This tutorial was written by me on June 14th, 2018 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.
PSP Version used: PSP 2018
This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Eugene Rzhevskii. You can purchase his tubes here.
PTU from Dees’Sign Depot called Beachy Keen. You can purchase this kit here.
Font of choice. I am using First Dance.
Open Element 90. Resize by 85%, all layers unchecked. Resize all layers by 75%. Set the canvas size to 600 x 500.
With your magic wand tool, click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10.
Open Paper 18. Resize by 56%. Paste as a new layer onto your window canvas. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect & move the paper below the window layer.
First let’s add our elements:
Spray 4 – resize by 85%. Paste as a new layer above the window layer.
Frame 3d – resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer.
Element 103b – resize by 50%. Place to the right side of the left shutter.
Element 88 – resize by 45%. Place over the plant we just added.
Element 21 – resize by 80%. Place to the upper right side of the window.
Element 24b – resize by 30%. Place over the right shutter.
Element 89 – resize by 40%, rotate left. Place over the netting.
Element 12 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom of the grass. Rotate slightly to the left.
Element 49a – resize by 65%. Place to the bottom of the window. Free rotate so that the left side of the ribbon lays flat horizontally.
Element 55f – resize by 60%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom and a little below the ribbon.
Element 9b – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom left of the stamp.
Element 15 – resize by 35%. Place to the right side of the stamp.
Element 108 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right of the dog.
On your ribbon layer, add your drop shadow if you choose to add one, then select all, float, defloat. On your sand layer use your eraser tool and erase the sand that covers the part of the ribbon that lays flat or is covered by the sand.
Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the stamp layer. Place to your liking. For any part of the tube that hangs below the sand, use your selection tool by drawing a rectangle over the part of the tube you’d like to remove, then press delete. Deselect.
Duplicate your tube. Hide the duplicate. On the original, Xero Porcelain using the following settings:
Note: Depending on the version of the filter, some will have fewer settings and some will include the below settings, which include the settings for porcelain effect, channel tuning, & compensation.
Softness – 52
Strength – 43
Red – 0
Green – 0
Blue – 0
Exposure – -21
Contrast – 62
Saturation – -14
Unhide your duplicate tube and set the blend mode to screen, 70.
Add your name, your remaining drop shadows, your copyright & license info. Merge visible & save as a PNG.
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