18 November 2011

Autumn Splendor (PTU)

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Autumn Splendor

This tutorial was written by me on November 18th, 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 with other versions.

This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used an absolutely gorgeous kit called Autumn Colours by Diane of Candy's Treats.  I'm always excited to work with one of Diane's kits because they're spectacular and this one is no exception.  Thanks so much for this wonderful kit hun!

Tube & close-up of choice: I used the art of Anna Liwanag, which can be purchased from PTE.  You must have a license to use her tubes.

Mask of choice: I used Big Mask 001 by Vix.  Download HERE.

Font of choice: I used Buffet Script, a pay font.  ILS Script is a lovely free font that would also work quite nicely, you'll find it HERE.

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 60, Blur 6.

~~ 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.

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.  Reduce the opacity to 80%.

From the kit, open Cluster Frame 7 and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move over to the left side of the canvas (see my tag for placement).

Using the freehand selection tool, draw an outline around one of the frames, like this:

Open a paper of choice and resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer, move below the frame.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Copy and paste your close-up tube as a new layer and resize 60%.  Arrange within the selection and tap delete.  Deselect.  Change the blend mode to Luminance (L).

Repeat these steps for the second frame.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, move to the right of the frame.

Now add your elements, I used:

WA-Autumn: do not resize
Cluster1: resize 60%
Cones: resize 40%
FlowerCluster2: resize 35%
Butterfly2: resize 20%, then 80%; free rotate 35 degrees right; duplicate and resize 70%
Butterfly3: resize 20%, then 80%; free rotate 20 degrees right; duplicate and resize 70%
Butterfly1: resize 20%; free rotate 20 degrees left; duplicate and resize 70%
(Scatter the butterflies around your canvas)

Apply drop shadow to all tag elements.  Hide the background and mask, merge visible all other layers.  Resize the merged layer 85%

Unhide the background and mask layers.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust the mask size and placement to your satisfaction.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a jpg or png and you're finished!  Enjoy your new tag!

I'd love to show off your tags in my slide show, email them to me HERE.

Hugs, Carol 

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