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For this tutorial, you need PaintShopPro, versions 8 or higher. I will be using PaintShopPro10(PSPX).
I highly recommend that you follow along with the same image that I'm using before you try it out with your own image. It's not required, but highly recommended. Now, onto the tutorial!

Step one: Open up PaintShopPro, and open the image of your choice. I will be using this beautiful picture of Alexis Bledel. Click to enlarge

Step two: Duplicate the image by right clicking the background layer and selecting duplicate. Repeat until you have a total of three layers, two duplicated.
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Step three: Select the second layer of your image.
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Then go up to the toolbar, click effects, distortion, and wind.
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Step four: Select the third layer. (There is no screenshot because I expect you to use common sense to select the third layer) Go to the toolbar, click adjust, blur, Gaussian Blur.
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You should get another popup box. Again, set it up like mine.
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Step five: You should now have three layers, with the original image as the background, a wind effect layer as the second, and a third layer with a blurry effect. Right click on the third layer, select properties. You should get another popup box. Look to where it says opacity, then lower it to 50.
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Do the same with the second layer, but with the opacity lowered to 20 instead.

Step six: Look at your image. Are you satisfied? If you know how to, you can change the opacities, add brushes on a new 100% opacity layer so that the brushes aren't affected by the layer opacities, and even put on a texture or two. After doing so, I end up with a very nice image. Compare before Click to enlarge and after Click to enlarge

I hope this tutorial was what you were looking for! ^^ I'm glad to help. If you have any problems, please comment and/or PM me.

------Note: Sorry, I put the copyright on the images as my xanga username sometimes. My createblog username is without an underscore.-------

Tutorial Comments

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it said above is PAINTSHOP.
i thought it's photoshop.
anyways thankx.

By -retired- on Dec 29, 2008 7:48 am

"what version of photoshop did you make this on?
lol its cute, but I dont think I can do it on my version."

She used Paintshop Pro 10 (PSP X)

By Mikeplyts on Nov 19, 2008 5:18 pm

wow! this is the best tutorial! i can clearly understands the insrutions & the image is so clear too. Thanks for such a hardwork on doing this tutorial. Thanks dude! :)

By micihanna on Nov 8, 2008 8:41 pm

Ohhh thanks so much

By nanamiluv on Sep 2, 2008 8:41 pm

i just wanted to let you kow this has been the one of the best tutorials i have seen on here. you explain eveything so well and i was able to undertsnad and get everything easily

By Kimmee2009 on Feb 9, 2008 1:52 pm

on the last picture.....what font is that ur using?i really want that font but i look everywhere on dafont.com but i still can't find it:'(

By DreamsLink on Feb 4, 2008 1:00 pm

will you please make a tutorial on how to put the sparkles on it?
that would be amazing.

By xtrahyperblondyx on Jan 7, 2008 5:12 pm


By drelin09 on Dec 14, 2007 5:53 pm

That looks so cool. =]

By akikodesu on Nov 1, 2007 9:40 pm

what version of photoshop did you make this on?
lol its cute, but I dont think I can do it on my version.

By rainb0w puke on Oct 3, 2007 11:24 pm
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