March 21, 2010

Color of Spring

Color of Spring

This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 3-20-10 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 KairinaKat Kreations called
Spring Time Fun 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.

Open new image 600 by 600 and fill with white, select all, add new raster layer, c/p SpringTimeFun 92 into selection, select none.

Add new raster layer. Open SpringTimeFun 91. Set the background color to pattern and select SpringTimeFun 91. Activate the airbrush tool and use these settings, shape-circle, size 250, hardness10, steps10, density10, thickness 100, rotation0, opacity35. Right-clicking the airbrush tool, make little passes of color here and there over the background. Once you like it, merge down. Add your own background mask, merge group. On this layer use the blend mode dissolve, opacity 50, merge visible.

I used one of the fairy posers from the kit, but feel free to use any tube you want to. C/P the focal tube.  Setting your foreground color to a color used in the kit and background color is null, activate the rectangle tool, create on vector checked, width 30. Draw a rectangle almost the size of the focal tube. Click on the object selection tool and rotate layer about 25% to the right or whatever works good with the tube you selected to use. Convert to raster. Select all/float/defloat, add inner bevel to your liking, select none.

Open SpringTimeFun46, resize to 15%, c/p along the left side of the frame, duplicate layer, mirror, use the deform tool to position and resize or rotate if needed. Merge down. Sharpen once.  C/P SpringTimeFun62 as new layer, resize and position with the deform tool covering the stems of the branches, duplicate layer and resize smaller, position again over the branches, add drop shadow on each flower.  C/P SpringTimeFun98 as new layer, position and resize as needed somewhere on the branches, add drop shadow.

Open SpringTimeFun89, resize to 50%. C/P as new layer. Use the deform tool to rotate the sequins to the same angle as the frame and position it on the right side of the frame. Sharpen once, add drop shadow. Open SpringTimeFun86 and 87, resize to 35%, duplicate each one, move over to the right here and there over the larger sequins. Close all layers except these four little sequins and merge visible, add drop shadow.  You can open all layers again.  Highlight focal tube, right click on layer panel, arrange/bring to top.

It’s time to add text, watermark and copyright information. Export as a jpeg, name your image and you’re done!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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