No plugins needed just the effects that's within
I used my new PSP X5 for this tutorial but any
version will work.
#1. Open the tube that was in the supplies zip
Shift+D to duplicate, close the original.
#2. Open the SwtImage1.png. Of course you don't
have to use the tube provided may use one that you pick.
#3. Using your pick tool.. choose a light and dark
color from the tube.
#4. Fill the SwtImage1.png with one of the colors.
#5. Go to selections/Load/Save Selection/Load
Selection from Alpha channel.
#6. Go to Effects/Artistic Effects/Halftone. On
the settings drop down choose Black Squares.
Set the square size to 5. Background color black,
Grey Scale. Use the same settings as below. Click OK
#7. Selections/ Promote to layer. Notice
layer palette below. On the promoted layer apply a 3d drop shadow.
Use the settings below. Select none.
#8. Use seamless tiling on the promoted layer.
Use settings below. Adjust the width setting till you see the lines
line up where the red circle is below.. this is so it will be
seamless when tiled in letter creator. Mine below is set to 27.. but
your number might be a bit diff.
#9. Now highlight the raster 1 layer on your layer
palette.. it also has the stripes too.. but that's ok. With that
layer active go to Effects/Artistic effects/Contours. Use the
#10. Go to Image/Canvas Size. Use the
settings below.. be sure you left justify. Keep the height of the
image same as it was before.
#11. Add a new layer. Drag it to the bottom
on the layer palette.. fill it with the other color you chose from
your tube. #12. Copy and paste your tube on the working image.
Move it to the left over the design like below.
#13. Add a 3D dropshadow on it using settings
#14. I made a selection of the lil bunny by
the girl.. but which ever tube you use.. try to make a selection of
something on it... like a flower .. it just depends on the tube you
I copied and pasted the selection as a new image.
# 15. On the new image I used the seamless
tiling.. using the below settings.
You might need to resize the image a tiny bit
first.. make sure its in the center of the image before you do the
#16. Use this seamless image... in your
materials palette... like below
#17. Add a new layer, be sure its above the filled
layer. Fill the new layer with this fill like below.
#18. Have the new filled layer highlighted
on the layer palette. Go to Effects/Texture Effects/Emboss.
That looks awful huh :) #19. Now on the
layer palette set your blend mode to soft light and lower the
opacity to 26. Or what ever opacity looks best to you... It looks
better now. RIGHT?
#20. Apply the seamless tiling on just that layer.
Using the below settings. This is so that it tiles perfect in letter
#21. On your raster one layer...apply a 3D
#22. This will not tile right in letter creator
unless you use seamless tiling on it..
#23. A trick I do.. so that I don't get in a
pickle.. I save my new letter as a .JPG but do NOT close the image
I go to my letter creator and use these settings
Don't forget your credits at the bottom of your
letter.. Give credit where credit is due.. as for as graphics and/or
scrapkits you used.. And would also appreciating you putting the
groups link for people to know where this tutorial is..
Thanks and Toodles till next time!