Thursday, March 7, 2013

50 Shades of Garvey

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.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using 50 Shades PTU kit by Designs by Sarah  which you can find at Pimp My Tags with Scraps by clicking on the link.

Font of choice, I am using CAC Shishoni Brush

Mask: gemsmask187 from Gems Taggin Scraps

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.

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 with a white background.

Open frame 2 copy and paste as a new layer, click inside with your magic wand, 
selections, modify, expand 2.
Open a paper of your choice, copy and paste as a new layer, between the white background and the
frame layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.
Duplicate, on the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian by 3, change the blend mode to soft light.
On the bottom layer apply Xero Porcelain with the default settings, except change the blue to zero.

Add your elements. I used the following:
Branch 3
Button 1

Open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, just above the white background layer.
Open your mask, apply it by going to Layers, New Mask Layer, From Image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok.
Go to the layer palette, click on the mask layer, click delete, merge group.

Crop, resize, add credits and copyright info as needed.
Add your name and save.

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