This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 2-24-10 with all rights reserved. Please do not copy and paste it in any group or call it your own. You can link to it using a text link to my blog.
This tut is written using a beautiful PTU kit created by Athena Designs called Down at the Bottom of the Garden which can be purchased here at Scrappetizing. It was written using PSPX, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP.
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You will also need Filter Unlimited 2.0
Open DBG_Paper4, resize down to 400 by 400. Adjust/sharpness/sharpen. Filter Unlimited 2.0/Convolution filters/Emboss(strong) 225. Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Hue/Saturation/Lightness. Adjust the color to a much darker shade of what it is now. Open DBG_Paper18, resize down to 400 by 400. Sharpen once. Image/Greyscale, Image/Increase color depth 8 bits. Filter Unlimited 2.0/Lens effects/Refractor 1. Copy/paste as new layer over the paper4 image. Change Blend Mode to Overlay, merge down. Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize. Select a darker green color like what I’m using.
Promote the background to a layer, add new raster layer, flood fill with black. Layer/arrange/send to bottom. Open the supplied mask. Layer/new mask layer/from image. Click on the drop-down menu to select the mask file. Invert mask data should be checked. Click OK. Merge group.
Add new raster layer, flood fill with white. Layer/arrange/send to bottom. Image/canvas size Width/Height 500, lock aspect ratio should be checked, under placement the center button should be clicked, flood fill with white.
Open DBG_EL11, resize to 500 by 500 pix, copy/paste as new layer, drag layer on top of the white background. Open DBG_EL64, move layer to top left of image, duplicate, mirror/flip, merge down. Drag butterflies to right above the chain-link. Close your green image background and merge visible.
Highlight the green top layer, open DBG_EL51, resize to 50%, copy/paste as new layer, use the deform tool to resize it so it is not overlapping the black frame border. Duplicate layer once and merge this new layer down, add a nice drop shadow, merge down. Open DBG_EL21, resize to 50%, Copy/paste as a new layer and move it around the upper left of the image, add drop shadow, merge down.
Open DBG_EL18, resize to 50%, Copy/paste as new layer, move it to the right side of the image overlapping the right border a little bit. Copy/paste DBG_EL19 as new layer on the lower right of the image resizing with the deform tool. Open DBG_EL35, 36, and 37, resize to 18%. Duplicate each mushroom and Copy/paste them around the tree stump, resizing with the reform tool. Make sure you have some in front of the stump and also behind the stump. Copy/paste as new layer DBG_34, resize with deform tool and place at the bottom of the stump, duplicate, mirror, move this new layer to a different position at the bottom of the stump. Add a nice drop shadow to each one of the mushroom and flower layers. Open DBG_13, 14, and 16. resize each one to 18%. Copy/paste each one as a new layer. Using the deform tool, lay them flat on top of the stump, add a drop shadow to each gem. Close the bottom two layers of your image, then merge visible.
Open and highlight your green layer then open DBG_72, resize to 40%, copy/paste as a new layer at the top of the image, duplicate twice. Move each layer to separate positions at the top of the image adjusting the length by moving it up or down. Erase any part of the vine that overlaps the top frame border after you have them placed where you want them. Add a nice drop shadow to each layer. Close the bottom three layers of the image, then merge visible.
Open DBG_medi_morningglory5, resize to 35%. Copy/paste as a new layer on a rung of the ladder on the right side. Make any further size adjustment with the deform tool. Open DBG_medi_primrose4, resize to 35%. Copy/paste as a new layer down on the lower left of the image, resizing with the deform tool if necessary. Open
DBG_frame4, resize to 60%. Copy/paste as a new layer, position on the bottom left, drag this layer below the stump layer. Duplicate, mirror, flip, drag the new layer up under the hanging lights layer. Make any final adjustments to any of the layers you want to make, then with all layers open, merge visible.
Open 4 different butterflies, copy/paste each on its own layer, resizing, rotating and positioning them with the deform tool. Add a drop shadow to each one of the butterflies. Merge visible.
Now it’s time to add the text, watermark and copyright information, merge all flat. Export as a jpeg and you’re done!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!