was written by me, Gems, August 9th 2010
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
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I am using the wonderful art of Suzanne Woolcott
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this was written in PSPX and
assumes you have a good understanding.
Font i used - Renaissance
ok off we go!!
Plug in - Xero - Soft mood
Open up my Mask and minimise to your system tray
New Image 600x600
New raster layer,selections > select all
Get paper3 or one of choice and paste into selection
Layers -new mask layer- from image
click on your drop down and find gemsmasks-162
source luminance checked only.
apply the mask,
go to layers-merge-merge group.
New raster layer get the post card from the kit.
Resize to 55% of original
paste as a new layer.
Add a drop shadow to all the elements that you add
go to layer palette-rename layer as postcard.
Use your pick/deform tool to angle down to the right
Open up element 26 the glitter splash,
resize to 55% of original,
place to the left hand side.
open up a stamp frame of choice( i used element13)
re size to 75% of original
paste as a new layer and use your pick tool to angle the opposite way to the post card.
See my tag for reference.
With your stamp frame layer active use your
freehand selection tool and draw around the edge of the frame.
paste a paper of choice as a new layer.
i used the same paper 3
layer palette -rename this layer 'stamp paper'
Add several different flowers as new layers. Resize them to 35% of original,
then use your pick tool if you wish to re size further.
Open the heart elements 24 & 25
resize to 30% of original and then with pick tool if you wish.
Open up a feather, i used element29
resize to 55% of original
use your pick tool to angle and size if you wish.
add any other elements to decorate that you wish.
Make your post card layer active.
go to selections-select all-float-defloat.
Paste on a tube of choice as a new layer,
to sit to the left hand side of the post card.
Tube layer active
hit delete about 6 times
go to your layer palette.
change the blend mode to luminance
then lower the opacity to 80 or to your own choice.
Now activate the 'stamp paper' layer
paste your tube as a new layer
peeking out behind the stamp frame to the left.
with the tube layer selected,
Layer palette change the blend mode to luminance
Paste your main tube as a new layer add a drop shadow
add your ę and your name.
Layers merge merge visible.
If you dont have the plugin then thats it your finished!!
save as a PNG.
If you have the plug in and want to continue
layers merge, merge visible.
layer palette and then duplicate the whole thing.
on the bottom layer go to effects
soft mood and apply these settings
on the top copy lower the opacity to about 60-70
layers merge visible. and your done!
Save as a PNG.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and i hope you found it easy to follow?
any problems at all please feel free to shout!!
ArtworkęSuzanne Woolcott www.gorjuss.co.uk SW521 Gems10