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Layered Flower

PSP 2018

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This tutorial was created May 3rd 2002©Copyright Artwork by EssexGirl
updated for PSP 2018 on 14th March 2018

please do not copy it, or put it anywhere else without my written permission.

Filters and programs used in this tutorial :-
Paint Shop Pro
Dragonfly's Sinedots II

You will find links to filters/programs used in this tutorial Here
the link will open in a new window

Materials :-
My sg_trousers.cfg, SBP preset and sg_mini-jewels tube Here

some images have been made smaller to shorten file size



Step 1.
open a new image 300 x 225 transparent
flood fill with black and add a new layer
Go to Effects...Plugins...Sinedots...
Open the .cfg and choose the 'trousers preset.
If you are new to sinedots and don't know how to open
the .cfg file click HERE for more information

Some presets use different 'blend' settings and it is
important for this tutorial to make sure that the blend
in the sinedots setting is set to 'screen' like this:-

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Step 2.
Go to Layers...Duplicate...then
Image...Mirror...Mirror Vertical...(Flip in older versions)
Make sure you are on the top layer then
Layers...Merge...Merge Down

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Step 3.
Go to Image...Canvas Size...
and resize the canvas to 600 x 600
In the placement section, choose the
centre left box. Make the background
layer active and flood fill with black.

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Step 4.
Make the layer containing your sinedots image active.
Go to Layers...Duplicate...then
Image ...Mirror.....Mirror Horizontal (Mirror in older versions)
Make sure you are on the top layer then
Layers...Merge...Merge Down

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Step 5.
Duplicate the merged layer, and this time
go to Image...Free rotate...
and rotate by 90° (any direction)
All Layers=unticked
Rotate single layer around canvas centre=ticked

Make sure you are on the top layer then
Layers...Merge...Merge Down

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Step 6.
Go to Adjust...Hue and Saturation...Hue Map...

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click on the reset button at the top (circled)
this will reset everything to the default settings

Change the lightness setting to -75 (minus 75)
Move the slider (circled) upwards right to the top,
the bottom colour box will change to red, and if you look
at the preview window (the right one of the two windows)
you will see that the sinedots image has also changed.
You can choose a different colour by moving the colour
slider to a different position if you prefer. Click ok.
Here is my screenshot.

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Step 7.
Go to Layers...Duplicate...then
go to Image...Free rotate...
and rotate by 45° (any direction)
All Layers=unticked
Rotate single layer around canvas centre=ticked
This rotation blurs the image slightly so go to
Adjust...Sharpness...Sharpen

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Step 8.
Open the Hue Map again (Adjust...Hue and Saturation)
Click the reset button to put the sliders
back to default. This time our sinedots image is
red, so the slider we are going to move is
the one for the red colour box (far left)

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I changed the sinedots image on this layer to yellow
Move the slider downwards until the bottom colour
box changes to yellow.
I also had to change the lightness setting to 80

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Step 9.

Go to Effects...3D Effects...Drop Shadow...
and apply a drop shadow using these settings

vertical=0, horizontal=0, opacity=100, blur=5, colour=black


Step 10.
Make the layer containing the red sinedots image active
and repeat drop shadow as in step 9.

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Make top layer the active one then
Layers...Merge...Merge Down




Step 11.
Go to Layers...Duplicate...then
Image...Resize...make sure that the all
layers box is not ticked, resample
using bicubic and and resize to 85%

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Step 12.
Go to Image...Free Rotate...
rotate by 45° (any direction), then
Effects...Sharpen...and Sharpen...

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Step 13.
Repeat steps 11 and 12. You should now have
three layers, with alternating colours.


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Add a new layer and put a tubed jewel in the centre. You can use
one of your own if you like, or use one of mine. There is a pspimage
in the supplies with my jewels in various colours on seperate layers.

Add a drop shadow with these settings
Vertical and horizontal = 5, opacity = 50, blur = 5


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Step 14.
For my title image I deleted the background layer, then Merged
all the other layers together using Merge Visible.

Then I exported it as a png file (File/Export/PNG Optimizer) using these settings

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If you prefer you could to change the colour of your
background, or keep it black and add a frame of your choice
For this example I mage the flower layers in different colours and added a simple gold frame

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