March 12, 2010

Better In Blue Jeans

Better In Blue Jeans

This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 3-10-10 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 PTU kit created by Country Style Designs   at called Better in Blue Jeans which can be purchased here at Scraps With Attitude.   It was written using PSPX, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies needed here

Open a new image 500 by 400, flood fill with white. Using your rectangle selection tool make a rectangle about 475 by 350, fill with Paper2_CSD, sharpen once, select none, add a drop shadow.  Use the default script called CenterLayer. Add new raster layer, using the rectangle selection too again, make a rectangle about 450 by 75, fill with Paper1_CSD, sharpen once, select none.  Duplicate this layer two times.  You should now have three separate layers. Using the move tool, arrange the three layers to look like three slats with the same size space between each of them. Merge the top slat down, merge down again to form one layer. Use the CenterLayer script. 

Now I used two cute tubes by the artist Sandra Lusquin,,   You cannot use her work unless you, personally, or a group you’re in has permission to use her work. Select two complimentary tubes to use. Highlight the slats layer and add a drop shadow using the settings 2, 2, opacity 85, blur 4 and select a color from one of your tubes.  Save this color as a swatch because we will be using it again for our mask background. Add a second drop shadow only changing to -2, -2 and using a color from your second tube.  This will help bring together a nice combination of colors which will help blend in the colors of your tubes and the blue and beige jeans colors used in the kit. So, really any two colors from your tubes will work. 
Add a new layer, using your rectangle selection tool again make a rectangle about 150 by 375 and fill with Paper2_CSD, select none, CenterLayer.  Now just moving horizontally, move this layer to the left, but keep some of the slats layer showing. Now select all, float, defloat, modify/ contract 10, add new raster layer, fill selection with Paper5_CSD. Highlight the first layer that you moved to the left, selection/modify/expand2, hit delete.  Drag on top of the Paper5 layer. Add a drop shadow to this little frame and then merge down.  Duplicate this layer, mirror, merge down, drop shadow.

Open your two tubes and c/p on new layers one each in the two frames you just made. Use deform tool to resize and position. Add a drop shadow.

Open Lace7_CSD, resize to 25%. C/P as new layer at the top of the two frames, duplicate layer, image/free rotate/right15. Duplicate the original lace layer again, image/free rotate/left 15. Merge top layer down, merge down again. Position and make any size adjustments to the lace with the deform tool. Open Bow5_CSD, resize to 30%, c/p on the center of the lace ribbons. Open Beads2_CSD, resize to 30%, c/p as a new layer, drag under bow layer, duplicate once. Position and resize both bead layers with deform tool until you have something you like.  Merge top layer down, add drop shadow.

I used Flower3 and 5_CSD in a vertical cluster on the top right of the image.  And I used the single flowers, Flower 4 and 6_CSD in a cluster on the lower left. Open Bug2_CSD, resize to 35%, duplicate, position and rotate to how you like them, merge top layer down. Open a new Bug2_CSD, resize to 25%, duplicate, position and rotate until you have them where you want them, merge top layer down. Add a drop shadow to both bug layers.

Set your foreground color to one of the colors you used when we added the drop shadows to the slats.  And set your background color to the other color you used. Select the foreground/background gradient and use these settings, vertical/horizontal 30, 0 repeats. Highlight bottom white layer, add new raster layer, fill with gradient. Apply the supplied mask. Add text, watermark and copyright information. Export as a jpeg and you’re done!

Thanks for trying this tut.  I hope you enjoyed it. J


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