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Monday, June 15, 2009

New Tutorial ~ Dark Enchantment

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 beautiful artwork of Amy  Brown. You can purchase a license to use her art at CILM.
FTU scrap kit by Bel Vidotti called Friendship Collection ~ Tania Mendes ~ found HERE  Thank you Bel! ♥
 Mask by me found HERE
Plugin Mura's Meister ~ Copies
Optional:  Plugin Xero ~ Radiance
 Font used is Monika found HERE
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 1.  Open a new transparent image 625 x 575 pixels and flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, flood fill with #8e5c8f (or any one of the colors from Bel's swatch)
Open chas10mask and minimize it.
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ From Image ~ find the mask and click OK.
Merge group.
2.  Open white lace frame, resize it 75%, copy 'n paste as a new layer.
Using Mura's Meister ~ Copies ~ settings as below:
Sharpen this layer and D/S using 1,1, 50, 5 blur, black
3.  Using magic wand, click inside this lace frame ~ Selections ~ modify ~ expand by 5.
Open paper 01, resized to 500 by 500 px and copy 'n paste as a new layer.
Selections ~ Invert ~ delete. Selections ~ none.  Move paper layer below lace frame.
Darken this paper layer using Adjust ~ Brightness/Contrast ~ Brightness minus 20, contrast 0.
4.  To customize your tag, add flowers/elements of choice. Green leaf resized 70% (rotate with pic tool & sharpen)
Duplicate and resize duplicate copy 75%.
For the Flowers01, erase most of the stem ~ mirror ~ copy 'n paste as a new layer and rotate using pic tool.
Resize the tulle 75%, copy 'n paste as a new layer above your mask layers. Rotate 15 degrees to the left. Sharpen. Move slightly to top left.
Duplicate ~ mirror ~ move down with mover tool to lower right side of tag. Use bow05, copy 'n paste as a new layer above the lace frame.
5.  Open flowers 02, resize 50-55%
Using Mura's Meister ~ Copies ~ setting as below:
Sharpen.  To make this flower swag appear to be laying down,
click on pic tool (deformation tool), hold down control key on keyboard
and using mouse, move left lower 'node' slightly outward.
Do same for upper left node but instead move inward. To nullify pic tool, simply click on your text tool.
Sharpen again.
D/S all the elements you added with same setting used earlier.
6.  Open tube of choice. Copy 'n paste as uppermost layer. If using same tube as above,
use the selection tool ~ freehand ~ point-to-point ~ feather 1, smoothing 0, draw a selection around the lower branch and delete.
Selections ~ none.
Use a heavier D/S for your tube or 10, 10, 50, 5 blur, black.
Do darken the tube, use Xero ~ Radiance ~ Setting: Strangeness 83, Charm 27, Truth 12, Beauty 207.
7. Add your copyright, URL, watermark and name.
Merge all flatten and save as a .jpeg or merge visible and save as a .png
 I hope you enjoy your new creation!

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