Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Beginning Tutorial

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At the time I created this tutorial, all tubes, scrapkits, etc were
in working links. Sorry if the links no longer work
With scrapkits, if the link or site is missing, choose a similar scrapkit

I created this tut in PSPX1 (11) but it can be done
with any version of PSP. You need to have a good understanding of
your PSP program to do this tutorial

You will need:
A standing tube - I used one of Gennady Koufay lovely tubes
You need to be a registered member of CDO
to purchase his tubes, but any standing tube will do.
Scrapkit called 'New Beginning' from Puddicat Creations
(2nd scrapkit down)
Mask #329 from WeeScotsLass Creations
Font I used is called "BeachmanScript" from SimplyTheBest Fonts


New white canvas 800x700

Open Mask #329 up & minimise it.
New raster layer - Select All
Copy & paste a paper from scrapkit into selection - Selections-None.
New Mask Layer - From Image with these settings

Merge Group - resize Mask Layer 90%SmartSize-all layers unchecked.

Copy & paste one of the Frames from scrapkit that will suit your tube, as a new layer.
Resize Frame 87%SmartSize-all layers unchecked.
Magic Wand, click inside the frame - Selections-Modify-Expand 6.
Copy & paste another paper from scrapkit as a new layer - Selections-Invert, hit delete.
Selections-None. Move the paper layer below the frame layer - make frame layer active.
Copy & paste one of the Curtain elements from scrapkit as a new layer - resize 80%Smart Size-
all layers unchecked - Image-Mirror - move the curtain over the frame like this

when the curtain is in position, make the frame layer active - Magic Wand, click inside the frame,
Selections-Invert - Eraser Tool, erase the parts of the curtain outside the frame like this

Keep selected - copy & paste your tube as a new layer - position the tube within the frame & with
Eraser Tool, erase parts of the tube outside the frame. When finished - Selections-None.
Add this drop shadow to the frame & your tube

Make your Mask layer active - copy & paste Leaves 1 from scrapkit as a new layer - colourize to suit
your tube.

Make the Cutain layer active - copy & paste one of the Bows from scrapkit as a new layer - resize
87%SmartSize-all layers unchecked. Move the bow up top of the frame. Add drop shadow as before.

Add your name & correct copyright. When you have done that - cross out the eyes on the bottom layer
(white) Merge Visible all other layers. Click COPY & paste as a New Image on your workspace.
You new image should now have a transparent background - resize to your liking - I resized mine
87%SmartSize-all layers CHECKED - save as a *Png image


This tutorial was written by ©Kate on 1st May 2012
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
You may link to this tutorial, and/or print out for your personal use only.
Please do not copy, rewrite, translate, place it (or Zip files)
anywhere on the web, send via email, or claim it as your own.

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