Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Buddha Blessings Complete!

Buddha Blessings Part 3

A Paint Shop Pro (PSP) Tutorial by Hafapea


Again, picking up where we left off:

  • Move the solid YinYang symbol layer to the top of your image, then click on "Image," "Resize," and resize the image by 70 percent.



  • Move this resized Yin Yange to rest in between the bottom right light spot that is between the blurs in circle you just made.
  • Right click on the YinYang layer in your layer palette, "Duplicate," then click on "Image," "Flip" (Flip Horizontal).
  • Right click on this new layer, "Duplicate," then "Image," "Mirror" (Flip Horizontal).
  • Right click on this new layer, "Duplicate," then "Image," "Flip" (Flip Horizontal).
  • Then right click on this new layer, "Duplicate," and position in the light spot that is in the center of the left side of the circle.
  • Right click on this layer in the layer palette, "Duplicate," then click on "Image," "Mirror" (Flip Horizontal).
  • Either X out all layers other than your 6 Yin Yang symbols and then right click on one of them and "Merge," "Merge Visible," or just right click on the topmost layer and "Merge," "Merge Down" until they are all one.
  • Drag this YinYang circle layer below blur circle, right click on it in the layer palette, "Duplicate."
  • Activate the bottom ring of YinYangs and set the blend mode to "Luminance Legacy."
  • Next, activate the top YinYang ring and set its blend mode to "Hard Light."
  • Then click on "Selections," "Select All," "Float," "Defloat."
  • Right click on Raster 1, "Promote Selection To Layer."
  • Drag the promoted layer to just beneath the bottom YinYang ring, right click and "Merge," "Merge Down."
  • Right click on the top YinYang ring again and "Merge," "Merge Down" again.
Note: These layers must be merged this way to maintain the blend mode effects.
  • Right click on the Lamp, "Copy," then right click on your image in progress, "Paste," "Paste As New Layer."
  • Position the lamp in the top right, overlapping the Buddha's shoulder and lining up the top of the lamp's string with the top edge of the image (refer to image, if need be).
  • Right click on the lamp in the layer palette, "Duplicate" and set the duplicate's blend mode to "Hard light."
  • Next, click on "Effects," "Plugins #" "Xero," "porcelain," and apply at the same default settings as before.
  • Right click on the the Buddha's blur circle, "Duplicate" and drag it to beneath the Buddha.
  • Activate the lamp layer, "Selections," "Select All," "Selections," "Invert."
  • Activate the the Buddha's blur circle that is on top of the Buddha, and push the "Delete" button on your keyboard.
  • Set the blend mode of what remains of that blur to "Hard Light," then right click on it and "Duplicate."
  • Right click on the topmost layer of the lamp/blur set and "Merge," "Merge Down" until the lamp and the 2 blurs are one layer.
  • Right click on this new layer, "Duplicate," and "Image," "Mirror" (Flip Horizontal).
  •  Equip your pen tool and select draw point to point bezier curves.
 

See the image below these instructions to help you with where to place your points:


Points placement:

  • Click on your image at the base of the second leg of pattern 1 (from the beginning of the tut), where it meets the top of the wave at the bottom of your image.
  • Click again at the base of the next leg and again at the base of the next three after that, for a total of 5 points.
  • Next, click where the wave meets the Friendship symbol circle and, again, just under the bottom of the downward curve on the Friendship symbol. You should now have 7 points and a nice curve as above.
  • Add a new raster layer and equip your text tool.
  • Move your cursor over the curve that you created until you get a curve in the bottom right corner beside the A on your cursor.
  • Left click to open the text box.
  • Type the word "Blessings" with your background set at #090307 (fill color) and your foreground set at #af7971(outline).
Use the following settings:

  • Apply.
  • Convert the text layer to a raster.
  • Right click on the bezier curve vector on your layer palette, "Delete" and do the same with the raster that you added as a layer on top of the vector.
  • Move your text to just beneath the wave on the bottom of your image in progress and click on the raster deform tool.
  • Adjust the size of the text so that it looks as if it is hanging from the top line of the lower wave at the bottom of your image (refer to the image for help, if need be).
  • You will have to adjust both the height and the width of the text.
  • To do this, move your cursor over the squares that are around the outside of the box surrounding the text called nodes.
  • When your cursor is over a box that will let you widen the text your cursor will turn into an arrow that points to the left and right simultaneously.
  • When this happens, left click and drag the box inwards to make the text thinner.
  • To shorten the text, move your cursor over a square that is in the center of the top or bottom of the text box.
  • You want the arrow that points up and down simultaneously.
  • When you get that arrow, left click and move the box inward to shorten the text.
  • After you've finished adjusting the text, click on "Effects," "Plugins #" "Xero," "porcelain" and apply the same default settings as before. Right click on any layer on your layer palette, "Merge," "Merge Flatten."
  • Next, click on "Image," "Add Borders," tick the box next to "Symmetrical," type 5 into one of the boxes and left click on the color box and select bright yellow.

  • Equip your magic wand, same settings as before, and left click in the yellow space surrounding your image.
  • Flood fill the selection with pattern 4.
  • Then click "Effects," "3D Effects," "Inner Bevel" and apply same settings as before.
  • Next, click "Image," "Add Borders," keep "Symmetrical" ticked and enter the number 10 into one of the boxes, use the same color.
  • Equip your Magic Wand, left click inside of the yellow space and flood fill the selection with color swatch as the pattern in your "Foreground" box.
  • Equip your selections tool, rectangle, right click inside of your image to turn off the previous selection.
  • Then select the top row of lines from around the image frame, being careful not to get the beveled section in there.
  • Right click on the top of the image, "Copy," then right click on the top of the image again, "Paste," "Paste As New Layer."
  • Next click on "Image," "Rotate," "Free Rotate," tick "Right," and type in 90, as below:

  • Move the new bar layer to the right edge of your image and line it up with the far right edge so that you don't mess up the shadow that makes the inner bevel.  Be careful not to go over the outer edge, though.

Helpful Hint:
Zooming in on your image will help you to see when you've reached the outer edge. The easiest way to do this is to hold "Ctrl" while scrolling up.  Otherwise you can click on the magnifying glass that contains a + sign at the top of your workspace.  Ctrl+scrolling down or click on the magnifying glass with a - in it to restore the image to its normal size.

  • Next, right click on the new layer in your layer palette, "Duplicate," and then click on "Image," "Mirror" (Flip Horizontal).
  • Then right click on any layer in your layer palette and "Merge," "Merge Flatten."
  • Next, click on "Image," "Add Borders," "Symmetrical" ticke, and type 5 into one of the boxes, same bright yellow.
  • Equip your magic wand, same settings as before, click in the yellow space. Use your magic wand to Select the yellow border and flood fill the border with pattern 4.
  • Then click on "Effects," "3D Effects," "Inner Bevel," and apply the same settings as before.
  • File, export, JPEG Optimizer, default settings, OK, name and save your image.
Congratulations, you did it!  Your image should now look like this:



Part 1  Part 2

If your finished graphic does not look like mine and you would like it to, please let me know and I will take a look at it to see if I can tell where you went wrong.

So, what did you think?  Did you enjoy the tutorial?  Did it teach you anything new?




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