This tutorial was written by me on June 15th, 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.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Eugene Rzhevskii. You can purchase his tubes here.
PTU kit from Irish Princess Designs called Summer Love. You can find store links on her blog here.
Font of choice. I am using Carnala.
AAA Filters – Foto Frame
Open a new blank image, 851 x 315.
Set your foreground to #77cee9 and your background to #ff92aa. Next, click on the foreground color, then go to your Gradient tab. Set it to the Fore/Back gradient, Angle 0, Repeats 0, Invert checked.
Floodfill your canvas with your gradient.
Next let’s add our elements:
214 – paste as a new layer above the gradient layer. With your pick tool, stretch the edges of the image so it extends to the edge of the canvas. Set the blend mode to Burn, 50.
147 – paste as a new layer. Use your pick tool to drag the edges to the edge of your canvas. Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen.
191 – paste as a new layer.
220 – resize by 80%. Place to the bottom left. Duplicate & place to the bottom right.
137 – paste as a new layer. Move down and to the far left so we only see the right side of the tree.
127 – paste as a new layer. Place to the top left. Duplicate & place to the right so you have a seamless banner at the top. Merge down.
210 – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom right corner.
125 – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom, over the pink seashells.
172 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom, over the seashells. Duplicate & place to the bottom left.
152 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom.
134 – resize by 30%. Place to the right of the white flowers. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the left of the white flowers.
216 – resize by 40%. Place over the left side of your canvas. Select all, float, defloat. Selections, modify, expand by 3. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with white. Deselect & move below the wordart layer. On the wordart layer, add a drop shadow of 1, 1, 50, 1. Merge down.
197 – resize by 25%. Place to the left of the white flowers.
155 – resize by 20%. Place to the right of the translucent leaves.
190 – paste as a new layer.
Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the sand layers. Place over the right side. Duplicate, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Overlay. On the original layer, Adjust, Hue & Saturation, Hue/Saturation/Lightness. Change the Saturation to -90.
Merge all, Flatten.
AAA Filters – Foto Frame.
Change the Width to 8, Brightness 69, Stroke checked.
Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.
For your avatar, undo your text & frame layers. With your crop tool, select any part of your canvas that you would like to use for your avatar. I usually make mine about 200 x 200 px. When you have it cropped, repeat the steps for the frame & text. Save as a PNG.
Thanks for checking out my tutorials.