Flowers for You
SB Tutorial

picture of tut result

By LismibaebisCreations
18 July 2007
Revised 2 July 2016

Tutorial image:
Scrapkit "Tropical Summer" by Tiny Turtle Designs
Purchased and used according to Terms

Skill Level: Beginner
No outside Filters needed

This tutorial is my own creation; any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental

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
(Height greater than width)
I used scrapkit elements to create a picture



Mask

lbm29, available here



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 the mask and open in PSP
Minimize mask

2) File > Open
Open image of choice

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

4) Image > Resize
Settings:
Resample using = Bicubic
Lock aspect ratio = Checked
Resize all layers = Checked
Resolution = 72.000 Pixels / Inch
Width = Not bigger than 390 Pixels
Height = Not bigger than 390

5) Adjust > Sharpness > Unsharp Mask
Settings:
Radius = 2.00, Strength = 10
Clipping = 5
Luminance only = Not checked
(Or a setting of your liking)

6) Window > Duplicate (Shift + D)
Minimize one copy

7) Dropper Tool (E)
Choose a medium color as Foreground Color
(I chose #c6c095)

8) Materials Palette
Right click into Background Color and choose Foreground Color
(Your Foreground Color and Background Color are now the same)

9) Materials Palette
Left click into Background color and change the "L" setting by adding 50

Screenshot

(This is how you get different shades of the same color)

Screenshot

10) Edit > Copy



Pattern

11) Image > Resize
Settings:
Lock aspect ratio = Not checked
Width = Current width plus 40 pixels
Height = Current height plus 40 pixels

12) Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling
Settings:
Corner = Checked
Horizontal = Checked
Horizontal offset (%) = 0
Transition = 50

13) Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling
Settings:
Vertical = Checked
Vertical offset (%) = 0

14) Layers > New Raster Layer

15) Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom

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

17) Left click to Flood fill new
Layer with your Foreground Color

18) Layers > Merge > Merge Visible

19) Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur
Settings:
Radius = 18.50

20) Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling
Settings:
Default

Screenshot

If you click on the arrow indicated by the hand, PSP will set it to default

21) Effects > Art Media Effects > Charcoal
Settings:
Detail = 50
Opacity = 44

22) Effects > Art Media Effects > Brush Strokes
Settings:
Softness = 56, Bristles = 128
Width = 14, Opacity = 36
Length = 19, Density = 83
Angle = 20
Color = Background Color

23) Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling

24) Layers > New Raster Layer

25) Flood Fill Tool
Left click to Flood fill new Layer with Foreground Color

26) Layers > New Mask Layer > From Image
Settings:
Source window = lbm29
Source luminance = Checked
Invert mask data = Not checked

27) Layers > Merge > Merge Group

28) Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance

29) Layers Palette
Reduce opacity of "Group - Raster 1" Layer to 70

30) Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling

31) Layers > Merge > Merge Visible

Minimize pattern
Do NOT close

This will be called Pattern for the rest of the tutorial

32) Materials Palette
Change Foreground to Pattern
Settings:
Your Pattern
Angle = 0, Scale = 100
Texture = Not checked



Background

33) Activate copy of image
Image > Canvas Size
Settings:
Lock aspect ratio = Not Checked
Width = 2000 (or width of choice)
Height = Height of your Pattern
(image + 40 Pixels)
Placement = Left Middle Arrow

34) Layers > New Raster Layer

35) Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom

36) Flood Fill Tool
Left click to flood fill new Layer with Pattern

37) Layers > New Raster Layer

38) Flood Fill Tool
Right click to flood fill new Layer with Background Color

39) Layers Palette
Reduce opacity of Layer to 50

40) Layers > New Raster Layer

41) Flood Fill Tool
Right click to flood fill new Layer with Background Color

42) Layers Palette
Change Blend Mode to Soft Light

Screenshot

43) Layers Palette
Reduce opacity of Layer to 71

44) Layers Palette
Adjust the opacity of both Layers with Background Color to your liking

45) Move Tool (M)
Move image to position of your liking

46) (Optional)
Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel
Settings:
Bevel #6, Width = 3
Smoothness = 10, Depth = 3
Ambience = 1, Shininess = 18
Color = White, Angle = 315
Intensity = 50, Elevation = 30
(Or a setting of your liking)

47) Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
Settings:
Horizontal & Vertical = 2
Opacity = 40, Blur = 7.50
Color = Black
Shadow on new layer = Not checked
(Or a setting of your liking - if using a mist you might wish to leave this step out)

48) Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
Settings:
Horizontal & Vertical = - 1 (Minus)
Opacity = 20
(Or a setting of your liking - if using a mist you might wish to leave this step out)

49) Layers > New Raster Layer

50) Add Watermark(s)

51) File > Export > JPEG Optimizer
Settings:
Set Compression value to = 20 - 30
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 my friends in my Tester Group who helped me with both the original and the revised version.
Your help, support and patience makes all the difference.

smilie


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