timemachinetut_des.jpg (73.6kb)


lyndiebrush 127None used
word artEffects used:
16maskskelWWAArtistic: Aged Newspaper
tubes (supplied) Photo Effects: time machine;box photo
Font: annabellealbumen effect
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This tutorial was written by me on March 2, 2008 and any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Please do not claim it as your own. This tutorial was written by me using PSP X2 and I retain all rights to same.
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Ok, Let's get started.

  • open image 50's street: duplicate close original image

  • Layers: new raster layer
    fgcolor: #b29869 bgcolor: white angle 45 no repeats
    flood fill with gradient#2 foreground/background

  • Layers: load/save mask: find mask 16maskskelWWA fit to layer source luminance
    Apply mask to top gradient fill
    delete mask layer
    merge group

  • make your tube layer active
    effects artistic aged newspaper: default setting

  • open image MarkSmith `Open24/7 (or whatever image you are using)
    shift d (duplicate)
    close original image
    image resize 200px width all layers checked
    image resize 95% all layers unchecked
    layer: new raster layer
    fill with gradient drag to bottom
    effects - photo effects - time machine - box camera default setting
    on tube layer apply the albumen effect
    merge all
    edit copy paste as new layer on your main image

  • now back to your small image resize it 75% all layers checked
    copy and paste it as a new layer to your main image
    place it over the larger image
    on your larger image decrease opacity to 42%
    add a drop shadow to your smaller image
    merge down

  • Repeat the above with a different image.
    Resize it to around 150 px and copy and paste it only once
    do not decrease the opacity

  • open drive-in theater image, duplicate close original
    apply albumen effect to the the drive-in theater image
    erase the border around the image
    copy and paste to your main image
    place it where you want to or refer to my finished image

  • Find the cj~groovy tube (the VW bug)
    resize it 50%
    copy and paste it to your main image
    decrease opacity to 75% luminance legacy

  • layers merge all

  • Layers: new layer flood fill with white
    decrease opacity to 20%
    apply the box camera effect
    merge visible

  • Copy and paste the image of the woman(tube170_monique) as a new layer
    resize 75% all layers unchecked
    move to lower left corner

  • Apply text: I used annbelle size 48
    create as vector
    move text to lower left side
    stretch text to fit to just below the gradient line:

    convert to raster layer apply drop shadow 1 1 100 2

  • see screenshot

    screenshot_text.jpg (86.3kb)

  • merge visible
  • copy word art and paste as new layer
    place word art (see my finished image).
  • merge visible
  • Layer: new layer
    make your foreground color : #b29869 background-color: white
    gradient same as earlier
    paintbrush: find lyndiebrush127, place near image of woman
    Add dropshadow, same settings as earlier

  • add your name and/or watermark
  • merge all resize save as jpeg.

Here is another result of this tutorial

time_machinedes.jpg (67kb)


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.
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