Monday, February 27, 2012

A Fire to be Kindled


1 tube of choice – I used the artwork of Tim Lowery which can be purchased from PSP TubesImporium.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Journal and Luna Bar

Plug Ins used:
Xero - Porcelain

 “My Chains” is a tagger size FTU scrap kit created by Mary of Country Bug and can be downloaded here.  You can visit her blog here.
Please leave a thank you when downloading.  It’s a small gesture for hard work given freely.

This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~~ Lets get started ~~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste Frame as a new layer.
Resize 35%
Duplicate/Free rotate Right 5 degrees
Move all 3 frames into position – see my tag for reference.

Close out your white background.
Merge Visible.
Reopen your white background.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #dddedd   
Background: #fefffa
Style: Linear
Angle: 32
Repeats: 2
Invert unchecked

Click inside of each frame with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frames.
Flood fill with the gradient.

Copy and paste your tube below the left frame.
Move into position.
Duplicate/Mirror/Position below the right frame.
Merge Visible both tube layers.
Change the Properties to Luminance (Legacy)
Highlight the gradient layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the merged tube layer.
Tap the delete key.

Merge Visible the merged tube layer and the gradient layer.
Apply Xero – Porcelain –
Use Default settings accept lower the Blue Channel Mixer button to 0.

Close out your white background.
Merge Visible.
Reopen your white background.

Copy and paste Chain Frame as a new layer.
Resize 65%
Free rotate Right 5 degrees.
Move into position over the left frame – see my tag for reference.
Duplicate/Move below the merged layer in your layers pallet.
Highlight the chain frame that’s above the merged layer.
Use your Eraser Tool to erase the area of the chain you don’t want to see.

Repeat the above steps accept Free rotate Left 5 degrees and position over the right frame.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Position in front of the center frame.

Add your elements.  I used:
Flower:  Resize 70%/Duplicate/Resize 70%/Duplicate and Mirror both flower layers
Back 2

Using the Journal font type the words
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled” and “but a fire to be kindled” – each group of words on their own layer.
Move both word groups into position – see my tag for reference.
Merge Visible both word groups.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below the word layer.
Flood fill white.
Merge Visible the word layer and the white flood fill layer.

Add your credits.

Add your name.

Resize all layers 80%.

I’d love to see your results.
Email me!

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