Thursday, February 6, 2014

Geisha's Secret Garden


Supplies needed:

Paint Shop Pro - Any version will work
Tube of choice - I'm using the "Big Eyes" Art of Alicia Mujica 
You can purchase both tubes at La Boutique.
You must have a license to use these tubes.
 FTU Scrap Kit  Asian Drama by Lindalous Scrap Spot
 Mask - FromTheHeartmask1byChas at Chas Designs  HERE
Filters Used - Xero Porcelain
Fonts used: Elephant
Please don't forget to leave a lil love when downloading!
This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.
Click on any image to view at actual size.

Open a new canvas 800 px wide by 800 px high - Flood fill white.
Open Element 1 - Copy and paste to your canvas .
Resize to 60% - then to 51% - Sharpen.
Arrange to the upper center of your canvas.
Open element 44 - Resize to 50% then to 70% - Arrange behind gazebo.
Open element 56 copy and paste to your canvas - Resize to 65% - Sharpen
Move to left of your canvas - Duplicate - Mirror.  Arrange (see my tag for placement).
When you have both fence pieces in place activate the top one in your layer palette - Merge down..
Go to selections - Select all - Float - Defloat .
Add a new raster layer - Flood fill black - Select None
Apply a drop shadow to black fence. I used V&H 2- Opacity 40 - Blur 4. 
Delete original fence layer.
Open element 51 - Resize to 50% twice - Sharpen.
Move branch layer under gazebo layer in your layer palette. Arrange to left.
When happy with the placement, Duplicate.
Change blend mode to multiply - turn opacity down to 50.
Merge down - Duplicate - Mirror - Arrange. 
When happy with placement of both branches, merge down - Duplicate.
On your duplicate layer - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3 - Change blend mode to Soft light.
Apply same drop shadow to the bottom branch layer.
(Most of the elements already come with a drop shadow so I applied only to the ones that didn't)
Open element 43 - Resize to 50% three times - Sharpen 
Arrange to center of gazebo.
Open Element 50 - Shift + D to duplicate. Close original layer.
Resize to 60% .- Image - Rotate left - Sharpen.
Grab your freehand selection tool and select part of the rose branch.like this:
Copy and paste behind fence layer - Mirror - Arrange - Duplicate - Flip.
Move duplicate layer down until flowers show under fence.
You will have overhang on each side of your fence. To get rid of it grab your Rectangle selection tool and draw a square carefully around what you want to eliminate. 
Hit delete on your keyboard - Keep Selected - Activate second branch layer and hit delete - Select none. 
Go to the other side of your fence and repeat the process.
Merge down -  Duplicate.
On your duplicate layer - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3 - Change blend mode to Soft light.
Apply same drop shadow.
Your tag should look something like this now.

Open element 58 - Resize to 50% twice then to 60% .
Arrange on bottom bar of the fence on either side.
Duplicate - Move over to opposite side and arrange so they connect in the middle of  fence.
Merge down - Delete any over hang using same method as for branch.
Open Element 48 - Copy and paste on your canvas.
Resize to 50% twice - Mirror - Arrange - Duplicate
On your duplicate layer - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3 - Change blend mode to Soft light.
Apply same drop shadow to bottom element layer.
Open element 24 - Resize to 50% twice then to 80% - Sharpen - Arrange lower left.
Duplicate - On your duplicate layer - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3 - Change blend mode to Soft light.
Open element 15 - Resize to 50% twice then to 70% - Mirror and arrange behind vase.
Apply same drop shadow.
Open element 30 - Resize to 50% three times - Arrange in vase - Duplicate
On your duplicate layer - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3 - Change blend mode to Soft light.
Apply same drop shadow to bottom flower layer.
Use any flower elements and arrange to your liking on your tag.
Use the same resize amounts and soft light layers and drop shadow as before.
Activate your white background layer. Add a new raster layer.
If you have a grass tube with your psp use it to create grass as needed on that layer.
If you don't, here is a grass tube I made for my tag.  Click to enlarge, right click to save. 
Instead of adding a new raster layer, paste as a new layer - Duplicate - Mirror - Flip and arrange to cover the white background  showing behind your fence layer.
Activate your top layer in your layer palette.
Open element 35 - Paste as a new layer - Resize to 50% then to 60% - Mirror - Use your pick tool to turn it slightly to the left. Arrange - Duplicate.
On your duplicate layer - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3 - Change blend mode to Soft light. Apply same drop shadow.
Open element 53 - Resize to 50% 3 times - Arrange - Apply same drop shadow.
Add in a butterfly or a dragonfly or any other elements you want.
Paste your tube as a new layer. 
Arrange - Duplicate - Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 3
Change the blend mode to Soft Light in your layer palette.
Change blend mode to soft light. For this tube I turned down the opacity on my Gaussian blur layer to 50 but use your judgement for the tube you are using.
Apply porcelain filter to original tube layer with these settings:
Use settings that are appropriate for the tube you're using.
Apply same drop shadow as before.
I purposely left the mask layer for last because I had so many elements going on in this tag I wanted to see what mask effect I needed.  Since my tag was almost the whole size of the canvas, I just needed something to put a little light inside my gazebo.
Add a new raster layer - Select All - Flood fill with #d7a726
Apply mask - Merge group - Duplicate - Merge down.- Mirror.
Resize tag to desired size now.
Apply text, appropriate copyright and your name.
Turn off the opacity on your white background layer. 
Merge visible and save as a PNG or JPG.

Here's another example using a different tube.  
I just moved some of the elements to suit the placement of my tube.


I hope you enjoyed my tutorial...come back soon!  




2 comments:

Debby said...

omg G. this is awesome gf !!! WTG!!!

Mary Robertson said...

She"s Beautiful....Thank you very much....