Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Is Here

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 (White Snow Easter tube)
which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Niqui's designs called Spring Is Here 

Font of choice, I am using Ballerina Script

Mask: Becky Mask 23 which is no longer available online
if you don't have it, you could use something else, any mask you like will do

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

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 45%

add the following elements from your kit:
element 1 resize 60% arrange on left behind tube, duplicate, drag right, erase where they overlap
then merge the two layers together

element 53 arrange in front of fence arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 9 arrange below tube, duplicate about 4 times, arrange around canvas below the tube & elements 53 so the canvas has a nice grassy area

element 7 resize 45% arrange on right between fence and grass
element 32 resize 55% arrange on left between grass and fence
element 34 resize 25% arrange by tube

element 69 resize 25% arrange in front of tube to the left of the flower
element 5 resize 25% arrange on left side of tube
element 29 resize 30% arrange on bottom right

element 39 resize 30% arrange by grass & fence on left
element 23 resize 25% arrange on left, erase the small flower at the top
element 30 resize 75% arrange on right side above the white background

Apply paper 4 above the white background layer,
apply your mask, merge group
If you used the same mask as me, resize it 90%, drag to the left, duplicate, mirror, and merge together

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

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