Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Crisp Autumn


Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the wonderful artwork of Zindy S.D. Neilsen which can be purchased from her store here.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice – I used Mr. Jackson Rankenstein here

Dee’s Valentine Template 2
With her permission I have uploaded to here
You can visit her awesome blog here

Weescotlass Mask 236 here

Plug Ins used:
Brush Strokes - Crosshatch

 “A Crisp Autumn” is tagger size scrap kit (also available in Full Size) created by Susan of TootyPup Scraps and can be purchased from any of her stores here.  Thank you Susan for another stunning 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.
Delete the top 9 layers.
Image/Resize -
Resize all layers 80%
OK
Image/Canvas Size
700 x 600
OK
Highlight the background layer.
Flood fill white.

Highlight Top Dark Pink Square layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 1 as a new layer above the template.
Move the paper so that the top left corner of it is over the template.
Right click on the paper in the layers pallet.
Choose “Promote Section to Layer” from the drop down menu.
(Close the Original paper out for now)
Deselect.
Apply Brush Strokes – Cross hatch to the Promoted Paper layer.
Stroke Length: 36
Sharpness: 8
Strength: 1
OK
Delete the template layer.

Open up the Original paper layer and move it above Bottom Dark Pink Square layer in your layers pallet.
Repeat the above step accept position the bottom left corner of the paper over the template.
Delete the Original Paper layer.

Highlight Gold Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight Right Tan Circle.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 11 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the same Crosshatch effect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Left Tan Circle.
Repeat the above step.

Highlight Right Cream Strip.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Autumn Paper Frame 1 as a new layer above the template layer.
Position the top left area of the frame over the template.
Right click on the frame in your layers pallet.
Choose Promote Section to Layer from the drop down menu.
Delete the Original Frame element layer.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Copy the promoted layer.
Paste it as a new layer and move into position over the Left Crème Strip template layer.  It’s OK that it looks “not right” because your tube will hide it.
Delete Left Crème Strip layer.

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

Highlight Top Pink Circle.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 12 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Bottom Pink Circle.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Paste Paper 12 (should still be in the memeory) Into Selection.
Copy and paste Bridge 4 as a new layer over the paper.
Resize 40%
Move into position over the paper layer.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper the same slight Inner Bevel.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #ffffff
Background: #902542

Highlight Top Dotted Circle.
Make your Color Replacer Tool active.
Double right click on the template.
It should turn to a maroon color.

Highlight Bottom Dotted Circle.
Repeat the above step.

Highlight Dark Pink Rectangle.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.
Effects/Texture Effects/Blinds:
Width: 5
Opacity: 48
Color: #7a7050
Horizontal checked
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Copy and paste TP_Heart_01b as a new layer.
Resize 70%
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and position it more toward the right area of the heart – see the green heart on my tag as reference.
Change the Opacity to Multiply and lower the Opacity to about 28.
Be sure to give the tube a drop shadow.
Make your Selection Tool active set on Point to Point.
Section around the light green heart.
Selections/Invert
Highlight the tube layer.
Tap the delete key.
Selections/Modify/Inside Outside Feather:
Feather amount: 30
OK
Tap the delete key until you have the feathered effect you want.
Deselect.
Merge Visible the heart and tube layers.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Move into position – see my tag for reference.

Add your elements.  I used:
Autumn Leaves 01:  Resize 85%
Circle_Frame_01:  Resize 55/Duplicate
Grass Flowers_01: Duplciate/Resize 70%
Bow_07:  Resize 65%
Pumpkin_01a:  Duplicate/Resize one of them 20%, the other 15%
Butterfly_04:  Resize 20%

Highlight your white background.
Select All.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 7 as a new layer.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 2 as a new layer – change the Properties to Overlay.
Deselect.
To each paper:
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground:  #56362b
Background: #982c29
Stroke: 1.0

Type your name.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Resize all layers 80%.
   
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!
Hugs,
Bev

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