Sunday, March 15, 2015

It's Spring

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 Alicia Mujica which you need a license to use.  
I am using AliciaMujica-Exclusive 12B which is not available in Alica's store, as it is a CDO exclusive tube, only available at CDO.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Ladyhawwk Designs ScrapLHD_IB-AliciaMujica-Exclusive-12B 

Font of choice, I am using Bolina

Mask:  DVB Mask 110

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 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 3 copy and paste as a new layer 
click delete on your keyboard,

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

Now add your elements:
element 30 resize 60% arrange on bottom, duplicate, mirror, resize 75%, drag below the original
element 22 resize 70% rotate left 75 arrange on right, duplicate, mirror, drag below tube layer
element 25 resize 60% arrange on left, below flower cluster on bottom

element 8 resize 45% arrange over top edge of element 25 and the flower cluster
element 27 resize 55% arrange between the two flower clusters
element 23 resize 30% arrange on the birdhouse

element 28 resize 45% arrange behind jar on the left, erase the stem
element 9 resize 45% arrange on right, below the flower cluster
element 26 resize 70% arrange behind tube layer, just above the elements on the bottom

copy and paste paper 7 above the white background
apply your mask, merge group, resize 95%

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

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