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Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Tutorial ~ I Touch Myself

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 seductive artwork of Jennifer Janesko. You can purchase a license at CILM.
FTU Add-On Romantic Vintage found HERE Thank you, Sev! ♥
WSL_mask180 by Chelle found HERE
Plugin: Unplugged Tools ~ Interlace found HERE
Mura's Meister ~Copies
  Font for name is WishingType Regular
Font for wordart is FFF Urban.

Yay!!! This is my 50th tutorial. I thought I'd never get here! lol
Thank you to everyone who supported me and for your kind words of encouragement.
You know who you are and I'm blessed to have crossed paths with you.
This tut is written for you all! ♥

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1.  Open up a new transparent image 625 x 600 pixels and flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, selections ~ select all.
Open Paper 5, copy 'n paste into the selection. Selections ~none.
Open WSL_mask180, minimize. Layers ~ new mask layer ~ from Image ~ find mask and apply. Merge group.
Resize mask layer 105% smart size.

2.  Open gold frame element14, resized 20%. Select All ~ select float, defloat
Add a new raster layer, flood fill with #79103e and change the blend mode to multiply. Selections ~ none.
Back to original gold frame, change hue & saturation to 236, 196 respectively.
Copy Merged 'n paste as a new layer on your working image, moving to lower right side of tag.

3. Click inside of frame you just created with magic wand, modify selection ~ expand by 5.
Add a new raster layer, flood fill with # 79103e. Selections ~ none.
Move this layer below frame and apply Unplugged Tools ~ interlace ~ setting 2,127, 1, 0
D/S the frame layer with favorite setting or 2/2/50/ 4 blur color black

4. Open tube of choice ~ copy 'n paste as a new layer above the color filled layer.
Erase any part of the tube that extends beyond the frame. Duplicate tube.
Move duplicate copy above frame and again erase part of this tube layer
that overlaps the frame on the lower edge.

5. Open element 9, resized 25%, copy 'n paste as a new layer above the frame but below the uppermost tube layer.
Rotate ~ free rotate 90 degrees to left. Using pick tool or deformation tool, stretch the nodes to widen horizontally.

6. Open element 9, resized 20% copy 'n paste as a new layer above your masked layer.
Rotate ~ free rotate ~ 10 degrees to left. Adjust Brightness/Contrast of -40, 5 respectively to darken frame.
Using magic wand, click inside this frame, add a new raster layer, flood fill with black or #000000. Selections ~ none.
Move this black layer below the frame. D/S the frame with same setting above.

7. Select uppermost layer on  your layer palette, open font FFF Urban, minimize.
Using foreground nil, fill color# 79103e, sz 8, anti-alias off, type
Objects ~ align center to canvas. Convert to raster layer.
Using plugin Mura's Meister ~ copies ~ choose preset ~ tiling ~ standard setting except change tile gap to 2.
Select the black color filled layer, using magic wand, click on this black filled layer ~ selections ~ invert
back to word art layer ~ press delete on keyboard. Selections ~ none.
Move this wordart layer on your layer palette just above the black color filled layer.

8.  Now to customize your tag add fern 20%, yellow flower resized 25% & 35%, pink flower 30%, ivy 20% & butterfly 25%,
and beige ribbon element12 at 20%. Duplicate elements as many times as you desire.
D/S each element added. Whenever rotating an element, sharpen as well.
To brighten the butterfly, use Adjust ~ brightness/contrast ~ Clarify with strength of 3.

9.  Add your copyright, URL, watermark and name.
Merge all flatten and save as a .jpeg or
 Close off white background ~ Merge visible and save as a .png.

I hope you enjoy your creation! ♥

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