Thursday, January 8, 2015

Winter Beauty

Snaggable versions of this tag in my Fotki album

For this tutorial you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X7, you should be able to use any version.

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Pinup Toons tube 210-1 which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the PinUp Toons Package 210 scrapkit by Ladyhawwk Designs 

Font of choice, I am using The Cinthia Edito

Mask: WSL Mask 84 Links for masks are on the right sidebar

Plugins: No outside plugins

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 950 pixels with a white background

Open frame 5 copy and paste as a new layer, resize 85% 
Take your magic wand with the tolerance set at 3, feather at 0
click on the lighter colored part of the frame, selections, modify, expand 1
selections, invert, copy and paste paper 4 as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard
deselect and merge the two layers together

click inside the frame 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, leave selected

Copy and paste your close up tube as a new layer, resize by 90%
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them

Now you can add your elements:
element 9 resize 50% duplicate twice,arrange one on the bottom left, mirror one, arrange it on the bottom right, rotate the 3rd left 45, arrange it below the other two layers in the center
resize the two on the outside corners 90%

element 8 resize 70% arrange below the flowers in the center
element 39 resize 75% arrange below the flowers on the left, duplicate & mirror, erase
what shows in the bottom center

element 40 rotate left 90 arrange on the right side, duplicate & mirror, arrange between the frame and the tube layers

element 47 resize 75% arrange below the two outside flower clusters, but above the middle one
on the left side, duplicate and mirror

element 37 resize 45% arrange below the flower cluster layer on the bottom right corner
element 38 resize 55% arrange on the bottom left corner under the flower cluster layer
word art resize 85% make sure to add your drop shadow or it does show well, arrange across the tube and just above the flowers in the center area

add paper 4 above the white background, resize 115% so it fits the canvas better,
apply your mask, merge group
duplicate about 5 times and merge together so it's darker
flip it

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

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