This tutorial was written by me on December 10th, 2013 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP. You will need the following supplies:
"Northern Exposure" is a stunning tagger-size kit by Horseplay's Pasture Designs. You can find it at Scraps From The Heart. Thanks so much for this beautiful kit Bev!
I used the beautiful art of Deanna Bach Talsma, this tube is entitled "Kindreds - Chickadee" and is available at PSP Tube Stop.
Mask #11 by Horseplay's Pasture.
Font: I used Mr. DeHaviland, a pay font. Do a google search to find various links for this font and similar ones.
~~ 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.
Open element 11 and resize 70%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Using the magic wand, click inside the frame. Selections > Modify > Expand > expand 5.
Open Paper 16 and resize 60%. Copy and paste as a new layer, move below the frame. Arrange as desired, using my tag as a reference. Invert the selection and tap delete. Do not deselect.
Open the Kindreds On Branch tube and resize 45%. Arrange within the frame and tap delete.
Open element 67 and resize 50%. Arrange within the frame on the left side as shown; tap delete.
Paste the tree again and resize 40%; tap delete. Duplicate, mirror and resize 70%. Place the copy in front of the original on the right side.
Open element 46, do not resize. Copy and paste as a new layer and move below the tube layer; tap delete and deselect.
Add the rest of your elements; I used:
Fairy: resize 35%, then 85%
Chickadee: resize 35%, then 85%
#2: resize 60%
#5: resize 60% and arrange at the bottom of the frame, on the left side. Duplicate and mirror, arrange on the bottom right.
#6: resize 65% and move to the bottom, just above the background layer. Duplicate and move the copy to the left side.
#19: reisze 30%, then 70%
#20: resize 30%, then 80%
#25: resize 70%, copy and paste above the background layer and arrange behind the top right corner of the frame; duplicate 3 times, mirror one of the copies and flip the other two.
#28: do not resize, duplicate and mirror
#35: resize 85%
#43: resize 50%
#66: resize 20%, then 85%. Arrange as shown on the fence. Duplicate twice, mirror once.
#69: resize 25%, then 90%
Apply drop shadow of choice to all layers, I used V&H 2, Opacity 58, Blur 8.
Hide the background layer and merge visible. Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer. Select all. Copy and paste Paper 9 into the selection; deselect. Apply Horseplay's Pasture mask #11 and merge the mask group. Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.
Crop and resize all layers 85%.
Add your name, I used Mr. DeHaviland font, size 85, stroke 0, colour #ae1a22.
Add all applicable copyright and license information. Save as a png and you're finished. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
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