On the top menu select 'Create selection from:


LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

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STEP 19

Flood fill with DARK BLUE
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 6
EDIT >>> CLEAR

Flood fill with
LIGHT BLUE
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 5
EDIT >>> CLEAR

Flood fill with DARK BLUE
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

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

STEP 20

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


EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> SIMPLE >>> TOP LEFT MIRROR


EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
5
Colour = Black
Opacity =
75
Blur = 10.00

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus )
5

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 21

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

Flood fill with DARK BLUE
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 6
EDIT >>> CLEAR

Flood fill with LIGHT BLUE
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 5
EDIT >>> CLEAR

Flood fill with DARK BLUE
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
Same settings
STEP 22

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


EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> SIMPLE >>> TOP LEFT MIRROR


EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 5
Colour = Black
Opacity = 75
Blur = 10.00

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus ) 5


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE
DOWN

SAVE YOUR WORK
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STEP 23

Open up the seahorses
image in your PSP workspace

Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Select the left seahorse

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.

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = 330
Vertical Offset = 150
Edge Mode =
Transparent

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
5
Colour = Black
Opacity =
75
Blur = 10.00

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STEP 24

Back to the seahorses image in your PSP workspace

Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Select the
rght seahorse

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.

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = - ( minus )
330
Vertical Offset = - ( minus ) 140
Edge Mode =
Transparent


EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 5
Colour = Black
Opacity = 75
Blur = 10.00
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STEP 25

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

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


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

Save as .jpg image

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