Saturday, October 5, 2013

November Rain

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 Tony Tzanoukakis which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit called Fall Splendor by Bookworm Dezines
available at Scrap Candy 

Font of choice, I am using South Beaches 9

Plugins: No outside plugins 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 a new canvas 850 x 850 pixels with a white background
open element 38 copy and paste as a new layer 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open a new raster layer and make sure you are on that layer
open  paper 13 copy and paste paper into selection. Leave selected
Open your tube, copy & paste as a new layer, resize 70%
arrange in frame and erase bits you don't want hanging out of the frame

element 58 arrange and right between tube & frame
element 37 resize 45% mirror & arrange on bottom left
element 16 arrange across bottom
element 34 resize 40% arrange over the bottom of the tree on the right
element 15 arrange on left, duplicate, merge together, duplicate, mirror & flip

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

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