Saturday, February 27, 2010

Garden Secrets

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1 tube of choice - I used to beautiful artwork of Tom Fleming here
Font of Choice - I used Future is Back here
Monti Circular Mask here
“Down at the Bottom of the Garden” is a PTU scrap kit created by Athena of Athena Designs and can be purchased at Scraps with Attitude. You can visit Athena’s blog here.
Thank you so much Athena for such a beautiful kit!

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

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste Frame 3 as a new layer.
Click inside with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 6.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Flood fill with a gradient of choice.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Add your embellishments. I used:
El 38: Resize 70%
El 34: Free rotate left 40 degrees/Mirror - position behind the frame.
El 34 again: Resize 70%
El 64: Use your Selection Tool and choose different butterflies

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All
Copy and paste a paper of choice Into Selection.
Copy and paste El 17 as a new layer above the paper. Lower the Opacity to about 31
Copy and paste El 49 as a new layer above the ladder - see my tag for position.
Merge Visible the paper, ladder, and rainbow.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Copy and paste El 68 as a new layer.
Move up on your canvas so that it looks like a light shining over the frame.
Move it just above your mask layer in your layers pallet.
Highlight your mask layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Number of Pixels:
Highlight El 68 layer and tap your delete key until you have a nice feathered look.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Give it an inner bevel:

Resize all layers 80%.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results and show it off in my gallery.
Email me!

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