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Monday, January 18, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Love Yourself

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.
 Four tubes of choice by same artist. I am using the sexy artwork of Gennadiy Koufay. You can purchase a license to use his art at CILM.
FTU cluster frame called I Am Waiting found HERE Look under January 9, 2010 (one page previous). Thank you, Mary! ♥
 Wordart by Beaches found HERE Thank you, Beaches! ♥
Gems Mask127 found HERE Thank you, Gems! ♥
Optional Plugin: VM Natural ~ Sparkle
Font for name is Caramel Crunch ROB, a payfont.
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1.   Open the cluster frame ~ resize to 600 x 600 px.
Add a new raster layer, flood fill white, move below cluster frame.
Add a new raster layer above the white bg, flood fill with color of choice or #b08ea7.
Open mask, minimize. Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from Image ~ find gemsmask127 'n apply.
Merge Group.
Optional:  use plugin VM Natural ~ Sparkle ~ setting: 13, 255, 255, 255, 255, 142.
Offset cluster frame slightly to left.
2.  Using magic wand, tolerance 10, feather 0, click inside each of three small frames,
holding down the shift key while clicking inside the next frame.
Modify selections ~ expand by 10 px.
Add a new raster layer ~ flood fill with color of choice or #b08ea7. Do NOT deselect yet.
Move this layer below the frame. Open three tubes of choice, place one in top frame
Selections ~ Invert ~ delete.
Do the same for the next two frames, making sure tube is below the frame layer.
Selections ~ none.
3.  Select the last tube layer you added, merge down to previous tube, merge down again to last tube layer.
All three tubes are now on one layer. Duplicate this layer ~ Adjust ~ blur ~ Gaussian blur ~ radius 3.
Change the blend mode to soft light.
4.  Add main tube of choice.  If using same tube as above, using selection tool ~ freehand ~ feather setting 25
draw a jagged free selection around the bottom edge of the tube ~ delete ~ selections none. This nicely feathers the bottom of the tube.
5. Add wordart ~ Adjust Brightness/Contrast ~ 255/0.
 D/S 1/-1/39/5 blur color black.
 If desired, resize your tag at this point, 90% smartsize, all layers checked.
6. Add your copyright, URL, watermark and name.
 Merge all flatten ~ save as a JPEG or delete white bg ~ merge visible and save as a PNG
 Hope you like your new creation!
Remember this tutorial is merely a guide. Use of other tubes,
colors, supplies is greatly encouraged. :=)

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