Created 9th March 2005. ©Copyright
Property of Shelley Marlow

Today we are going to learn how to create a simple mosiac effect using a picture tube and the tools that come with psp9. No plug-ins are used within this tutorial.

This tutorial is written and made in Psp Version 9 and assumes you have a working knowledge of Psp. It can be made in earlier versions of Psp with a few adjustments, but for this tutorial I will only be explaining how it was made in version 9.

You will need:-

JASC's PSP (free 30 day trial) which you can get here

My zipped file which contains the orange rose tube and you can get here

Let's get started:-

Step One

First of all I want you to download the above file which is the tube, that we are going to be using for this tutorial. Save it to your mypspfiles/picture tubes. Unzip the file inside that folder. Then open your psp programme.

Step Two

Click       or go to File/New and open a new image 300 x 300 pixels raster background, transparent image.

Step Three

Click on your picture tube tool

Can you see my the small picture of the orange rose, it has a little arrow next to it, click that arrow and a drop down box will appear with all of your tubes find the sm-orangerose tube and click on it. Then use the settings as I have shown above

On the centre of your new image click once, and the picture of the rose should appear as below

If you need to center up your rose in the middle dont panic click the move tool then drag the rose to the centre of your workspace.

Step Four

Go to Windows/Duplicate to make a second copy of our rose image.

Make one of our images smaller on your workspace by clicking the small dash in the top right hand corner of your image. In other words minimise one of the pictures

Step Five

On the other image that we have remaining at full size on our workspace, we are going to now start putting some effects on.

Go to Effects/Distortion Effects/Wave the following box will appear.

Set your settings exactly as mine are below

Step Six

Go to Effects/Texture Effects/Antique Mosaic, the following box will appear, click the little arrow at the top (which is the default button) and make sure your settings are the same as mine below.

Step Seven

Repeat steps five and six. Your image should now look like this.

Step Eight

Now remember the duplicate image that we minimised earlier, bring it back up again.
Make sure that picture of the rose with no effects on it is active.
Go to Edit/Copy.
Click on the rose effects picture we were just working on to make it active.
Go to Edit/Paste as new layer

Step Nine

Go to Layers/Merge/Merge Visible

Step Ten

Save your work as a jpeg.

There now we are all done, congratulations you now have made yourself a cute tag, using the wave and mosiac effects. Why not have a practise and play with all the different settings that you can find within the effects menu and see what you come up with. Don't panic you can always click default so that you can go back to the beginning again!!

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Created 9th March 2005. ©Copyright
Property of Shelley Marlow