Monday, June 13, 2011

Blue Butterfly

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
This tutorial was written in PSP 8 but can be done in other versions

Tube of Choice
*I am using the gorgeous artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielsen. You must have a license to use the same tube*

Behind Blue Eyes
*This is a fantastic PTU scrap kit by Pink Princess Scraps. Please visit her blog to purchase this kit*

Mask #250
*This is a great mask by Vix. Please visit her site to see all her gorgeous masks*

Lets Get Started:
1). Open a 650*250 blank image
Open all your supplies in PSP
Copy and paste your paper of choice
Copy and paste your tube of choice
Position it where you want it
*Before we continue make sure you crop your image to 650*250 using your crop tool if your image is far larger than that like mine was*

2). Go to Mura Meister Copies
I used the *Wallpaper preset
I changed my Number slider to 5
*Please use what looks best with the tube you are using*

3). Duplicate the "Copies" layer
Hide the Duplicate for now

4). On the Original "Copies" layer
Motion Blur
Angle O
Strength 100
and then
Motion Blur
Angle 270
Strength 100

5). Adjust
Unsharp Mask
Radius 40
Strength 100
Clipping 5
Change the blend mode to Hard Light or whatever looks best with your tube

6). Unhide your duplicate layer
New Mask Layer
Choose your mask from the drop down menu
Source Luminance Checked
Invert Data Unchecked
Right click on the Mask layer
Ungroup Layers
Change the blend mode to Hard Light or whatever looks best for your tube

7). Copy and Paste your tube of choice
Gaussian Blur of 5
Change the blend mode to suit your tube
*I used Hard Light*

8). Select All
Select Selections Border
Both Sides Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 8
Add a new Raster Layer and flood fill with a color from your tube
Do Not Deselect

9). Selections
Select Selections Border
Outside Only Checked
Anti-Alias Checked
Border Width 4
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with another color from your tube
Select None

10). Add any elements from the kit to make the set your own

11). Add all copyright information and any license information needed

12). Add your name

Lets Make An Avatar:
1). Open an 150*150 blank canvas

2). Copy Merge your tag

3). Copy and paste onto your canvas
Position the portion you want to be seen in your avatar
Use the steps in Step 6 from your banner to make the border for your avatar except change the 1st setting to 6 and the second to 3 for the width

4). Add your copyright and license information

5). Save

All Done!

This tutorial was written by Carrie's Concoctions on June 13, 2011
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is unintentional

Ok if you made it this far you are ALL DONE!

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