Curled Overlay

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This tutorial is intended for beginners to learn how to create a Turkey Dinner.  If you have any questions, please feel free to Email  me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I wrote this with  Paint Shop Pro X2, but the steps may also be done in any version.  You may download a free trial at Corel.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

Optional:  Download and install Mura's Meister's Cloud Filter

1.  Open the photo that you wish to use.  Make a duplicate:  SHIFT + D.  Close the original.

2.  Resize your image:  Image > Resize  Let the biggest side be 400 pixels.

3.  Layers > New Raster Layer.  A pop-up box comes up.  Just click ok.

4.  Choose a pastel color.  I chose #c0c0c0

5.  Flood-fill the top layer. (Check the Layer palette to be sure that the blank layer which is on top is the one highlighted).  Then fill it with the pastel color.

6.  Optional:  We will give the layer a "plastic reflective look".  Effects > Plugins > MuRa Meister > Cloud  Set the top and bottom color box to medium gray (no matter what pastel color you had chosen) and the center color to your pastel color.  Effect= 100, Amount = 114, Grain = 2, Contrast = 76, 0, 0, 0, Blur = 33, 0.  Set blend mode to Multiply (drop-down menu near the word Contour).  Click ok.

7.  (Skip this step if you skipped Step 6).  Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur.  Set blur radius = 10

8.  Now we will add some texture.  Effects > Art Media Effects > Brushstrokes.  Softness = 83, bristles = 7, width = 7, opacity = 50, length = 20, density = 47, angle = 105, color = medium gray.

Alternative:  instead of the brushstrokes effect, you can apply a texture.  Effects > Textures > Textures and choose the texture you want to use.

9.  Effects > Image Effects > Page Curl.  Color = white, Radius = 40, Width = 80, height = 60, Edge mode = TRANSPARENT,  you can pick any corner you want.

10.  In the Layer Palette, slide the Opacity to about 65%.

11.  I added a border around mine:  Image > Add Borders. size = 3, color = white, symmetric

12.  Save this as a JPEG.  File > Export > JPEG OPtimizer.



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