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Precious Times

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP X2 but can be done in any version. For this tutorial you will need a tube or a pic and you can get the one I used Here

Leave the selections in the folder and find them in your selection list. Bring up the brush in PSP and go to File, Export, Custom Brush, name it precious-times and save it. Place the mask in your masks folder.

The Portrait of the Lady I have used here is © Cris Ortega and you MUST place her copyright on your tag if you use this Image. To read her Terms Of Use, Please go Here

Of course if you wish to use your own tube then please do. You will also need the filter Filters Unlimited2. but only for the frame so if you don’t have or want the filter then just use a nice inner bevel.


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 525 transparent Image. Choose a light Foreground color & a dark Background color from your tubes, here I used foreground on #e5cb9a, & background on #250e20.


( 2 ) In your foreground make a Sunburst Gradient, Horizontal and Vertical on 50, Link center and focal points checked. Flood fill your canvas.


( 3 ) Bring up the jpg ‘image196’ Layers promote background layer. Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask From Disc and apply the 20/20 mask. Layers Merge, Merge Group. Copy.


( 4 ) Back to your image. New layer, selections, select all and paste into selection. Selections, select none.Precious Times


( 5 ) Adjust Blur, Radial Blur, with these settings. Blur Type, Twirl, Blur, Strength: 67, Twirl degrees: 50, Elliptical checked, Center, Horizontal offset: 3, Vertical offset: -12, Protect center: 10. Image mirror.


( 6 ) New layer. Selections, Load/Save Selection, Load Selection From Disc and load precious-times1.


( 7 ) Flood fill with your dark color, selections modify contact by 3 and flood fill with your gradient. Selections, select none. Lower the opacity of this layer to 50%.


( 8 ) New layer. Selections, Load/Save Selection, Load Selection From Disc and load precious-times2.


( 9 ) Flood fill with your dark color, selections modify contact by 3 and flood fill with your gradient. Selections, select none. Lower the opacity of this layer to 50%.


( 10 ) Edit, Paste As A New Layer. (Your image is still in the memory) Image resize and resize by 75%, all layers unchecked, and again at 90%. Place her to the left (see my image)


( 11) Layers duplicate and image mirror. Image resize and resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Drag this layer below the frame, should be raster 4. Place her with your deformation (pic) tool nicely behind the frame. (see my image.) Drag it down a little. Place the opacity of this layer on 85.


( 12 ) Take your freehand selection tool, set to point to point and make a selection all the way around the frame, selections invert and hit delete on your keyboard.


( 13 ) Take your eraser tool set to size 90, hardness 0, and opacity 50 and erase the cat from the picture.


( 14 ) Go back to the original lady layer and duplicate, layers merge, merge down. Take your eraser tool set to size 80, hardness 0 and opacity 50. Right click on the clock so it shows up brighter.


( 15 ) Click on your Radial Blur layer. With your pen tool set to, Mode, point to point, Create as Vector, Line style solid, width size 3 and your foreground color on your dark color, draw a line down behind the small frame on the right, watch your numbers so you get it straight. Convert to a raster layer. Effects 3d effects chisel with these settings, size 6, transparent and color, your dark color. Move it with your deformation (pic) tool so it lines up with the edge of the frame.


( 16 ) Layers duplicate, Image mirror and move it in line with the edge of the large frame.


( 17 ) Back to your top layer. New Layer. Take your brush tool and find the brush ‘precious-times’ you saved at the beginning of this tutorial. Change the size to 300, your foreground on your light color and stamp the brush in the bottom right corner. Lower the opacity to 50.


( 18 ) Layers duplicate and image mirror. With your deformation (pic) tool make is smaller. (see my image)


( 19 ) New Layer and stamp the brush again, anywhere on your image. Take your freehand selection tool, same settings and select the top left leaves and stork only, selections invert, hit delete on your keyboard. Selections select none.


( 20 ) Image mirror and place it in the top center of your image (see my image) Duplicate this layer and move it down to the bottom. Duplicate again, image mirror and move it to the center.


