This tutorial was posted on May 16, 2006.
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This tutorial was written for PSP10, but can be done in versions 8 and 9.

Feel free to use any image you like, change the fonts and, of course, the text, too.

~ You will need ~

Paint Shop Pro 10, a 30 day trial can be downloaded here.
The zip containing the images and scrapbook element here.
My texture overlay and torn paper here.
Have all the items from both zips open in PSP.
My brush here.
The brush has to be "imported" in PSP to work. I have a tutorial here for importing brushes.
A pretty script font of your choice, I used Scriptina.


You can drag this pointer as you go to keep track of your place in the tutorial.

Drag script from Dynamic Drive


Let's get started ...


Open a new 700 X 450 image transparent image.

1. In your materials palette make your foreground color #e6dfda and your background color #d4c8bd.
Change your foreground to gradient and use these settings ...
#1 Foreground-Background, Angle ~ 180, Repeats ~ 1, Invert ~ checked, Style ~ Linear.
and Flood Fill your layer.

2. Open your "textureoverlay_gh.psp" and go to Edit/Copy.
Go back to your working image and go to Edit/Paste as New Layer. Name it texture overlay.
Go to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize and use these settings ...
Hue 19 ~ Saturation 54.
In your Layer palette change the blend mode to multiply and lower the opacity to 75.


3. Add a new raster layer and name it pattern fill.
Go to your Material palette and change your foreground to Pattern.
Locate "patternfill_gh.jpg". Angle 0, scale 100.
Flood fill your pattern fill layer. Lower the opacity of this layer to 16.

4.
Open "tornpaper_gh.psp" and go to Edit/Copy.
Go back to your working image and go to Edit/Paste as New Layer, name it torn paper.
Change the blend mode to multiply and lower the opacity to 42.
Move the torn paper up to the top right of the image.
Here's what you should have so far ...


5. Open "kate_eyes_gh.jpg" and go to Edit/ Copy. Go back to your working image and go to Edit/Paste as new Layer.
Change the blend mode to multiply and lower the opacity to 42. Go to Selections/Select All, Selections/Float, Selections/Defloat.

6. In your layer palette click on the torn paper layer. Add a new raster layer and name it strip fill.
Using your background color (#d4c8bd), flood flood this layer. Selections/Select None.

7. Add a new raster layer and name it border.
Go to Selections/Select All, Selections/Modify/Contract ~ 5. Selections/Invert
Change the foreground back to color (#e6dfda) and flood flood this layer. Selections/Select None.
Change the blend mode to multiply. Right click on this layer and click on duplicate.
Here's what you should have so far ...


8. Go to the top of your layer palette and add a new raster layer, name it picture frame.
Click on the Paint Brush and go to the Brush preview window. Find "gh_pictureframe10".

Change the size to 420 and left click to apply the brush with the foreground color.
I applied the brush at x:181, y:225. You can find these numbers on your status bar at the bottom right of the PSP workspace.

In your layer palette change the blend mode to multiply. Right click on this layer and click on duplicate.

9. Using your Magic Wand with these settings ...
Mode ~ Add(Shift), Match Mode ~ RBG Value, Tolerance ~ 0, Feather ~ 0.
Click inside the picture frame. Go to Selections/Modify/Expand ~ 1 pixel.

10. Add a new raster layer and name it kate head shot.
Open "kate_headshot_gh.jpg" and go to Edit/Copy. Go back to your working image and go to Edit/Paste into Selection.
Selections/Select None. Lower the opacity of this layer to 71.

11. Click on the strip fill layer and go to Selections/Select All, Selections/Float, Selections/Defloat, Selections/Modify/Expand ~ 50 pixels.
Click on the torn paper layer and add a new raster layer, name it ribbon.
Change your foreground to gradient using the same #1 Foreground-Background but change the angle to 90 and the repeats to 12.
Flood fill your selection. Selections/Select None. Go to Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance More. Repeat the Enhance More step and
lower the opacity to 65.
Here's what you should have so far ..



12. In your layer palette click on the top layer (kate head shot). Open "lostscrapelement_gh.psp" and go to Edit/Copy. Go back to your
working image and go to Edit/Paste as New Layer. Go to Image/Resize 80% and make sure Resize all layers is unchecked. Go to
Adjust/Sharpness/Unsharp Mask and use these settings ...
Radius ~ 1, Strength ~ 45, Clipping 4.
Move the element to the bottom right corner.

Go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow and use these settings ..
Vertical ~ 1, Horizontal ~ -4. Opacity ~ 40, Blur ~ 2. Color ~ Black.

13. Add a new vector layer for your name.
In your Materials palette toggle the "Swap Materials" arrow to switch your foreground and background colors. Change the foreground color to #8f7565. Your background should still be the gradient but will have the darker brown foreground color added now. Click on your Text tool
and use these settings ...


Click on your image to apply the text. Move the text to the ribbon.
Depending on your name, you may like to position it sitting on the top of the ribbon or on the ribbon, your choice.
Right click on your text layer and convert to a raster layer.
Go to Selections/Select All, Selections/Float, Selections/Modify/Contract/ 1 pixel.
Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel and apply these settings ...

Selections/Select None.
Go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow and apply these settings ...
Vertical and Horizontal ~ 1, Opacity ~ 21, Blur ~ 2 and Color ~ Black.

You may want to save a copy of your file with the layers intact then merge the layers of the working image and save as a jpg.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

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