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Monday, April 13, 2009

New Tutorial ~ Spring Blossom

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.
Spring Melody frame found HERE
FTU Spring Blossoms Add-On found HERE
 UF Mask 2 by Sunf found HERE
Plugin: FM Tile Tools ~ Blend Emboss
Font for the name is 2Peas Fiddle Sticks
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 Open a new transparent image 600 x 600 pixels. Flood fill white.
Open the spring melody frame, resize to 500 x 500 pixels. Copy 'n paste as a new layer
on your working image.
Using your selection tool, freehand selection ~ point-to-point, draw a selection around the center of the ribbon frame,
Open tube of choice, resize 50% depending on tube, copy 'n paste as a new layer.
Selections ~ invert ~ press delete ~ selections none.
Move the tube layer beneath the frame layer.
Duplicate the tube layer. On the original tube layer, use adjust blur ~ gaussian blur ~ radius 5.
Open the Spring Blossoms Cluster element, resize 13% approx.
Copy 'n paste as a new layer above the frame. Image, free rotate ~ rotate 15 degrees to left.
Open Spring Blossoms flower ~ resize 10% and again at 50%. Copy 'n paste on top of frame, adding as many as you desire,
rotating some using your pic tool or deformation tool. Sharpen. Add a very light D/S of 1,1, 35, 5blur, color 404040.
Open Spring Blossom paper 7, resize to 600 x 600 pixels, copy 'n paste as a new layer above the white background layer.
Open UFmask2, minimize.  On paper layer, go to Layers ~ new mask layer ~ from image ~ find UFMask 2, invert mask data checked.
Apply.  Delete mask from layer palette and layers, merge group.
Duplicate this mask layer.  On the duplicate layer (top layer of mask), use adjust blur, gaussian blur ~ radius 25.
On same layer, effects ~ texture effects ~ weave with setting 2, 5, 20, both fill & gap white, fill gaps checked, apply.
Use plugin FM Tile Tools ~ blend emboss ~ use standard settings & apply.
Add your copyright, URL, watermark & name.

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