Imagine

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Unzip the materials into a working folder named Imagine. Open the materials in PSP, copy and close originals. You will need AP_01 [Innovations] Mirror Reflections to do this tutorial. I have used PSPX4 to create this tutorial but you may use an earlier version. It is assumed you have a working knowledge of PSP. Remember to occasionally save your work for possible future changes.

Thanks go to Guismo; to PamelaD of Arasimages, to Ann (Link unknown) and to the unknown creators/owners of the various images used in this tutorial. Please visit tubers links on my Links page.


1. In Materials Palette, set Foreground color to #efe8de, Background color to #000000.

2. In Materials Palette, create a Gradient by setting the Style to Linear, Angle to 0, Repeats to 0, check the Invert.

3. New/New Image 760px by 700px. Flood fill with Gradient.

4. Layers/New Raster Layer. Select All.

5. Open OtherWorld.pspimage. Copy/Paste into Selection. Selections/Select None.

6. Drop the Opacity of the OtherWorld image to 80.

7. Open calguismistedlandscape02082012.pspimage. Copy bottom layer/Paste as New layer.

8. Image/Resize/Resize by 50%/Resize all layers unchecked.

9. Move the image up to the top and to the right of center.

10. Lower the Opacity to 70%.

11. Open Dots.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer. Set to Luminance (L).

12. Image/Resize/Resize by 90%/Resize all layers unchecked.

13. Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance. Move Dots to upper left corner.

14. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -10, Horizontal 6, Opacity 60, Blur 30, color #efe8de.

15. Using the Freehand Selections tool, select around the dots on the lower right corner and press Delete key. Selections/Select None.

16. Layers/New Raster Layer. Using Selections tool, select a rectangle across image near the bottom a little over an inch in height and to each side. See example.

17. Image/Resize/Resize by 105%/Resize all layers unchecked. This will ensure your rectangle reaches both sides.

18. Flood fill rectangle with Gradient.

19. Effects/Outer Bevel using settings below.

20. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -2, Horizontal 0, Opacity 100, Blur 1, color #000000.

21. Selections/Select None.

22. Open mkoegelenberg-dreams-quote2.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

23. Image/Resize/Resize by 75%/Resize all layers unchecked.

24. Move text "Imagine" onto left side of rectangle. Duplicate/Merge/Merge Down.

25. From Tool bar, select the Text tool. Choose font DFKai-SB (kaiu), Size 30, color #efe8de, type the words "my world without you."

26. Convert to Raster Layer. Move beneath the rectangle.

27. Open Appaloosa.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

28. Image/Resize/Resize by 75%/Resize all layers unchecked.

29. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -10, Horizontal 6, Opacity 60, Blur 30, color #efe8de.

30. Move horse to left above rectangle as I have mine.

31. Image/Add Borders. Add 3px border in color #000000, Symmetric checked.

32. Image/Add Borders. Add 3px border in color #efe8de, Symmetric checked.

33. Image/Add Borders. Add 33px border in color #000000. Symmetric checked.

34. Using Magic Wand, activate the 33px border.

35. Effects/AP 01 [Annovations]Mirror-Reflections. Use Default settings.

36. Selections/Select None.

37. Image/Add Borders. Add 3px border in color #efe8de, Symmetric checked.

38. Image/Add Borders. Add 33px border, Symmetric checked, color #000000.

39. Using Selections tool, Select around inner border light colored lines on both top and bottom and press Delete key. (as seen below). Selections/Select None. If there is a space with no color from Deleting, flood fill with #000000.

40. Open @nn_210509_photos_vrouwbrons_TDStudio.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

41. Move lady to right/bottom corner of image and down a little.

42. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical 5, Horizontal 6, Opacity 60, Blur 30, color #efe8de.

43. Image/Add Borders. Add 3px border, Symmetric checked, color #efe8de.

44. Add your name or watermark if you wish. Save as .jpg file.

Big hugs go to Evatexas and PamelaD who test my tutorials for me and are my valued advisors.