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To realize that top, you'll need the plugins Graphic plus, AP01(Innovations)Line Silverlining, Mura's seamless, Eye Candy 4000

and the material zip here

This top has been made with Psp 12

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*It is forbidden to suppress watermarks on the material provided , to alter, mist or rename the tubes in order to respect the work of the tubers

- The tube of the seasons is by Aclis

- The tube of the woman is by Azyzam

- You can join in her sharing group here

 - The brush I have used is by Ales1984

The other elements have been found on the net

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Preparation

Duplicate your tubes, mask and picture, close the originals and minimize the copies for now. Put the selections in your selection files. Export your brush in your psp asa custom brush

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Click here to print the tutorial

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You can use my arrow to follow your work

 

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1- Open a new transparent image of 1024 by 450 pixels

2- Set your material palette with two colours which will match the pictures you've chosen  

My choice : Foreground : black

Background : colour e4f7fd

Set your foreground with a halo gradient as below :

3- Flood fill that layer with your gradient

4- Effects / plugins / Graphic plus / cross shadow  default

5- Without adding a new layer, Selections / load from disk / choose Fairymistsaisons / Check Source Luminance and Replace the selection

6- Effects /Plugins / Ap01 / Line silverlining  as below :

Select none

7- Add a new raster layer

Activate your brush tool, set as below, and choose the brush Floral_Ales_7 

Set your foreground , you wish to use with that brush ( I've chosen black )

Place the tip of your brushe in the middle of your top. Apply the brush 3 or 4 times at the same place, without moving, if you want a deep colour

8-With your deform tool, stretch the brush on both left and right sides so that it touches the borders of your top

9- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 100, 2, black

10- Effects / plugins / Mura's seamless / Emboss at alpha  default

11- Open the tube Aclis_seasons, copy it and paste it as a new layer

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*** Instead of that tube, if you want to use 4 images of your own on a theme of your choice, here's the way to do it :

A- Add a new raster layer

B- Selections / load a selection from disk / choose the selection Fairymistsaisons2 / check Source luminance and Replace the selection

C- Flood fill your selection in white

D- Selections / Modify/ contract by 3 pixels

Hit delete to suppress the inside of your 4 rectangles

Select none

E- With your magic wand, set as below, select the inside of one rectangle

Selections / modify / expand by 1 pixel

F - Add a new raster layer

G- Open your first picture and paste it into the selection

H- Select none

Layers / arrange / move down

I- Go back on your top layer, where you have your 4 rectangles

Repeats steps E, F, G and H for the other pictures

J- When it's finished , merge all the layers of the pictures and the frame

Now, that you have created your own pictures, we can go on with the tutorial ***

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12- Make sure you are on the layer of the pictures !

Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow / 1, 1, 100, 2, black

13- Effects / image effects / offset as follows :

14- Open the tube Azyzam Woman2 or a tube of your choice, copy it and paste it as a new layer

Place le tube on the left part of your top

15- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow as below with a colour of your choice

16- Add a new raster layer

Set your background with the colour you're going to use to write your text and shut your foreground ( I've chosen black )

With your text tool set as below , write in capital letters, the first letter of your text

17- Effects / plugins / Eye candy 4000 / glass as below :

Place your letter at the right place ( not too high as you must leave room for the shadow!)

18- Effects / 3d effects / drop shadow as on line 15 but with - 15  vertical and 10 horizontal with a colour out of one of your images

19- Repeat lines 16, 17 and 18 for the rest of your text but write in small letters with a smaller size of fonts ( 85 for me)

20- Make sure everything is at the right place

Image / add some borders NOT symmetrical : 1 pixel everywhere except 0 at the bottom using a colour of your choice ( black for me )

21- Image / resize your top at 1024 pixels width

22- Layers / new mask layer / from image / choose Chickmask037 / only check Source Luminance

Adjust /sharpness / sharpen more

Merge group

23- Effects /3d effects / drop shadow / 4, 4, 50, 5, black

24- Add a new raster layer

Layers / arrange / move down

25- Flood fill your layer with a colour of your choice. I have chosen the colour bdccd1

26- Merge all

Add a new layer and apply your signature

27- Merge all and save your work as a jpeg file

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That's it !! You've done it !!

If you 've enjoyed doing my tutorial, it would be nice to write a few words in my guest book ! If you 've had the slightest problem, please, send me a mail here so I can see to the problem !

Tutorial translated on the 30th of May 2009

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Thank you Janella for your beautiful versions

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Thank you Paul for that superb art exhibition

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Thank you Huguette, your version is awesome !

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Thank you Anne-Marie for that gorgeous version

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Thank you Nancy, what a nice idea, it's very pretty

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Thank you Gonnie, how lovely !

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Thank you Hurklecat for your splendid version

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Thank you Gitta for this splendid autumnal version

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Thank you Karin for your lovely version

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Thank you Tineke for your splendid summer flowers version

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Thank you Marga for your fantasy version

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Thank you Lilypiet for your fabulous interpretation

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Regina

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Yasmin

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Gerda

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You can see all the versions that are on the French tutorial page here