louisiana swamp

Thanks to Dennis for permission to use the beautiful photos taken on his trip to Louisiana

He is also the translator of this tut
 

Thank You very much Dennis

 

 

Materials can be found here

The pattern Cracked Paint 08 by default in PSP

 

Filters - Unlimited 2.0 - Xero - Distortion Filters - Stylize found here

 

Open your PSP materials and minimize

Let's go

   

1) Put in your materials palette foreground to pattern / Cracked Paint 08  / angle0 / scale 100

 

2) Open a New Transparent Image of 800 x 500 pixels

Selections / Select All

 

3/ Activate and Copy - Louisiana Swamp.1_background_Dennis_05_2011 / Paste into Selection

Selections / Select None

Adjust / Blur / Gaussian Blur / Radius 20

 

4) Effects - Plugins - Unlimited 2.0 - Distortion Filters - Surface Tension - with these settings 

http://www.marinettedesings.be/louisiana_swamp_bestanden/image002.jpg

5) Activate and Copy / Louisiana Swamp_Dennis_05_2011 / Paste as new layer on your image

Image / Resize 60% / Resize all layers unchecked and place at the top left

 

6) Activate and Copy - Louisiana Swamp_3_Dennis_05_2011 / Paste as new layer on your image

Image / Resize 60% /Resize all layers not checked and put right / see that it is somewhat proportional to the other image

Pull down this layer a layer in your layer palette and make this layer active

 

7) Activate and Copy / Turtle_Dennis_05_2011 / Paste as new layer on your image

Image / Resize 80% / Resize all layers not checked, / Place a bit down and right

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

Set the Opacity to 80

 

8) Activate the Top Layer in your Layer Palette 

 Activate and Copy / Alligator_Dennis_05_2011 / Paste as new layer on your image

Image / Mirror

Image / Resize 60% / Resize all layers unchecked and place to the left

Pull it down one layer in your layer palette

 

9) Layers / Merge / Merge All Layers

 

10) Effects / Plugins / Xero / Porcelain (with these settings)

http://www.marinettedesings.be/louisiana_swamp_bestanden/image003.jpg

 

11) Duplicate this layer 2 times in your layers palette and give it another name / It will be easier to work with

http://www.marinettedesings.be/louisiana_swamp_bestanden/image004.jpg

12) Top layer is active

Image / Resize 80% / Resize all layers unchecked

Selections / Select All

Selections / Float

Selections / De-float

 

13) Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 5 / Opacity 50 / Blur 10 and color black

Repeat Drop Shadow but with Vertical and Horizontal -5

Selections / Modify / Select Selection Borders (with these settings)

)http://www.marinettedesings.be/louisiana_swamp_bestanden/image005.jpg

Layers / New Raster Layer and fill this selection with your pattern Cracked Paint 08

Selections / Select None

Layers / Merge / Merge Down

 

14) Activate Layer 3 in your Layer Palette

Effects / Plugins / Stylize / Wind (with these settings)

http://www.marinettedesings.be/louisiana_swamp_bestanden/image006.jpg

15) Activate Layer 2 in your Layer Palette

Effects  / Plugins / Stylize / Wind / Direction / from the left unchecked

Set the Opacity of this layer in your layer palette to 50

Layers / Merge / Merge Down

Effects / Edge Effects / Enhance

 

16) Activate the Top Layer in your Layer Palette

Duplicate this Layer in your Layers Palette 2x

 

17/ Top layer is active

 Image / Free Rotate / (see settings below)

http://www.marinettedesings.be/louisiana_swamp_bestanden/image007.jpg

 

17) Activate / Copy of Layer One in your Layer Palette

Image / Free Rotate (see settings below)

http://www.marinettedesings.be/louisiana_swamp_bestanden/image008.jpg

 

18) Activate the Top Layer in your Layer Palette

Activate and Copy / Greater Blue Heron_Dennis_05_2011 / Paste as new layer on your image

Image / Resize 30% / Resize all layers unchecked

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

Move it to the Bottom Right (see my example)

Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 20 / Opacity 50 / Blur 10 and color black

 

19) Layers / Merge All Layers

 

20) Activate / Wordart_Louisiana Swamp_MP_05_2011 / Copy and Paste as a New Layer on your Image

Place in a nice spot

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 1 / Opacity 100 / Blur 0 and color white

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal -1 / Opacity 100 / Blur 0 and color black

 

21/ Activate / Wordart_Louisiana Swamp_MP_05_2011 / Copy Swamp and paste as New Layer on your Image and place also in a nice spot

Give the same Drop Shadows as in step 20

 

22) Layers / New Raster Layer and add your watermark

 

23) Layers / Merge / Merge All Layers

 

24) Image / Add Borders / 5 Pixels / Color White / Symmetric Checked

Select this border with your magic wand and fill with the pattern Cracked Paint 08

Selections / Select None

 

File / Export / JPEG Optimization

 

I hope you have enjoyed this lesson

 

This tut is tested by Dennis

Thank You

  

 

This lesson was written and created on May 31, 2011

  MarinetteP 

 

 

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