Portrait of Beauty
This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on April 17, 2010
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This tut is written using a PTU kit created by Bello Scarto called Scrap Angel which can be purchased at Heartbeatz Store. It was written using PSPX, but is adaptable to any version and is for people with a good working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies needed: A greyscale tube of your choice.
I spent a little time playing around with the different papers in this kit and working different ways to make a background without using any other supplies. Here’s what I came up with this time.
Open a new image 550 by 550, fill with white. Open Bs_sc_paper2 in PSP and minimize it Take the preset shapes tool and set it to rectangle. Anti-alias and Create on vector should be checked, line is solid and width 1. Set your foreground color to white and background should be set to pattern, scale 50 and pick the paper that is open as the pattern to work with. Now just make some overlapping rectangle shapes covering a major portion of the image. Move them around and even change the position of the layers until you find an arrangement that you like. Convert to raster layer.
Duplicate this layer, move it up and to the left a bit, lower the opacity to around 45. While this layer is still highlighted, select all, float, defloat, modify/contract 6, modify/select selection border, promote selection to new layer. On this new layer, set the opacity back up to 100, flood fill with a shade of grey from your image, add a nice inner bevel of your choice.
Highlight the bottom layer and add a nice drop shadow. Highlight the duplicated layer and merge down. Highlight the border layer, add a nice drop shadow then merge down.
Using your rectangle preset shape tool again, draw a new rectangle using a shade of grey from your image. C/P Bs_sa_element28 as a new layer. Highlight the grey rectangle shape layer and resize it using the Object Selection Tool so you have it showing around the frame on all four sides making it look like a nice border around the frame. Convert this layer to a raster, select all, float, defloat and add a texture effect that you like. I used blinds twice, once vertical and once horizontal. Add a drop shadow to this layer. Highlight the frame layer, c/p your tube of choice as new layer. I used a beautiful image ©Marlene Freimanis. Resize as necessary so that it’s framed nicely. You can even use the deform tool to resize the frame to work with the height and width of the tube you are using. Drag the tube layer under the frame, add drop shadow. Highlight the frame, add drop shadow and merge down, then merge down again.
C/P Bs_sa_element31 as a new layer, resize, position and deform the element so that it looks like it’s curving up the right side, add a drop shadow. C/P Bs_sa_element21 as a new layer, duplicate. Resize, rotate and position the duplicated layer up on the left top of the image. Highlight the original element layer and resize and position it on the lower right of the image. Add a drop shadow to each layer, merge the duplicate layer down.
Open Bs_sa_element33, resize to 30%, Image/Greyscale. C/P on a new layer, duplicate and position, rotate and resize as needed up left by the heart. Add a drop shadow to each layer. Open Bs_sa_element36, resize to 60%, c/p as new layer and move it up on the right top part of the image. I had to mirror the bow and rotate it slightly on mine. You may not have to. Open Bs_sa_37 and resize to 50%, c/p it on the bottom right on top of the heart.
Add your text, watermark and copyright information. Easy-peasy, you’re done!
Thank you for trying this tut. I hope you enjoyed it.