Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Yo Ho Ho Pirate

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 Elias Chatzoudis which you need a license to use.  He has now gone independent and you can find his tubes here.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Pirates Wanted by Wicked Princess Scraps. 

Font of choice, I am using Twelve Ton Fishstick

Plugins: No outside plugins used.

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.

Let's get started!

Open a new canvas about 750 x 750 with a white background.

Open square frame, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70%.

Click inside the frame with your magic wand, expand by 3, selections, invert. 
Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer below your frame, click delete on your keyboard. Leave it selected.

Open your tube, mirror it, then copy and paste as a new layer between the frame and paper background. Click delete on your keyboard. Change the blend mode to Luminance(L) and drop the opacity to about 65 then deselect.

Open the frame element, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70%, rotate by 45, doesn't matter if it's right or left. 
Click inside it with your magic wand, expand by 3.
Open paper 5, copy and paste as a new layer, drag it blow the frame layer. Click delete on your keyboard, deselect.

Add your tube.

Add the following elelements:

Starfish swatch, resize by 30%
Torn cardboard, arrange at top, duplicate, flip.
Boat, arrange in frame, blend mode Luminance(L), drop opacity to 65
Treasure box resize 45%
Crates, resize 40%
Pouch 5, resize 35%
Chain, resize 18%
Bottle, resize 20%
Coin splatter, arrange on left, duplicate, drag to right, erase bits that show on bottom.

Crop, resize, add copyrights/credits as needed, add your name and save!

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