Saturday, September 24, 2011

Jurassic RAWR!

For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the tubes that came with the kit
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit Jurassic Rawr by Farrah's Designer Scraps, which you can purchase here.
Font of choice, I am using MTF Evas Hand
Plugins: no outside plugins
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas about 650 x 650 with a white background.
Open frame 2, resize by 40% then again by 55%, sharpen it by going to adjust, sharpness, sharpen. Copy and paste as a new layer, rotate to the left by 90.
Click inside the frame, modify, expand by 4.
Open paper 6, resize to 700 x 700 pixels, copy and paste as a new layer, drag below frame, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Open the fence element, resize twice by 40% then sharpen. Copy and paste as a new layer, between the paper and frame. arrange it over to the right, leaving a little space open on the left side. Click delete on your keyboard.
Open the dinosaur tubes, resize each by 40% then by 30%, sharpen. Copy and paste them in your frame, arranging them how you'd like. Once you get them arranged, click delete on your keyboard on each dino layer to delete any parts hanging outside your frame.
Deselect. Add drop shadow to the frame, fence and dinos.
Open the sun element, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 40% then by 30%. Arrange it to the top left over the frame.
Open the girl tube, resize by 40% then by 45%, sharpen. Arrange to the right side, add a drop shadow.
Arrange him to the right side just behind the girl.
Open the tree, resize twice by 40%, sharpen, mirror, add drop shadow, arrange to the top right behind the boy and girl.
Open the bird, resize by 40% twice sharpen, resize by 55%. Mirror and place on top of the tree, add a drop shadow.
Open the grass element, resize twice by 40% and once by 65%, sharpen. Arrange to the bottom left. Duplicate it, resize by 75%, sharpen, then duplicate that layer. Merge the two duplicate layers together. Arrange it in front of the fence, but below the frame, duplicate 4 times for a total of 5 grass. Mirror some of them. Arrange them along the front of the fence, then take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang below the frame.
Open the eggs, resize 3x by 40%, sharpening each time. duplicate them as many times as you want eggs, arrange around your tag.
Open the RAWR word art, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange twice by 55%, then once by 70%, add drop shadow, arrange on the top of the frame.
Open paper 10, resize by about 700 pixels, copy and paste as a new layer above your white background. Apply your mask. Drop the opacity to about 70%.
Add your name and credits. Crop and save.

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