This tutorial was written by me on August 8th, 2012. Any resemblance to any other tutorial or tag is unintentional and is pure coincidence. Please do not claim my work as your own and do not post to any other website, blog or forum without permission from me. It is written with the assumption that you have a working knowledge of PSP and its components. It was written for PSP 9.
I recommend that you read through this or any tutorial you are attempting before starting it so you will know what to expect and how to get organized.
As with any of my tutorials when a plugin is required, change only the settings I recommend and leave the others on the default settings.
What you will need to accomplish the tutorial is the gorgeous art of Anna Marine. You can purchase Anna's tubes at Creative Design Outlet HERE along with her other tubes. Please support the arts and DO NOT use Anna's tubes without a license. This very beautiful scrap by Gothic Inspirations called Moment for Life which you can purchase at her store HERE. Plugins Penta Dot & CRoss, Screenworks, ( you can get Screenworks HERE. ) and Eye Candy 4000. Mask by Essex Girl sg_star_grungeframe 1, which you can download along with all of her other wonderful masks HERE. Font is Cupie Doll which you can get HERE.
First open your elements and tube into PSP and then start a new 700 x 700 white image. You can resize later. Copy and paste frame 1 into your new image then resize it 15%. Go to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize and use these settings:
Add a drop shadow using these settings:
Copy and paste paper 5 and resize it 15%. Use your Raster Deform tool to resize it to fit into your frame and you can use your eraser tool to erase any of the paper outside the frame.
Now above your paper copy and paste your tube. This tube comes with three layers, I used tube 1. Resize it 85% and move it into the frame on the left. Duplicate it and drag the duplicate above your frame. Use my image for a reference and delete the areas of the tube you want inside the frame. Now go to Adjust/Automatic Saturation Enhancement and use these settings:
Now copy and paste the close up tube into the right frame. Delete the areas of the tube outside the frame and then set the blend mode for this tube to Hard Light. Go to Effects/Plugins/Penta/Dot and Cross and use these settings:
Copy and paste the rest of your elements into your canvas. You can always use your Raster Deform Tool or Pick tool depending on which version of PSP you're using for precise sizing. You do not have to place your flowers or foliage exactly like mine. The thing to always remember about flowers and foliage is that nothing in nature grows symmetrical. And don't forget to add drop shadows. The thing to remember, in my opinion, about shadows is to make sure they're not too dark or too light for your canvas...it should look natural. If you palette is dark, your shadows should be dark and vice versa.
Once your elements are like you want them add a new raster layer above your background layer and flood fill it with black and apply your mask.
Add your name with the Cupie Doll font. Go to Effects/Screenworks/Dot Screen. There are no settings for this plugin, it's applied automatically. Now go to Effects/Plugins/Eye Candy 4000/Gradient Glow and use these settings:
Now go to Effects/Plugins/Eye Candy 4000/Corona and use these settings:
Then add the same drop shadow as above.
Add your copyright, resize and save as .jpeg or .png. For a neat and professional-looking copyright I use pixel or copy fonts. You can Google and literally find hundreds of these fonts. Most of them work best with your antialias set to off and at size six.
Thank you for trying my tutorial. I hope you learned something to help hone your PSP skills and that you enjoyed it. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about any of my tutorials or for issues with broken links, etc.