Tide Pool

ZM_TidePool_Kate

This tutorial was written by me on May 14th, 2017 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 Zlata M. You can purchase this tube here.

PTU kit from Irish Princess Designs called Tide Pool. You can find the purchase info here.

IPD_TP_PV

Angelic Flower Mask from Leather & Lace. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Miss Le Gatees.

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Open Element 135. Resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Set the canvas size to 800 x 800. Now resize all layers by 75%.

Open your mask & Paper 4. Resize your paper by 60%. Paste as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Move below your frame layer. Apply your mask, merge group. Add noise, Gaussian, 20, monochrome checked.

On your frame layer, use your freehand selection tool set to point-to-point and create a selection slightly larger than the frame opening. Open Paper 13 & resize by 60%. Paste as a new layer. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect & move below the frame layer.

Now let’s add our elements:

173 – resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer above the frame layer. Place towards the top of the frame.
122 – resize by 50%. Place to the right side.
151 – resize by 30%. Place up and to the left.
127 – resize by 70%. Place to the bottom.
82 – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom right, a little up from the bottom.
138 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom, slightly to the right. Rotate slightly to the left.
176 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left.
117 – resize by 20%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom right.
154 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom left of the flower.
115 – resize by 15%. Place to the left of the sign.
146 – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom right of the bucket.
140 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom of the bucket.
142 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom of the seashells.

Open your tube. Paste as a new layer above the paper layer, flip horizontal. Place to your liking inside the frame. On the paper layer, select all, float, defloat. On the tube layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect. Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Overlay.

On the original tube layer, Effects, Artistic Effects, Halftone using the following settings:

TidePoolHalftone

Shift + L, 0, 0. Lower the opacity for this layer to 22.

Paste your tube again, but this time above the birds layer, resizing as necessary. Duplicate & repeat the gaussian blur with the same settings as before. Set the blend mode to Hard Light. On the original tube layer, Shift + L, 0, 0.

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

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

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