Friday, May 31, 2013

Patriotic Cowgirl

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.  At the time of this tutorial both the tube and the scrap kit are previews of tubes and kits coming soon to the store. 
They should be in the store in a day or so.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using 2013 Hat Girl scrap kit, by Kandii Popz, which matches the tube, and will be available in the Ismael Rac store as soon as the tube is released.  

Font of choice, I am using Stars & Stripes

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 850 x 850 pixels with a white background.

Open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%
Click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 3, selections, invert
Open paper 6, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.
Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame,
click delete on your keyboard.
Duplicate the tube, on the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian 3, change the blend mode to soft light
On the lower layer, apply Xero Porcelain with the default settings, but change the blue to zero.

Add the following elements, look at my tag for placement:
Firework 1, duplicate and resize a couple times

Firework resize 65%
Firecracker resize 75%
Wordart 1 resize 65%
Hat resize 65%
Glasses resize 45%
Heart resize 50% rotate left 20
Sparkles 2

Crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

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