Thursday, July 12, 2012

You must have very good PSP working knowledge to follow this tutorial.

I used Paint Shop Pro X2 but any version will work.
Tube is called Sofia by Alex Prihodko you must purchase at PicsForDesign
Scrapkit is a PTU called My Beautiful Garden from Niqui's Designs you can purchase at PicsForDesign
Mask #4 by me you can download here Scraps Dimensions
Font of choice 
Drop Shadow settings I used on most elements are vertical 3, horizontal 3, Opacity 55, Blur 15, Color Black, you can use whatever settings you are acostumed to.

Always look at tag for reference.

Lets Begin

1. Open Canvas 750x750px.  You can resize later.

2. Open tube, resize, copy and paste on canvas, place as in tag.

3. Open element 27, resize 600x600px, copy and paste on canvas, place behind tube.

4. Go to magic wand and select inside of frame.  Make sure you select the gaps between the branches.
   Go to Selections-Modify-Expand-16 pixels.  Open paper 3 copy and paste as a new layer. Go to
   Selections-Invert and delete. Keep selected. Drag paper under frame. Go to layer New Raster Layer.
   Open tube close up, copy and paste into selection, deselect and drag close up under frame.  Stay
   on the close up layer, blend mode Burn, and lower the oppacity to 77.

5. Open element 45, resize 550x550px, copy, paste and place behind tube.

6. Open element 60, resize 184x200px, copy, paste and place behind tube and over element 45 as in tag.

7. Open element 1, resize 145x200px, copy, paste and place behind tube to your left.

8. Open element 59, resize 550x125px, copy, paste and place behind tube, drag until it is under tube.(See tag)

9. Open element 40, resize 188x600px, go to Image-Mirror, copy and paste, place behind tube and cat on your right side of canvas.

10. Open element 57, resize 250x500px, copy, paste and place behind, tube and candle to your left, duplicate, mirror place duplicate to your right as in tag.

11. Open element 39, resize 350x183px, copy, paste and place to your upper left corner of frame, go to Image-Free Rotate-left-20 degrees.  Go to Adjust-Hue and Saturation-Colorize Hue 34, Saturation 227.

12. Open element 13, resize 200x159px, Image-Mirror, copy, paste and place on frame as in tag.

13. Open element 47, resize 500x233px, copy, paste and place to your left upper corner of frame so that it's sticking out as in tag, drag element all the way down until it's behind all the elements, duplicate it and scatter it around, see tag for reference.

14. Merge Visible and open paper 10.  Copy, place and drag under tag.  Open my mask and go to Layers-New Mask Layer-From Image, Source Luminance checked, Invert mask data unchecked, look for my mask on the Source Window and click OK.  Go to Layer-Merge-Merge Group.
Tag is done.   Add shadow to elements if you haven't already.  Layers->merge->merge visible.  Add your name and credits.  If you would like to show me your work contact me at  I would love to see what you did. 
This tutorial was written by me Doris Lynch on July 12, 2012 . Any similarity to other tutorials is purely coincidental. Do not copy, repoduce, hot link or claim as your own. Do not post on any site or tranlsate without my written consent.


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