LornaGraph 2006


Original tutorial here

Thank you Lorna for allowing me to translate your tutorials.

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Patry and Margit kindly allowed me to use their tubes. Thanks to both of you.

Patry shares her tubes in her Yahoo! sharing group here
 
Margit shares her tubes here. Margit's website here

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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 tubes for any other use than personal,
please contact the tubers first for permission.

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You will need
the tubes in the zip file here and here
the mask 20/20 here
the plugin  XERO : SuperSmooth


Put the tubes  in a folder of your choice.
Put the 20/20 mask in your PSP masks folder
Put your plugins in your plugins folder
  1. Open a new image 600 x 450 px - transparent.


  2. Materials palette : foreground #B16AB8 and background #3B3721. Set a foreground gradient : sunburst - repeats 0 - H and V 50. Flood fill your image


  3. Open the tube "HemingwaysHouse". Copy and paste as new layer in your working image


  4. Effects => plugins => Xero => SuperSmooth : smoothing radius 50 - edge sensibility 50


  5. Effects => Illumination effects => lights with these settings :




  6. Open the image "Vivien Leigh". Layers => Load/save mask => load mask from disk : select the 20/20 mask (invert transparency unchecked) and apply.


  7. Layers => Merge => merge group


  8. Copy and paste as new layer in your working image


  9. Image => resize to 50% (resize all layers unchecked) and move the tube to the lower left corner of your image (as shown on the finished tag). Adjust => sharpness => sharpen


  10. Open the tube "Silmaril_GoneWithTheWind_misted_2006_07_small". Copy and paste as new layer on your working image. Layers palette => opacity 38% and blend mode : Luminance Legacy. Move the tube to the top of your working image (as shown on the finished tag). In the layers palette move down the layer as shown here :




  11. Open Margit's tube "mh_bridal_shoe1". Copy and paste as new layer in your working image. Image => resize to 17% (resize all layers unchecked). Move the tube on to the stairs. Layers palette => opacity 69% and blend mode : Luminance Legacy. Adjust => Sharpness => sharpen


  12. Open Patry's tube "PatryTubes_06_objets_01". Select one of the keys. Copy and paste as new layer on your working image. Image => resize to 50% (resize all layers unchecked). Move the tube on to the stairs. Layers palette => blend mode : Luminance Legacy.


  13. With your deformation tool slightly rotate the key to your liking. Adjust => Sharpness => sharpen


  14. Layers palette => merge visible


  15. Image => canvas size with these settings :




  16. Add a new layer. Flood fill with your gold or silver tile. Layers palette => send to bottom


  17. Go back to the upper layer. Selection => select all. Selection => float.


  18. Effects => 3D effects => drop shadow : 3 / 3 / 100 / 15 - your dark colour. Selections => select none


  19. Layers palette => merge all (flatten)


  20. Image => add borders 1 px dark colour


  21. Image => add borders 1 px light colour


  22. Image => add borders 1 px dark colour


  23. Select a nice font and with your text tool write your text with these settings (I used a gold tile in background and the dark colour in foreground)




  24. Effects => 3D effects => drop shadow : 1 / 1 / 100 / 2 - dark colour. Adjust => Sharpness => sharpen


  25. Add your name and repeat step


  26. Layers palette => Merge all (flatten). Export as JPG optimizer.

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

Translated by SilmarilDesigns, July 10th 2006
 
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