Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring's Arrival

Clicking on the image will enlarge to full view.

1 tube of choice - I’m using the wonderful artwork of Caron Vinson here
Font of Choice - I’m using Felt Tip here
Vix mask 350 here
Scraps of Enchantment Template 66 here
“Spring has Sprung” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Sarah of Lady Raven Creations Scraps and can be purchased at Lollipops n Gumdrops. You can visit her blog here.

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 Info layer.

Highlight Brush layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat.
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with a gradient of choice.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Dark Gray Rectangle layer.
Use your Magic Wand and click on it.
Copy and paste a paper of choice.
Resize 75%
Tap the delete key.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Light Grey Rectangle layer.
Repeat the above step.
Highlight Black Square layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with a gradient of choice.
Delete the template layer.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Move it into position where you want it.
Duplicate your tube.
Resize the original tube to be a bit larger and move it slight toward the right corner of the square layer.
Highlight the square layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Highlight the tube you made a bit larger.
Tap the delete key.
Number of Pixels:
Tap the delete key until you have a nice feathered effect.
Change the Properties to Multiply.

Add your embellishments. I used:
Flower 5: Resize 30%
Flower 3: Resize 25%
Word Art
Doodle 4: Resize 50%
Butterfly 3: Resize 25% Free rotate right 20 degrees
Butterfly 2: Resize 25% and 80% Free rotate left 20 degrees

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste a paper of choice Into Selection.
Apply the Mask.
Resize 120%
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Give it the same inner bevel:

Resize all layers 85%

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results and show it off in my gallery.
Email me!

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