Spring Afternoons


This tutorial was written by me on March 20th, 2016 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 Fiodorova Maria. You can purchase her tubes here.

PTU kit from Freeks Creations called Spring Afternoons. You can purchase it here.

Mask 148 by Millie’s PSP Madness. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Bromello.


Open the Frame. Resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Now resize all layers by 30%.

With your magic wand tool, click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10. Now open Paper4. Resize by 17%. Copy & paste as a new layer onto your frame canvas. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect & move this layer below your frame layer.

Open your mask & Paper5. Resize your paper by 17%. Copy & paste your paper as a new layer. Move this paper to the bottom layer. Apply your mask, merge group.

Now to add our elements:

Branch – resize by 30%. Paste as a new layer above the frame layer & place to the top of the frame.
Branch 2 – resize by 20%. Place over the first branch.
Bush – resize by 45%. Place to the bottom.
Birdhouse – resize by 20%. Place to the left side of your frame.
Grass – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom right. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the bottom left.
Water Can – resize by 20%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom right.
Ribbon – resize by 25%, flip vertical. Place to the bottom.
Mushrooms – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom of the watering can.
String 2 – resize by 42%. Place to the bottom.
Flower – resize by 10%. Place to the bottom left of the mushroom. Duplicate & place to the bottom right of the birdhouse, but towards the top edge of the ribbon.
Squirrel – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom left.

Open your tube & resize slightly. Copy & paste as a new layer just below the frame layer. Place the tube over the paper layer. On the paper layer, select all, float, defloat. On the tube layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect. Duplicate your tube layer, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to screen, 50. On the original tube layer, set the blend mode to overlay, 70.

Paste your tube again, this time above the grass layers. Flip horizontal & then resize as necessary. Place to your liking. Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to soft light.

Add your name. Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel. In the drop down list, select the frosted setting & click ok.

Add your copyright & license info.

Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

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