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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Heart of Memories

Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tube of choice, preferably with close up.
I am using the AMAZING artwork of Arthur Crowe
Freebie Element 4 by Sweet Pea Designs HERE
   Freebie Element 6 by Sweet Pea Designs HERE
Freebie Element 9 by Sweet Pea Designs HERE 
MB and SW Mask 62 HERE 
Freebie romantic papers by Cajoline Scraps HERE
Thank you for all these free-to-use supplies!

Font used for name - KG A Little Swag

Let's get started...
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1. Open a new image 700 x 700 px.
We will resize later.
Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select all
Open romantic paper cu-5-01, C/Paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply mask.
Merge group.

2.  Open element 9, resize to 600 px high.
C/P above mask
Adjust ~ Gaussian blur ~ setting 20
Effects ~ Distortion Effect ~ Twirl ~ setting 360.
duplicate ~ rotate 25 degrees to right.
duplicate ~rotate 25 degrees to right.
Merge down and merge down again.
Effect ~ Texture Effects ~ Weave ~ Gap 1, Width 3, Opacity 10
Weave Color & Gap Color white, fill gaps checked.

3.  Open frame 6, resize to 600 px wide, C/P, moving slightly to right.

Open close-up of tube, C/P behind frame
Draw a line-to-line freehand selection beyond inside
of frame ~ invert selection and delete excess of tube layer.
Change blend mode of tube to screen.
Repeat this with another Close-up of tube
except do not change the blend mode.

4.  Add D/S to frame & wordart 3/3/65/10 blur, color # 79000

5.  Add main tube, resize as needed. C/P
Duplicate tube.  On duplicate layer,
move center wheel on mouse to magnify working image,
Using the selection tool, draw a selection
from her derriere (left) along the bottom of her thigh, down the calf of her leg
and around to left to complete a rectangular selection.
Press delete.  Deselect.
Move this tube layer ABOVE the wordart.
This gives the impress her leg is extending over the WA.
D/S this tube layer only with setting above, changing color to #202020.

NOTE: The word 'full' was covered by her leg using this tube.
Draw a line-to-line selection around the word 'full'.
Promote it to a new layer on your layer palette
then select main word art layer & delete the word in the selection.  Deselect.
Move the word 'full' above uppermost tube layer.
See reference tag.

 6.  Resize your tag, use smartsize 85 - 90% if desired.

Add copyright info, watermark & Name.

Use a gradient to make Name
Foreground # 6f000, background fill # 9c2a32.
Close foreground color.
Change background to 'gradient' ~ select foreground in drop down menu.
Angle 45, repeat 1, invert checked.
D/S 1/1/66/blur 4, color #79000
Move Name layer below frame layer.

Delete white background layer
and save as a PNG.

I'd love to see your results! Find me at either of the forums
found at the bottom of my blog. :+)

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