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Beautiful Day

Abstract ~ Shapes
This tutorial contains shapes that draw the viewer into the center of interest. What does this mean? The answer is at the bottom of this tutorial.

Filters Required:

Filter Factory Gallery M

VanDerLee Unplugged X

Toadies - What Are You

Xero - Porcelain

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Tubes Required:

Main Tube Female

Butterfly

Elements

Main Tube was created by JHanna. Thank you Johanna for the permission of using your tube in the tutorial. To receive her tubes Go Here

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Materials

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Preparation:


Open all tubes in your psp program and minimize.
Change your foreground color to white, #ffffff, and background color to #a9bd85.

Lets Begin:

1)File, New Image, 800wx550h, transparent.
Flood fill with background color by right clicking mouse.

2)Layers - New Raster Layer
Flood Fill white.
Effects - Plugins - Filter Factory M - Ambrosia - Default Settings.

Effects - Geometric Effects - Circle - Transparent.

Layers Duplicate.

3)Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Wavemaker

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius 3.00
Layers - Duplicate.
Layers - Merge - Merge Visable.

4)Layers - New Raster Layer
Selections Tool - Selection - Custom Selection - 0, 200, 800, 300.

Flood Fill White.

5)Effects - Plugins - Filter Factory M - Ambrosia - Default Settings
Selections - Select None.
Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You? - 15,15.

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

6)Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Tan Deform - Default Settings.

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Unplugged X - Wavemaker - Default Settings.

7)Effects - Image Effects - Offset - 0, 200, transparent.

Layers Duplicate
Image Flip

8)Layers - Merge - Merge Down.
Layer Palette - Blend Mode: Overlay - Opacity: 50.
Image Mirror.
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

9)Maximize day_psppeg_element1.psp - Edit - Copy - Close Tube - Edit Paste - As New Layer.

10)Maximize day_psppeg_element2.psp - Edit - Copy - Close Tube - Edit Paste - As New Layer
Layer Palette - Blend Mode: Soft Light
Effects - Image Effects - Offset - 260, minus -90, transparent.

11)Maximize Butterfly02_dhedey.psp - Edit - Copy - Close tube - Edit - Paste as a New Layer.
Image - Mirror
Image - Resize - 70%, all layers unchecked.
Effects - Image Effects - Offset - 310, 130, transparent.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -same settings, except change color to #000000.

12)Maximize JHanna_371 tubes1+2ęSniege.psp - Edit - Copy - Close tube - Edit - Paste as a New Layer.
Effects - Plugins - Xero _ Porcelain - Change Blue to 0.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - Same Settings.
Mover Tool - Position to the left, touching the bottom of the image border.

13)Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten.
Image - Add Borders - Add a 1 pixel Symmetric Border in #000000.
Image - Add Borders - Add a 50 pixel Symmetric Border in #ffffff.
Image - Add Borders - Add a 2 pixel Symmetric Border in #000000.

14)Add your watermark
Add text
Layers - Merge - Merge All Flatten.
Image - Resize 800 pixels.

Your done.

The answer to the question what is the center of interest: It is the place you want the viewers eyes to go to first. In this image that would be the ladies eye.  

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