Erratum SB Tutorial

picture of tut result

By LismibaebisCreations
9 December 2006
Revised 1 May 2013

I have used one of my own photographs for this tutorial

Skill Level: Beginner
No outside Filters used

I was inspired to write this tutorial after going wrong with the "Back Coluna" tutorial.
Marynez has kindly encouraged me to write this tutorial.

Program shortcuts will be given in parentheses



Needed

Paint Shop Pro - I used X2
(Tutorial will work with other versions)
Free 30 day trial from Corel, available here



Image

Tube or mist of choice
Width not greater than height



Presets

PSP Preset Emboss_3
(If you do not have the Preset, follow these instructions to download and install my collection of PSP presets or Emboss_3 on its own)



Performance Notes

This tutorial is in 3 parts:
- Preparation
- Pattern
- Background

The settings for different Tools and Effects will stay the same throughout the tutorial, unless new setting instructions are given

Don't forget to save your work often


arrow Click on the arrow and drag it to mark the progress on this page.


Preparation

1) Download and save Emboss_3 to Preset Folder
(if necessary)

2) File > Open
Open image of choice

3) Window > Duplicate (Shift + D)
Close original

4) Image > Resize
Settings:
Resample using = Smart Size
Lock aspect ratio = Checked
Resize all layers = Checked
Resolution = 72.000 Pixels / Inch
Height = 375 Pixels
Width = Will self adjust

5) Adjust > Sharpness > Unsharp Mask
Settings:
Radius = 10.00, Strength = 15
Clipping = 5
Luminance only = Not checked
(or a setting of your liking)

6) Dropper Tool (E)
Left click in image to choose a Foreground color
(I chose #f2dee6)
This will be the dominant color of your background

Choose a second color with the same Hue (H) by right click in the Color square of the Materials Palette

Materials Palette

(I chose #c57897)
My 2 colors:

my chosen colors

7) Materials Palette
Change Background to Gradient
Settings:
Foreground-background
Angle = 45, Repeats = 3
Invert = Checked
Linear
Texture = Not checked

8) Minimize image



Pattern

9) File > New (Ctrl + N)
Settings:
Width = 200 Pixels
Height = 200 Pixels
Resolution = 72.000
Raster Background = Checked
Color depth = 16 Million Colors (24 bit)
Transparent = Checked

10) Flood Fill Tool (F)
Settings:
Match mode = None
Use all layers = Not checked
Blend mode = Normal
Opacity = 100

11) Right click to flood fill with Gradient

12) Effects > Artistic Effects > Enamel
Settings:
Blur = 36, Detail = 42
Density = 55, Angle = 242
Color = Your Foreground Color

13) Effects > Distortion Effects > Polar Coordinates
Settings:
Rectangular to polar = Checked
Transparent = Checked

14) Effects > Image Effects > Offset
Settings:
Horizontal = 44, Vertical = 52
Custom = Checked
Repeat = Checked

15) Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling
Settings:
Corner = Checked
Bidirectional = Checked
Horizontal offset (%) = 0
Vertical offset (%) = 0
Transition (%) = 100
Linear = Checked

16) Layers > Duplicate

17) Image > Flip

18) Image > Mirror

19) Layers Palette
Reduce Opacity to 56

20) Layers > Merge > Merge Visible

21) Effects > User Defined Filter
Settings:
Emboss_3 (preset)

22) Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling

23) Layers > New Raster Layer

24) Flood Fill Tool
Left click to flood fill new layer with your Foreground color

25) Layers Palette
Reduce opacity to 48

26) Layers > Merge > Merge All (Flatten)

This will be called Pattern for the rest of the tutorial

27) Minimize Pattern
Do NOT close

28) Materials Palette
Change Background to Pattern
Settings:
Pattern: Pattern you just created
Angle = 0, Scale = 50
Texture = Not checked



Background

29) Activate your minimized image
Image > Canvas Size
Settings:
Lock aspect ratio = Not checked
Width = 2000 (or width of choice)
Height = 400
Placement = Left Middle Arrow
Left = 10

30) Layers > New Raster Layer

31) Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom

32) Flood Fill Tool
Right click to flood fill with Pattern

33) Layers > New Raster Layer

34) Materials Palette
Change Background to Color
Settings:
Color: #ffffff (white)
Texture = Not checked

35) Flood Fill Tool
Right click to flood fill new layer with Background Color (white)

36) Layers Palette
Reduce Opacity to 52
(or a setting of your liking)

37) Layers Palette
Activate top layer (image)

38) (Optional)
Image > Resize
Settings:
Resize all layers = Not checked
Resize image if required

39) (Optional)
Move Tool (M)
Move image into place if required

40) (Optional)
Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel
Settings:
Bevel #2, Width = 15
Smoothness = 7, Depth = 5
Ambience = 7, Shininess = 12
Color = White, Angle = 315
Intensity = 32, Elevation = 50

41) (Optional)
Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
Settings:
Horizontal & Vertical = 3
Opacity = 40, Blur = 4.50
Color = Black
Shadow on new layer = Not checked (or a setting of your liking)
If you have used a mist, you might prefer not to use a Drop Shadow

42) (Optional)
Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
Settings:
Horizontal & Vertical = - 1 (Minus)
Opacity = 30, Blur = 4.50
(or a setting of your liking)

43) Layers > New Raster Layer

44) Add Watermark(s)

45) File > Export > JPEG Optimizer
Settings:
Set Compression value to = 20
Chroma subsampling = YCbCr 1x1 1x1 1x1 (None)
Save Exif data = Not checked

You are done!
Now you can assemble the stationery in LC or OE/Windows Mail or Wikmail.
Please link the tutorial to this page.

I hope that you enjoyed doing this tutorial. If you have any questions, please email me:
Lismibaebi at gmail.com
I would love to see what you create with my tutorial.


A special "Thank You" goes to the United Tut Testers who helped me with the first version of this tutorial in 2006.
And I am just as grateful to my friends in my Tester Group who helped me with the revision of the tutorial in 2013.

smilie


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