July 09, 2010

Paint a Pretty Picture

Paint a Pretty Picture

This tut was written by me, Em Jay, on 7-9-10 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 Stacie Cakes  called Secret Garden which can be purchased here 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 added supplies needed.

Open a new image 550 by 550. Resize sc_frame2 to 80% and c/p it as a new layer. Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selection/modify/expand 2. Pick a paper of your choice. I used sc_paper5. Add new raster layer, copy the paper and paste inside selection.  Drag this paper layer down under the frame.

Open sc_rainbow and resize to 60%.  C/P as new layer and position it under the flower border of the frame.  Drag this layer under the frame.

Open sc_river and resize to about 50%. Now we want the river to lay a bit flat so we need to add some perspective.  C/P the river as a new layer and drag it to just above the paper layer.  Click on the deform tool and while holding the control key, drag the bottom right corner to the right.  You will see both sides of the image expanding outward.  Now let go of the control key and place the cursor on the top of the node on the top of the image in the middle and push the image down.  By doing this you should be seeing the river look more like its laying flat.  Double click on the image to reset the deform tool.  If you want the river to lie even flatter, just repeat the steps above.

Open one of the trees.  I used sc_tree3.  Resize to 30% and c/p it as a new layer. Position the tree where you want it.  Duplicate this layer as many times as you would like to add trees to your picture, resizing and position them with the deform tool.  Add a nice drop shadow on each tree.

Open both sc_dragonfly1 and 2 and resize to 20%.  C/P each as a new layer, position, rotate and resize further if needed with the deform tool.  Add as many dragonflies that you want.  Add a drop shadow to each one.

Open sc_flower3 and 5 a resize to 40%. C/P them here and there over the flowers on the frame.  This will give the frame a more 3D look. Add as many as you want and don’t forget to add a drop shadow on each flower.

Open one of the bows and resize it to 50%. C/P it as a new layer and position it over the left top corner of the frame. Add a drop shadow. 

Open one of the posers supplied in the kit or use a focus tube of your choice.  I used sc_mediposer5 which is ©Medievil Creations http://medievilcreations.blogspot.com/.  Position the tube somewhere on the lower right of the image and add a drop shadow. Add your text, watermark and copyright information then you’re done!

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