Frohes Fest

Daty, herzlichen Dank für dein Erlaubnis, dass ich deine Tutorial übersetzen darf.

This tutorial was made in PSP 9, but can also be made in other versions.

 

Click on the flowerpin and take it with you, so you know where you are :-) 

Here you can download the materials.

There is in: Pattern, Font and Tubes.

 Inge, Kara en Party, thank you very much for your tubes.

The plugin Alien Skin Xenofex 2.0 for the animation, you can get it here.

 Set everything in it's folder and if you have it all, you can start :-)

 

1. Open a new transparent image of 550 x 400 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #e86729 - your background color to #7c352b.

Set your foreground to gradient Foreground-background - with these settings:

Flood fill your image with it.

2. Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with gold pattern "goldpattern" - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

3. Selections - Select all.

Flood fill the selection with the gold pattern.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Flood fill with the following gradient:

Selections - Select none.

Image - Resize - 90% - All layers not checked.

Activate your Distortion tool with the Ctrl key pressed.

Click on the top right noodle - slide it down as shown below:

Click on an other tool to eliminate it.

4. Layers - New raster layer.

Activate the 1st gradient - Invert checked.

Selections - Select all.

Flood fill with the gold pattern.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Flood fill with your gradient.

Selections - Select none.

5. Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

 Activate your Distortion tool with the Ctrl key pressed.

Click on the top right noodle - slide it down, like you did the last time.

Close the 2 top layers.

6. Copy the tube "PatryMists_Ornaments_by_MacZ_xmasTransparent".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the left upper corner, a bit over the edge.

Duplicate this layer.

Image - Mirror - Image - Flip.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Layers - Arrange - Send to bottom.

7. Open the both closed layer - activate the top layer.

Past as a new layer on your working image (the Christmas ball is still in memory).

Image - Resize - 60% - All layers not checked.

Place it in the upper left corner, a bit over the edge, so that the decoration in the corner is clearly visible.

 Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Mirror - Image - Flip.

8. Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Set the opacity of this layer to 40%.

Activate the layer below this one.

9. Click with your Magic wand outside the right corner.

Selections - Expand - 2 pixels.

Activate the top layer - push the delete button.

Selections - Select none.

Close the 2 bottom layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Open the 2 bottom layers.

10. Give the 2 top layers a Drop Shadow - with these settings:

Repeat with vert and hor op -3 (minus 3).

11. Copy the tube "KaraT3510".

Past as a new image.

Layers - Duplicate 2x.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

12. Copy - Past as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

13. Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Rectangle:

Custom selection: 

With these settings:

14. Flood fill this selection with the gold pattern.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Flood fill with your gradient.

Selections - Select none.

15. Duplicate this layer.

Image - Flip.

Image - Resize - 95% - All layers not checked.

Slide the bar a bit to the right.

16. Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 95% - All layers not checked.

Slide the bar a bit to the right - see image below:

17. Give all 3 layers a Drop shadow with vert and hor to -3 (minus 3).

Close the 4 bottom layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Layers - View - All layers.

18. Copy the tube "Sternkugel".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Duplicate this layer 3x - place them as you like.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Repeat this 1x.

Rename this layer Star.

19. If you want to animate, copy the tube "K_S".

Place it exactly on the stars.

Merge down 2x.

If you don't want to animate, just give them a Drop shadow.

20. Copy the tube "IE_Tube82_Stjerne".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 30%.

Place the star in the left upper corner - see image at top of this lesson.

Aanpassen - Scherpte - Verscherpen.

Give the same Drop shadow if you don't want to animate.

21. Activate your Text tool.

Font "GE Basalt Script" - Size 34 - Stroke width 1.

Set your foreground to the gold pattern - set your background to gradient.

Type your text - set it on a nice place.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow - with these settings:

22. Make sure your top layer is activated.

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Flood fill the selection with the gold pattern.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Flood fill with gradient - with these settings:

Selections - Moidfy - Contract - 2 pixels.

Flood fill the selection with the gold pattern.

Selections - Moidfy - Contract - 2 pixels.

Press the delete button.

23. Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Add your watermark or name.

If you don't want to animate, you're ready.

Part 2 - Animation

I hope you had fun making this tutorial :-)

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© by Daty

Translated by Zial on December 13, 2010