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Monday, February 23, 2009

New Tutorial ~ Just One More Night

This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
Image or tube of choice.  I am using the amazing artwork of Zindy S. D. Nielsen. You can obtain a license to use her work HERE 
 PTU scrap kit by Fanette Design called Just One More Night found HERE 
PLEASE NOTE:  Unfortunately this kit was FTU but is no longer.  :(
Berries Circle Mask by Essex Girl found HERE
Optional Plugin:  Xenoflex 2 ~ Constellation
Font:  Pappo's Blues Band found HERE
This tag is inspired by my best friend & boyfriend. I love you Sweets! ♥
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 Open up a new transparent image 625 x 575 pixels and flood fill white.
Open fanette flower frame element 17, resize 30% smart size.
Copy 'n paste as a new layer, moving it slightly down and to the left.
Using the selection tool ~ point to point, draw a selection around the centre of the flower frame, slightly
beyond the inner border.
Open paper 08, resize to 600 x 600 pixels. Copy 'n paste
as a new layer.  Selections invert. Press delete on keyboard.  Do NOT deselect yet.
Move this paper layer below your frame on your layer palette.
Open image/tube of choice, resize if needed, copy 'n paste as a new layer
above your paper but below your frame.  Press delete.
Selections none.
D/S the flower frame with setting of choice or 3/3/69/5 blur, black.
Open mask of choice or use the berries circle mask. Minimize.
Add a new raster layer above your white background.
Selections ~ select all
Open paper 08 again ~ copy ~ paste into selection. Select none.  Sharpen once.
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from image ~ find berries circle mask, apply.
Delete mask on your layer palette, merge group. Resize this mask layer 98%.
Optional:  Add Xenoflex 2, constellation effect
with these settings:
2, 6, 8, 1, 100, 55, 45 degrees, fill with solid color black, random seed 1.
Open green leaf element 09, resize 15%. Copy 'n paste as a new layer,
 place it to the right upper corner of your tag, on a layer above your masked layer. D/S.
Duplicate this green leaf, rotating the duplicate copy using your pic tool (deformatiion tool).
Open black flower element 20, resize 15%. Copy 'n paste as a new layer
above your green leaf as a center button. D/S.
Open green leaf element 23, resize 20%. Copy 'n paste as a new layer
below the flower frame but slightly to the left.  D/S
Duplicate this green leaf ~ flip.  Place according to reference tag above.
Open fanette element 02 shadow black curled ribbon, resize 15%. Copy 'n paste as a new layer
above your green leaves to the right.  Duplicate ~ Image mirror.
Add any other elements of choice. I used the black 'n white flower elements 44 & 45, resized 10%.
Duplicate these flowers,  group some and scatter others on different layers.
Open fanette element 47. Using selection tool, freehand selections ~ point to point,
draw a selection around the gingham ribbon to delete the diamonds.
Delete. Selections none.  You may opt to use this element as is instead.
Resize element 20%. Copy 'n paste as a new layer on top of flower frame.
D/S if desired.
 Add your copyright, watermark, URL and name.
 Merge all flatten and save as a .png or .jpeg.
Hope you enjoy your new tag!

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