Monday, April 28, 2014

Mermaid Elena

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 Ninaste (Alena) which you need a license to use. 
This beautiful tube comes with a mermail layer with a tail and a beach layer with legs instead of the tail
plus each layer has color choices as well.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Elena by Hania Design 

Font of choice, I am using Typo Garden

Mask: of your choice

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 950 x 850 pixels with a white background

open 97 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 2 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard, deselect

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 40%
arrange in front of your frame on the bottom

 Now we'll add our elements, you can check my tag for a better idea of placement

 element 7 resize  75% arrange on top right side of frame, duplicate & mirror
element 66 resize  50% arrange in the bottom part of the frame
element 49 arrange on the top left side of the frame, erase the bits that show past the frame

element 38 resize 55% arrange on the left side of the frame drop opacity to 75 so he looks like
he's disappearing in the water

element 59 resize  75% arrange just in front of the rocks inside the frame
erase the biggest one in the front

element 33 arrange on bottom right, duplicate twice, slide one over toward the middle, mirror the other
element 74 resize  75% arrange on right side of frame, between the frame & vines
element 85 resize  45% arrange by her knees, duplicate, resize 45% where her body & tail meet

element 36 resize  30% arrange to the left of the smaller seaweed
element 58 resize  30% arrange in front of larger seaweed

add paper 8 above the white background
and apply your mask

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

No comments:

Post a Comment