Saturday, March 3, 2012



PSP - I am using PSP X2 (But an older version should work also)

PSPX2 (an older version will work also)

Scrapkit: Calming Waters by Sunshine Daze
you can purchase it at her store Sunshine Daze
Thank you Dawn for such a pretty kit to work with!

Tubes of choice - I am using the artwork of Suzanne Woolcott,
you can purchase her work here

 Mask of choice, I am using EVG_GrungeMask5
You can find this mask at Creative Misfits

Font of choice, I used Corky (a paid font) here

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.
Use the following settings for drop shadow, unless otherwise stated:
Effects>3D>Drop Shadow>
V 6
H 5
Opacity 75
Blur 12
Color Black
Shadow on new layer unchecked

=^_^=   Ready to start?  Let’s go!  =^_^=

Open a new file, transparent, 700x700
Flood fill white

Layers>New Raster Layer
Selections>Select All
Open paper 1>Resize to 700 x700
Copy/Paste Paper 1 Into Selection
Layers>Load/Save Mask>Load Mask From Disk
Fit to canvas checked
Source luminance checked
Invert transparency not checked
Hide all mask checked
Layers>Merge>Merge Group
Selections>Select None

Open SSDCWel 6>Resize 25%
Copy/Paste as a new layer
Add drop shadow

If you are using the same tube I am,
copy/paste as a new layer
Position so it is on the ledge of the
window sill
Add drop shadow
Apply porcelain effect
using default setting

The embellishments I used are:
SSDCWel 24>Resized 25%
SSDCWel 38>Resize 15%
SSDCWel 37>Resize 20%
SSDCWel 26>Resize 10%
SSDCWel 19>Resize 15%
SSDCWel 22>Resize 10%
SSDCWel 13>Resize 25%
Using your eraser tool, erase
Any foliage you do not want showing
SSDCWel 2>Resize 10%
SSDCWel 8>Resize 10%
SSDCWel 9>Resize 15%
SSDCWel 15>Resize 13%

 Close off the white bottom layer

Layers> Merge>Merge Visible

Resize to 600x600 pixels
I used colors #73788c for the foreground
and #c7cbcb for the background for my name
1.0 Stroke
Font Size 72
I also gave my name a slight bevel using the following settings

 Add the proper copyright and license information

If you want to use the white background you can
Layers>Merge>Merge All (Flatten)
File>Export>JPEG Optimizer
Set compression value to 25
Save to where you want

If you want to use the transparent background you can
File>Export>PNG Optimizer
Click “ok” on the next screen
Save to where you want

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

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