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This tutorial was written by me on June 11th, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.
PSP version used: X2, but should work in other versions.
This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.
Scrap kit of choice: I used an awesome kit by Bev of Horseplay's Pasture Designs called Happy Father's Day. You probably already know Bev for the incredible tutorials she creates, but did you know she now creates equally wonderful scrap kits? This one is incredible, full of beautiful papers and wonderful elements, it was a pure pleasure to work with! You can get it at Butterfly Blush. Thanks so much Bev!
Tube of choice: I used the terrific artwork of Steve Walker with a valid license. If you wish to use the same tube, you can purchase it from MPT.
Mask of choice: I used mask #80 by Vaybs. Download from her blog HERE.
Plug-in needed: Flaming Pear Flood, download the demo HERE.
Font used: I used Mr. Dafoe, a pay font.
Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 10.
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.
Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.
From the kit, open Element 50 and resize 75%. Copy and paste as a new image and move to the left a bit (see my tag for reference).
Using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand by 4.
Open paper 14 and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer and position to your satisfaction within the selection. Invert and tap delete. Deselect and move below the frame.
Using the rectangle selection tool, draw out a selection around the bottom quarter of the frame. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #5b8099. You should now have something that looks like this:
Apply Flaming Pear, Flood with these settings:
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Open the boat, which is element 2 and resize 40%. Copy and paste as a new layer, arrange as desired.
Resize your tube 65%, copy and paste as a new layer, move to the left side of the frame.
Add your elements, I used:
1: resize 20%
6: resize 15%
7: resize 20%
8: resize 30%, then 85%
9: resize 10%; free rotate 70 degrees left
21: resize 70%
25: resize 70%
26, 27 & 28: resize each 35 to 40%
29: do not resize
30: resize 80%
34 & 35: resize 15%, then 85%
41: resize 35%
42: resize 35%, then 90%
43: resize 45%
45: resize 35%
Drop shadow all elements. Make sure you're happy with the placement of everything, then hide your background layer and merge visible. Resize the merged layer 90%.
Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer. Select all, copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection. Deselect. Apply the mask and merge the mask group.
Crop and resize your tag, add your name and all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a png or jpeg and you're finished! Thanks for trying my tutorial!
I'd love to see your results, email me! :-)