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Friday, March 13, 2009

New Tutorial ~ Pieces To My Heart

 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.
 Tube of choice.  I am using the gorjuss artwork of Suzanne Woolcott. You can purchase a license to use her art HERE.
FTU Mist of Silver Kit by Rachel HERE Thank you Rachel! ♥ This is a beautiful kit. Take note of the Password posted beneath her kit preview.
 Freebie Cluster frame called Spring of Happyness found HERE ! ♥
Wordart Freebie found HERE
Optional Plugin: FM Tile Tools ~ Blend emboss
Font is called Twinkle-Fairy found HERE
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Open the cluster frame, resize to 650 pixels in height. 
 Go to Image ~ Canvas size ~ 650 pixels height, 650 pixels width ~ center placement
Add a new raster layer, flood fill white. Move this layer below frame.
Back to frame layer, using magic wand, click inside the center of the frame. Selections ~ modify ~ expand by 1.
Open paper 15 from the Mist of Silver kit, resize to 500 x 500 pixels. Copy 'n paste as a new layer.
Selections ~ invert ~ delete ~ selections none.
Move paper layer below the cluster frame layer on your layer palette.
Optional: use FM tile tools plugin ~ blend emboss ~ standard setting on paper layer.
Open a tube of choice, resize approx 57%. Copy 'n paste as a new layer
above the paper layer. 
Duplicate the cluster frame layer, moving the duplicate copy beneath the tube layer.
Back to tube layer, erase, using the eraser tool, any part of the tube extending beyond the frame at the tail end of the rabbit only.
Back to uppermost cluster frame layer, erase almost ALL of this cluster frame except the area between the rabbit's tail and the girl's boot.
This is done to make it appear the rabbit is jumping out of the frame. See reference tag.
D/S the lower cluster frame using 2/2/59/5 blur, black.
D/S the tube layer using 1/1/59/5 blur, black.
Sharpen tube using Adjust ~ sharpness ~ unsharp mask ~ radius 1, strength 30, clipping 2, luminance unchecked.
Open element 23 (stars overlay), resize to 650 pixels high,  copy 'n paste as a new layer above the white background layer. Sharpen.
Colorize this layer to match your tube Hue 239, Saturation 55
Move this layer more centerally beneath the cluster frame.
Open element 47 (wire mesh), resize 20%, copy 'n paste as a new layer a top the star overlay.
Image ~ rotate 15 degrees to the left. Sharpen. Duplicate.
Open element 56, resize 35%. Copy 'n paste as a new layer over top the wire mesh.
Open element 36, resize to 500 pixels wide, copy 'n paste as a new layer. Drop the opacity to approx 75% on your layer palette. Sharpen.
Open the word art, resize 10% and again at 50%. Copy 'n paste as a new layer above your tube layer.
D/S if desired or I used a very light setting of 1,1,49, 4 blur, color #404040.
Open tube again, resized at 57% of original. Copy 'n paste as a new layer above your cluster frame layer.
Move this tube to the outer right edge of your tag. Drop the opacity to approx 15 - 20%.
Duplicate ~ mirror and move this duplicate copy to the upper left.
Open element 19 green ivy, resize 10%.  Copy 'n paste as a new layer behind your paper layer.
Using pic tool (deformation tool), rotate ivy to your liking. Sharpen.
 Darken this green ivy by using Brightness -20, contrast + 5. Repeat.
Duplicate ~ image flip.
Add as many other embellishments as you like. I added the flowers, resized 10% and again at 50%.
D/S each flower with the heavier setting.
  If you wish, resize tag now.
Add copyright, URL, watermark and name.
Merge all flatten. Save as .png or .jpeg.
Hope you enjoy your new gorjuss tag!


Amanda said...

How beautiful! I love it! Thank you for showing me! Keep up the amazing tuts! Wish I could do something like that! Have a great weekend!

karen said...

fab tut Chas,have made it todays challenge,hope that's ok,hugs karen xxx

Carola said...

Carola from GDS waving HI.
Gorgeous tags you have here!!!!

Carola aka okekeca