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Monday, April 6, 2009

New Tutorial ~ Spring Into Easter

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.
Easter Thyme Frame by Raspberry Roads found HERE
FTU Easter Thyme Add-On kit by Raspberry Roads found HERE It's free to register.
Spring Wordart found HERE Thank  you Jenni! ♥
Mask07 by Suzzanna found HERE
No Plugins required
Font for the name is Brown Bear Funk found HERE
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 Open the Easter Thyme cluster frame. Resize to 600 x 600 pixels.
Center the frame with your move tool.
Add a new raster layer ~ arrange ~ send to bottom. Flood fill this layer white.
Add a new raster layer. Selections ~ select all.
Open paper of choice or paper Addon 01.
Paste into the selection. Select none.
Open mask of choice or Suzzanna Mask07. Minimize.
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from Image ~ find Mask07, source luminance checked only. Apply.
Drop opacity of this masked layer to approx 75% on your layer palette.
Using selection tool, freehand selection ~ point-to-point, draw a selection around the large rectangular frame.
Open paper of choice or paper AddOn02, resize to 500 x 500 pixels.
Copy 'n paste as a new layer. Selections Invert. Delete.
Move this paper layer below the frame layer on your layer palette, do NOT deselect yet.
Open tube of choice, resize if needed, copy 'n paste as a new layer above the paper layer. Center inside frame. Delete on keyboard.
Selections ~ none. D/S tube only.
 Now personalize your tag by adding flowers, butterflies, sparkles, carrots & the birdhouse.
I resized the small flowers, butterflies 15%. The larger flower & carrot 10%.
See reference tag for placement.
Add carrots to your baskets, erasing bottom portion of carrot with your eraser tool to make it appear to sit inside basket.
D/S the elements that you added with your favorite setting or 2/2/50/5 blur, color black
Resize sparkles to 600 pixels high, copy 'n paste as a new layer above the masked layer.
Move slightly to left. Duplicate & mirror.
Open wordart ~ resize to 575 pixels wide. Colorize ~ Hue 57, Saturation 133.
Copy 'n paste as a new layer above ALL the other layers
Merge visible all layers
Sharpen if desired using Adjust ~ Sharpness ~ unsharp mask ~ radius 1, strength 30, clipping 2, luminance only checked. Apply.
Add your copyright, URL, watermark & name.
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Tip:   if you wish to keep the background transparent, simply delete your white background layer
before merging visible. Save as a PNG file. 
If your version of PSP asks to merge, click Yes.
 Hope you enjoy your gorjuss creation!

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