Royal Look Tutorial

 
 
 
 
The Royal Look Tutorial by RoniElaine
Written on January 7, 2010
 
 
 
This tutorial was written using PSP X.
    Similar results can be obtained in lower versions but will be slightly
    different.
 
    Although my tutorials are my own creations, they are almost always
    inspired by seeing so many beautiful creations in many groups.
    Any similarities are truly the effects of viewing, using and enjoying the
    tutorials written by many others.
    I encourage you to use other supplies and to experiment with
    different settings to create something of your own.
 
Skill Level - Intermediate
 
Filter Needed:
     L en K landksiteofwonders > L en K's Mayra  HERE
 
Supplies:  Click Here
    
      Betsie_311_3 jan.2010.pspimage    
      Used with permission; thank you Betsie (group) Website
      Please include a link to Betsie's group or website
    
     Shared supplies:
          (11)1.jpg
          MD-glamour-jewel.psp
          PIT_jewels220.psp
          Muster-silber.jpg or a silver or gold pattern of your choice
 
Preparation:
          Install filter if needed and put pattern in your Patterns folder.
         
 
  1.  File > Open   (11)1.jpg
       Dropper Tool - choose a light color for your foreground
           and a dark color for your background.
           I used #c6deff for light and #48188e for dark
 
       Window > Duplicate and close your original
       Layers > Promote Background Layer
      
       Layers > Duplicate
       Image > Mirror
       In Layers Palette set Opacity at 60 and Blend Mode on
           Luminance (Legacy)
 
       Layers > New Raster Layer
       Flood Fill new layer with your light color
       Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom
      
 
  2.  Select Raster 1 - your middle layer
       Set Blend Mode on Multiply
             Note: If using a different background image,
                         try using other Blend Modes
       Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance
 
       Select Copy of Raster 1 - your top layer
        Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance
 
       Effects > Plugins > L en K landksiteofwonders >
                                   L en K's Mayra
        Settings:  0, 149, 76, 2
    

 

 
       Select Raster 1
        Layers > Duplicate
        Image Mirror
 
  3.   Image  > Resize 
           Settings:  Width 650, Height 500, Pixels
                               Resample using Bicubic,
                               Lock aspect ratio unchecked
                               Resize all layers checked 
        
        File > Open    Betsie_311_3 jan.2010.pspimage
        Window > Duplicate and close the original
        Close the top two layers and select the tube layer
         
        Edit > Copy
             You may close the tube now.
        Edit > Paste As New Layer
        Layers > Arrange > Bring To Top
 
        Image > Resize
           Settings: 75%, Lock aspect ratio checked
                                       Resize all layers unchecked
        Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen
        Move Tool - Move into place at the bottom.
                               See example for placement
 
  4.  Layers > Duplicate
       Select Raster 3
 
        Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic - Glass
            Settings: Default (click on arrow)
 
        Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic - Antique
            Settings: Uncheck Symmetric
                               55, 43, 0, 1, 100
       
        Optional:  You may lower the opacity of this layer
                            if the effect is too strong.
     
 5.   Select Copy of Raster 3 - your top layer
       Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel 
           Settings:  Bevel #2, 8, 0, 1, 0, 0, White, 315, 50, 30
      
 
      Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
          Settings:  -13 (minus), -17 (minus), 50, 30, Black
     
 
 6.  Layers > Merge > Merge Visible
      Select the Selection Tool
          Selection type: Square
       Make a selection in the upper right corner that looks like this
        
 
        Edit > Copy
        Edit > Paste As New Image
        Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling
            Setting:  Default
 
        Minimize to use as a pattern.
        On main image - Selections > Select None
 
  7.  Image > Add Borders
           Settings: 2 pxs, symmetric, your dark color
       Selections > Select All
       Selections > Modify > Contract
           Setting: 2
 
       Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout
            Settings:  0, 0, 100, 20, your dark color
       Selections > Select None
 
       Image > Add Borders
            Settings: 4 pxs, symmetric, white
       Set your foreground to Pattern
            Settings: Muster-silber, 0, 100
       Magic Wand - Select the border
       Flood Fill with pattern
             Note: During testing, a tester had to add a new layer
                       before filling with pattern.  If you have the same
                       problem, this step is used again in other steps
       Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel - same settings
       Selections > Select None
 
