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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Tutorial ~ Purple Rain



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 sexy artwork of Olivia. You can purchase a license at CILM.
FTU kit by Pixel Fairy called Purple Rain found HERE. Thank you! ♥
Please visit her blog HERE (click on blog on header). She has amazing freebies.
WSL_Mask 6 by Chelle found HERE
Optional Plugin ~ EyeCandy 5 ~ Textures
 Font for name is Duet, a pay font
 
 
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1. Open a new transparent image 650 x 650 pixels. Flood fill white. You can resize later.
Add a new raster layer, selections ~ All.  Open element 14 (galaxy stars) copy 'n paste into the selection.
Selections ~ none. Sharpen. Colorize Hue 188, Saturation 40.
Add a new raster layer, flood fill with color #67597a.
Open WSL_mask 6, minimize. Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ From Image ~ find mask and apply.
Merge group.  Resize mask layer 105%. Move slightly to right. Duplicate and move duplicate slightly to left.

2.  Open element 15 (purple glitter) resize 600 px wide. Copy 'n paste as a new layer
above your mask layers. Move slightly to left. Duplicate ~ mirror ~ flip.
Drop opacity of both layers to approx. 85%.

3.  Open element 17 (purple heart), resize to 600 px wide. Copy 'n paste as a new layer.
Sharpen once. D/S 2, 2, 55, 5 blur, color black

4. Open element 8 (purple circle) resize approx 19%. Copy 'n paste as a new layer.
Using magic wand, click inside center of element, selections ~ modify ~ expand by 10 px.
Add a new raster layer, flood fill with color of choice or #322940. Do NOT deselect yet.
Move this layer below the circle layer.
Using EyeCandy 5 Textures ~ Texture Noise ~ find preset setting:  salt and pepper
(if you don't have this plugin, use any noise effect of choice.)
Open element 26 (purple raindrops), resize to 450 px wide. Copy 'n paste as a new layer
above the purple layer you created but below the circle frame. Selections ~ invert ~ delete ~ selections none.
D/S the circle frame and rain drop layers.

5. Open element 35 (tulle) resize to 550 px wide, copy n paste as a new layer
Colorize white using Hue 255, Saturation 0.
Move this layer below the frame and purple texture layer you created. See reference tag.
Move slightly to right. Duplicate ~ mirror  Using pick tool, rotate duplicate layer to right and move upward. Sharpen.
Duplicate again ~ flip.

6. Add tube of choice. D/S.

7. Now add any flower elements of choice. Element 7, resize 600 px wide. Colorize with same setting if desired.
Element 13 (gingham ribbon) resize to 500 px in HEIGHT ~ mirror
(I erased part of the gingham ribbon that is seen behind main tube.)
Element 6, resize 10% & 75%.
Element green leaf with flower, resize to 450 px wide. Copy 'n paste above purple heart layer, moving to right of tag.
Colorize Hue 188, Saturation 40. Duplicate ~ flip

8.  Open element green leaf with flower, using selection tool, draw a selection around flower only.
Copy 'n paste as a new layer. Resize 18%. Colorize. Duplicate as many times as you wish.

D/S all elements added.

*Resize enter tag at this point if desired using 85 - 90% smart size ~ all layers checked*

9.  Add your copyright, URL, watermark and name.
 
 Close off white background. Merge visible ~ save as a .Png.

Hope you enjoy your new creation!

1 comment:

Lula Fernay said...

Hi,
I have given an award to your blog (pics and rules on mine). Lula