This tutorial was written by Bhamman on 16th April 2019, and assumes a working knowledge of psp.
Any similarity to other works is unintentional and purely coincidental.
Tube of choice - I am using Anna Liwanag 107-3, which you can get at CDO
Do not use this artwork without a licence.
Scrapkit - FTU Tenderness by MizTeeque HERE
Masks - Mask 288 by MizTeeque HERE
Font of choice.
Drop Shadow 2,3,55,12 Black, except the frame: 0, 0, 55,12 Black.
Xero Filters, Radiance. MuRa’s Meister, Copies.
Don’t forget to sharpen or use the unsharp feature when re-sizing/rotating your elements/tube.
Except where noted I am working from back to front for my layering.
I am using PSP x2. Some of the effects may not be available in earlier versions.
Open blank canvas 600 x 600 px, floodfill white.
Open mask and tube and minimise for now.
Open paper 16, copy/paste into canvas, resize 80%, apply mask, merge down to group, duplicate
and merge down, re-size using your Pick tool to fill the canvas.
Open paper 1, copy/paste into canvas, resize 50%,
Open frame ele 001 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 50%, then Selections/select all/float/defloat/invert and
on your paper 1 layer, delete, then delete the original frame layer, deselect to leave a frame with a coloured border.
Apply an inner bevel of your choice, then Image/free rotate/left 15 and position towards the top left corner of the canvas.
Open ele 32 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 60%, position at bottom of frame.
Open paper 4, copy/paste into canvas, position under your frame, on the frame layer use your magic wand tool,
click inside the frame, Selections/modify/expand 10px/invert and on the paper 4 layer,
delete to leave as a background to the frame.
Use my tag above for reference and …..
Open tube, copy/paste into canvas, duplicate and close off original. Image/mirror and
re-size to your choice to fill the frame opening. Click on your frame background paper layer,
Selections/select all/float/defloat/invert and on your mirrored tube layer, delete, deselect.
Duplicate the tube in the frame and use Xero/Radiance, default settings, reduce opacity to around 50%.
On the other tube layer below, change blend mode to Luminance (L) and again reduce opacity to around 50%.
Dropshadow bottom copy.
These 2 layers should be between your frame and background paper layer.
** Watch out for stray shadow lines around the edge of your canvas, delete them! **
Dropshadow frame using 0, 0, 55, 12, Black.
Time to add some more elements and the tube, see tag above for placement.
I used the following:
Open ele 25 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 55%, position at top of frame. Dropshadow.
Open ele 35 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 75%, position at bottom of frame. Dropshadow.
Open the original tube layer and re-size to fit on the right hand side of the canvas. Dropshadow.
Open ele 46 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 45%. Dropshadow.
Open ele 48 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 30%. Dropshadow.
Open ele 20 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 17%. Dropshadow.
Open ele 58 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 25%. Dropshadow.
Open ele 17 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 25%. Dropshadow.
Open ele 8 copy/paste into canvas, re-size 20%, Image/free rotate right 15. Dropshadow.
Duplicate and apply MuRa’s Meister copies/random use 10 for number and leave
the rest of the settings at default. Image/re-size 85%.
I then erased some of the copies to give me the effect I wanted which was having just a few
of the butterfly element over the bottom left/centre of the canvas.
Check on how it looks and make any final adjustments, add copyright and licence information
then close off white background layer and add names as required.
I used font DomCasual BT, with a Dropshadow of 2, 2, 55, 4.
Export as png on transparent background.
Thanks for trying this tutorial out.