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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Irish Girls ~ Tutorial


This tutorial is written with the premise you have a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Tube of choice. I am using a sexy tube by Ted Hammond of CDO.
A freebie by SummertimeDesigns called Dublin's Fair City Thank you!
MB and SW Mask 27 found HERE Thank you!
Font for name is Carpenter
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1. Open a new transparent image 700 x 650 px. Flood fill white. We can resize later.
Open element 3, resize 125%, sharpen
resize 125% again, sharpen
adjust ~ digital camera noise removal:

C/P onto blank image.

2.  Add a new raster layer. Move it below flower wreath.
Select All ~ open Paper 1 ~ Paste into the selection. Deselect.
Open mask 27, minimize. Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ From Image
Find mask 27 & apply. Merge Group.
Resize the masked layer 110%. Sharpen.
Open element 23, resize 43%. Move to left. Change blend mode to Multiply.
Free rotate 5 degrees to left. Sharpen.
Open element 12 ~ resize 75% C/P

3. Open element 15 ~ C/P
Open element 8 ~ resize 40%. C/P
Open element 9 ~ resize 50% C/P to right
Duplicate ~ resize 65% Move duplicate below original element 9.
D/S each element then merge down together.
Duplicate ~ mirror.
Open element 19 ~ resize 50%.
C/P to right ~ duplicate ~ mirror

4. Add main tube of choice.
Duplicate ~ adjust blur ~ gaussian blur of 2.
Change blend mode to soft light 'n drop opacity to 59.
D/S original tube layer only. 2/3/45/10 blur, color black
Open wordart1 ~ resize 75% ~ all layers unchecked
Select all ~ float ~ defloat
open Paper 2, C/P as a new layer
invert selection ~ delete. Deselect.
Duplicate this layer ~ change blend mode to Multiply
Duplicate twice more. Merge visible.
Add sharp D/S setting of 1/1/90/1blur, color black
C/P onto working image.

D/S any other elements

Resize tag now if you so desire using 85 - 90 % smartsize.

5. Add copyright, URL, watermark and name.
To add name as above, choose black for foreground color, close fill color.
choose Pen Tool ~ draw freehand ~ tracking 10, width 3
draw a freehand line along the curve of the girls back

Find font Carpenter, sz 72, fill color white, foreground nil
Anti-alias smooth, kerning 0, type your name
starting in the center of the pen line when you see
the A+ on your cursor.
When done typing your name, look at the layer palette for the + sign beside Vector 1
click the + sign to open the layers. Close the bottommost layer (the pen line)
and convert the Vector layer to a raster layer.
Use a faint D/S of 2/2/35/5 blur color #004000

6. Delete white background and save as a PNG.

Well done!

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