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Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Tutorial ~ Sun Sand Sea


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 Alena Lazareva. You may obtain a license to use her work at Up Your Art
 FTU Add-on by Cajoline Scraps called Sea Life found HERE Thank you, Cajoline ! ♥
Background image courtesy of Stock Exchange found HERE
Please credit www.sxc.hu if using same bg.
Beckys Mask023 found HERE Thank you, Becky!
Font used for name is Seawave found HERE
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1. Open a transparent image 700 x 650 px. Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer. Select All.
Open paper 3 'n paste into the selection. Sharpen. Deselect.
Open becky_mask023, minimize. Layers ~ new mask layer ~ from image ~ find mask 'n apply.
Merge group.

2.  Open element 1 ~ 75% C/P below masked layer.
Open frame element 2 ~ 75% ~ mirror. C/P above masked layer.
Select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ invert.
Open border element ~ 20% C/P as a new layer. Place over bottom edge of frame ~ delete. Deselect.
Using Lighten/Darken tool on left sidebar, right click with mouse on this border along the outside edges
to darken, giving the appearance the border is wrapping around the frame.
Merge down to frame. D/S frame using 4/4/35/5 blur color #404040.

3.  Add other elements of choice. D/S each.
Using rectangular selection tool, draw a rectangle selection beyond inside of frame.
Add a new raster layer.
Open background image of choice or the one provided.
Copy image and paste into the selection. Deselect.
Move this bg below frame but above your masked layer. Sharpen.

4. Add main tube of choice. D/S.
If using same tube, use brightness/contrast ~ clarify ~ setting of 3. Apply twice.
This helps to brighten/lighten the tube.

If you wish to resize, do so now.

5.. Add copyright, URL, watermark & name.
I used font Seawave ~ sz 72, anti-alias smooth, direction ~ vertical, kerning -200.
Fill color white. Adjust kerning to fit your name if needed. Adjust width by pulling in side vectors.
Duplicate.
Add a light D/S 1/1/55/5 blur color #404040.



 6.  Delete white background. Merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Hope you enjoy your new creation!

1 comment:

Jenny's Designz said...

hello i just wanted to share with u what i did with an tut of urs
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr167/Jenny_0822/groups/SunSandSeamine.png