May 18, 2010

Reflection of Elegance




Reflection of Elegance

This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 5-17-10 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 Puddicat Creations called Blue Dreams 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.

No additional supplies needed.

Open a new image 550 by 550, fill with white, add new raster layer, select all.  C/P paper4 into selection.

Open frame5, resize to 60%, c/p as new layer. Using the magic wand, click outside the frame, selection/modify/contract 1, invert. Highlight paper layer and hit delete. Open ribbon1, resize to 70%, c/p as new layer and move it up a little and to the left.  Duplicate, flip, mirror and move this ribbon layer down and to the right. Add a drop shadow to both ribbon layers. Drag this second ribbon layer below the frame.  Highlight the frame layer and using the eraser tool, erase parts of the frame so that it looks like it’s weaving above and below the ribbon.

Open doodle1, resize to 55%, flip, c/p as a new layer and move it to the top right of the frame.  Duplicate, move to the right on the frame. Add a drop shadow to both doodle layers.

C/P your focus tube as a new layer and position it where you want it.  I used a beautiful tube which is ©hellonlegs. You can find her artwork here. Open element2, resize to 60%, c/p as a new layer next to your focus tube. Highlight your focus tube layer, duplicate, mirror. Position this layer over the mirror element, reduce the opacity to 50. Highlight the mirror element, selection/select all/ float, defloat, invert. Highlight the reflection tube layer, hit delete.  Take the eraser and erase any part of the reflection tube that is overlapping the ornate frame of the mirror. Merge down. Now highlight your focus tube layer and add a drop shadow.

Open heartpendant1, resize to 40%, c/p as new layer and position it on the right doodle. Add a drop shadow.

Highlight your bottom white layer. To help the colors of the tube and elements to all come together, I picked a color from the tube I used and used the custom brush called Pencil01, which is default in PSP.  Click the brush here and there around the image, not a lot, just a few times.

Now you can add your text, watermark and copyright information. Export as a jpeg and you’re done.

Another easy-peasy tut!  Hope you enjoyed it.

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