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Monday, October 4, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Autumn Thyme

This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
  Corel PSP X2 version or any version thereof.
 Tube of choice.  I am using the beautiful artwork of Amy Brown. You can purchase a license to use her art at CILM.
Freebie Cluster Frame by Ellen found HERE Thank you Ellen! ♥
FTU scrap kit by Raspberry Roads called Autumnn Thyme Add-on found HERE Thank you! ♥
WSL Mask 119 by Chelle found HERE Thank you Chelle! ♥
  Optional plugin:  EyeCandy 4000 ~ gradient glow for name only.Font used is Aquarelle found HERE

This will be another quickie tut.
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 1.  Open cluster frame. Resize 20%. Using crop tool ~ merged opaque ~ crop to approx size of 700 x 630 px. by stretching nodes on crop tool.
Add a new raster layer ~ move down below cluster frame. Select all
Open the Add-on papers PREVIEW ~ copy 'n paste into the selection. Select none. Sharpen.
Open WSL mask119, minimize. Layers ~ new mask layer ~ from image. Find mask 'n apply.
Merge group.  Resize masked layer by 105%.  Arrange slightly upward if needed.

2.  Using selection tool, draw a point-to-point selection beyond the inside of the grapevine wreath.
Open tube of choice. C/P as a new layer. Using eraser tool, erase the bottom of the tube that extends beyond the cluster frame.
Duplicate tube. Move duplicate layer above the cluster frame. Erase any part of this tube layer that extends beyond the frame near bottom/sides again.
D/S using 4/4/60/4 blur, color black.

3.  Personalize tag with elements of choice, adding dropshadow as you go.
Sock ~ 20%, statice (golden twig flower) ~ 20%, gold leaf ~ 5%,
element 27 ~ 20% ~ sharpen
element 21 ~ using selection tool, trace around the stem 'n delete. Deselect.
Resize 10%.

4. To add name, choose font, foreground closed, fill color black,
type name, image rotate 12 degrees to left.
Convert to raster layer.
Add affect noise ~ random, 43, monochrome.
Using eyecandy 4000, gradient glow ~ glow width 3, soft corners 0, overall opacity 100%
choose fat setting but side second color slider to middle, color #dbc27b. Apply.

5. Add your copyright, URL, & watermark.
Merge visible ~ save as a PNG.

 I hope you enjoy your new autumn creation.

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