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This is a technique I discovered after playing several hours on Paint Shop Pro and has limitless variations.

Posted by Maggi from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Maggi's 8 projects »

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  • How to make a computer art. Nouveau Ize Yourself - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choose your image

    A good photo will:

    1. Not be too small in size (greater than 300x300 at minimum)
    2. Incorporate art nouveau motif's such as; flowers, long wavy hair, butterflies, dragonflies, draped clothing
    3. Not be high in contrast (will need details of face and hair)

    I chose this picture of me with purple carnations

  • How to make a computer art. Nouveau Ize Yourself - Step 2
    Step 2

    Click: Layers > Duplicate
    Click: Layers > New Raster Layer > OK

    Then on the Layer Pallet switch the order of the Duplicate Layer and Layer 2 by clicking and dragging

  • How to make a computer art. Nouveau Ize Yourself - Step 3
    Step 3

    Click on the "Copy of Background" layer

    Click: Effects > Edge > Trace Contour
    Click: Colors > Adjust > Threshold > Set to 255 > OK

    Then on the Drop Down list for Copy of Background, instead of "Normal" select "Multiply"

  • How to make a computer art. Nouveau Ize Yourself - Step 4
    Step 4

    Click on the "Layer 2" in the Pallet

    Then select a gradient, I created the one in the picture, just two colors and on a diagonal shape.

    Use the flood bucket tool to fill the gradient color on this layer

    On the drop down list select "Exclusion", or play around and see what other setting makes your image look cool.

    as an option sometimes I select the background layer, then click: effects > blur > Then any of the blur's to soften the original image a little bit.

  • How to make a computer art. Nouveau Ize Yourself - Step 5
    Step 5

    Click: Layers > Merge > Merge All

    Then re-size as necessary and enjoy.

    If you try this and like it, I'd love to see how your versions have come out.

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Nana :)
Nana :) · Sturgis, South Dakota, US
Urgg. I spent all this time downloading paint shop pro, only to have downloaded a newer version. I was still able to do everything right until step four, too! Gah!! At any rate, this is so lovely, nice work ^^
KellBell · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US · 5 projects
dont have any photo editing software except picnik
QuietLion · Lemont, Illinois, US · 5 projects
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† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
i like the 5th pic
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
i luv the 3rd pic!!
duckyness · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 1 project
so pretty and professional-like!! sadly i don't have paint shop pro either *sniff*
Merdina · 4 projects
Drat! Just realised that this is for Paintshop, not Photoshop... Will have to try and work out how to do it on here now. ^^
Merdina · 4 projects
Oh wow! That's such a beautiful effect! I shall have to try this. =D

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