Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cynthia's Song

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 Amy Matthews, which you need a license to use.  
You can find her artwork at CDO

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Cynthia, a PTU kit by Amy Marie  

Font of choice, I am using Fool For Love

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 pixels with a white background
open 91 copy and paste as a new layer 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 8 copy and paste as a new layer just above the white background
click delete on your keyboard, leave selected
Open your close up tubes, arrange one on the left, click delete on your keyboard
arrange the other on the right, click delete on your keyboard
Change the blend mode on both tubes to Luminance (L) and lower the opacity on both to 20

Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the middle

Now we'll add our elements, you can check my tag for exact placement
element 46 resize 80% rotate right 55, duplicate 2 times, mirror one, drag one to the right, one to the middle
drop the opacity of all 3 layers to 50
element 2 resize 45% arrange on bottom left
element 5 resize 45% arrange behind packages to the right
element 51 resize 80% arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 47 resize 40%, rotate right 70 arrange on left, duplicate a few more times 
and arrange across bottom. Flip some so they point down instead of up
element 90 resize 40% arrange behind frame & paper on right
element 57 resize 40% arrange on left behind boxes duplicate a couple times, arrange across bottom
element 83  resize 60% arrange on bottom, just to the right of the tube
element 59 resize 75%  arrange on right, duplicate, mirror and arrange in the middle, 
duplicate, arrange on left

copy and paste paper 24 just above the white background and apply your mask

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

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