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Saturday, April 21, 2012

And A Lusion


This tutorial is intended for those with a working knowledge of PSP
Supplies Needed:
 Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof.
Tube of choice.  I am using the brilliant artwork of Shawn Palek of UYA

FTU cluster frame by Dee HERE. Thank you, Dee! ♥
Vix-Val2012Mask2 found HERE. Thank you, Vix! ♥
Sparkles of choice or fairydust brushes by Dark Yarrow  
(the ones I used I cannot supply)
Plugin:  Xero - Fritillary
Font used is Lovers Quarrel ROB

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 1.  Open a new transparent image 650 x 650 px.  Flood fill white to see what we create more clearly.
Open frame ~ resize 600 px in height. C/P, moving slightly to right

2. Choose two colors from the frame or from your tube, the darker
in the foregound, the lighter in the background material window
Make a foregound gradient ~ 45 degree angle, repeat 1

Select white background layer, add a new raster layer ~ flood fill with the gradient
Open mask, minimize 
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from Image ~ find Vix-Val2012Mask2
Source luminance checked ~ apply. Merge group.

3.  Using selection tool, point to point, draw a selection beyond the inside
opening of the frame
Add a new raster layer above the mask layer
flood fill the selection with same gradient. Deselect
Using plugin Xero ~ Fritillary ~ setting: 3, 30, 100, 20

Add a new raster layer, with foreground color set at #dea3b1, background nil
select the paintbrush tool, choose any grungy brush
*Some PSP grunge brushes may be found HERE*
Apply using sz 450 (or size of choice), step 32, density 100, opacity 100 
. Change the blend mode of this layer to 'soft light'

4.  Open main tube ~ C/P 
Duplicate ~ move duplicate tube above frame layer 
Using eraser tool, erase bottom part of tube that extends over frame.
* see reference tag *

D/S the original tube & frame layers with your favourite setting.
Add sparkles of choice as your topmost layer OR
 fairydust brushes on a new raster layer in color # fffcd9.

If you wish, resize tag now using Smart Size

5. Add copyright, watermark & name.
Delete white background 'n save as a PNG

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