Saturday, March 30, 2013

Love Spring

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 Tony Tzanoukakis which you need a license to use.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Turtle Crush, a PTU kit by Alika's Scraps

Font of choice, I am using

Mask 75 from Designs by Mindy Mae, you'll find the links on the right hand side of the blog

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 & and elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.

Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 850 x 850 with a white background.

Open as15, resize 80%, copy and paste as a new layer,
click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 3,
open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard, 
drag this layer below the frame layer. Leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame, 
click delete on your keyboard and deselect.
Duplicate your tube, on the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian 3, change the blend mode to soft light.
On the bottom layer, adjust Hue & Saturation, change both to 0
Apply Xero Porcelain with preset settings, except change the blue to 0.

Hide your white background layer, merge visible, then unhide the background again.

Add the following elements as described, see tag also for placement

as03 resize 70% arrange on bottom left, under the chair layer, duplicate and mirror

as53 resize by 60% arrange in between the two flower images you just added above
duplicate and drag to the far left

as9, arrange on the right, duplicate and drag one of the layers up a little higher so the grass looks taller.  

as63, arrange on the right, below the grass

as64 arrange on the left below the frame

as67, resize by 50%, mirror, arrange on the bottom right

as65, resize by 55% arrange on the right over the grass

as66 resize by 55% arrange on the right side over the grass

Continue resizing 65 and 66 and arranging along the right side until it's to your liking while adding 
other elements in on that side.

as28, resized by 40% and arranged on the right side under the other flowers

as52 resized by 45 arranged on the right side

as53 Resized by 35% arranged on the right

as76, resized by 30, arrange on the right in flowers

as11, resized by 75% arranged on the right side in the flowers

as76, resized by 55% rotate to the right 25 arrange on right side

as62, arrange along top below the frame layer

as50, take your eraser tool and erase the top section of hearts, arrange what is left over the clouds, below the frame layer

as 71, arrange on the bottom right

Copy and paste your main tube, resize if needed, arrange where you like it

as31, arrange on left top, duplicate, mirror, bring the copy back to the left side and arrange below the original

as11, resized 65% arrange on left over leaves

as2, resize 75% rotate left 20 arrange on bottom left

as43, resize by 60, mirror and arrange on bottom left

as54, arrange along bottom

Make your background layer active, by clicking on it in the layer pallet.
Open paper 5, copy and paste as a new layer.
Apply your mask by opening it in PSP 
(I don't install all my masks, I just keep them in a separate folder and open them in psp to use them, just like we open our scrap kit files so that it doesn't bog down psp)
once you open your mask, go to layers, new mask layer, from image
find your mask in the drop down box and click it, then click ok. 
Then go in your layers pallet and click on the mask and click delete, 
answer yes to the pop up, then click on the mask layer and choose merge group.

Crop and resize your image,
add your copyrights and credits and text then save.

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