Monday, March 4, 2013

Lucky Day

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 Ismael Rac which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Lucky Day by Pimp'd Designz

Font of choice, I am using KG Faith Hope Love

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 about 750 x 750 with a white background.

Open frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 70%.
Click inside each of the squares with the magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 2.
Open paper 12, copy and paste as a new layer, drag below the frame layer, selections, 
invert, click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected.
Open several tubes, resize as needed, copy and paste them into the frames, click delete on your keyboard.
Once you're done, deselect, then go in and erase the bits of tubes that overlap into some of the other squares in the frames that you may not want showing. 
Hide the white background layer, merge visible, add a drop shadow, unhide your background.

Duplicate the frames layer, on the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian by 3, change the opacity to soft light.
Apply Xero Porcelain using the default settings

Open frame 4, resize by about 70%, click inside with your magic wand, 
selections, modify, expand by 2.
Open paper 10, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard, 
leave selected, open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize,
erase the bits that hang over where you don't want them.

Apply Porcelain on the round frame and the tube using the same steps we used on the frame layer.

Place elements on tag however you'd like.
I used the following and I also added Porcelain to each of them as in the other steps.

Pot of Gold, resized 25%
Hat, resized 25%
wa-1, resized  65%
staple, resized 80%, then duplicated & resized 75%
Shamrock resize 35%, duplicate, resize by 65%
Glitter placed between white frame and background of round frame

Crop, resize, add credits and copyright info & your name, then save.

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