This tutorial was created March 2, 2006.
©Copyright Ginny Hopping/Bunny's Attic.

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This tutorial was written for PSP10, but can be done in versions 8 and 9.

Special, special thanks to my testers, Diana and Ila.
Diana's results here and here. Ila's results here , here and here. I made a second one here.

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 images here and here. They will open in a new window,
right click to "Save picture as" and save to your pc. Have
the images open in PSP.

My brushes here.

One of my Texture images here. I used gh_texture_03. It's in the 1024 x768 group.
It will open in a new window, right click to "Save picture as" and save to your pc.
Have this image open in PSP.


Richard Rosenman's Scanlines

Eliminate White filter
Installation instructions and read me file are included in the zip.
Once installed look for this plugin under "Transparency" in your PSP Plugins listing.

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 image 800 x 600, background color white
Layers/ New Raster Layer and name it "texture". Go to Selections / Select All
Activate "gh_texture_03" and go to Edit / Copy. Go back to your main image and go to Edit / Paste into Selection. Selections / Select None. In your Layer palette lower the opacity of the texture layer to 20.

Go to Effects / Plugins / Richard Rosenman / Scanlines and use these settings ...
be sure to select "Seg's" for the Noise Type and change the color to white.

Layers/ New Raster Layer and name it "Liv Profile". Go to Selections / Select All
Activate the "livtyler_profile" image and go to Edit / Copy.
Go back to your main image and go to Edit / Paste into Selection. Selections / Select None.
Go to Effects / Plugins / Transparency / Eliminate White. In your Layer palette lower the opacity to 34.
Using your Mover tool move the image over to the right like below.
** If you are using a different image that doesn't have a white background you might want to
make a 35 pixel feathered elliptical selection on that image and then Copy and Paste it
to your main image. You can skip the Eliminate White filter and just lower the opacity to 34.**



Layers/ New Raster Layer and name it "Liv 2".
Activate the "livtyler" image and using your Selection tool with these settings ...
Ellipse, Add, Feather 35 and anti-alias checked.
Start at her nose and make a selection like below, remember your selection is going to
expand 35 pixels and this screen shot is the area I selected before it expanded .


Go to Edit / Copy.
Go back to your main image and go to Edit / Paste as new Layer.
In your Layer palette lower the opacity to 24.

Using your Mover tool grab the end of her nose and move her to the left about 50 pixels.



Let's add the brushes now.
Go to Layers / New Raster Layer and name it brush 1.
In your Materials palette make your Foreground color White.
Click on your Paint brush and go to the Brush Preview window.
Find gh_lacecornerfaded and use these settings ....
( The Stroke options are both unchecked and not shown in the screen shot.)


Apply the brush by clicking 5 times in the lower left corner. Make sure you don't move your mouse while clicking.



Go to Effects / 3D Effects/ Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal 1, Opacity 25, Blur 1 and Color #755d4b

Go to your Preset Shape tool and use these settings ...


(note the anti-alias is unchecked)

In your Materials palette, the Foreground color should still be white and turn off your background color.
Draw out a square starting at x188, y73 and draw to x503, y410.
In your Layer palette, right click on Vector 1 and Convert to Raster Layer. You can name this layer Frame.
Go to Layers / Duplicate. Go to Effects / Distortion Effects / Wave and use these settings ..
Horizontal and Vertical displacement will have the same values ...
Amplitude 1, Wavelength 8, Edge Mode Transparent.

Go to Layers / New Raster Layer and name it brush 2.
Foreground color White.
Click on your Paint brush and go to the Brush Preview window.
Find gh_flower06_hydrangea and change the size to 322.
I applied this brush in the top left corner, clicking about 6 times.



Go to Layers / New Raster Layer and name it brush 3.
Go to the Brush Preview window again and find gh_flower07_plumeria and change the size to 300.

I applied this brush right below the frame and to the right just a little.



Go to Layers / New Raster Layer and name it brush 4.
Go to the Brush Preview window again and find brush gh_swirly_007 and change the size to 183.

I applied this brush to the top right corner of the frame.




Go to Layers / New Raster Layer and name it brush 5.
Go to the Brush Preview window again and find brush gh_swirly_004
and the size should be set at 330.
I applied this brush to the bottom right corner of the frame.




Add a new raster layer for your watermark, feel free to add text if you wish and finish off with a 5 pixel white border.

That's it, your blend is finished.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
!

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