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Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Autumn Moon

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.
Image of choice.  I am using the lovely artwork of April Howlett. You can purchase a license to use her work at MTA
PTU Scrap Kit by Artmama called Autumn Wind available for purchase HERE Thank you, Artmama! ♥ Love this kit so much!
On sale for this month as well.
Mirella's Tag Template 31 found HERE Thank you, Mirella! ♥
Moon tube found HERE & curly netting found HERE
I do not know where I got this netting so if it belongs to you, please email me to credit you or delete it.
Vix Mask 404 found HERE Thank you, Vix!
No Plugins.
Font used is Bodini MT Poster
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 1.  Open template 31, shift D, close original.
Resize canvas ~ 700 x 600 px ~ centered.
Select raster 2 (bottom grey rectangle) ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open paper 19, C/P as a new layer ~ delete. Select none.
D/S the frame (copy of Vector1) above this paper with 3/3/69/4 blue, color black.

2.  Select raster 3 ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open paper 06, C/P as a new layer ~ delete ~ select none.
D/S the frame above (Copy of Vector 2) with same setting as above.

3.  Select raster 4 layer ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open paper, resize 600 px wide, C/P as a new layer ~ delete ~ select none.
D/S Copy of Vector 3 layer (frame above).

4. C/P element 13, place as desired.

5.  Select raster 6 ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open paper 20, resize C/P as a new layer ~ delete ~ select none.
D/S white frame above this paper with same setting.

6.  Select raster 7, float ~ defloat ~ invert
Open paper 24, C/P as a new layer ~ delete ~ select none.
Affects ~ add noise ~ random ~ 43 ~ monochrome.
D/S copy of Vector 1 (white frame above) with same setting.

7.  Select raster 5 ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert.
Open Image of choice, C/P as a new layer ~ delete ~ select none.
Duplicate this image layer. On duplicate layer use affect ~ blue ~ gaussian blur of 1. Change blend mode to 'soft light'.
On original layer ~ affects ~ brightness/contrast ~ Clarify ~ strength of 3.
Open curly netting supplied above C/P as a new layer below your image layers. Do not D/S.
Add element 17, resize if desired C/P. D/S
On copy of Vector 4 (white frame layer), using brightness/contrast -255/0 respectively to change the color to black
Add noise ~ random ~ 43, monochrome. D/S

8.  Select bottom layer, add a new raster layer ~ select All.
I chose a paper from Artmama's FTU Forever Fall kit found HERE
Open paper ~ copy 'n paste INTO selection. Select none ~ sharpen.
Open mask ~ minimize. Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ find Vix mask 404. Source luminance. Apply.
Merge group. Resize mask layer 105%
 Duplicate this masked layer ~ flip ~ mirror. Arrange.

9.  Now to personalize your creation, add any other elements of choice
element 50, element 55 ~ 75%,  element 25 ~ 75%.
D/S with same setting.
Add moon ~ resized 75%. C/P above masked layers.
Change blend mode to soft light and duplicate 2 or 3 times.

10.  If you wish to resize your tag, do so now using 95% smartsize.

To add name to stone as seen above.
Choose font, close foreground, fill color of choice.
Type name. Convert to raster layer.
Use effects ~ cutout ~ 2/2/50/4
shadow color # 73674e. Fill with color unchecked. Sharpen.
Change blend mode to 'soft light' and duplicate 3 times.

11. Add your copyright and watermark.
Merge visible, save as a PNG.

Hope you enjoy your fall tag.

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