Thursday, January 8, 2015


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  Di_Halim (Winter Bird PFD Exclusive tube) which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Yesterday's Wardrobe by BLT Dezignz  

Font of choice, I am using Segoe Script

Plugins: Xero Porcelain

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 3 copy and paste as a new layer, resize 35%, erase the little leaf at the bottom 
click inside with your magic wand, making sure it's set on add/shift or you hold the shift key down so you can also get into all the little sections around the edges,
selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 12, resize to 800 x 800 pixels,  copy and paste as a new layer 
click delete on your keyboard, leave selected

copy your mirrored tube, paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard
then deselect and duplicate your tube.
On the top tube layer, adjust blur, gaussian 3, change blend mode to soft light
on the bottom layer, apply Xero Porcelain with default settings, except change the blue to zero

Hide the white background, merge visible

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 45% on the left side of the frame,
drag the frame a little to the right so it will all fit on your canvas

now add your elements
purse resize 10% arrange to the right of the tube
shoe dangle resize 25% arrange to the right of the purse
 swirl resize 25% rotate left 65 arrange on the right side of the frame
flower 12 resize 15% rotate right 45 arrange above leaf swirl, erase the bottom part of the flower stem
brad resize 25% arrange between the shoes and flowers layers

Resize paper 12 to 950 x 950 pixels, copy and paste above the white background
apply your mask, merge group, duplicate, merge together, duplicate again and merge together

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

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