Strawberry Bliss

SF_StrawberryBliss_Mellie

This tutorial was written by me on September 11th, 2015 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the art of StellaFelice. You can purchase her tubes here.

PTU kit from MellieBeans called Strawberry Bliss. You can purchase it here.

Template 755 from Millie’s PSP Madness. You can find it here.

Mask 31 from Squirrely’s Treehouse. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Daisy Script.

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Open your template. Set the canvas size to 650 x 539. Resize all layers by 92%.

Delete the top four layers. Merge together any duplicate layers with their originals.

Open the strawberry paper & your mask. Paste your paper as a new layer just above the background layer of your template. Apply your mask, merge group.

Replace each template layer with the following:

1 – Gingham paper – red
3 – Green stripes
4 – White lattice paper
6 – Green grunged paper
7 – Red plaid
9 – set your foreground color to #fefefe & your background color to #878787. Set your foreground to gradient, angle 45, repeats 3, invert checked, style linear. On layer 9, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with your gradient. Deselect & delete the original layer.

Now lets add our elements:

Flourish – rotate left 180 degrees. Paste as a new layer above the green stripes paper layer. Place towards the top.
Vine – resize by 60%, flip horizontal. Paste as a new layer above the gradient squares layer & place to the left.
Bead scatter – rotate right. Resize by 77%. Place to the bottom.
Daisies – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom left, on top of the vine.
Blossoms – resize by 60%. Place to the bottom, underneath the second small square.
Leaf – resize by 50%. Place to the upper right corner of the grunged green paper layer. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the bottom of the daisies.
Jar – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right.
String – resize by 50%, flip horizontal. Place over the leaf in the upper right corner.
Cupcake – resize by 30%. Place over the leaf in the bottom left.
Butterfly – resize by 20%. Place between the top small squares. Rotate slightly to the right.
Bird – resize by 30%. Place over the string.
Gingham ribbon – green – resize by 90%. Place to the bottom.
Pile of strawberries – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom, to the left side of the jar.

On the gradient squares layer, effects>artistic effects>halftone using the following settings:

SBhalftone

Open your tube & resize as necessary. Paste above the gradient layer. Duplicate. Arrange the two tubes over the two gradient squares. When satisfied, merge the tube layers together. On the gradient squares layer, select all, float, defloat. On the merged tubes layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect. Duplicate, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Overlay, 40. On the original layer, set the blend mode to Mulitply, 40.

Open your tube again, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the bird layer. Place slightly to the right.

Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

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