Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Live For Fall

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 Misticheskaya which you need a license to use.  
You can find the tubes at PFD

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

Font of choice, I am using Morning

Plugins: No outside plubins used
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 

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 your template, shift D to duplicate and close the original
change canvas size to 850 x 850 pixels to give yourself a bit more room to work

Fill the layers with papers, to do this make sure the layer you want to fill has been clicked on in your layer palette. 
Click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, modify, invert, open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, 
click delete on your keyboard.
Delete the original template layer

Some layers, like the frames, you may just want to flood fill with a color from your kit. To do this, click on the layer in your layer palette, add another raster layer above it,
click inside the shape with your magic wand, and flood fill it with your color
Delete the original template layer

I used the following papers or colors for each layer
layer 7 change hue to 13 saturation to 254
copy 2 of raster 7 change hue to 13 saturation to 254
copy of raster 7  (there are two) change hue to 24 saturation to 214
Raster 5 layer  use paper 4
Copy of raster 5 layer  use paper 4
Raster 3 layer  leave as is
Raster 4 layer  use paper 1
Copy of raster 4 layer  use paper 1
Raster 6 layer  use paper 9
merged layer  use paper 4, add noise, uniform, monochrome 65
raster 2 layer  use paper 4 change brightness to -25 contrast to -15 to darken it up

For the promoted layer (word art) set your foreground to #481804 and background to #4f4f4f
Take your color changer tool and go over the layer to change the color
Do the same with the larger word art layer called merge

Make the rectangle layer in the center active, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert
open your tube, mirror, copy and paste it, arrange it inside the area and click delete on your keyboard. Deselect & drop the opacity to about 35
Do the same with the top one of the two square layers

Copy and paste your main tube, resize if needed (I did by 75%) arrange on the bottom

I moved the word art and one of the leaf layers around a bit more to my liking to work with my tube as well

Now we'll add our elements, you can check my tag for a better idea of placement if you'd like
element 65 arrange across bottom
element 49 resize 75% arrange on left, duplicate, mirror, resize 75%
element 15  resize 40% arrange on right
element 34 resize 40% arrange on right
element 16 resize 40% arrange on right
element 18  resize 30% arrange on top of word art
element 68 arrange behind tube and flowers on the bottom in the middle

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

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