  8.  Image > Add Borders
            Settings:  25 pxs, symmetric, a color not in your image
                               Do not use white or silver
 
       Set your background to Pattern 
             Settings: the pattern you made at Step 6 and minimized 
                               0, 100
       Magic Wand - Select the border
       Flood Fill with the pattern
       Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel - same settings
       Selections > Select None
 
       Image > Add Borders
             Settings: 4 pxs, symmetric, a color not in your image
                               
       Magic Wand - Select the border
       Flood Fill with silver pattern
       Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel - same settings
       Selections > Select None
       Image > Add Borders
              Setting: 1px of black or your dark color
 
  9.  File > Open      PIT_jewels220.psp
       Select Layer 2
       Edit > Copy   You may close this tube now
 
       Edit > Paste as New Layer
       Move Tool - Move to upper left corner with edges placed
                                on the inner silver border
       Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance
 
       Layers > Duplicate
       Image > Mirror
           Note: You may need to move it just a little
 
       Layers > Merge Down
       Layers > Duplicate
       Image > Flip
 
10.  File > Open    MD-glamour-jewel.psp
       Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize
              Settings:  255, 0
       Edit > Copy         You may close this now
 
       Edit > Paste As New Layer
       Move Tool - Move to top left slightly overlapping corner
       Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen More
 
       Layers > Duplicate
       Image > Mirror
 
       Layers > Merge > Merge Visible
 
       Optional: Add text of your choice in the dark area
                          on the right side
       Layers > New Raster Layer and add your watermark.
             Resize to your liking
             Note: Merge Down if your version of PSP requires it.
       File > Export > JPEG Optimizer at 25
 
       Do not close your image if making a background
       
       If not making a background, you are finished !
                          ********************************
 
11.  Note: There are many options for making a side border
                   for your background
                  You are familiar with them and can use many kinds.
                  The following instructions are a little different if you
                  want to experiment.
                  Or you may want to use the jewel or any of the corners
                  to make a design of your own for your border.
 
        Using the header image that you just made.
 
        Image > Rotate Left
        Click on your Merged Layer
        Selection Tool - change Selection Type back to Rectangle 
        Make a selection from the upper left corner like this.
        Do not include the outer frame in your selection  
          
      Edit > Copy   You can close your main image now
      Edit > Paste as New Image
      Image > Resize
           Settings: Pixels, 50 width, 125 height
                             Lock aspect ratio unchecked and
                             resize all layers checked
 
12.  Image > Canvas Size
           Settings: Pixels, 100 width, 250 height
                             Top Left arrow
       Layers > Duplicate
       Image > Mirror
       Layers > Merge > Merge Down
 
       Layers > Duplicate
       Image > Flip
       Layers > Merge > Merge Down
 
       Image > Add Borders
             Settings:  Symmetric not checked
                                 Top 0, Left 2, Right 2, Bottom 0, White
       Magic Wand - Select the two borders
       Flood Fill - Silver pattern
       Selections > Select None
 
13.  Layers > Promote Background Layer
        Image > Canvas Size
              Settings: Width 1650 or your preference
                                 Height 250, Left Center Arrow
 
        Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
              Settings: 0, 2, 50, 10, black
                                 Shadow on new layer checked
        Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling
              Settings: Edge, Vertical
        Layers > Merge > Merge Visible
 
14.   Layers > New Raster Layer
         Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom
 
         Maximize the Pattern you made at Step 6
         Image > Resize
               Settings: 150%, Lock Aspect Ratio and
                                  Resize All Layers checked
                                  Minimize
 
       
         In Materials Palette, select this pattern making sure you
         select the enlarged pattern, it will have a higher number.
         Flood Fill with the pattern
 
         Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling
               Settings: Edge, Vertical, others will self adjust
 
         Layers > New Raster Layer
         Flood fill with your light color
         Lower Opacity to your liking; suggestion of 75-80%
         File > Export > JPEG Optimizer at 25
                      *********************************
 
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.
I want to thank Cal, Claire, Heather and Janet
for testing it for me !!
Your input is much appreciated !
Please link this tutorial to The PSP Fun Group
 
Although this tutorial is written for The PSP 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
Tutorial will be available at http://ramblinroots.net
under Guest Tut Writers after release to the Fun Group.
 
Roni