Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Right Reasons

Supplies

1 tube of choice – I used the artwork of Jennifer Janesko which can be purchased from CDO.  You must have a license to use. 

Font of choice - I used Before the Rain here

Weescotlass Mask 297 here

Plug Ins Used:
Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow
Eyecandy 3.1 - Glow

“Letters from Home” is a tagger size scrap kit created by Barbie of A Cowgirl’s Creations and can be purchased from her store Scrappin Naturally.  You can visit her blog here
Thank you Barbie for a truly beautiful kit.
This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~~ Lets get started ~~

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

Color Pallet:
Foreground: Null
Background: #000000

Make your Rectangle Tool active.
Create a rectangle approximately 500 x 275 pixels.
Objects/Align/Center in Canvas
Convert to Raster layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Contract by 7.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Open up Paper 7.
Make your Selection Tool active set on Rectangle.
Section off the bottom right corner of the paper.
In your Color Pallet set the foreground to Pattern
Angle: 0
Scale: 150

Use your Magic Wand and click on the new frame you just made.
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with the pattern.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Deselect.
Delete the template you made.

Click inside the frame with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow:
Use Default Settings accept lower the Intensity to 43 and lower the Lightness to 91.
OK

Color Pallet:
Close out your foreground.
Background: #000000

Make your Rectangle Tool active again.
Create a rectangle approximately 260 x 190 pixels – it doesn’t matter where it is on your canvas.
Convert to Raster layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Move it into position – see my tag for reference.
Delete the template you made.

Click anywhere outside of the small rectangle you just made with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Position over the small rectangle paper.
Paste your tube again – in your layers pallet move below the other tube layer.
Change the Properties of this tube to Soft Light.
Move both tubes into their position.
Highlight each tube layer and tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Give the paper a slight Inner Bevel:

Color Pallet:
Foreground: Null
Background: Set it back to Pattern – still using the same pattern made from Paper 7.

Make your Selection Tool active again.
.Create a rectangle approximately 625 x 25 pixels.
Convert to Raster layer.
Duplicate
Move both thin rectangles into position – see my tag for reference.
Merge Visible both rectangles.
Click anywhere outside of them with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow:
Move the Intensity and Lightness Bar back to 128
OK
Deselect.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Open up the Heart Pin element.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Use your Eraser Tool and erase the pin part of the element being careful not to erase any of the heart.
Copy
Make your working canvas active.
Paste as new layer.
Resize 35%/Duplicate 3x’s for a total of 4.
Move into position – see my tag for reference.

Copy and paste Laces as a new layer.
Resize 35%/Duplicate 3 x’s.
Make a line of cross stitches across the top thin rectangle layer.
Merge Visible all lace layers.
Use your Eraser Tool and erase what overhangs.
Duplicate/Position over the bottom thin rectangle.

Add your elements.  I used:
Flower 1:  Resize 15%/Duplicate/Resize 70%/Duplicate/Duplicate all 3 flowers.
Ribbon Bow:  Resize 70%
Wire Leaves:  Resize 40%/Free rotate Right 90 degrees
Bow:  Resize 30%
Butterfly:  Resize 30%/Free rotate Right 15 degrees/Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 70%
Candle:  Resize 45%

Highlight your white canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste the Paper 2 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Duplicate/Change the Properties to Multiply.

Crop your image.

Add your credits.

Add your name.
Apply Eyecandy 3.1 – Glow:
Width: 3
Opacity: 100%
Opacity Drop Off:  Fat
Color: #fdf6d9
OK

Resize all layers 90%

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

2 comments:

  1. Nice Tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks so much Alan and you're welcome :)

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