Hummingbird Decor 

 

This tut is a re-write of a Photo Impact tutorial that I was given permission to re-write for PSP. I would like to thank Pat of Patís Place for my inspiration for this tut. Her url is here Patís Place

What you will need:

JASC's PSP (30 day free trial)- You can get it HERE
You can download the selections here. Zip

This tut was updated on 3/16 /04. And can be done in PSP7 and PSP8, however I wrote it in PSP7 so setting may be different in 8.
The original tut was just a glass look. This one includes both a glass look and a frosted look. It was also re-drawn and new selections made. Please feel free to experiment on your own.

Glass Look

Frosted Look

Step 1. Open an image 325x300 transparent. Flood fill this layer with a color so you can see what your doing, You can always change it later. Step 1. Same as Glass Look.
Step 2. Go to selections and load from disk the base.sel file. Name this layer if you like. I no longer name my layers unless I'm doing something huge.
Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 75
Blur 20
Color Black

Keep selected. Add a new layer. Name this layer if you like.
Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 50
Blur 10
Color Black
Step 2. Go to selections and load from disk the base.sel file. Name this layer if you like. I no longer name my layers unless I'm doing something huge.
Flood fill the selection with white or a color of your choosing. Lover the opacity to about 40.

Keep selected. Add a new layer. Name this layer if you like.
Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 100
Blur 10
Color White or the color you chose above. We just want to darken the edges a bit not change it, hence the reason we use the same color.
Step 3. Add new layer name it if you like and load base1.sel.  Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 75
Blur 50
Color Black

Keep selected. Add a new layer. Name this layer if you like.
Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 25
Blur 25
Color Black
Step 3. Add new layer name it if you like and load base1.sel. Flood fill the selection with white or a color of your choosing. Lover the opacity to about 40.

Keep selected. Add a new layer. Name this layer if you like.
Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply the same settings from above.
Step 4. Add new layer name again naming if you like and load ess.sel. The settings will change a bit here. Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 75
Blur 20
Color Black

Again keep your selection add a new layer and apply this cutout.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 50
Blur 10
Color Black
Step 4. Add new layer name again naming if you like and load ess.sel. 

Flood fill the selection with white or a color of your choosing. Lover the opacity to about 40.

Keep selected. Add a new layer. Name this layer if you like.
Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply the same settings from above.

Step 5. Add new layer name again naming if you like and load beak.sel.
Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 75
Blur 8
Color Black

Again keep your selection add a new layer and apply this cutout.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 50
Blur 8
Color Black
Step 5. Add new layer name again naming if you like and load beak.sel.
Flood fill the selection with white or a color of your choosing. Lover the opacity to about 40.

Again keep your selection add a new layer and apply this cutout.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 100
Blur 5
Color White or the color you chose above. 
Step 6. Add new layer name again naming if you like and load bird.sel. Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 75
Blur 40
Color Black

Keep selected. Add a new layer. Name this layer if you like.
Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 50
Blur 15
Color Black
Step 6. Add new layer name again naming if you like and load bird.sel. 

Flood fill the selection with white or a color of your choosing. Lover the opacity to about 40.

Keep selected. Add a new layer. Name this layer if you like.
Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 100
Blur 10
Color White or the color you chose above.

Step 7. Add new layer name again naming if you like and load tail.sel.
Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 75
Blur 15
Color red (#FF0000) or any color of your choosing.

Again keep your selection add a new layer and apply this cutout.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 50
Blur 7
Color red (#FF0000) or the color you chose above.
Step 7. Add new layer name again naming if you like and load tail.sel.
Flood fill the selection with Color red (#FF0000) or any color of your choosing. Lover the opacity to about 40.

Again keep your selection add a new layer and apply this cutout.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 100
Blur 3
Color red (#FF0000) or the color you chose above.

 

Step 8. Add new layer name again naming if you like and load wing1.sel.
Go to Effects/3d/Cutout and apply these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 100
Blur 35
Color red (#FF0000) or any color of your choosing.

Again keep your selection add a new layer and apply this cutout.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 50
Blur 16
Color red (#FF0000) or the color you chose above.
Do these same steps for Wing 2. For wings 3 and  4 do only the first cutout.
Step 8. Add new layer name again naming if you like and load wing1.sel.
Flood fill the selection with Color red (#FF0000) or any color of your choosing. Lover the opacity to about 40.

Again keep your selection add a new layer and apply this cutout.
Vertical and Horizontal 0
Opacity 100
Blur 10
Color red (#FF0000) or the color you chose above.
Do these same steps for Wing 2 thru 4.
Step 9. Open the flower.psp file and copy then paste as new layer. Then move it into place. Like this.

Step 9. Open the flower.psp file and copy then paste as new layer. Then move it into place. Like this.

Step 10. Paste as new layer again, and then flip and mirror it. Move it below the other one so it looks like the picture from the beginning of the tut. Lower the opacity to about 25.

That's it your finished. Hope you enjoyed it.

 

Step 10. Paste as new layer again, and then flip and mirror it. Move it below the other one so it looks like the picture from the beginning of the tut. Lower the opacity to about 25.

That's it your finished. Hope you enjoyed it.

 

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