Saturday, August 8, 2015

Star of the Sea


Supplies Needed

Font of choice – I used Head Case here

Gem Mask 223 here

My template 188 here

Plug Ins used:
Brush Strokes – Crosshatch
Toadies - Ommadawn

For this tutorial I used Angela Hobb’s “Under the Sea Resale Package” which can be purchased from her resale store here.  Angela, the elements in this package are stunning!  Thank you!    
  
This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Delete the credit layer.

Highlight LAYER 1.
Select All/Float/Defloat
From the kit, Copy and paste Paper 2 as a new layer just above the template.
Close the paper layer out (You can keep it closed out through the rest of the tutorial).
Right click on the paper layer in your layers pallet, choose “Promote Section to Layer” in the submenu.
Deselect.
Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Gaussian and Monochome checked
Nosie: 21%
OK
Delete the template layer.

Highlight LAYER 2.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Move the close out paper layer above this template layer and open it up.
Position the paper so that the sand area is over the template.
Right click and choose “Promote Section to Layer”.
Close out the paper layer.
To the star paper layer, apply Brush Strokes – Crosshatch:
Match your settings to mine –

Deselect.
DO NOT delete the template layer.

Highlight LAYER 5.
Repeat the above step accept move the blue/green area over the template layer.

Open up a mermaid tube of choice –
Copy and paste it as a new layer above both of the stars – move it into a position you like – see my tag for reference.  Be sure to give the tube a drop shadow at this time.
Close this tube layer out.

Highlight LAYER 2 template.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the Mermaid tube layer.
Right Click your mouse and choose “Promote Section to Layer”.
Move the promoted tube layer just above the paper layer that belongs to LAYER 2 template.
Selections/Invert
Selections/Modify/Inside Outside Feather:
Both checked
Feather amount: 20
OK
Tap the delete key 4x’s
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight LAYER 5.
Repeat the above step.

You can delete the closed-out tube layer.
To each starfish-shaped tube layer:
Duplicate
Change the Properties to Hard Light and Lower the Opacity to 32.

To LAYER 3, 4, 6, 9, and 10:

Click on the template with your Magic Wand.
Open up the paper layer and move into a position you like over the template.
Right click and choose “Promote Section to Layer”.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Use same settings
Apply Brush Strokes – Crosshatch:
Match your settings to mine –

Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight LAYER 7.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Click the lock icon at the top of your layers pallet to lock the layer.
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur:
Radius: 10
OK
Give it the same Noise effect.
Unlock the layer.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #7b7867
Background: #000000

Make your Color Replacer Tool active.
Highlight LAYER 8.
Double Right click your mouse over the words.
They should have turned black.

Close out the background color in your color pallet.
Make your Ellipse Tool active.
Just above your white background layer create a circle that’s approximately 425 pixels.
Objects/Align/Center in Canvas.

Color Pallet:
Close out your Foreground.
Open up the background.

Make your Text Tool active and move your mouse along the circle until you see a Rocking A.
Click your mouse – a text box will appear.
Type your name again and again until you’ve gone all the way around the circle.
Click apply.
Click on the + sign in your layers pallet.
Click on the eye of the New Ellipse layer.
Highlight and Right click your mouse on Vector 1 layer.
Choose “Convert to Raster Layer”.
Duplicate your name layer.

Color Pallet:
Open up the foreground and change it to #54ddeb.
Reverse the foreground and background colors.
Make your Color Replacer Tool active and double right click on your duplicated name layer. 
It should turn to blue.
Move the blue layer slightly to the right below the black layer in your layers pallet.
Merge Visible both name layers.
Apply Noise effect.
Duplicate the name layer.
To the bottom name layer apply Toadies – Ommadawn:
Use Default Settings.

Open up the paper layer.
Move it just above your white background layer and move into a position so that the sand fills the background area.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Copy and paste the crab from the kit.
Resize 5%.

Add your copyrights.

Close out your white background.
Merge Visible.
Resize all layers 85%.
   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

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