Thursday, August 2, 2012

Purple Impressions

This tutorial was written by me on August 2nd, 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 this tutorial is this beautiful kit by Ladyhawwk Designs called Hot Summer Love which can be purchased at Creative Design Outlet HERE.  You will also need the stunning art of Jamie Kidd which can also be purchased at Creative Design Outlet HERE along with all of his other tubes.  Please support the arts and DO NOT use his tubes without a license to do so.  Mask...04PSPMask HERE...if this mask is your creation please let me know so I can give you credit, I got it somewhere in one of my groups.  Xero Plugin and font is Miss Lankfort which you can download HERE.

Let's do this...

First open your tube and elements into PSP.  You can use my image as a reference for which elements I used.  I did do some colorizing but you should be able to recognize the elements.

Copy and paste paper of choice into a new 700 x 700 white image.  I used paper 3.  Resize 65% and Now go up to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize and use these settings:

(Use these same settings for each purple colorization)

Apply your mask supplied and merge the group.

Copy and paste element 28 above your mask, resize it 90%, duplicate it then flip and mirror it.  Place it to the right side of the frame of your mask.  Use the same Colorization settings as above and then give it a slight drop shadow, I used the following shadow:

(I used the same drop shadow for all of my elements.)

Next, copy and paste your tube above this element, resize it 80% and place most of it to fit nicely inside the frame of your mask, then using your Selection Tool with a 75% feather, select the very bottom of your tube and then hit delete.  Go to Effects/Plugins/Xero/Radiance and use these settings:

Then go back to Effects/Plugins/\Xero/Porcelain and use these settings:

Now copy and paste the same element 28 above your tube, resize it 90%, colorize it and place it to the bottom right of the frame of your mask....add the drop shadow.

Now copy and paste the rose, element 7 into your working image, resize 60% then go to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize and this time set the Saturation to zero.  Duplicate your rose and on the duplicated rose use the same Colorization settings as we first used.  Now using your Selection Tool with a 75% feather, select the stem and leaves and hit delete and then merge the two roses together.  Duplicate it twice and arrange the flowers as I have done.

Next, copy and paste the rest of your elements into your working image.  You can use my image again for reference for size and placement.  Also for some of the elements I used the gray colorizing and some the purple.  You can always use your Raster Deform tool for precise sizing.  It also prevents distortion of what you're resizing.  Give each the same drop shadow as above.

Now, above your mask layer copy and paste element 18, colorize it with the purple and set the blend mode to soft light.  Use your selection tool with a 75% feather and delete the parts of the element that is not inside the frame of your mask.

Add your name and copyright taking care that your copyright is legal and legible.  I use pixel or copy fonts for a professional-looking copyright.  You can google and find all kinds of these fonts.  They work best, most of them, at size 6 with your antialias set to off.  Also for crisp edges on your fonts for your name or wordart, set your antialias to sharp.  Resize to fit your needs and you're done.

I'm glad you tried my tutorial and I hope you gleaned something from it to hone your PSP skills.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns over broken links, etc.  You can find me on facebook or at  Happy creating...



1 comment:

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 3 post on Aug. 03, 2012. Thanks again.