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This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.  I believe the skill level to be at the “Advanced”Intermediate Level.   Knowledge of PSP tools and Letter Creator is required.  Just be sure to read every step carefully and always pay special attention to what layer you are working on.

 

Things Needed For This Tutorial
Paint Shop Pro (This was done using 9)
A graphic of your choice ( Preferably one taller then wide ).
My Selections....Found Here
There is one outside Fillter (Plug-in)   DSB Flux 
   
We will be using the Linear transmision effect.
 
Let's Begin....Please make sure you have imported the selections into your selections folder.
1.  Place the DSB Flux into your Plug-in's folder and open PSP.
2.  Open your graphic in PSP, duplicate twice (shift D) and close original. 
     Resize to width of 200 , height of 250.  Note you will need to select pixel resize
     instead of percent, and leave Lock aspect ratio unchecked.
     See my screenshot below....
3.  Image / add borders....of 2 Symmetric....color Black (or dark color from your graphic).
4.  Image / add borders....of 15 Symmetric....color White.  Maximize the other copy of
     your image.  Edit / Copy ....then Minimize it for now.
5.  Select your magic wand....and select the white border.  Edit / paste into selection.
6.  Adjust / Blur / Average
7.  Effects / 3D Effects / Inner Bevel with the following settings....
Selections / Select None.
8.  Resize to width of 175 , height of 250.  Note you will need to select pixel resize
     instead of precent, and leave Lock aspect ratio unchecked.
9.  Maximize the other copy of your image.  Edit / Copy....then Minimize it for now.
     Open a new transparent image width 250, height 275.  Selections / Select All....
     Edit Paste into Selection....Selections / Select None.
10.  Effects / Image Effects / Seamless Tiling....Defalt Settings. 
      Adjust / Blur / Average....Same settings as in step 6.
11.  Select a light Color from your image.  Add a new layer and flood fill it with your
       light color....Lower the opacity to a level of your liking.
       Layers/Merge/Merge Down
12.  DSB Flux – Linear transmision.....with the following settings.
 
Effects / Edge Effects / Enhance.
13.  Select the first Image we started with.  Edit / Copy....and Paste it onto the new
      canvas.  With your mover tool...move it to the middle left side. 
      See my screenshot below...
 
 Note:  You should have something like this!
14.  Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow with the following settings.
 
15.  Make your bottom layer active.  Add a new Raster Layer. 
      Selections / Load/Save Selections / Load Selection From Disk.
      Load the Selection using the settings below.
 
Flood Fill with Black....or a dark color from your image.  Select None.
16.  Make your top layer active.  Add a new Raster Layer.
      Selections / Load/Save Selections / Load Selection From Disk.
      Load the Selection using the settings below.
 
Flood Fill with Black....or a dark color from your image.  Select None.
17.  In your Layer Palette Change the Blend mode to
And lower your opacity to a level to around 50 - 55.

You should now have something like this...
18.  Merge All Flatten.....Edit / Copy....Image / Add Borders
       ...at 2 Symmetric....color Black ( or Dark Color)
Image / Add Borders....at 10  Symmetric....color White.  Select the white border with your magic wand....Edit / Paste into Selection.   Adjust / Blur / Average....Same settings as in step 6.  Add the same Inner Bevel used in step 7.
Select None....Image / Add Borders...at 2 Symmetric....color Black
( or Dark Color from your Image)
We're almost there!  Well the hard part is over with....lol
19.  Layers / Promote Background Layer....Image Canvas Size with the following settings....
With your mover tool....pull the image away from the left side just a bit.
Add the same Drop Shadow used in step 14.
20.  Maximize the oringal copy of your image.  Edit / Copy....Go back to your working
      canvas and Add a new Raster Layer.....move it to the bottom.
21.  Selections / Select All.  Edit / Paste into Selection.....Select None.
22.  Adjust / Blur / Average.Same settings as in step 6.
      ....and Seamless Tile it at Defalt settings.
23.  DSB Flux – Linear transmision with the following settings....
 
Effects / Edge Effects / Enhance..Repeat Enhance again.
24.  Add a New Raster Layer..flood fill with a light color from your image.
      In your layer palette.....Lower the opacity to a level of your liking. 
25.  Layers/Merge/Merge Down....Effects/Image Effects/Seamless Tiling with
      the folowing settings....
 
26.  Layers/Merge All Flatten  and add your watermark.
You are done.....Just add to Letter Creator.

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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial...as much as I did writing it. 
Hope you have great results!!!  Any similarities to other tutorials are
Entirely coincidental.  Please do not translate or Script this tutorial. 
Please do not Claim any of it as your own. 
Thank you to my testers at Crazy Creative Creators too!!

2018

These 2 samples are from following the tutorial.  I didn't add any changes.


Also try using different colors in your swirl selections.  As I did in these 2 samples.


Adding text to your creation is always a nice touch.  Here are a few sample of me adding text.