Monday, November 1, 2010

A Victorian Autumn

Clicking on the image will allow you to enlarge for bigger view.


1 tube of choice - I used the artwork of Ida Laren at MPT
Font of Choice - I used Aquarelle here
Monti Circular Mask here
“Fall About” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Julie of Bits N Bobs and can be purchased from Exquisite Scraps. You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Julie for a kit that really gives the feeling of Autumn!

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.

Open up the mask.
You’ll be using it through this tutorial.

Copy and paste 56 as a new layer.
Free rotate left 5 degrees.
Click inside each of the windows in the frame.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 6.
Copy and paste Paper 2 as a new layer below the frame.
Resize 50%
Move into position.
Tap the delete key.
Copy and paste your tube just below the frame layer.
Tap the delete key.

Copy and paste 52 as a new layer.
Position behind the paper of the frame.

Copy and paste 36 as a new layer.
Resize 70%
Move into exact position in front of the frame.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Copy and paste 37 as a new layer.
Resize 45%
Move into exact position - make it seem as if it’s sitting on the fence.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Copy and paste 54 as a new layer.
Resize 35%
Move into position behind the lower area of the fence.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Use your eraser tool to erase any portion of the squirrel that you can see through the fence.

Copy and paste 63 as a new layer.
Resize 70%
Position at the middle rung of the fence.
Duplicate/Mirror and place along the top rung of the fence.
I lowered the opacity on the vines, used my eraser tool to erase parts of the vines to give it the effect it was wrapped or stapled to the fence.
Reopen the opacity to 100% when you’re done.

Copy and paste 33 as a new layer.
Resize 25%
Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 70%

Copy and patse 38 as a new layer in front of the frame.
Move into position - see my tag for reference.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Highlight your white background.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Copy and paste 5 as a new layer above the paper.
Merge Down.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Add your name.
Give it a slight 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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