Thursday, January 7, 2010

Winter Grace (PTU)

This tutorial was written on January 7, 2010 Shani aka Wicked Princess. The concept of the tag is mine and mine alone. Any resemblance to any other tag/tut is pure coincidence. This was written for those with working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:

++Paint Shop Pro ( I used 10 but any version should work)

++Scrap kit by Oopsie Daisy Can be purchased from the stores she sells in. Check out her blog HERE to find out where to buy!

++ template 57 by Designs by Ali can be found HERE

++Tube of choice. I used the tube that came with the kit.

++Plug ins:
-Eye Candy 4000 Gradient glow
-Xero Porcelain
-Xero Soft Mood

++Font and mask of choice

-Add Drop shadow of choice as you go
-You can merger layers as you want to make things easier for yourself.

Open the template in PSP, using your shortcut keys on your keyboard (SHIFT+D) duplicate the template as a new image. Close the original.

Open several papers of choice, resizing as needed. For example, when I look at the blue bar where it tells me what I’ve opened (say like paper 2) it tells me what percentage I’m viewing it at. For me it’s usually 16%, so I resize to 16% bringing it to 100%. ( I hope that made sense!) Once you’ve done this, minimize for later use.

Next go to the bottom template layer and go to selections, select all, then float, selections defloat. Don’t forget to go to selections, none then delete the template layer. Repeat this process for the rest of the template.

Add a new raster layer and move it to the bottom of the layers palette. Flood fill with your choice of paper. Add the mask you like and merge visible.

Open the paper ivy cut out. Resize then copy and paste as a new layer. All the way down below the template layer. Move also to the top left hand corner. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror then image, flip.

Next open your tube of choice. Resize then copy and paste as a new layer. Move it below the frame layer. Add your plug in Xero, Soft mood on the setting you like. Then use the plug in Xero, Porcelain on the setting you like. Using your magic wand tool, click inside your frame. Go to selections, modify, expand it by 4. Go to selections, invert. On your tube layer, hit the delete key and go to selections, none.

Now open the light “ray” resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Go to image, flip. Move it to the bottom right hand corner of the frame. Adjust and resize as needed.

Open your tube again, resize it then copy and paste as a new layer to the right of the frame. Add a thin gradient glow of your choice to the tube.

Then open the star bling, resize then copy and paste as a new layer at the left hand side of the top of the frame. Duplicate it several times and move across the top of the frame.

Next open the green tree. Resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Move it to the top center of the frame. Add the holly berries to the bottom center of the tree.

Add the satin bow to the bottom portion of the frame.

Open the flower trail, resize then copy and paste as a new layer to the left. Move it below the bracket layer. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror.

Now add your text, copyrights license info and tagger markings. Save and your done!

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