This tutorial was written with CorelX19 and translated with CorelX17, but it can also be made using other versions of PSP.
Since version PSP X4, Image>Mirror was replaced with Image>Flip Horizontal,
and Image>Flip with Image>Flip Vertical, there are some variables.
In versions X5 and X6, the functions have been improved by making available the Objects menu.
In the latest version X7 command Image>Mirror and Image>Flip returned, but with new differences.
See my schedule here
For this tutorial, you will need:
Tubes of your choice
The rest of the material here
For the tubes not supplied, thanks:
The masks are by SMart.
(The links of the tubemakers here).
Plugins: consult, if necessary, my filter section here
Filters Unlimited 2.0 here
&<Bkg Designer sf10I> - Blur'em (to import in Unlimited) here
AAA Filters (Good Vibrations, Custom) - AAA Frames (Foto Frame) here
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Perspective Shadow here
You can change Blend Modes according to your colors.
In the newest versions of PSP, you don't find the foreground/background gradient (Corel_06_029).
You can use the gradients of the older versions.
The Gradient of CorelX here
Copy the preset in the folder of the plugins Alien Skin Eye Candy 5.
One or two clic on the file (it depends by your settings), automatically the preset will be copied in the right folder. why one or two clic see here
If you have problems with the preset, apply these settings
**These are the sizes the tube must have, however all depends on your misted.
If it is necessary, place rightly the tube at the top, as in my example, but don't modify the width****
M Key on the keyboard to deselect the Tool.
20. Layers>Merge>Merge Down.
21. Layers>New Mask layer>From image
Open the menu under the source window and select again the mask smArt_mask_11.
Effects>Edge Effects>Enhance more.
22. Change the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (Legacy) and reduce the opacity to 50%.
Effects>Image Effects>Seamless Tiling, same settings.
24. Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow, color black.
Change the Blend Mode of this layer to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 70%.
25. Layers>Arrange>Move Down.
Activate again the top layer (Group-copy of Raster 1).
Again Effects>Edge Effects>Enhance More.
26. Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow, color black or your foreground dark color.
27. Edit>Copy Special>Copy Merged.
Edit>Paste as new image and minimize this image for a moment.
28. Go back to your work.
Open your main tube and go to Edit>Copy.
Go back to your work and go to Edit>Paste as new layer.
Image>Resize, if it is necessary, resize all layers not checked.
Place the tube where you like.