Red Moon

Original tutorial can be found here

This tutorial was created by Libellule with PSPX9
I use PSPX9 too
but it can be realized with other versions

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Preparation
install all plugins if necessary (double click on them)
copy the mask into the folder “mask” of Corel Folder or open with PSP and minimize it (best method)
open the tubes and duplicate them. Work with copies, close original images

Colors
color 1 --> foreground color --> FG --> #a81600
color 2 --> background color --> BG --> #c48b1c
color 3 -> #000000

if you change colors, keep Black
don’t hesitate to change colors, blend modes and opacities to match your tubes

Filters
Medhi, Unlimited 2.0, Render, Transparency, [AFS Import], MuRa's Filter Meister


Material


use this Pencil to follow the steps
hold down left click to grab it and move it


Realization
1
open Alpha layer, duplicate and close the original
work with the copy

2
selections -> select all
copy / paste into selection « fond »
selections -> select none

3
adjust -> blur -> gaussian blur / 35

4
effects -> plugins -> Mehdi -> Sorting Tiles

5
effects -> edge effects -> enhance more

6
layers -> duplicate

7
effects -> plugins -> Unlimited 2 -> &<Bkg Designers –10II> / Blur’eml...

8
effects -> geometric effects -> skew

9
effects -> 3D effects -> drop shadow

10
blend mode of the layer : Hard Light - opacity : 65%

11
layers -> new raster layer
flood fill black

12
layers -> new mask layer -> from image

layers -> merge -> merge group

13
opacity of the layer : 43%

14
effects -> texture effects -> weave / colors 1 and 2

15
adjust -> sharpness -> sharpen

16
view -> rulers
activate Pick Tool (K)
pull up layer to 400

17
layers -> new raster layer
in materials palette, set white as FG color and Black as BG color

flood fill layer with white

18
effects -> plugins -> Render / Clouds / default settings

19
effects -> plugins -> Transparency -> Eliminate Black / default settings

20
effects -> image effects -> seamless tiling

21
layers -> new raster layer

22
set Black as FG color - activate Flood Fill Tool / opacity 70%

23
in materials palette prepare the gradient « fadforetrans » provided

flood fill layer with the gradient
(don’t forget to reset flood fill tool’s opacity on 100%)

24
effects -> plugins -> VM Distortion / RadiatorII / default settings

25
blend mode of the layer ; Multiply

26
effects -> plugins ->[AFS Import], sq Border

27
with PSPX9 -> layers -> merge  -> merge visible to new layer
with other version of PSP -> edit -> copy special -> copy merged
edit -> paste as new layer

28
adjust -> blur -> motion blur / 90 / 100

29
effects -> plugins -> Mura’s Meister / Perspective Tiling

30
selections -> load / save selection -> from alpha channel -> selection #1

31
DELETE
selections -> select none

32
image -> mirror -> mirror horizontal

33
copy / paste as new layer « decor1_lune_rousse »

34
objects -> align -> top

35
copy / paste as new layer « libellule_lune_rousse »

36
image -> resize -> uncheck « resize all layers » -> 75%

37
adjust -> sharpness -> sharpen

38
effects -> image effects -> offset

39
layers -> duplicate

40
adjust -> blur -> gaussian blur -> 10

41
layers -> arrange -> move down

42
blend mode of the layer : Multiply - Opacity : 75%

43
highlight top layer
copy / paste as new layer « decor2_lune_rousse_libellule »

44
move to the left of the moon, leaving a bat in front of it (see finla result)

45
highlight bottom layer
edit -> copy

46
edit -> paste as new image
minimize for a later use

47
back to your work

48
into materials palette, set color 1 as FG color and color 2 as BG color

49
image -> add borders -> check « symmetric » -> ...................
1 pixel color 3
2 pixels color 2
1 pixel color 3
1 pixel color 1
25 pixels color 3
1 pixel color 2
25 pixels color 3
1 pixel color 1
1 pixel color 3
2 pixels color 2
1 pixel color 3

50
selections -> select all

51
back to the image minimzed in step 46

52
effects -> image effects -> seamless tiling / default settings

53
edit -> copy

54
back to your main work
image -> add obrders -> 35 pixels black

55
selections -> invert

56
layers-> new raster layer
edit -> paste into selection

57
adjust -> blur -> gaussian blur : 45

58
effects -> texture effects -> weave

59
opacity of the layer : 60%

60
effects -> edge effects -> enhance

61
selections -> invert

62
effects -> 3D effects -> drop shadow

63
selections -> select none

64
layers -> merge -> merge visible

65
effects -> plugins -> Unlimitd 2 -> Buttons & Frames / Gradient

choose gradient 23

66
copy / paste as new layer « libellulegraphisme-femme_aux_cheveux_courts »
(don’t forget to erase the watermark)

67
image -> resize -> 55%
your tube must not be higher than the moon

68
move the tube to the right
adjust -> sharpness -> sharpen

69
layers -> duplicate

70
adjust -> blur -> gaussian blur / 10

71
layers -> arrange -> move down

72
effects -> plugins -> VM Distortion / Radial Pox

73
opacity of the layer : 22%

74
copy / paste as new layer « decor3_lune_rousse_libellule »

75
apply your watermark

76
image -> add borders -> 1 pixel black
file -> save as... -> type .jpeg
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