Pretty in Plaid
An Invitation header pic

This tutorial is my own design and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was created in Paint Shop Pro X
© May 2020 - Yvonne - Yorkshire Lass Designs in PSP - All rights reserved


You will need the following to complete this tutorial:

Tubes

12930422355_divers_nikita.pspimage (scenery) from Reveries
romance_novel.psp from Lamanouche's Designs (site inactive)
MR_Vanoce.png (man) from Tubes and Creations Maryse
yp-lady-in-black-hat-02.psp
yp-misted-wine-bottle2.psp
yp-text-an-invitation.pspimage
yp-text-the pleasure.pspimage

Mask

NarahsMasks_1544.jpg from TUBESpack


All the above can be downloaded here

download supplies

Download and extract to a file on your computer then
open in PSP and minimise


Plugins

Xero - Radiance

Available here

Download and extract to your Plugins folder

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Drag this arrow with you to mark your place in the tutorial



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INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

Open a new canvas 800 x 600 pixels transparent background

new canvas

In the Materials Palette load Foreground with #E2CDDC
Flood fill layer with this colour

STEP 2

Layer >> New Raster Layer

In the Materials Palette change Foreground to #FFFFFF WHITE
Flood fill layer with this colour

STEP 3

Layers >> New Mask Layer >> From Image
Select NarahsMasks_1544 from the drop down list
Invert CHECKED

mask setting

Layers >> Merge >> Merge Group

STEP 4

Maximise tube 12930422355_divers_nikita.pspimage (scenery)
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste as New Layer


Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset

STEP 5

The scenery tube should still be on the clipboard

Edit >> Paste as New layer

Image >> Mirror

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset

STEP 6

Layers >> Merge >> Merge Down

Layers >> Properties

layer properties

STEP 7

Maximise romance_novel.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste as New Layer
Image >> Mirror

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset

STEP 8

Maximise yp-misted-wine-bottle2.pspimage
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste as New Layer

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset

STEP 9

Layers >> Merge >> Merge Down

Layers >> Properties

layer properties

STEP 10

Maximise yp-lady-in-black-hat.pspimage
Edit >> Copy
Minimise original
Edit >> Paste as New Layer
Image >> Resize 145%
Resize All Layers UNCHECKED

Effects >> Imnage Effects >> Offset

image offset

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

drop shadow

STEP 11

Maximise MR_Vanoce.png
Window >> Duplicate

Remove tuber's mark

With Selection Tool set as below

selection tool

While holding down the right mouse button draw out a rectangle as shown

selecting legs

When you release the button, this is what you should have

selection

Edit >> Clear

Selections >> Select None

Edit >> Copy
Minimise duplicate copy
Edit >> Paste as New Layer

Image >> Resize 30%
Resize All Layers UNCHECKED

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset

Adjust >> Sharpness >> Sharpen

Layer >> Properties

layer properties

STEP 12

Layers >> Merge >> Merge Visible

Effects >> Plugins >> Xero >> Radiance

radiance

STEP 13

Maximise yp-text-an-invitation.pspimage
Edit >> Copy
Minimse original
Edit >> Paste as New Layer

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

drop shadow

STEP 14

Layers >> New Raster Layer

Custom Selection

custom selection

Maximise yp-text-the-pleasure-of.pspimage
Edit >> Copy
Minimise original
Edit >> Paste into Selection

Selections >>Select None

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

drop shadow

STEP 15

Layers >> New Raster Layer

Add your name and/or watermark

STEP 16

Layers >> Merge >> Merge All (Flatten)

Effects >> Plugins >> Filters Unlimited 2.0

Edges, Square Square Edge 17
Use Background Color CHECKED

STEP 17

Image >> Add Border

borders

STEP 18

Resize if desired
Save as a jpg


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Another version

version 2


If you have any questions or would like to show me your result
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