Thursday, February 23, 2012

Anticipation of Spring


1 tube of choice – I used the beautiful artwork of Terry Heuser which can be purchased from The PSP Project.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Inspiration here

My mask 11 here

Plug Ins Used:
Mura’s Meister - Copies
Eyecandy 3.1 - Glow

“Summer’s End” is tagger size scrap kit created by Kairinakat Kreations and can be purchased from Twilight Scraps.  You can visit her blog here.
Thank you for a really beautiful kit.

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

~~ Lets get started ~~

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #49407d
Background: #4091c4
Foreground to gradient –
Style:  Linear
 Angle: 49
Repeats: 4
Invert checked.

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

New Raster layer.
Make your Selection Tool active set on Rectangle.
Create a rectangle approximately 260 x 300 pixels.
Copy and paste Paper 27 Into Selection.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 11 Into Selection.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 18 Into Selection.

Highlight the bottom layer.
Free rotate Left 5 degrees.
Highlight the middle layer.
Free rotate Right 5 degrees.
Give each paper layer a drop shadow.

Close out your white canvas.
Merge Visible.
Reopen your white canvas.

Position the merged layer on the left of your canvas – see my tag for reference.

New Raster layer.
Still using your Selection Tool, create a rectangle approximately 100 x 550 pixels.
Copy and paste Paper 15 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Position it over the rectangle at the right side.
Apply Mura’s Mesiter – Copies
Line (random rotate)
Use Default Settings
Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the tube layer.
Tap the delete key.
Effects/Texture Effects/Mosaic Glass
Default settings.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
To the paper layer apply Eyecandy 3.1 – Glow
Width: 3
Opacity: 100%
Opacity Drop Off:  Fat
Color:  White

Copy and paste 13 as a new layer.
Resize 55%
Use your Target Tool and recolor using the gradient settings.
Move into position – see my tag for reference.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Seletions/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper  13 Into Selection.

Copy and paste 12 as a new layer.
Resize 50%
Copy and paste 10 as a new layer.
Resize 20%
Position the gem over the center of the flower.
Merge Visible.
Duplicate/Resize 70%/Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 70%

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Position in front of the merged rectangles.

Add your elements.  I used:
81:  Resize 70%/Duplicate/Mirror
7:  Resize 10%
20:  Resize 20%
1:  Resize 10%/Duplicate 2x
21: Resize 50%/Duplicate
39:  Resize 70%
72:  Resize 20%/Mirror
73:  Resize 20%

Crop your image.

Highlight your white canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 6 Into Selection.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Add your name.
Foreground and Background: #514493
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Random & Monochrome checked
Noise: 35%
Apply Eyecandy 3.1 – Glow
Same settings.

Resize all layers 80%

I’d love to see your results.
Email me!

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