Blue World

For a German and Danish translation, click on the flags.

 

For Materials, click on the Zip file.

You will need Plugins Penta.com and Graphics Plus for this tutorial.

Unzip materials into a folder you have named Blue World. Place the Diamonds.bmp Pattern in your PSP Files/Patterns.

I give credit to the tubers Pita, Dakara and Mitierra who provided me with such beautiful tubes to work with. Tubers links can be found on my Links page. I encourage you to visit their sites.

This tutorial was written using PSPX2 and it is assumed you have a working knowledge of PSP.

1. In PSP open the tubes, make copies and close originals.

2. In Materials Palette, set the foreground color to #dddfea, background color to #294b7e, Gradient to Style Linear, Angle 0, Repeats 0, Invert checked.

3. Create a New Image of 752px height by 552px width. Flood fill new image with background color #294b7e.

4. Effects/Penta.com/color dot/default settings (as shown in example).

5. Layers/New raster layer/flood fill with Gradient.

6. Image/Resize by 97%. Resize all layers unchecked.

7. Effects/Distortion Effects/Lens Distortion/Horizontal 0, Vertical 0, Distortion Type/Pincushion, Strength 50, transparent ticked.

8. From Tool bar, use the Magic Wand, Tolerance 0/Feather 0 and click on color dot area to create "marching ants".

9. Flood fill inside the "marching ants" with the Silver Diamond Pattern. Selections/Modify/Contract by 3px/press Delete key.

10. Selections/Select None.

11. Effects/3-D Effects/Drop Shadow, using Vertical 8, Horizontal 8, Opacity 50, Blur 18, Color #294b7e. Drop Shadow again using Vertical -8, Horizontal -8, Opacity 50, Blur 18, Color #294b7e.

12. Image/Add Borders/15px, background color #294b7e.

13. Click border with Magic Wand. Selections/Modify/Contract by 3px.

14. Flood fill inside "marching ants" with Silver Diamond Pattern. Selections/Select None.

15. Image/Add Borders/3px white. Select the 3px border with Magic Wand, flood fill with Silver Diamond Pattern. Selections/Select None.

16. Image/Add Borders/25px background color #294b7e. Select 25px border with Magic Wand.

17. Effects/Graphics Plus/Cross Shadow, using default settings as shown.

18. Image/Add Borders/3px white. Select the 3px border with Magic Wand, flood fill with Silver Diamond Pattern. Selections/Select None.

19. Open calguissarah121208 image of lady, Copy/Paste. Move to right. Adjust/Sharpness/Sharpen. With Eraser tool, erase her hair above the silver line. Duplicate.

20. Open HorseOnTheBeach image, Copy/Paste. Image/Resize by 80%, Resize all layers unchecked.

21. Set Blend Mode to Luminance (Legacy), Opacity to 40. Move up and to left.

22. Open Isharmial_flower image, Copy/Paste. Move down so flower lays on curved inside border.

23. In Materials Palette, swap background color #294b7e to foreground color.

24. From Tool bar, select Text tool. Using Font FunctionLH, Size 28, Vector, type the words MY WORLD IS. Convert Vector to Raster layer.

25. Effects/3-D Effects/Drop Shadow set to Vertical 3, Horizontal 5, Opacity 100, Blur 8, color #1b3254.

26. From Tool bar, Select Text tool. Using Font FunctionLH, Size 28, Vector, type words WITHOUT YOU. Convert Vector layer to Raster layer.

27. Effects/3-D Effects/Drop Shadow set to Vertical 3, Horizontal 5, Opacity 100, Blur 8, color #1b3254.

28. From Tool bar, Select Text tool. Using Font KunstlerScript, Size 90, Vector, type the word BLUE. Convert Vector layer to Raster layer.

29. Effects/3-D Effects/Drop Shadow set to Vertical 3, Horizontal 5, Opacity 100, Blur 8, color #1b3254.

30. Move all text lines into proper position so it pleases you. You may use my settings and Fonts/sizes, or choose those you like. Merge/Merge Visible.

31. Sign your work with your name or watermark. Save as .jpg.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!