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Monday, March 5, 2012

Hello Spring ~ Tutorial

Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Tube of choice.  I am using the brilliant artwork of Alena Lazareva
You can purchase a license to use their artwork at UpYourArt
Freebie mini by et designs called Hello Spring found HERE. Thank you!
any Spring paper of choice
or the one i used from the kit Let's the Sun Shine
a limited time freebie in the newsletter.
sg tiny hearts Mask found HERE
Font used is Free Alpha by Raspberry Roads HERE
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 1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 600 px. Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer ~ select all
open paper of choice ~ Copy 'n paste into the selection.
Deselect. Open mask and minimize. Layers ~ new mask layer ~ from image
Find mask in drop down list.
Apply sg tiny hearts mask.
Merge group.

2. Open wooden crate from kit. Resize 20% ~ C/P
enlarge the image by 200% by turning center wheel on mouse to better visualize area.
Using selection tool ~ freehand ~ point to point
draw a selection around the front of the wooden crate as below:

Promote this selection to a layer by right clicking on the crate layer on the layers palette.
Add your hyacinth flowers ~ resized 15 - 18%. Turn the flowers using the pick tool (deformation tool). Sharpen once.
Place the flowers below the promoted selection layer of the crate but above
the original crate layer. This will give the illusion the flowers
are laying inside the crate.

3. Add main tube of choice, resized if needed.
 C/P behind the flower but above original crate layer.
Duplicate tube. On original tube layer ~ adjust blur ~ gaussian blur of 2.
This blur is used instead of a drop shadow.

4. Open grass ~ resized 10- 15%. C/P behind the crate layers
and C/P some on top of the promoted crate layer. Duplicate as needed.
To change the color of the grass in the foreground,
use the Manual Color Correction tool
to change the color to a lighter green from your tube.

4. open leafy twig ~ resize 15%. C/P
rotate using pick tool, sharpen once.

5. Open green swirl, ~ resize 20% C/P above masked layer.
Open wordart resize 20% C/P
Open butterflies ~ resize 15% C/P

6. Open alpha ~ resize 15% C/P
Add bow supplied with alpha ~ resized.

D/S elements and alpha except swirl, main tube and masked layer.
Use a soft setting
of 10/10/35/10 blur, color #404040

7. Add copyright, URL & watermark.

Delete white background and save as a PNG or
merge all flatten and save as a JPEG.

All done!

Hope you like your spring creation!

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