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Requirements

*
Paint Shop Pro - Free Trial
*Eye Candy 3.0 - Glass
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*DSB Flux - Bright Noise
*SSMask579 - Mask
Put into the "My PSP" Masks folder
*GoldFoil - Pattern
Put into the "My PSP" Patterns folder
*A graphic

*This tutorial was created in PSP 9
*Do not deselect until instructed to do so
*Settings will remain the same as last used unless otherwise noted
PREPARATION

1. Launch Paint Shop Pro and open the graphic

2. Shift+D to duplicate it

3. Close the original

4. Image>Resize Settings:
No greater than 350 pixels on the largest side
Lock aspect ratio: checked
Resize using: checked
Smart size is selected
Resize all layers is checked

5. Layers>Promote Background Layer

Choose gradient colors

6. Activate the Dropper Tool (E)

7. Left click a darker color in the graphic to set the Foreground and Stroke Color
in the Materials Palette

8. Right click a lighter color to set the Background and Fill Color in the Materials Palette

9. Set the Foreground and Stroke Properties to Pattern Settings:
GoldFoil
Angle 0
Scale 100

10. Set the Background and Fill Properties to Gradient Settings:
Foreground/Background
Angle: 45
Repeats: 1
Invert is not checked
Style is linear







11. Activate the Selection Tool (S) Settings:
Selection type: Elipse
Mode: Add (Shift)
Feather: 3
Anti-alias is checked

12. Start in the center and pull out the ellipse around the majority of the picture










13. Image>Crop to Selection

14. Effects>Plugins>Eye Candy 3.0 - Glass Settings:  
Bevel Width 20
Bevel Shape mesa
Flaw Spacing 0
Flaw Thickness 0
Opacity 0
Refraction 0
Color is any
Highlight Brightness 100
Highlight Shininess 40
Direction 306
Inclination 66

15. Effects>Plugins>Eye Candy 3.0 - Glass Settings:
Direction is 134
Flaw spacing is 0

16. Image>Canvas size Settings:
Width: 400 pixels
Height: 400 pixels
Lock aspect ratio: not checked
Center placement arrow is clicked

17. Selections>Select All

18. Selections>Float

19. Selections>Defloat

20. Selections>Modify>Expand by 4

21. Layers>New Raster Layer

22. Activate the Flood Fill Tool Settings:
Match mode: None
Use all layers is not checked
Blend mode: Normal
Opacity: 100

23. Left click the canvas to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

24. Selections>Modify>Contract by 7

25. Edit>Cut

26. Selections>Select All

27. Selections>Float

28. Selections>Defloat

29. Selections>Modify>Contract by 2

30. Right click the selection to flood fill it with the background gradient

31. Selections>Select None

Working with the top layer

32. Effects>Plugins>Eye Candy 3.0 - Glass Settings:
Bevel width 10
Flaw spacing 0

33. Layers>Merge>Merge visible

34. Activate the Selection Tool (S)
Click the Create selection from Layer opaque button



35. Image>Crop to Selection

36. Image>Canvas size Settings:
Width: 2,400 pixels or your preference
Height: Original Dimension shown + 15 pixels
Lock aspect ratio: not checked
Left center placement arrow is clicked

37. Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow Settings:
Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 4
Opacity: 81
Blur: 7
Color: the dark color from the gradient
Shadow on new layer is not checked

38. Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow Settings:
Horizontal: -4 (negative)

39. Layers>New Raster Layer

40. Layers>Arrange>Send to Bottom

41. Activate the Flood Fill Tool (F)

42. Change the Background and Fill Properties to Color

43. Right click the canvas to flood fill it with the background color

44. Layers>New Raster Layer

45. Change the Foreground and Stroke Properties to Color

46. Left click the canvas to flood fill it with the foreground color

47. Change the blend mode of the light color layer to hard light




48. Layers>Merge>Merge down

49. Effects>Plugins>DSB Flux Bright Noise Settings:
Intensity 12
Direction lighter

50. Layers>New Raster Layer

51. Left click the canvas to flood fill it with the foreground color

52. Layers>Load/Save Mask>Load Mask From Disk Settings:
SSMask579
Fit to canvas is clicked
Invert transparency is checked
Hide all mask is clicked

53. Layers>Merge>Merge Group

54. Layers>Merge>Merge Down

55. Effects>Image Effects>Seamless Tiling at default



56. Image>Mirror

57. Layers>New Raster Layer

58. Layers>Arrange>Bring To Top

59. Add your credit(s)

60. Layers>Merge>Merge All (Flatten)

61. File>Save As A JPEG and as the letter background

62. Add it to Letter Creator


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-Do not post on any website without my permission
-Do not translate without my permission
-Please link your result to http://www.simplysunsational.net

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