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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Summertime Fun



This tutorial was written by me, Lori, on April 6, 2010.
And it was written for those who should already have a basic knowledge of working with PSP. I used Paint Shop Pro XI
Do not copy this tutorial and post it through any group or claim it as your own. Please share a text link only. If you use this tutorial please send me a copy of the tag you made with it to my e-mail to the left. I'd LOVE to see the creations and post into my slide show! Thank You!
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.
Supplies needed
Tube(s) of choice, I used the wonderful PTU tubes by ©Lix, you must purchase a license to use her artwork and can do so here.
PTU Scrapkit by Merrily of I don't give a scrap called "Life's a Beach" and can be found here.
Tag template#11, by Yvette of Essence of Creativty no longer available.
Font of choice (I used Summertime Oblique)
Mask #271 by Vix and can be found here.
Plugins: EyeCandy 4000
Please remember to stop and save often.
Add drop shadow of choice as you go. Refer to my example as needed, merge layers down as needed to make things a little eaiser.

Let's Rock this Tutorial!!

Open the template in PSP, using your shortcut keys on your keyboard (SHIFT+D) duplicate the template as a new image. Resize canvas size to 800x800. You will crop and resize later. Close the original.

Open papers 4, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 17. Minimize for later use.

Go to background layer, layer1. Select-All, copy and paste paper 16 into selection. Open the mask by Vix. Go to Layers-Add mask layer-From Image. Making sure the mask is on the source window and have Source Luminance clicked. Go to Layers-Merge-Merge Group.

Go to large circle layer, Select-All-Float-Defloat. Add new raster layer, copy and paste paper 17 into selection. Select-None.

Open sand and umbrella elements, copy and paste as new layers, resize to liking and arrange at the bottom of the circle. Putting the umbrella layer below the sand layer. Go to the black circle, Select-All-Float-Defloat-Invert, go to the sand and hit the delete key on the keyboard. Do the same for the umbrella layer. Delete original black circle layer.

Go to large rectangle layer, with your magic wand, click in the middle of the lighter colors. Go to Selections-Float-Defloat. Add new raster layer and add paper9 into selection. Add tube of choice as a new layer, arrange to fit inside the large rectangle, Go to Selections-Invert, go to the tube and hit the delete key on the keyboard. Selections-none. Go back to the large rectangle layer, click inside the darker of the two colors, (the 'frame'), Go to Selections-Float-Defloat. Add new raster layer and add paper4 into selection. Selections-None. Arrange this layer above the tube layer and delete original layer.

Go to small rectangle 1 layer, with your magic wand, click in the middle of the lighter colors. Go to Selections-Float-Defloat. Add new raster layer and add paper13 into selection. Add tube of choice as a new layer, arrange to fit inside the large rectangle, Go to Selections-Invert, go to the tube and hit the delete key on the keyboard. Selections-none. Go back to the small rectangle 1 layer, click inside the darker of the two colors, (the 'frame'), Go to Selections-Float-Defloat. Add new raster layer and add paper11 into selection. Selections-None. Arrange this layer above the tube layer and delete original layer.

Go to small rectangle 2 layer, with your magic wand, click in the middle of the lighter colors. Go to Selections-Float-Defloat. Add new raster layer and add paper15 into selection. Add tube of choice as a new layer, arrange to fit inside the large rectangle, Go to Selections-Invert, go to the tube and hit the delete key on the keyboard. Selections-none. Go back to the small rectangle 2 layer, click inside the darker of the two colors, (the 'frame'), Go to Selections-Float-Defloat. Add new raster layer and add paper8 into selection. Selections-None. Arrange this layer above the tube layer and delete original layer.

Add another tube of choice if you like and arrange in the middle of the image.

Add element flip-flops of choice, and arrange above the butterfly, delete the original butterfly layer. Open kite element of choice, arrange over the top right of the large rectangle frame.

Type in the words 'Summertime fun' using color ##3f6dc2, add fat black gradient glow of choice. Duplicate the flip-flops layer, arrange above 'Summertime Fun'. Carefully with your eraser, erase a portion of the left flip-flop that is on top and some of the string from the kite so it looks like it's going 'through' the picture frame.

With the color white, type in the words, 'Sand, Sandals and Friends =". Add a fat blue gradient glow of choice, go to Effects-3D Effects-Inner Bevel using these settings: Smoothness: 81; Depth: 9; Ambience: -8; Shininess: 11; Angel: 106; Intensity: 34; Elevation: 31; Width: 24.

Add the sun element and arrange just below the S in Summertime.

Add any other elements of choice, crop and resize to liking.
Add name, Copyright info, and save!
Thanks for Rocking Out my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed! ~Lori

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