The Golden Age

The Golden Age

This tutorial is my own design and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was created in Paint Shop Pro V8.
© 2010 - Yorkshire Lass Designs - All rights reserved.

You will need the following to complete this tutorial:

Image17Elizabeth I_LR
parchemins_plumesav0148
Tube3260_sailboat_27_09_09_sdt
Open in your PSP workspace and minimise
D_gold fold
Save to your PSP Patterns folder

The above can be downloaded here

Extract to a file on your computer

Plugins
Filter Factory D "Vortex"
http://www.fleursauvage.be/utilitaire/filtres/filtres.htm
Download and extract to your Plugins folder

Font
Freebooter Script.ttf
http://www.creamundo.com/en
Download and save to your Windows >> Fonts folder or
to a folder where you store your extra fonts


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Drag and Drop Script from Dynamic Drive



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INSTRUCTIONS

Open a new canvas 800 x 600 pixels transparent background

Maximise tube Image17Elizabeth_I_LR
Edit >> Copy
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer on working canvas
Image >> Resize 74%
Resize All Layers unchecked

Effects >> Reflection Effects >> Pattern

Pattern setting
Click OK

Layers >> Merge >> Merge All (Flatten)

Image >> Canvas Size

Canvas size
Click OK

This is what you should have now

Pattern

In the Materials Palette change the foreground Style to Pattern
Load the pattern just made
Change the Angle to 45 and the Scale to 50


Pattern setting
Click OK

In the Materials Palette load background with Green #B5AC7F

Open new canvas 750 x 600 pixels transparent background
Flood fill with background colour Green #B5AC7F

Layers >> New Raster Layer
Flood fill with foreground pattern
Effects >> Plugins >> Filter Factory D >> Vortex
Rotation = 255
Number of Vortices = 100

This is what you should have now

Progress shot 01

In the Layers Palette lower the opacity of Raster 2 to 75

With the Selection Type set to Circle
Mode = Replace
Feather = 0
Anti-alias checked

Draw out a circle starting at x:375, y:300 (refer to status bar at bottom of screen)
ending at approximately x:612, y:537
Edit >> Clear
Selections >> Select None

This is what you should have now

Progress shot 02

Maximise Image17Elizabeth_I_LR
Edit >> Copy
Edit >> Paste as New Layer on the working canvas

Image >> Resize 73%
Resize All Layers unchecked
Adjust >> Sharpness >> Sharpen

With the Move Tool re-position on the left of the canvas

Effects >> 3D Effects Drop Shadow

Drop shadow setting
Click OK

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow
Change the Vertical and Horizontal Offsets to -5 (minus 5)

Maximise tube parchemins_plumesav0148
Edit >> Copy
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer on the working canvas
Image >> Mirror
Layers >> Arrange >> Move Down

With the Move Tool move down and to the right making sure that the ink bottle is hidden behind the hand
Layers >> Duplicate

In the Layers Palette highlight Raster 1
Maximise tube Tubes3260_sailboat_27_09_09_sdt
Edit >> Copy
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer on working canvas

Image >> Resize 75%
Resize All Layers unchecked

With the Move Tool re-position (see tag for placement)

In the Layers Palette lower the opacity to 65
Effects >> Edge Effects >> Enhance

Layers >> Merge All (Flatten)

In the Materials Palette change the background Style to Pattern
Load D_gold fold

Pattern setting
Click OK

Open font Freebooter Script.ttf
Select the Text Tool

text setting

In the text box type "The"
Click Apply

With the Move Tool reposition
Layers >> Convert to Raster Layer
Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

Droop shadow settings
Click OK

Edit >> Repeat Drop Shadow

Select the Text Tool same settings as before
In the text box type "Golden Age"
Click Apply

With the Move Tool re-position
Layers >> Convert to Raster Layer

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

Drop shadow
Click OK

Edit >> Repeat Drop Shadow

Layers >> Merge >> Merge All (Flatten)

Image >> Add Borders

Border settings
Click OK

Image >> Add Borders
Size in pixels = 2
Symmetric checked
Change Color to Yellow #FFFF40
Click OK

With the Magic Wand select the yellow border and flood fill
with the background pattern (D_gold fold)
Selections >> Select None

Image >> Add Borders
Size in pixels = 2
Symmetric checked
Change Color back to Dark Brown #400000
Click OK

Image >> Add Borders
Size in pixels = 35
Symmetric checked
Change Color to Yellow #FFFF40
Click OK

With the Magic Wand select the yellow border
flood fill with the foreground pattern

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Inner Bevel

Inner bevel settings
Click OK

Selections >> Select None

Image >> Add Borders
Size in pixels = 2
Symmetric checked
Change Color to Dark brown #400000

Border settings
Click OK



Add your name and/or watermark
Resize if desired
Save as a jpg



I hope you enjoyed this tutorial

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