Tuesday, 3 February 2009

New Tutorial and Tag

New Tutorial and Tag


Hi all... Hope your week has started off well 

 I've created a new tutorial today and well bascially here it is

thanks for looking

Hugs Michelle


You can get the tag here if you want it

Oriental Beauty

Hi All... Created a new tutorial for you all to try... hope you all enjoy it

Hugs Michelle

This tutorial was written by Michelle Mills on 03 February 2009. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental. I claim all rights to this tutorial. Your results of this tutorial you are free to do with as you wish. Please respect the TOU of the owner of the scrap kit.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of Paint shop Pro.

The results of this tutorial were done in Paint shop Pro Ultimate x2.

Hugs Michelle


Supplies need three tubes of choice

I have provided some of the background supplies here

If necessary install the gold texture in your texture or pattern files


I have used the beautiful Artwork of Maribel which you can find here



I have also used a beautiful FTU kit by Leela of Blackwings Scraps called A Dream

Which you can get here http://blackwingscraps.blogspot.com/


Ok so here we go with the tutorial

Couple of steps involved but all very easy


First Create a new 600x450 transparent image

Choose two colours from your tube a light and a dark colour and

Flood fill with your dark background colour you have chosen from your main tube

Colours I have used #23864b for my foreground and #176534 for my background colour

 Now go effect>texture effects>blinds and with the following settings

Width 2, opacity 70, colour your light colour and light from left to top checked

Copy and paste as new layer your fan and move to the left see image for placement

Change opacity to 50% and blend mode to soft light add a drop shadow

V -3, H 0, Opacity 70, blur 6, colour black

Now copy and paste as new layer your umbrella and move to bottom right

Opacity at 60% and blend mode luminance legacy

Drop shadow V 3, H 3, opacity 70, blur 6, colour black

Copy and paste as new layer your main tube and resize as necessary

Place where you think is best I placed ever so slightly off centre and added a drop shadow

V & H 5, Opacity 60, Blur 6 colour black

Copy and paste as new layer one of the symbols and place to the top left of image

I used beauty and then change opacity to 80% and blend mode to luminance

Image add borders of 2px with white

Use your magic wand to select the white border and fill with gold pattern select none

Image add borders of 25 px with white

Select border with magic wand and using your clone brush fill in the border

If you can’t get a pattern you like... I found it easier to open your fan tube and recreate the background like your tag and then add borders of 25 that and use the clone brush to create your frame border...then go back and add new raster to your tag image and copy and paste into selection do not deselect

See screen shots below



Add a new raster and flood fill with white and change the opacity to 20% merge down this layer and then merge down again do not deselect yet

Effect>inner bevel with the following settings

Bevel 1, width 8, depth 2, Ambience 0, shininess 10, colour white, angle 315, intensity 67,     elevation 20

Select none

Add borders 2px with white and then select again with magic wand and fill with gold pattern

Promote background to raster

Image>canvas size width 820, height 750

Now using the scrapkit choose some elements to decorate your frame 

I have used element 26 butterfly copy and pasted as new layer, resized to 40% and free rotated to 35 degrees to the right move to the right corner see image for placement

And then adjust manual colour correction and changed it to following settings

Right click on the top left image on the screen to get the main colour and then  

Hue 18, sat 165, lightness 124 and change opacity to 60%

Element 14 and copy and pasted as new layer and then using deform stretched it go across the bottom of my frame see image

Manual colour correction using same technique as before and use the following settings

Hue 101, Sat 167, lightness 106

Add dropshadow of V&H 3, opacity 60, blur 5, colour black

Element 16 copy and paste as new layer and move layer underneath the ribbon layer

And then manual colour change and click your mouse on the flower in the top left image and use the following settings

Hue 19, sat 142, lightness 147

Add same dropshadow as before and duplicate image and move to the right of the image

See image for placement

Add a drop shadow to the frame if you like add your watermark and any copyright information

Merge visible and crop your image and resize to what you like

You are done...

Thank you for trying my tutorial I hope you have enjoyed it

And thanks for visiting

Hugs Michelle



rhonda said...

Very pretty tag Michelle thanks for the tutorial too!

Gonna be following you for more neat stuff!


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