Monday, January 2, 2012


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 artwork of Jennifer Janesko, which you need a license to use. You can get it at CDO.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using On the Wings of Serenity, a PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps. You can find it here. You can find the links to the stores she sells at on the upper right side of her blog.

Font of choice, I am using

Mask: gemsmasks116 by Gem's Taggin' Scraps, which you can find here.

Plugins: Xero Porcelain

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 650 x 650 white background.

Open wood frame, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 40%. Pull it up & to the left a little bit.

Open rectangle frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 40%, and arrange it over the bottom right side of your other frame.

Click inside the large wood frame, selections, modify, expand by 3.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange below the wood frame, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, deselect. (If your tube doesn't fill the frame, then leave selected and add a paper of your choice below the tube.

Duplicate your tube, on the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian blur by 3, change the blend mode to soft light. On the original tube layer, apply Xero Porcelain using the default settings, except change the blue channel to 0. Add a drop shadow to the frame.

Do the same with another tube inside the smaller frame. If you're using the same tubes I did, then resize your tube about 70%.

Open your mask, also open a paper of your choice (I used paper 5), copy and paste the paper as a new layer, just above the white background. Apply your mask by going to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok, then in the layer palette, delete the mask, choose yes, then merge group. Then duplicate the mask layer and merge down.

Now add any elements you'd like. I used the following, drop shadow as needed:

Flower spray 3, resize by 70%, arrange over top left of larger frame

Flower spray, resize by 55%, mirror, rotate left by 30, arrange along bottom of large frame, keeping it underneath the smaller frame layers.

Flower spray 2, resize by 55%, mirror, arrange over the right lower side of smaller frame.

BugGlobe, resize by 25%, hang over the left side of smaller frame.

Fairy 1, resize by 25%, arrange where the two frames come together.

Crop & resize, add your text, copyright and credits as needed.

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