Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jolly Holiday


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the artwork of Anna Marine which can be purchased from CDO.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Dreamer here

Becky Mask 9 here

Melissaz Creationz Template 76 here

Plug Ins used:
Brush Strokes - Cross Hatch
Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow

"Jolly Holiday" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Julie of Bits n Bobs and can be purchased from Pics For Design.  You can visit her site here.  Thank you Julie for a fabulous kit!

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Image/Canvas Size:
700 x 600
New Raster layer.
Send to bottom.
Flood fill white.
Delete the credit layer.

Highlight Angled Thin Rectangle 2 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 10 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Apply Brush Strokes - Crosshatch to the paper:
Stroke Length: 19
Sharpness: 9
Strnegth: 1
OK

Highlight Angled Thin Rectangle 1 layer. 
Repeat the above step.

Highlight Top Rectangle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 3 as a new layer.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Apply Brush Strokes - Crosshatch to the paper:
Change the Stroke length to 38.
OK

Highlight Bottom Rectangle layer.
Repeat the above step.

Highlight Middle Rectangle layer.
Copyy and paste element 33 as a new layer.
Resize 75%
Free rotate Left 10 degrees
Make your Freehand Selection tool active set on Point to Point.
Section off the top half of the frame.

Edit/Cut
Edit/Paste As New layer

Match both frames layers up the best you can with the template layer - be sure the top half of the frame is below the bottom half of the frame in your layers pallet.
Use your Eraser Tool to erase bits of the top half of the frame:


Merge Visible both frame layers.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #1a1d14    
Background: #3e4e1f
Set on Gradient -
Style: Linear
Angle: 145

Click inside the frame with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Flood fill with the gradient.
Lock the gradient layer by click on the lock at the top of the layers pallet.
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur:
Radius: 10
OK
Apply Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow:
Use Default Settings accept lower the Intensity bar down to 75.
Deselect.
Unlock the layer by clicking on the lock again.

Copy and paste Element 62 as a new layer below the frame.
Resize 60%
Duplicate 3x's
Move trees into position - see my tag for reference - don't worry about what overhangs the frame.  We'll clean that up in a bit.
Highlight the gradient layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each tree layer and tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Color Pallet:
Look for Metal Brass in your gradient.
Keep same settings.

Highlight Gray Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with the Metal Brass gradient.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Glitter Circle layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #b8adb6
Change the Properties to Color (Legacy)
Deselect.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Add your element.  I used:
17:  Resize 10%/Duplicate 2x's
5:  Resize 5%/Lower the Opacity to about 40/Duplicate
75:  Resize 60%
13:  Resize 60%
30:  Resize 35%/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
63:  Resize 60%/Use your Target Tool to change the color to #485a29

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur:
Radius: 5
OK
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your Copyright.

Add your name.
Foreground & Background: #962f2e
Stroke: 1.0
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Duplicate
Use your Color Replacer Tool and change the color to ##161910
Move this layer below the name layer in red in your layers pallet and move is slightly to the side - see my tag for reference.
Highlight the red name layer.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Random checked
Noise: 40%
OK

Save your tag.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it.
I'd love to see your results...email me!

Hugs,
Bev

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