Tuesday, May 26, 2009

In the Apple Orchard

Clicking on the image will enlarge to full view.

1 tube of choice - I’m using the artwork of Dean Yeagle which you can purchase here
Font of Choice - I’m using SwingSetBB here
Weescotlass Mask 241 here
Missy Template 7 here
Eyecandy 5 - Impact: Gradient Glow
“The Apple Orchard” is a taggers size scrap kit created by Nikki of Creative Intentionz and can be purchased here. You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Nikki for this totally fabulous kit!!

This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP.
~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up the template. Shift + D. Close out the original.
Delete the following credit layer.
Image/Canvas Size
700 X 700
Flood fill the bottom white layer

Highlight Scalloped Shape Layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Copy and paste a paper of choice.
Hit the delete key.
Selections/Modify/Contract by 10
Hit the delete key.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 6
Copy and paste a paper of choice below the new frame you just created.
Delete the template layer.

Copy and paste below the frame the following:
(Don’t worry about things showing up outside the frame. We’ll take care of that in a bit.)
Button Tree 2
Baskets 1 & 2
Resize and Duplicate these as you like arranging them below the frame.
Once you’re happy with it, merge visible all the trees and baskets.
Low the Opacity down to 91.

Highlight your new scalloped frame.
Use your Magic Wand and click inside of it.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
Hit the delete key.
Number of Pixels: 30
Tap the delete key until you get the desired feathered affect.
Select None.

Highlight Frame 1.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Copy and paste a paper of choice.
Hit the delete key.
Use your Magic Wand and click inside the frame.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2

Copy and paste a paper of choice below this frame.
Hit the delete key.

Copy and paste baskets of your choice below this frame.
Hit the delete key.

Repeat the above steps with the other frame, but paste your tube below that frame.

To each square frame give it a Gradient Glow.
Basic Tab:
Outside Glow checked
Mask Selection checked
Glow Radius: 30
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100
Distortion Amount: 0
Distortion Lump Size: 100
Gradient Smoothness: 97
Color: #f2d975

Highlight the Rectangle Layer.
Copy and paste Eyelet Bow 1 as a new layer.
Resize 60% and move into position where the rectangle is.
Delete the template layer.

Repeat the same process with the large heart and small heart but use apples - resizing one of them 80% and the other 50%.
Delete the heart template layers.

Copy and paste beneath the scalloped frame a Daisy of choice.
Duplicate/Mirror as needed, moving them into position to have the pedals peeking out from behind the scalloped frame.

Copy and paste a Decoration Flower of choice. Blend it into the daisies, duplicating and blending as many times as you like.

Copy and paste Basket 2 as a new layer. Resize 70% and position near one of the bottom corners of your canvas.

Copy and paste a butterfly of choice as a new layer.
Resize 50%.

Copy and paste the sun.
Resize 60%.

Highlight your white canvas. Select All.
Copy and paste a paper of choice Into Selection.
Apply the mask. Merge Group.
Resize 95%

Add your copyrights.

Add your name. I gave mine a slight inner bevel:
Bevel: 2
Width: 3
Smoothness: 35
Depth: 2
Ambience: -8
Shininess: 10
Color: white
Angle: 315
Intensity: 75
Elevation: 20

Give it the same Gradient Glow as you used before.

Give it a drop shadow.

Resize all layers

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!

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