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Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Tutorial ~ C'est Ma Terre

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 or one included in kit.
  PTU 'C'est ma terre' Scrap kit by Scrapment Votre found HERE. Thank you! ♥
April Showers Cluster Frame by Raspberry Roads found HERE Thank you! ♥
Raspberry Roads April Showers Add-On Freebie found HERE
Word art by Nathy found HERE Thank you! ♥
Font of choice or one I used called Segoe Script, a pay font.
Remember my tutorial is a mere guide.
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 1.  Open a new transparent image 625 x 625 px wide. Flood fill white.
Open the Raspberry Roads cluster, resize 600 px wide. C/P on working image.
Center as desired.
If using a dark background, the water ripple on the cluster has a hard edge on the left.
Simply use the eraser tool, sz 150, step 5, density 100, opacity 100 and erase this hard edge softly.
2.  Open element 58, resize 550 px wide. C/P above white background.
Open element 40, resize 500 px. C/P. Drop opacity to approx 75%. Duplicate ~ mirror.
Move copy to right 'n slightly lower.
Open element 24 ( green house) resize to 400 px high. C/P
3.  Open the lily pad element from the RP Add-On kit, resize to 520 px wide. C/P
Open the wordart of choice. resize to 450 px wide. C/P
If using a black background, you may use the wordart (recolored) below instead.
Just right click and save as, then erase copyright layer.
4. To personalize your tag, add any elements of choice, resized as desired.
I won't give you resize details as I'd love to see your creativity emerge here.
5.  To add your name to cupped leaf as I have done, use the pen tool to draw a freehand curve following the spine of the leaf as seen below.
Select pen tool. On color palette, choose white for foreground, close background fill.
Select freehand on toolbar, tracking 10, create on vector, line style solid line, width 1 or 2, anti-alias checked.
Click on text tool, the vector becomes visible, move cursor over white pen line til you see a cresent-shaped 'A' beneath the cross-hairs.
Use font of choice, sz 26, alias ~ smooth, foreground color nil, fill color white, type name.
On the layer palette, the Vector1 will show up with a + sign next to it. click on this + sign and it opens in layers.
The white pen line is the bottom layer called new path, simply close it off, then right click on vector layer 'n choose convert to raster layer.
The pen line should disappear.
Add a nice D/S of 1/1/59/4 blur color # 004000.
6.  Add copyright & watermark.
7.  Close white background ~ select any tube layer ~ merge visible.
Use crop tool ~ snap crop rectangle to: merged opaque.
click on center to apply.  Save as a PNG.
Hope you enjoy your new fairyland tag.

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