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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Tutorial ~ Winter Princess

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 Unholy Vault Designs. You can purchase a license to use their work at MPT.
Freebie Add-On called Winter is Coming found HERE Scroll down 3/4 of page.
Thank you MaryPop. ♥
Supplies HERE
Plugin: Mura Meister ~ Copies
Font for background is FFFUrban found HERE
Font for name is Arkitex found HERE
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 1.  Open a new transparent image, 650 x 600 px. Flood fill white.
Open frame 12, resize to 450 px wide. C/P as a new layer.
Rotate 10 degrees to right. Duplicate. Drop opacity of duplicate layer to 75%. Merge down.
Using selection tool, freehand ~ point-to-point, draw a selection beyond inner border of frame.
Add a new raster layer.
Open paper8, resized to 500 px. wide, C/P INTO the selection. Do NOT deselect yet.
Move paper layer below frame.
Open winterscene background image of choice or the one provided in supplies. Mirror.
C/P as a new layer. Selections ~ INVERT ~ delete. Selections ~ none.
Change blend mode to Luminance and drop opacity to 76%.
2.  Open paper9, when you resize this paper, UNCHECK the lock aspect ratio
and change the width to 520 px X 430 px in height. Sharpen once.
C/P as a new layer above your white background.
Using selection tool ~ rectangular ~ draw a rectangle beyond the edge of this paper
approx. 10 pixels wider than paper size. Add a new raster layer. Flood fill white. Selections ~ none.
Adjust ~ add noise ~ uniform ~ 55 monochrome checked.
Move this noise layer below the paper9 layer.
D/S the noise layer 0/0/80/3.70 blur color #404040.
3. Choose topmost layer on layer palette. Using font FFFUrban, sz 8, anti-alias UNchecked, fill color white.
Type wording of choice or WINTER PRINCESS. Object ~ Align ~ center in canvas. Convert to raster layer.
Using plugin Mura's Meister ~ copies ~ tiling ~ use standard settings but change tile gap to 2.
Back to Paper 9 layer, selections ~ select ALL, float, defloat, invert.
back to wordart layer, press delete on keyboard.
Selections ~ none. Move this wordart layer on your layer palette just above Paper9 layer.
Drop opacity to approx. 73%.
4. Now to decorate your tag, add doodles supplied, stars provided, white Xmas tree
and other elements of choice from kit, placing them below the frame/paper layer created in Step 1.
Resize snowflake element 6  ~ 10% and another 75%.  D/S 1/-2/80/3.7 blur, color #404040.
C/P as a new layer above frame.
Duplicate snowflakes as many times as desired, resizing a further 75%.
5. Open tube of choice, resize 90% smartsize. C/P as a new layer above all other layers.
Duplicate tube. Move duplicate copy below frame layer. Using selection tool ~ freehand ~ point-to-point,
draw a selection around the bottom of the tube that extends beyond the bottom of the frame. Delete.
Do some for top tube layer. Selections ~ none.
 Erase part of the orginal tube layer to make it appear she is leaning through frame. D/S tube.
To soften the tube, use Adjust ~ Brightness/Contrast ~ Clarify ~ setting of 3.
Back to duplicate copy of tube, Selections ~ select ALL, float, defloat.
Add a new raster layer. Flood fill selection white. Selections none.
Change blend mode of this white layer to 'Soft Light'.
Move this white layer ABOVE the original tube layer (uppermost tube) to soften the color of the tube.
Carefully erase any part of this white layer that may overlap the frame.
6.  Add wordart WINTER PRINCESS supplied as topmost layer.
  7.  If you wish to resize your tag, do so now using 90% smartsize.
Add your copyright, URL, watermark and name.
Close white background, merge visible and save as a PNG.
Hope you enjoy your winter creation!

1 comment:

Carol said...

Chas having a problem with this kit
in psp I cant resize the papers far to big on the memory