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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lotus Blossoms

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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
I am using the beautiful artwork of Misticheskaya of PFD
FTU Scrapkit by With A Russian-Dutch Heart called The Light In Your  Eyes
Thank you!
MoonBeams and SpiderWebs Mask 37 HERE Thank you!
Wordart by myself HERE
Plugins:
Screenworks ~ PinHole
 
Font used for name - Arriere Garde, a pay font
 
Drop shadow setting: 4,4, 50, 10 blur, colour #404040
 
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1. Open a new image 700 x 650 px. Flood fill white.
Open frame ~ resize 19% ~ select all, float, defloat, add a new raster layer
Open paper 2, copy and paste 'into' the frame selection. Deselect.
Change blend mode to 'Overlay'
Copy 'Merged'
Return to working image, Paste the new frame onto working image.
Duplicate.
Rotate duplicate 15 degrees to left. Move slightly left.
On original frame, resize 75%, rotate 15 degrees right.
Move slightly down and right.
 
2. Using magic wand, tolerance 10, click inside left frame
modify selection ~ expand by 5, add a new raster layer,
Open paper 7, copy and paste 'into' the selection.
Move the paper layer below the left frame.
Open main tube. If using same tube, resize 65%, mirror
rotate 10 degrees to left. C/P above paper, arrange.
Invert selection ~ delete excess tube. Deselect.
Duplicate tube layer. Apply Screenworks ~ Pinhole ~ default setting
Change blend mode to screen.
 
Do the same for the 'right' frame except no tube layer is required.
 
3.  Select background layer, add new raster layer, select all
Open paper 2, C/Paste into the selection. Deselect.
Apply mask. Merge group.
 
4. Open element 20 ~ 20% C/P to left 'n down of frame.
Duplicate ~ mirror ~ flip
Element 10 ~ 10% C/P mirror, flip
move to lower left side, duplicate, mirror
Element 4 ~ 20%, C/P. duplicate, mirror
Offset each other slightly
Element 1 ~ 20%, move up and left
Element 2 ~ 20%, move down and left
Element 6 ~ 25%, duplicate. Change blend mode to 'multiply'
drop opacity to 50. Merge down
C/P, move to right of frame. Duplicate ~ mirror.
Element 9 ~ 15%, move above right frame, duplicate ~ mirror.
Element 13 ~ 15%, move to right
Element 7 ~ 15%, move above left frame
Element 14 ~ 17%, C/P to left
 
Element 3 ~ 15%, C/P between right and left frames
(on layer above frames)
Element 22 ~ resize 15%, then resize 80%
Element 23 ~ 7%
Element 19 ~ 8%
Element 16 ~ 20%
Element 17~ 25%
 
5. Add main tube of choice, resize as needed.
If using same tube, rotate 5 degree to right.
Sharpen using unsharp mask: 5 radius, 10 strength, clipping 5,
luminance unchecked.
 
Add wordart.
 
 6. If you wish to resize, use 85 - 90% smartsize.
Add copyright, watermark & name.
For name use fill color #58baff, no foreground color.
Convert to raster layer. Select all, float, defloat
modify selection, expand by 2, add a new raster layer.
Flood fill white. Deselect.
Move this white layer below blue name layer.
Merge the blue name layer to the white layer.
 
Delete white background layer of tag.
Crop ~ Merged Opaque
and save as a PNG.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
 


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Monday, April 21, 2014

So Happy

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Supplies Needed: Corel PSP X2 or any version thereof 
I am using the beautiful artwork of Sara Butcher of CDO
FTU Minikit by Raspberry Roads called Simply Amazing
Thank you Raspberry Roads!
Mask 40 by Chrissy's Chaos HERE. Thank you Chrissy.
Plugins:
EyeCandy 5.0 ~ Impact ~ Glass
 
Font used for name - Janda Celebration Script
 
Drop shadow setting: 10,10, 50, 15 blur, colour #404040
 
* * * * *
1. Open a new image 700 x 675 px. Flood fill white.
Open paper 6, resize 25%. C/P
Install mask 40 into your mask folder.
Layers ~ load/save mask ~ Load mask from disk
 find ChrissysChaos_Mask40 in drop down menu
Source luminance, fit to layer, hide all mask checked.
Apply.
 
2. Open element 26 ~ 25%, C/P.
element 7 ~ 25%, C/P above mask layer,
 rotate 45 degrees to left.
element 27 ~ 20%, move to upper right, duplicate
mirror, move slightly downward
element 25 ~ 25% C/P
element 31 ~ 15% C/P, rotate using pick tool
placing it below heart, bottom right
element 34 ~ 25% C/P, rotate 12 degrees to left, sharpen
element 14 ~ 15%, rotate with pick tool, placing bottom & left of heart
element 28 ~ 25%, C/P above the heart
apply EyeCandy 5.0 ~ Impact ~ Glass ~ preset Clear, no drop shadow
element 27 ~ 15%
element 13 ~ 15%, duplicate, resize 70%, duplicate, mirror
element 35 ~ 10%
element 11 ~ 15%
element 24 ~ 20%
element 21 ~  15%, duplicate, resize 70%, duplicate, resize 75%
 
3.  Add main tube, resize if needed.
Adjust ~ brightness/contrast ~ clarify ~ setting 5.
D/S all elements as you wish.
4. If you wish to resize, use 85 - 90% smartsize.
Add copyright, watermark & name.
Delete white background.
Crop ~ Merged Opaque
and save as a PNG.
Hope you enjoyed this quickie tut!
 
Below is another version for this tut...
 
 
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Enchanted Garden Tag

A tag I made using Dee's Sign Depot new kit Enchanted Garden
A beautiful kit with original elements and creatively blended
to create this enchanting kit.
This kit and all her kits are 'On Sale' for the month of April....


You won't want to miss this special at her STORE

 
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