Sunday, June 9, 2013

Mermaid Girl

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 a PTU kit, Ocean Blue by Pimp'd Designz, available at 

Font of choice, I am using Riesling

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 with a white background

Open window element, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 135%
Use your selection tool set on circle, click in the center of the window with your mouse
hold the mouse button down and drag it out until the marching ants go all around the clear part of the window and just a tiny bit into the brown frame.
If it's off slightly, no worries, you can move the paper when we get done so it lines up in there better.
Selections, invert
Open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard.
deselect and move your paper a little if any white shows around the inside of the window frame

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by about 55%

Open paper 5, copy and paste as a new layer, apply your mask, make sure to have this on the bottom, just above the white background layer

Add your elements, check my tag for placement

sand resize 50%
wave 01
rock resize 45%
shell 1 resize 35%
clam resize 20%
seaweed, put on left, duplicate, mirror, duplicate the one on the right, resize by 60% duplicate that one and
drag it to the left side, duplicate that one and mirror

bottle, resize 45%
dolphin resize 85%
fish resize 45%
jellyfish resize 45%
bubbles arrange between two layers of seaweed on right
print 1 arrange between two layers of seaweed on right

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

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