Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Beauty of the Dragon's Lair

Clicking on the image will enlarge to full view.

1 tube and 1 Image of choice - I’m using the artwork of Jennifer Janesko which you can purchase here
Font of Choice - Ginko here
Beck Mask 22 here
Toadies - Ommadawn
“Dragon‘s Lair” is FTU for a limited time tagger size scrap kit created by Krissy‘s Scraps. You can visit her blog here for download.
Please leave a Thank You. It’s a small gesture for hard work given freely.
Thank you Krissy for a stunning scrap kit!

This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open a transparent 700 x 700 canvas.
Flood Fill white.

Copy and Paste Frame 1 as a new layer.
Use your Magic Wand and click inside the frame and also inside the larger gaps.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Rater Layer.
Fill with a gradient of your choice.

Copy and paste your image below the frame.
Number of Pixels: 53
Tap the delete key until you’re happy with the feathering to your image.

Copy and paste Grass 1 as a new layer.
Resize 70%

Copy and paste Berry Branch 1 as a new layer.
Resize 25%
Use your Pick Tool and turn vertical.
Position at the side of the frame.

Copy and paste Dragonfly 2 as a new layer.
Resize 40%

Copy and paste Dragon 2 as a new layer just above your white canvas.

Position it so that it appears to be curling around the frame.

Copy and paste Snow Drops 2 as a new layer just above your white canvas.

Copy and paste Bubble Cluster 1 as a new layer just above your white canvas.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Close out your white canvas.
Merge Visible.
On the Merged layer apply Toadies - Ommadawn
Use Default settings

Highlight your white canvas.
New Raster Layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste a paper of choice Into Selection.
Apply the Mask.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
I used Eastern Dragon 1, resized, and positioned behind my name.

Resize all layers 85%.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results and show it off in my Show Arena.
Email me!