Friday, February 21, 2014

Good Morning Spring


Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the wonderful artwork of Gary George and can be purchased from Up Your Art.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice – I used Great Vibes here

Becky Mask 22 here

Vickie’s Template 18 here

Plug Ins used:
Mura’s Meister – Copies
Xero – Porcelain
Eyecandy 4000 – Gradient Glow

“Meece’s” is a tagger size scrap kit created by Vickie’s Scraps and can be purchased from Scraps from the Heart.  You can visit her scrap blog here.  Thank you Vickie for a really beautiful kit! 
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Image/Canvas Size
750 x 500
OK
Highlight the background layer.
Flood fill white.
Delete the credit layer.

Highlight Gray Strips layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight Black Ovals layer.
Click on each oval with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper layer the same slight Inner Bevel.

Highlight Gray Ovals layer.
Click on each one with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Deselect for now.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and position it in front of the center oval.
Duplicate the tube layer and move into position over the left Oval – see my tag for reference.
Lower the Opacity of the tube to about 67.
Apply Xero – Porcelain:
Use Default settings.
Duplicate the tube layer.
Mirror
Move into position over the right Oval.
Highlight the Gray Oval template layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each of the tubes you just worked on and tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Copy and paste Flower 7 as a new layer.
Resize 25%
Apply Mura’s Meister – Copies:
Choose Line
Use Default Settings
OK
Erase the first and last flowers.
Move the flower line into position over the top strip – see my tag for reference.
Duplicate and move into position over the bottom strip.

Copy and paste Flower 3 as a new layer.
Resize 15
Duplicate the flower and move both into position like this:

Apply Mura’s Meister – Copies:
Same effect – Same settings
Move into position behind the top blue line of flowers and erase what overhangs on each side.
Duplicate
Move into position behind the bottom line of blue flowers.

Copy and paste Greenery as a new layer.
Resize 40%
Flip
Use your Target Tool and change the color of this element to #9dddb6 – you won’t see much change to the color…not yet any way.
Press Shift + B – the brightness/contrast box will appear:
Brightness: 74
Contrast: 10
OK
Duplicate
Mirror
Move each element into position – see my tag for reference.
Merge Visible both element layers.
Select All
Press Ctrl + H on your keyboard – the Feather Selection Box will appear:
Number of Pixels: 25
OK
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key 3x’s.
Deselect.

Add your elements.  I used:
Rainbow 2:  Resize 95%/Erase the clouds/Lower the Opacity to about 69
Heart:  Resize 10%/Duplicate 2x’s and mirror one of them/Line them along the side of the oval/Duplicate and Mirror each heart
Bubbles:  Resize 40%/Duplicate
Flower 7:  Resize 35%
Flower 3:  Resize 30%/Duplicate

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Use your Pick Tool and pull the sides out a little.
Merge Group.
Duplicate.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground & Background: #9dddb6
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Apply Eyecandy 4000 – Gradient Glow:
Basic Tab:
Glow Width: 3
Soft Corners: 25
Overall Opacity: 100
Color Tab:
#ffffff

Resize and save your tag to 500 pixels wide.
   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

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