Saturday, February 7, 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 Alex Prihodko (Springtime tube)
which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by BLT Dezignz called Julep Garden 

Font of choice, I am using Brotherhood Script

Mask of your choice, I don't know who made mine or who made it sorry

Plugins: no outside plugins used

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 frame 1 copy and paste as a new layer resize 23%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 2 resize 830 x 830 pixels copy and paste as a new layer 
click delete on your keyboard,
leave selected
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 50%
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them

now add your elements:
crates resize 16% arrange on bottom right between tube & frame
lmap resize 16% arrange to the left of the cratess resize % arrange
grass 2 resize 11% arrange behind tube on right side
rosette resize 16% arrange behind lantern on left
flower 9 resize 13% rotate left 90 arrange behind crates, duplicate, resize 75% drag to the right
branch resize 15% rotate right 20 arrange on bottom behind the other layers
butterfly resize 4% rotate left 45 arrange in the grass on the right

add paper 6 above your white background
apply your mask, merge group

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

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