Sunday, December 12, 2010


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1 tube of choice - I used the artwork of Anna Marine at CILM
Font of Choice - I used Horst Roman here
Weescotlass Mask 236 here
Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow
“Darkness” is a PTU scrap kit created by Broken Angel Creations and can be purchased from Digital Chaos. You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Angel for a totally awesome 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 5 as a new layer.
Resize 80%
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow:
Use Default Settings
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 6.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 18 as a new layer.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer - you want it to stay on the larger size.
Tap the delete key.
Change the Properties to

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Position in front of the frame - see my tag for reference.
Give it an exaggerated drop shadow.
Take note of the drop shadow you use because you’ll need to use the same one for a few of the elements.

Add your embellishments. I used:
Frame 7: Resize 95%
Wing 1: Mirror
Doodle 3: Mirror/Duplicate/Flip/Mirror
Ruffle: Resize 60%
Button: Resize 25% and 40%/Duplicate 3x and place at each corner of the frame.
Cross 2: Resize 60%
Chandelier: Resize 75%/Give it an exaggerated drop shadow
Butterfly 1: Resize 35%/Give it an exaggerated drop shadow
Crow: Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow and use default settings. Resize 60%/Give it an exaggerated drop shadow

Highlight your white background.
Select All.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Add your name.
Color pallet:
Foreground: Black
Background: Pattern/I sectioned out an area of Flower 3
Stroke: 1
Type your name out.
Convert to Raster layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Selections/Modify/Contract by 1
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow:
Same Settings.
Give your name the same exaggerated drop shadow.

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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