© Le Grenier de Jeany - June 24th 2006


Original tutorial HERE

Thank you Jeany and Colette for allowing me to translate your tutorials.

MarieL kindly allowed me to use her beautiful tube. Thank you MarieL.

May I point out that the tubes used here are strictly for personal use.
Do not change their names and watermarks and do not upload them on other websites.
Should you need to use these tube for an other use than personal,
please contact the tubers first.

 

You will need :
the tubes, selection and preset in the zip file here
the plugins DSB FLUX : linear transmission - MURA'S MEISTER : pole transform - TRAMAGES : tow the line
ALIEN SKIN EYECANDY 5 IMPACT : backlight


Put the tubes in a folder of your choice.
Put the selection in your PSP selections folder and the deform preset in your PSP presets folder
Put your plugins in your plugins folder



  1. Open the tubes in PSP. Copy and paste as new images. We will working with the copies.


  2. Choose 2 colours which match with your tube, a light one for the foreground (#b99003) and a darker one for the background (#5e4802)


  3. Open a new image 500x450 transparent and flood fill with your light colour.


  4. Add a new layer. Selections => select all (Ctrl A)


  5. Open the eye of Horus, MarieL's tube "MarieL2006_abstract_BalDesign3D_small". Right click => copy and paste into selection of your working image. Selections => select none.

  6. Effects => image effects => seamless tiling => default settings


  7. Adjust => blur => gaussian blur : radius 10

  8. Effects => plugins => DSB Flux => linear transmission : horizontal - 5 / 20 / 10


  9. Effects => edge effects => enhance


  10. Selection tool => select custom selection in the tool options with these settings :




  11. Selections => promote selection to layer. Selections => select none (Ctrl D)


  12. Effects => distortion effects => Wind : from right - 100 and again, from left - 100


  13. Image => free rotate : 90 right


  14. Effects => plugins => Mura's Meister => Pole transform : perspective


  15. Go back to the layer under the promoted selection's layer. Blend mode : lighten


  16. Add a new layer and flood fill with the dark colour


  17. Effects => plugins => Tramages : tow the lines - default factory : 80 / 54 / 48 / 9. Lower opacity to 32


  18. ATTENTION PLEASE : if you are using your own image do the 3 following steps. Otherwise go straight to step 18

    a - the image you are planning to work with is larger than higher and not a tube
    b - add a new layer. Selections => Load/save selection => load selection from disk and select horus_sel_01
    c - Copy and paste into selection your image. Selections => select none (Ctrl D)

    For those who are working with the tube we are using here :

  19. Open the tube "horus_mist_01". Copy and paste as new layer. In your working image, move the tube towards the bottom


  20. Blend mode : luminance and lower opacity to 38. (When using your own tube, apply settings which give the better result)


  21. Again open the eye of Horus, MarieL's tube "MarieL2006_abstract_BalDesign3D_small". Copy and paste as new layer


  22. Layers palette => arrange => bring to top


  23. Go back to the promoted selection layer and display it so as its middle is on the eye's white point as shown bellow. (lowering the eye's layer opacity helps)




  24. Go back to the eye's layer (do not forget to put its opacity up to 100)


  25. Magic wand tool : tolerance 50 - feathering 0. Select the eye's white point


  26. Selections => modify => expand 5. Visibility toggle of the eye's layer off and go back to the promoted selection layer bellow


  27. Layers => promote selection to layer. Now your layers palette should look like this :




  28. Effects => plugins => Alien Skin EyeCandy 5 Impact : Backlight. In the settings select "Forward Fog Streaks". Apply and select none


  29. Raster deform tool (D) : select "deform_horus_01" in the settings


  30. Lower opacity to 75


  31. Go back to the eye's layer. Visibility toggle on. Effects => 3D Effects => drop shadow with these settings, "shadow on new layer" checked and dark colour of your background




  32. Stay on the shadow layer. Effects => plugins => Flaming Pear ; transline


  33. Add a new layer. Selections => select all


  34. Open the tube "horus_papyrus_01". Copy and paste into selection. Select none


  35. In the layers palette lower opacity to 20


  36. Go back to the eye's layer. Add a new layer


  37. Selection tool => select custom selection in the tool options with these settings :




  38. Materials palette ; create a foreground/background gradient with these settings :




  39. Flood fill the selection with the gradient. Selection => modify : contract 5 and hit the delete key


  40. Add a new layer. Again flood fill the selection with the gradient


  41. Stay with the selection. Effects => distortion effects => pixelate : 10 / 10 - symmetric


  42. Effects => edge effects : enhance. Selections => select none (Ctrl D)


  43. Go back to the layer under (small borders)


  44. Effects => edge effects => enhance more


  45. Go back to the upper layer. Layers => merge down


  46. Effects => 3D effects => drop shadow : 2 / 2 / 100 / 5 - black (shadow on new layer unchecked)


  47. Layers palette => duplicate. Image => mirror. Adjust => sharpness => sharpen


  48. Open the tube "hieroglyphes_01". Copy and paste as new layer


  49. Layers palette : blend mode : multiply. Move the layer so as the hierogliphs are displayed in the two vertical frames


  50. Image => add borders : 1 px background dark colour


  51. Image => add borders : 15 px foreground light colour


  52. Image => add borders : 1 px background dark colour


  53. Select the 15 px border with the magic wand (tolerance and feathering 0 - inside)


  54. Effects => texture effects => fine leather with these settings. Then select none




  55. Add your text and export as JPG optimizer.

You are done !
I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.

Translated by SilmarilDesigns, June 25th 2006
 
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