Thursday, June 28, 2012

Vintage Sands 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 sitting tube - I used tubes of ©Sara Moons images
You can get images from
They are 'Free To Use' as long as you adhere to the TOU
but any sitting tube will do.
Scrapkit is called "Vintage Sands" from A Cowgirls Creations Tutorials
Font I used is called "Arctic" from Urbanfonts.com
Mask #55 is from Enchanted By Darkness
You will find the mask link down the right hand side of her site under Masks 6
Plugin Filter:
Eyecandy4000-GradientGlow for your name & copyright

Open up the mask #2 & minimise it. Also open up the tubes you will be
using & set it aside.
New white canvas 800x800

New raster layer - Selections-Select All. Copy a paper from scrapkit & paste into Selection - I used paper #6
New mask layer-from image with these settings

Merge Group
Copy & paste Frame #3 from scrapkit as a new layer. Magic Wand, click inside the frame - Selections-Modify-
Expand 8 - new raster layer - copy paper #6 from scrapkit & paste into selection. Selections-None. Move the paper
layer below the frame layer.
Give the frame this drop shadow

Copy & paste VS Dock from scrapkit as a new layer - move under the frame layer - Freehand Selection Tool, draw
around the top of the pylons poking out from frame like this

Image-Mirror - position accordingly.
Make top layer active - copy & paste VS Grass from scrapkit as a new layer. Move to the left of the frame, so it looks
as though it is behind the 2 piers. Eraser Tool, carefully erase any of the grass infront of the piers.

Copy & paste VS Sand from scrapkit as a new layer - move across slightly to the left at bottom of the frame. Duplicate-
Image-Mirror.
Copy & paste VS Rocks from scrapkit as a new layer - resize 45%SmartSize-all layers unchecked. Adjust-Sharpen More.
Add drop shadow - position the rocks in front of the piers.
At this stage, you can add any other of the elements from scrapkit as you like.
Copy & paste your tube as a new layer - position the tube where it will look nice.
Add your name & correct copyright. When you have done that - cross out the eyes on bottom layer (white) Merge Visible
all other layers. Click COPY & paste as a New Image on your workspace. Resize to your liking. I resized mine

74%SmartSize-all layers CHECKED.  Save as a *Png

This tutorial was written by ©Kate on 28th June 2012.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
You may Link to this tutorial, and/or print 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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