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This tutorial was created for some friends of mine who wanted to begin learning more about PSP.  It is intended for intermediates to learn how to use masks and layers to make reflections.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I used Paint Shop Pro 8, but the steps used may also be done in Version 7.04.  You may download a free trial at Jasc.

Download Supplies. (mask you need)

You also need Fantastic Machines Paint Engine Plugin.  & MuRa's Filter Meister Perspective Tiling Plugin.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

1.  We will make the checkerboard floor first.  Open new, transparent image, size = 600 x 600.  Call this layer Floor 1

2.  Flood-fill this layer with a silver or gold gradient  of your choice.  Set the gradient to Angle = 50, repeat = 0.

3.  Right click on the Layer in the Layer Palette, choose New Raster Layer.  Call this layer Floor 2.

4.  Flood-fill this layer with the first color choice for your floor.

5.  Choose the rectangular Selection tool from the tool menu.  In the tool options bar at the top, click on Custom Selection (it's circled)

6.  In the custom selection box, set top = 0, left = 0, right = 300, bottom = 300.

7.  Flood-fill the selection area with the second color for your floor.

8.  Click on the Custom Selection Icon again, and set top = 300, left = 300, right = 600, bottom = 600.

9.  Flood fill this selection with the second color choice (same color you used in Step 6).  Your floor should look like this.

10.  In top menu, click Effects > Plugins > Fantastic Machines > Paint Engine.  Apply these settings:  push intensity = .82, lighten = -4.1, Bias = - .12, Pull intensity = .26, Lighten = - 1.8, bias = .15, Effect amount 2.60, Wrap Edges UNCHECKED, Type = Uphill, length = 2, radiate = .85, motion angle = -45 degrees, curl = -40 degrees, operation angle = -45 degrees, curl = -40 degrees, direction channel = R.   If you like this settings, click on Save and call it granite.  Then it will be listed in your presets.

11.  In top menu, click Effects > Plugins  > MuRa's Filter Mesiter > Perspective Tiling.  Apply these settings:  Perspective = 80, stretch = - 50, center = 0, height = 100, offset x & y = 0, crop = 100, crop opacity = 255.

12.  Now in the Layer Palette slide the opacity layer of the top layer to 70%.

13.  In top menu, click Layers > Merge > Merge Flatten

14.  Right-click on the background layer in the Layer Palette, and choose New Raster Layer.

15.  Flood- fill this layer with one of the colors you used in your floor tile.

16.  Right-click on this layer in the Layer Palette, and choose Duplicate.

17.  Open up the mask in PSP that is provided in the zipped file.  In the top menu, click Layers > New Mask Layer > From Image.

18.  In the Add Mask From Image box, choose the ArchMaskRDB3 image from the drop-down menu. 

19.  You may not see any change in the image at this point.  In the Layer Palette, right-click  on the group layer and choose Merge > Merge Group.

20.  In the top menu, click Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow.  Apply these settings:  Vertical & horizontal = 1, Opacity = 100, Blur = 1.00, Color = Black.

21.  Your image should now look like this.  On the merged Group layer, click with the magic wand on the outside of the arch columns.  Hold the Shift key down to select all areas.

22.  In the Layer Palette, click on the second layer, and then press the DELETE key.  Now you should see your floor there.

23.  In the layer palette, right click on the top layer and choose New Raster Layer

24.  Flood-fill this layer with your gold or silver gradient.  Set the gradient to angle = 50, Repeats = 3.

25.  In top menu, click Selections > Select All

26.  I wanted my gradient to match the coloring of my floor.  So I clicked on the color of my floor and got the hue and saturation numbers for that color.

27.  Then in top menu, click Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize.  Type in the Hue and Saturation numbers from your color.  This will change the gold to that color.

28.  In top menu, click on Selections > Modify > Contract Selection .  Contract by  8 pixels.

29.  Flood fill the selection with your gold gradient, same settings as before.

30.  In top menu, click Selections > Modify > Contract.  Contract by 2 pixels.

31.  In top menu, click Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize.  Use the same Hue and Saturation numbers from before.

32.  In the top menu, click Selections > Modify > Contract Selection.  Contract by 5 pixels.

31.  Flood fill this selection with the gold gradient.

32.  In the top menu, click Selections > Modify > Contract Selection.  Contract by 2 pixels.

33.  Press the Delete key.  You have just made a frame for your image.

34.  In top menu, click Layers >  Merge > Merge All (Flatten)

35.  Open up the tube that you wish to put in your hall.  In top menu, click Edit > Copy.

36.  Click on the hall image.  In top menu, click Edit > Paste > Paste as New Layer.

37.  In Layer Palette, right-click on layer and choose Duplicate.

38.  In top menu, click Image > Flip.

39.  With the mover tool, move the flipped image into position below the other tube .

40.  In the Layer Palette, slide the opacity layer of this flipped image to about 30%

41.  In the Layer Palette, click on the background layer.  Then in top menu, click Selections > Select All.

42.  In top menu, click Selections > Modify > Contract by Selection.  Contract by 17 pixels.

43.  In top menu, click Selections > Invert.

44.  In the Layer Palette, click on the top layer (flipped image), and press DELETE key.  This gets rid of the part of the reflection that was covering our frame.

45.  Now choose your text tool and type your name.  Place it in to position.  Then repeat Steps 37 - 44 to reflect the name.

46.  Resize your image if necessary:  Image > Resize (I used 300 pixels).

48.  In top menu, click Layers > Merge > Merge All (Flatten)

49.  Save your image as a jpeg.  File > Save As.

 

 
 



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