Saturday, July 19, 2014

Garden Melody

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 - Beehive Studio (Melody tube) which you need a license to use.  This tube has several layers with different color choices and matching assessories.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Tiny Turtle Designs called Melody 1 made to match this layer of the tube. This kit is really nice because it's got floral element and ocean elements so you can make your tag with either theme and have plenty of each type of element.

Font of choice, I am using Peanut Butter Cookies

Mask of your choice - a floral mask is nice for this one
(sorry, I couldn't find a name of who made this one or any TOU in this file to figure out where I got it, so I can't give you a link to get it)

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 1000 x 1000 pixels with a white background

open element 2 copy and paste as a new layer 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 1 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard,
Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard
change the blend mode to Luminance(L) drop the opacity to around 45
 Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 60%

 Add the following elements
element 10 arrange behind tube on left
element 9 arrange behind element 10 on the right
element 21 resize  45% arrange by the tube on the bottom

element 24, mirror, rotate left 30 arrange on left side, erase the curly part at the bottom,
mirror, merge the 2 together

 element 4 arrange at top below the blue leaves layer
element 102 resize  60% arrange on top right, duplicate & mirror
element 66 resize  55% arrange on bottom right, below the leaves, rotate right 20
element 166 resize  60% arrange below element 66 and slightly to the right
element 28 resize  45% arrange by tube at the bottom
 element 142 resize  35% arrange by barrel
element 25 resize  35% mirror arrange on bottom right
element 29 resize  20% arrange over little bird cage
 element 7 resize  35% rotate right 20 arrange so it looks like they're coming out of the basket
element 57 resize  30% arrange at the top in the flowers

add paper 1 above the white background layer resize 140%
apply your mask

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

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