Friday, October 5, 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 Keith Garvey, which you need a license to use. I got my tubes at PTE when he was there. He now has his own independent store.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Honored Scraps called Harvest Moon.

Font of choice, I am using House Sitter's club

Mask: VixMask260

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 750 x 750 white background.

Open element 23, copy and paste as a new layer.

With your magic wand set to Add(Shift) click inside each of the squares.
Selections, invert.

Open paper 6, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard,
drag it below the frame layer, leave selected.

Open one of your tubes, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame,
click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected.

Open your other tube, do the same as above, arranging in the other side
of your frames. Deselect.

Hide the white background layer, merge visible.
Rotate to the left by 8.

Open element 3, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange along the bottom of the frame.

Open element 10, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange below the "autumn" element
along the bottom left. Duplicate, image mirror.

Open element 2, resize by 35%, copy and paste, move to the bottom right.

Do the same with elements 39 & 40, except resize by 30%, arrange on
bottom left.

Open element 50, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 45%,
arrange behind the frame, in the middle.

Open paper 6, copy and paste as a new layer, just above the white background.
Apply your mask.
Open the mask in psp, go to Layers, new mask layer, from image,
find the mask in the drop down box, click on it
click ok, delete the mask,
click ok, then merge group.
drop the opacity of the mask layer to about 65%
Resize the mask layer to about 85%.

Crop, resize, add your copyright & name, then save!

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