Celtic Crosses Tutorial

by RoniElaine

 

Tutorial by RoniElaine - Written on Feb/10/2009

(See second example at bottom of tutorial)

   
Skill Level - Intermediate
  
  This tutorial was written using PSP X but should work
   in other versions with just a few adjustments.
   It was written in "split screen" format so that
   you can work on the tutorial with PSP open on one
   side of your screen and the tutorial on the other side.
   
Supplies Needed

    Filters:

    VM Distortion - HERE 

     Bordermainia - HERE
 
     
Supplies:  Click HERE
     All supplies needed will be provided for you.
     I encourage you to use graphics/tubes/patterns of your choice
     and make this your own "original" creation.

 

         texture_Roni

         Mtm_Funny-_140-ST-Pat-23 Jan 2006

            (used according to TOU - Top Designs)

         Celtic-pinartdings lh  (shared tube)

         goldbeads

            

     1.  File > Open 

     Open the tubes, texture and goldbeads.   Duplicate and close originals.

     In Materials Palette set foreground to a light color

     and background to a dark color from main tube

     I used #a9dec5 for foreground and #359264 for background

     Minimize your supplies

      

     Change your background to texture_Roni   Settings: 0, 100

     File > New    Open new transparent image 600 x 450

     Use Flood Fill Tool - Right click to fill with the texture

     Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance

 

2.  Layers > New Raster Layer

     Flood fill  - left click to fill with foreground color

     In Layer Palette, adjust Opacity to 70-75%

 

     in Layer Palette - Select Raster 1

     VM Distortion > Mosaic Ripple

       Settings:   Default Settings: 22, 176

 

     Layers > Duplicate

     Image > Flip

     In Layer Palette, adjust Opacity to 50%

     Layers > Merge > Merge Down

     Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance

 

3.  Activate your main tube - the St. Pat tube

     Image > Resize   Resize to height of 445 pxs, width will selfadjust

     Edit > Copy - you may close this tube now

     Edit > Paste as New Layer on your main image

     Layers > Arrange > Bring to Top

 

     Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic Glass

       Settings: default settings: 50, 50, 50, 0, 2, 50 Symmetric

     Use Move Tool to move to the right (see example for placement)

 

     Edit > Paste as New Layer

     Image > Resize

       Settings: 95%  All Layers not checked

     Use Move Tool to move on top of the Mosaic layer

 

     Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel

       Settings: Bevel #2, 8, 0, 1, 0, 0, White, 315, 50, 30

     Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow

       Settings: 9, 15, 50, 30, Black

     Repeat Drop Shadow - change Vertical to -7, Horizontal to -15

 

4.  Activate Celtic-pinartdings lh

     Each image is on a different layer

     Choose 2 that you would like to use; I chose 5 and 12

       (Note: I suggest you work on one at a time.  That way you

                    can resize them to fit what you want to do)

 

     For each of those:

     In Layer Palette, highlight that layer

     Edit > Copy

     Edit > Paste as New Layer onto your main image

     Move to the left side; postion at either top or bottom

         depending on which you choose, resize if needed

     Colorize if needed

    

      Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic Glass

       Settings: default settings: 50, 50, 50, 0, 2, 50 Symmetric

 

     Edit > Paste as New Layer

     Image > Resize

       Settings: 95%  All Layers not checked

     Use Move Tool to move on top of the Mosaic layer

 

     Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel

       Settings: Bevel #2, 8, 0, 1, 0, 0, White, 315, 50, 30

 

     (Note: The Drop Shadows below may be too heavy

       depending on which cross you use.  Adjust as needed)

     Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow

       Settings: 9, 15, 50, 30, Black

     Repeat Drop Shadow - change Vertical to -7, Horizontal to -15

 

     Repeat this step for your second choice

 

5.  From the same Celtic-pinartdings

     Choose Raster 15 and highlight it

     Edit > Copy

     Edit > Paste as New Layer onto your main image

     Image > Free Rotate   Settings: Right  90 degrees; all layers unchecked

       (Note: when using different images you may need to center this between

        your main tube and the crosses)

 

     Use your Pick or Deformation Tool to stretch it almost to the top and bottom

     Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic Glass

       Settings: default settings: 50, 50, 50, 0, 2, 50 Symmetric

     Layers > Duplicate

     Use your Move Tool to move this layer to the right side

     In Layer Palette, pull this layer down to just above your light color layer

     Use your Move Tool to rearrange anything you'd like to change

       (See my example)

     Layers > Merge > Merge Visible

 

6.  In Layer Pallette, set your foreground to goldbeads pattern

       Settings: 0, 100

     Image > Add Borders   Settings: 3 pxs, Symmetric, color not in your image

     Use Magic Wand to select border

     Left click and use Flood Fill tool to fill with goldbeads

     Selections > Select All

     Selections > Modify > Contract   Setting: 3

     Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout  Settings: 0, 0 100, 20, black

     Selections > Select None

 

     Image > Add Borders  Settings: 12 pxs, Symmetric, color not in your image

     Right click and use Flood Fill tool to fill with the pattern

     Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur  Setting: 15

       (Option: Instead of the Blur use the Mosaic Glass again)

     Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel (same settings)

     Selections > Select None

 

     Image > Add Borders   Settings: 3 pxs, Symmetric, color not in your image

     Use Magic Wand to select border

     Left click and use Flood Fill tool to fill with goldbeads

     Selections > Select None

 

     Effects > BorderMania > Frame #2

       Settings: change top 2 settings to 5

 

     Layers > Add New Layer     Add your watermark

 

     Resize to your personal preference.

     File > Export > JPEG Optimizer at 35%

 

     I made a background for mine using one of the crosses and a

     layer of the light color with a light texture from Paint Engine.

 

     Second example

     

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

I want to thank Dianne, Sam and Wiciyela  for testing it for me !!

Your input is much appreciated !

Please link this tutorial to the Winni Lessons Group

 

Although this tutorial is written for the Winni Fun Group,

feel free to share my tutorials.

I only ask that you not claim them as your own.

If the tutorial is to be used as a lesson,

please contact me for permission.  ronicox@gmail.com

 

Roni