Saturday, November 13, 2010

BJ Vintage Christmas

Golden Vintage Christmas

Supplies

1. I am using the gorgeous art of Barbara Jensen
2. PTU  Scrapkit Vintage Christmas  by BabyCakesScraps
3. Mask of choice 

* Hints *
Drop shadow settings Vertical 3 , Horizontal 2, Opacity 100, Blur 3, Color : Black
There are multiple steps in this tutorial including making masks of elements , please read entire tutorial before you begin to prevent confusion.

Let's Get Started

1.  Open a new file in PSP  600 x 600 pixels Tick the transparent box ..Set Materials palette to gradient gold or gradient metal brass.  Flood fill with gradient gold . Open mask of choice . Layers > new mask layer > from image . Copy and paste new mask layer onto gradient gold file " as new layer" . Delete original mask.

2. Open another new file in PSP 600 x 600 pixels, tick transparent box . Flood fill with gradient metal brass.  Open BCS dried cluster . Image > resize to 85%. > edit > repeat resize 4 times. Adjust > sharpen . Layers > new mask layer> from image . * for this step stay well off the side of your tag  ,refer to my tag and posotion as shown *  Copy and paste new mask layer onto file in step 1 " as new layer ". Get move tool  and move toward center top of tag > layers > merge visible. Get new mask layer and copy and paste onto tag , using move tool, move to bottom left corner > merge visible. Left click on new mask layer > image > mirror > copy and paste onto tag " as new layer ", get move tool and move to lower right corner of tag , merge visible.  Delete the mask made from BCS dried cluster.


2. Open  BCS dried cluster. Resize to 85 % > edit > repeat resize 3 times.  Copy and paste onto tag " as new layer > effects > 3D effects >drop shadow> selections > select none. Move BCS cluster to the side for a later step .

3. Open paper # 2 from BCS Scrapkit. Using the selection tool , choose a spot on the paper near upper left corner , holding down left click on mouse pull down and rightward  drawing out a rectangle about  2 x 3 inches , release mouse. Edit > copy > paste onto tag " as new layer " > layers > merge visible.

4. Open BCS Burlap frame right from kit . Image > resize to 85% >edit >  repeat resize 4 times. Adjust > sharpen. Copy and paste onto tag " as new layer " > effects > 3 D effects > drop shadow > layers > merge visible.

5. Open twig 2 from BCS scrapkit . Image > resize to 85%. Edit > repeat 5 times. Adjust > sharpen . Use eraser brush and remove about an inch to an inch and half from bottom of twig.  Copy and paste onto burlap frame  " as new selection" and position as shown . Effects > 3D effects > drop shadow > selections > select none.

6. Open BCS Golden Branch from kit . Image > resize to 85%. Edit > repeat resize  6 times. Adjust . sharpen. Copy and paste onto left  side of burlap frame " as new selection" > effects > 3D effects > drop shadow > selections > select none.

7. Open BCS cluster frame from kit . Resize to 85% . Edit > repeat resize 5 times.  Adjsut > sharpen . Effects > photo effects > sepia toning : amount to age 87.   Open paper two from BCS kit , Resize paper to 35 % > adjust > sharpen.  Get selection tool > magic wand> Hold down left click on mouse and  click inside both frames in cluster > marching ants > selections > modify > expand by 2 . Copy and paste paper 2  " into selection" . Selections . select none. Copy and paste  cluster frame onto Left side of tag " as new selection" , position as shown > effects > 3 D effects > drop shadow .

8. Open BCS  Santa  from kit . Image > resize to 85%. Edit > repeat resize 4 times. Adjust > sharpen. Copy and paste onto  the left cluster frame " as new selection" and position as shown. Effects > 3D effects > drop shadow > selections > select none.

9. Get BCS dried  cluster from step # 2  .Resize by 85% two more times. Adjsut > sharpen. Copy and paste over bow on right side of burlap frame/bow  " as new selection"  > effects > 3 D effects > drop shadow > select none.  Left click on BCS dried cluster again  and resize by  85%. Copy and paste onto lower right side of tag " as new selection" and position as shown > effects > 3D effects > drop shadow > selections > select none. 

10. Open BCS sleigh from kit. Image > resize to 85%. Edit > repeat resize 1 time. Adjust > sharpen. Copy and paste " as new selection" and position as shown across bottom of  burlap frame. Effects > 3D effects . Drop shadow > selections > select none.

11. Open Barbara Jensen Satin Bows from Holiday kit . Close off all layers in tube except red corset. Highlight red corset in layers palette.  Adjust > hue and saturation > colorize  > hue 21, saturation 140 , click OK.  Open Red ribbons layer on tube . Open bottom layer of tube " Satin Bows Holiday". Highlight this layer in layers palette. Left click on image in PSP > layers . merge visible . Copy and paste onto tag " as new selection" > position as shown > effects > 3D effects > selections > select none.  Left click on the tube in psp > edit > undo merge visible and close tube, do not save changes.

12. Open Merry Christmas from  BCS kit. Image > resize to 85%. Copy and paste onto tag "as a new selection" , position as shown so that bottom of letters in first line cover the bottom of the tube > effects > 3D effects > drop shadow> selections > select none.

12. Left click on tag > image > resize to 90% > adjust > sharpen . Add proper credits and save as PNG file.


Thank you for trying my tutorial. Do not copy or reproduce or claim as your own . Tag and tutorial created by Barbie:L and both are solely my creation. Do not post to any  website, blog , group or forum without my permission. Do not translate without my permission.


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