Sea of Love

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

This tutorial was written by Margie on January 26th, 2007. It's concept is copyrighted to Margie.
Any creation you make from my ideas are yours.
You may print out this tutorial for your own personal use, but please do not copy it in any way to put online,
pass out or rewrite without my permission or worse yet attempt to claim as your own.
(Special thanks to Mieneke and Wiebe for naming this tutorial so aptly!)

The images used in this tutorial are ©Stock.Xchng.
If using works from their site please add ©Stock.Xchng

This was written for psp 7 but will work in other versions.

For this tutorial you will need:

Paint Shop Pro

Three images of choice

Font of choice
Filters Unlimited 2
Mura's Copies
Simple Filters

Ok we are ready to start.


Step 1:
Resize your images to your liking, then follow each of these steps for all 3.

Add a 1 px border using black.
Add a 20 px border using white.
Promote image to layer.
With Filters Unlimited, apply:
Edges, Square - Edge #17

Step 2:
Open a New Image - 600 x 600
Flood fill with white.

Step 3:
Copy and paste main image onto new canvas
Drop Shadow:
Horizontal & Vertical - 1
Opacity - 40
Blur - 5

Step 4:
Copy and paste second image onto new canvas.
Resize by 80%
Rotate LEFT by 15
Add the same drop shadow as above.

Step 5:
Copy and paste last image onto new canvas.
Resize by 80%
Rotate RIGHT by 15
Add same drop shadow as above.

Step 6:
Hide the white background layer.
Merge > Merge Visible
Copy and paste as a new image.

Step 7:
Resize by 85%
Resize again by 75%
Effects > Plugins > Mura's Copies (adjust top bar until canvas is covered to your liking)

Step 8:
Reduce the opacity to your liking. We're going for a soft background.
(My opacity was 25)

Step 9:
Merge > Merge All Flatten
Resize by 60%
Resize again by 60%

Step 10:
Effects > Plugins > Simple Filters > Quick Tile

Step 11:
Make your triple image active.
Resize by 80%
Add a new layer > Send to bottom.
Flood fill new layer with your tile background that you just made.

Step 12:
Add any accents or text brushes that you'd like.
I colorized mine to red to give it some pop since my images were black & white.

Step 13:
Add 1 px border in black
Add 20 px border in white.
Apply the same square edge that you did to your photos/images.

Step 14:
Resize by 85%
Effects > Sharpen > Sharpen

Step 15:
Image > Canvas Size > 500 x 500

Step 16:
Add a flower or other accent along bottom edge of photos.
Add a slight drop shadow (I used the same one I used on my images)

Step 17:
Merge > Merge Visible

Step 18:
Add a soft drop shadow
Horizontal & Vertical - 0
Opacity - 40
Blur - 10

Step 19:
Add your Copyright information and name.

Save & You're done!

(Note: When I work with reds they tend to fade or run when saved as a JPG. I always try to save as a PNG or GIF with reds)

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