Thursday, May 30, 2013

Purple Shadow

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 Arthur Crowe, which you need a license to use.  At the time of this tut, the tube I’m using was not yet released in the store, but coming soon.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  the matching scrap kit, which is also coming soon, called Purple Shadow by Sandy’s Design

Font of choice, I am using Rat Infested Mailbox

Mask of your choice, I used Vix Big Mask 01

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 850 x 850 white background.  

Open frame 3, copy and paste as a new layer.
Take your freehand selection tool, and click on each corner of the frame, slightly inside the edge.
Selections, invert.
Open paper 2, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange within the frame, then click delete on your keyboard.
Leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%. 
Arrange in the frame, take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang off the bottom edge.

Now for the elements, you can check my tag for placement.

wire 2, arrange on top left, duplicate, mirror & flip
beads, resize 90%, rotate right 20
Book, resize 45%
Flower 2, resize 75%
Candle, resize 45%
Crow, resize 65%
Rose 1, resize 50%
Skull Cupcake, resize 35%

Open paper 11, copy and paste as a new layer, just above your white background layer and apply your mask

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

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