Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lovely Reflection

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 Roman Zaric which you need a license to use.  
At the time of this tut this tube and scrap kit were  not yet in the store, but coming soon to the store.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the PTU scrap kit by Irish Princess Designs, which matches the  tube, which is also coming soon,
and will be out in the store at the same time the tube is released. 

Font of choice, I am using Marguerite. I used white for the background #e4c7cb for the foreground and 
set the stroke at 3. Then I added a fat gradient glow of 3 and set at white

Plugins: Alien Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow

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 1, copy and paste as a new layer,
click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify by 2,
selections, invert, open paper 8, arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 85%
take your eraser tool and erase the parts that stick out over the frame that you don't want showing.

Add your elements, checking my tag for placement reference
I used the following:

Bag, resize 35%
Shoe, resize 25%
Drink, resize 40%
Umbrella, resize 45%
Flower resize 65%
Ribbon, resize 65%
lipstick resize 25%
sunglasses resize 25%
tiara, resize 25%
word art, resize 70%
Fan resize 50%
rotate left by 25
Sparkles, arrange on one side, duplicate and mirror

Copy your tube and paste it as a new image, and mirror it

now take your freehand selection tool set on point to point
click around the edge of what would be where the mirror and frame come together. 
Once you get back to the beginning point, double click.

Now, take your tube that you just mirrored, copy and paste  as a new layer, and arrange it in the mirror and when you're happy with it, selections, invert, then click delete on your keyboard and deselect.
Drop the opacity to about 50

Open paper 10, paste it above the white background layer and apply your mask

Crop and resize your tag
Add copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save!

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