Friday, November 20, 2009

Elfin Magic

This tutorial was written by Kelli on 11/20/09.
Do not copy this tutorial or post through any kind of group
or claim it as your own.
Resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.
This tutorial was written using psp 9,
but should work using any version.
It is written assuming you have a basic
knowledge of PSP and its tools.

Supplies Needed:

~ The Scrap kit By LadySaphira called "Past Christmas"
it Can be purchased HERE
you can check out her blog HERE
~A tube of choice.I used a tube by Joanna Bromley .
You need a license to use her work
You can purchase one at MPT,
This one was included in the awesome christmas gift this year.
~Font of choice
~A mask of choice


1. Open a new image 600 x 600 pixels.
2.Grab your presets shape tool set to elipse.Stroke width set to 15.
Open 2 of your papers and set one for your foreground and one for your background.Draw out a large circle,to make it perfectly round, hold down the shift key while drawing it.Go to objects,align, center in canvas.Before converting to raster, pull on the nodes to make it the size you want it.Convert it to a raster layer.
3.Now draw a smaller one inside the large one you just made. This time, make the foreground null, and open a different paper to put in the background.objects align in center and when happy, convert it to a raster layer.
4.Now open 2 more papers, we are going to do the rectangle now.Put one paper in for your foreground and the other one in for your backgound.set your preset shapes to the square.Set the stroke width to 7 and draw out a square.When you are happy with the size, convert it to a raster layer.Use your deform tool to rotate it as will have to sharpen it also.Mabey several times.
5.Dupicate the square and flip it position it together with the first one.Merge down. when happy with the two squares.duplicate it again and mirror and flip.
6.Paste your tube as the top layer, resize and add a drop shadow of choice.Position it as desired, add ©info now.
7.Add the other elements you are planning on usng, add a drop shadow to each one. add a new layer and drag it to the botttom,open another paper and paste it as a new layer, load your mask of choice and merge group.
9.Add your name and any text effects you would like,I did an inner bevel and drop shadow .
10.Save it as a png.

Thanks for trying my tut!
I hope you are happy with your results!
Hugs from Kel

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