Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Country 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 Gary Rudisill (Yee Haw Baby) which you need a license to use. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Down Home Girl, by Amy Marie Scraps

Font of choice, I am using End of the Dream

Mask: Horseplay's Pasture Mask 11

Plugins: No outside plugins
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 50 copy and paste as a new layer resize 120%
click inside each of the squares with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, 
add a new raster layer below the frame
open paper 10 copy and paste into selection (Make sure you are on the new raster layer)
open the tube copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame

Now we'll add our elements, you can check my tag for exact placement
 element 43 resize  75% arrange on bottom right corner
element 95 resize  55% arrange to the left of the flowers
element 94 resize  55% arrange to the right of the birdhouse, in front of the flowers
element 103 resize  45% arrange to the left of the birdhouse, duplicate & mirror
element 98 resize  45% arrange behind water can
element 65 arrange just above the frame on the right, duplicate, drag to the far left, behind tube

Copy and paste paper 7 above the white background
apply your mask
resize 90% and duplicate a few times to make it darker, then merge them together

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

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