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This tutorial was written by me on February 9th, 2013 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP. You will need the following supplies:
I used the beautiful artwork of Renee Lavoie. This gorgeous tube is entitled "Scarlette" and can be purchased at PSP TubeStop. You must have a license to use.
I used an awesome FTU kit called "Shot Through The Heart" by Vix PSP.
Plug-in used: Xero Radiance
Mask #42 by Weescotslass.
Font used: Janda Quirky Girl
Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 10.
~~ Remember to save often! ~~
Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.
Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.
From the kit, open E2 and resize 80%. Copy and paste as a new layer.
Using the magic wand, click inside the frame. Selections > Modify > Expand > expand 5.
Open the image that comes with the tube and resize 85%. Copy and paste as a new layer and move below the frame. Position as shown, invert the selection and tap delete. Deselect. Apply drop shadow to the frame.
Apply the Xero Radiance plug-in to the image using these settings:
Copy and paste the tube as a new layer and position to the right of the frame. Drop shadow.
Add your elements, I used:
E5: resize 15%, duplicate and mirror, duplicate again and resize 70%. Repeat as desired.
E6: resize 40%, then 85%
E7: resize 40%
E17: resize 85%
E21: resize 50%
E23: resize 50%, then 80%
Apply drop shadow to all elements.
Hide the background layer and add a new raster layer. Select all. Copy and paste P3 into the selection, deselect. Apply WSL mask #42 and merge the mask group. Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.
Open the text tool and select Janda Quirky Girl. Size 72, Stroke 1, create as Vector. Type your name and position where desired. Layers > Convert to Raster Layer. Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5.
Add all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a png or jpg and you're finished. Enjoy and thanks for trying my tutorial!
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