Here is what were working on today
I use 4 plugins on this
tag.. Alien Skins Xenofex 2/ Constellation you can get it
The other plugins I use are freeware
* DC special/ Deep Dream...
Tormentia/Criss Cross....Birgits Chaos/Embroidery*
... here is the zip of them
The rest of the supplies for this
tutorial.. a word brush... gradient and two tubes is
This tutorial requires you have a
working knowledge of PSP 9, knowing your tools...and how
to load and use plugins.
1. Open the tube named
Skyline.pspimage Add a new layer and drag below
the skyline misted layer. Fill that new added layer with
the gradient supplied in the supplies zip named
lyndiegradient013. Use the settings below.
2. Don't forget to rename your layers
on the layer palette, its less confusing if you do
that.. just right click on a layer and RENAME.
3. Making sure you're on the gradient
filled layer... apply Birgits Chaos/Embroidery with the
4. Now duplicate the Gradient bkg
layer 2 times.. so you end up with 3 layers of the
5. Apply DC Special/ Deep Dream
effect on the first/top layer of the gradient bkg.. See
above that layer is highlighted.
Use these settings below. Do
this to the other two layers of the Gradient bkg... but
each time.. when you go to apply the plugin.. move the
random seed slider over some.. don't matter really what
6. Select your PEN tool
using the settings
7. Put your first dot/node up at top..
click then let go.. go down to bottom part of oval and
click the mouse again.. this makes a line that connects
to the top node... straighten the line by moving that
bottom node.. right click then APPLY. Do this same thing
with the other 2 lines. These lines will be a
vector layer.. so on the layer palette right click on
that layer and convert to raster.... ok now you
duplicate the lines layer 2 times so you have 3 all
8. Apply Eye Candy Xenofex's/
Constellation using the settings below. on the top
layer of the duplicated lines.. you use the Xenofex on
ALL 3 layers of the lines.. but the 2nd and 3rd time you
hit the random seed button.. so that the settings
9. This is what your layer palette
should look like. You should have 3 layers of the
LINES.. 3 layers of the misted SKYLINE ..3 layers of the
gradient bkg. 9 layers in all. If you don't.. back
track or start over if you have to..
10. You should merge/visible a Line
layer *on top* , a Skyline layer *in middle*.. and the
Gradient bkg layer * should be on bottom*.. X out or
hide all the other layers.. merge visible those 3
layers... then X that merged one out and unhide the next
3 just like the first 3 you just merged. See how I
did it below.
11. Ok you should end up with 3 merged
layers. Open the girl tube I supplied and copy and
paste her on to your working canvas.
Apply a shadow on her with these
settings.. I used # 993366 . Or use what looks good to
you... Position the girl on the bottom left of the
canvas.. looking at where I put mine in the finished
project above. If you would like.. you can apply the
word brush I supplied to the right of her. .as in the
12. Time to duplicate the Girl tube
layer 2 times and merge each of her layers with a merged
layer that you previously merged * the 3*. Look
13. Go to Image/canvas size. Your
sized should be the same as mine here in the sample. Use
14. Add a top new layer.. and use your
magic wand and select the blank area on the outside of
the graphic , it should be selected like a frame area..
fill it with a coordinating color you want.. Apply a
drop shadow on it using these settings below
15. While the 'frame' is still
selected.. apply the Tormentia/ criss cross plugin to
the frame. *not shown, don't ask me why.. cant find the
dang capture* it should put the lines on it like in the
16. Duplicate your frame layer 2
times... just like you did all the others and merge a
frame layer with a merge layer.. End up with 3 merged
layers again.. Save as an animation (*.psp) file type
and open in Animation shop... SAVE as a .GIF
Your done.. hope you enjoyed this
one.. till next time.