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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Luck of the Irish

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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
  Tube of choice, preferably one with close-up too.
I am using the amazing art of Alicia Mujica
PTU kit by Mirella ~ St. Pattys Love (tagger size)
Mask by Vix ~ Vix-StPats2013-2 HERE
 Wordart by myself HERE

Plugin: Screenworks ~ Dot Screen
Optional Plugin:  Lokas Software 3D Shadow

Font used for name - Carolingia
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1. Open a new image 650 x 650 px
Flood fill white.
Add a new raster layer, select all
Open paper 12, C/Paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply mask
Merge group ~ resize 95%.

2.  Open close up of tube, C/P above masked layer.
Apply mask to this tube layer
resize 95%.
Apply Effect ~  texture effects ~ Weave ~ setting gap 1, width4 , opacity 5
color #222c09 in both boxes.
Fill gaps checked.

3.  Open triple frame (element 28), resize 75%,
C/P to left of working image
Duplicate ~ change blend mode to 'multiply'

On bottom frame layer, using magic wand, select inner opening of
top and bottom frame ~ modify selection ~ expand by 7

Open paper 18, resize 75%, C/P below the frame layers
Invert selection ~ delete. Do not deselect yet.

Open main tube, C/P above the paper layer inside top frame
arrange as per reference tag
delete excess tube.
Repeat for bottom frame.

Merge the tube layers within these frames by Merging Down in layer palette.
Duplicate these tubes
Apply blur ~ Gaussian blur of 2, change blend mode to 'soft light'
Drop opacity to 69.
Apply plugin ~ Screenworks ~ Dot Screen default setting.

Apply a D/S to original Triple Frame layer (element 28)
of 3/5/45/10 blur, color # 404040

Select paper layer within small frame ~ apply texture effect ~ Weave as above.


4.  Add elements of choice:

Element 15 ~ resize 125%
Adjust ~ Sharpen ~ unsharp Mask
Settings radius 1, strength 40, clipping 3
Luminance only ~ checked.
D/S as above

Element 65 ~ 65%, mirror
D/S 3/5/45/10 #404040

Element 62 ~ 75%
D/S as above

Element 23 ~ 65% D/S as above
Rotate 12 degrees to left. Unsharp mask as above.

Element 59 ~ 75%
apply light D/S as above or 1/1/45/5 #404040

Element 36 ~ 40%
Adjust Brightness/Contrast of -25, 1 respectively
D/S 3/5/45/10 #404040

Element 30 ~ 50% D/S

Element 45 ~ C/P D/S

Element 38 ~ 50%
Duplicate ~ resize 75%, rotate to left 15 degrees, apply unsharp mask
Duplicate ~ resize 75% ~ mirror
D/S all 3 butterflies


5.  Apply main tube, C/P as topmost layer
arrange to appear sitting on hat
Apply Lokas 3D shadow to main tube
settings:
blur - 20
offset X - 14
perspective 80
outside only checked
transparency - 50
Zoom 100
offset Y - minus 5
color black
all other sliders at 0.

Apply wordart, D/S


5. If you wish to resize, use 85 - 90% smartsize.

6. Add copyright, watermark & name.

Delete white background layer.
Crop ~ Merged Opaque
and save as a PNG.
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