07 March, 2012

PTU- Mermaid From Paradise

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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP
and was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed:
Scrapkit is A Page From Paradise from my Sis, Tragedy 
This is a pay to use kit & you can find it here at AIL.

Mask of choice. I used MB and SW Mask 22 

Tube: of choice. I  am using the always beautiful artwork 
of Jay Trembly, named Red Mermaid. 
You can find this & many other tubes from Jay at SATC
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (name only), optional

Font: of choice.
Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.;)
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 2 4 50 3.

Open up a new image, sized 700 X 700 px.
Copy & paste Paper 20 onto your canvas.
Apply your mask of choice & merge group. Resize to 110%.

Next copy & paste Frame 4 & resize 60%.
With your magic wand, click inside the frame. 
Modify- Expand by 4. Invert.
Copy & paste Paper 9, resized 65%.
Hit delete. Keep selected & copy & paste your closeup tube.
Hit delete again & select none.
Drag both the paper & closeup below your frame in the layers palette.
On your closeup, apply Xero-Radiance at these settings:
Change the opacity of your closeup to 40%.
Add a drop shadow to your frame.

Next, add your main tube & resize if needed.
Apply Xero- Radiance again, but at these settings:
Add your drop shadow.

Now, let's add some elements.
For each element I added, I sharpened & added a drop shadow.

Towel- resize 80%. Place it under your tube & move to 
just above your mask in the layers palette.

Shells Chain- resize 70%. Place on the top of your frame. 
Erase the two shells that stick out on either side of the frame. 

Next add the Sand Castle & resize 50%. Sharpen & move to the right. 
Drag below your main tube layer in layers palette.

Copy & paste Palm Tree 2. Resize 50% & sharpen. Add a drop shadow.
Position this behind the sand castle on the right. 
Duplicate & resize the 2nd palm tree 80%.
Position this just in front of the larger tree.

For the Coconut Drink, resize 25%. Sharpen & drop shadow.

The Hibiscus Bouquet 2 element, I resized 45%. Then mirror & flip.
Place this at the top left corner of the frame. Using your eraser, 
carefully erase the stems. Sharpen & add a drop shadow.

The Shell 1, shell 2 & shell 3 elements- resize each 20%. Sharpen & drop shadow.
Duplicate each & scatter randomly.

Starfish- resize 20%. Sharpen & drop shadow. 
Duplicate & again, scatter them a bit. 

Crop &/ or resize your tag to your own liking.
Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name, using a font of choice.
Duplicate this name layer. On the top layer, add a bevel:
On the bottom name layer, give it a gradient glow set at 3:
Then add your drop shadow to this bottom name layer.

Merge your layers visible, save as a PNG & you're finished.=)
I hope you had fun trying this tutorial. I'd love to see your results. =)


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