Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Time Blossoms

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 Keith Garvey, which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  Blooms, a PTU kit by Bookworm Dezines

Font of choice, I am using Scriptina

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 element 46, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 85%

Click inside the frames with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 4
selections, invert,
Open paper 14 , copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame, 
click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the right 
side of the frame, erase the bits that hang out on the bottom.

Add the following elements, check my tag for exact placement:

Element 29, resize 50%, arrange on right, duplicate, mirror
Element 14, resize 65%, arrange on left, duplicate, mirror, rotate duplicated layer left 8
Element 23, resize 65%, mirror, rotate left 8, arrange near bottom, duplicate, drag up
(erase bits of stem that show at the bottom)
Element 24, resize 30%, arrange in bottom middle
Element 33 resize 45%, arrange between frame & paper on left, duplicate, merge down
Element 45, resize 45% arrange over frame
Element 35, resize 30% arrange on left
Element 49, arrange just on top of the tube & under the flowers layers along bottom

Open paper 13, copy and paste as a new layer, apply your mask
resize by 85%

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

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