Guguseli SB Tutorial

picture of tut result

By LismibaebisCreations
14 August 2010
Revised 17 July 2016

I have used one of my own photographs for this tutorial

Skill Level: Advanced Beginners & Adventurous Others

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



Filters

Simple Filters, available here
Xero Filters, 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


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



Preparation

1) File > Open
Open image of choice

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

3) Image > Resize
Settings:
Resample using = Bicubic
Lock aspect ratio = Checked
Resize all layers = Checked
Resolution = 72.000 Pixels / Inch
Width = No greater than 380 Pixels
Height = No greater than 400
Write down new height

4) Adjust > Sharpness > Unsharp Mask
Settings:
Radius = 1.00, Strength = 47
Clipping = 5
Luminance only = Checked
(Or a setting of your liking)

5) Dropper Tool (E)
Left click to choose a light Foreground color
(I chose #dee7db)

6) Edit > Copy

7) Window > Duplicate
Minimize copy 



Pattern

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

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

Minimize pattern
Do NOT close

This will be called Pattern for the rest of the tutorial

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



Background

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

11) Layers > New Raster Layer

12) Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom

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

14) Left click to flood fill with Foreground Color

15) Right click to flood fill with Pattern
(Same Layer as in Step #14)

16) Adjust > Blur > Radial Blur
Settings:
Zoom = Checked
Strength (%) = 28
Elliptical = Not checked
Horizontal offset (%) = 0
Vertical offset (%) = 0
Protect center (%) = 0

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17) Effects > Plugins > Simple > Quick Tile

18) Effects > Texture Effects > Soft Plastic
Settings: (Default)
Blur = 20, Detail = 14
Density = 32, Angle = 45
Color = White

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19) Effects > Plugins > Xero > Porcelain
Settings: (Default)
Softness = 50, Strength = 50
Red channel = 0, Green channel = 0
Blue channel = 100
Exposure = 0, Contrast = 0
Saturation = 0

20) Adjust > Softness > Soft Focus
Settings: (Default)
Softness (%) = 50
Edge importance (%) = 50
Include scattered light = Checked
Amount (%) = 50
Halo size (%) = 50
Halo visibility (%) = 50

Screenshot

21) Edit > Repeat Soft Focus

22) Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling

23) Layers > New Raster Layer

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

25) Layers Palette
Change Blend Mode to Soft Light

26) Layers > Duplicate

27) Layers > New Raster Layer

28) Left click to flood fill new layer with Foreground Color

29) Layers Palette
Reduce opacity to 21****
(Or a setting of your liking)

Screenshot

****With another image I only have 1 (one) Soft Light layer
(it looked "washed out" with 2),
but changed the opacity on the "Normal" blend layer to 53

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30) Layers Palette
Activate Top Layer (Image)
Move Tool (M)
Move image to position of your liking

31) Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
Settings:
Vertical = 2, Horizontal = 2
Opacity = 25, Blur = 25.00
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)

32) Layers > New Raster Layer

33) Add Watermark(s)

34) 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 the original version in 2010 and with the revision of the tutorial.

smilie


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