( 21 ) Take your pen tool again, same settings and draw a line across the top of the right frame then go to your text tool and find the font I supplied or one of your own. Size 42 and your background on your light color, hover over the line till it arcs and type Precious Times and apply. Go to your layer pallett and click on the cross of vector one and then close the eye of New Path. Convert to a raster layer. Effects 3d effects, dropshadow with these settings, V & H -1, Opacity 100, blur 1 and color black. Lower the opacity of this layer to 75%.


( 22 ) Layers merge, merge visible. Effects Filters Unlimited2, Buttons and Frames, 3D Glass Frame 1, Frame Size 25, Contrast 65.


( 23 ) Now apply the copyright text which should look like this © Cris Ortega http://crisortega.com Please do not forget to do this. She is very generous with the use of her art. Add your name if you wish. Save as a jpg and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.


Another example of this tutorial below using different colors and tubes. Reduced in size.

Lift Me Up

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 but can be done in any version. For this tutorial you will need 2 tubes and 2 masks, you can get the ones I used Here Tubes are from Yoka, and Suzi Sgai who are no longer online You will also need the filters, Graphics Plus and Eye Candy 3.

Place your masks in your masks folder and open the tubes in PSP.

Please note: All Layers are turned off on the tubes


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x500 transparent Image. Place your foreground on #5A7671, your background on #FFFFFF. Make a foreground, background linear gradient, angle 0, repeats 1 and flood fill your canvas.


( 2 ) New layer. Flood fill with #5A7671.


( 3 ) New Layer, Flood fill with #FFFFFF.


( 4 ) Layers, load save mask from disc, find and apply the Geometric Squares mask with these settings, Source Luminance, Fit to canvas checked, Hide all mask checked.


( 5 ) Layers merge, merge group. Layers merge, merge down.


( 6) Effects, Geometric effects, Perspective Vertical with these settings. Distortion -70, Edge Mode Transparent. Effects 3D effects, dropshadow with these settings. V & H 10, Opacity 52, Blur 8 and Color Black. Repeat with H at -10.


( 7 ) Copy the tube Yoka-Photos-lady-100807. Image resize by 85%, all layers unchecked. Move her toward the top. Effects 3D effects, dropshadow with these settings. V & H 10, Opacity 52, Blur 8 and Color Black.


( 8 ) Click on the layer below the tube & switch your foreground and background colors. With your Preshape tool set to triangle, vector and line size 2 draw out a triangle around the lady. With your object selection tool fit it so that it shows from just below her shoulders and just below the drop shadow at her feet. ( See my image )Lift Me Up


( 9 ) Objects aline, horz. center in canvas. Convert to a raster layer.


( 10 ) With your magic wand click inside the triangle, new layer and flood fill with white. Layers, load save mask from disc, find and apply the Geometric cirkels mask with these settings, Source Luminance, Fit to layer checked, Hide all mask checked.


( 11 ) Layers merge, merge group. Layers merge, merge down. Effects 3D effects, dropshadow with these settings. V & H 10, Opacity 52, Blur 8 and Color Black. Repeat with H at -10.


( 12 ) Still underneath the tube layer, copy the tube SS_60 and paste as a new layer. Move it with your deform tool to the top and pull it out both sides so it fits the canvas and pull it up from the bottom a little. Put the blend mode on LuminanceL.


( 13 ) With your eraser tool set to size 90, Hardness 0, Opacity 30 click lightly from the top on the right side so you can see the perspective oblong that runs to the top.


( 14 ) Back to the tube SS_60. Image Rotate, Rotate Counter-clockwise 90. Copy.


( 15 ) Click on your raster layer 2 and paste as a new layer. Move it with your deform tool to the left side and just below the bottom edge of the same tube. Pull it in to the side a little. Place the blend mode on luminace and the opacity on 30. With your eraser tool, same settings as before,click lightly over the top of this tube to take away the hard line.


( 16) Duplicate this layer and Image mirror. Layers merge, merge down.


( 17) Back to the top layer. Take your Text Tool set to Vector and your background on #5A7671, foreground nul, font ( I used Tabitha at size 32 ) Write Lift Me Up. Place it at the very bottom, Objects align, Horizontal Center in Canvas. Convert to a raster layer.


( 18 ) Effects, Eye Candy 3.01, Perspective Shadow with these settings. Vanishing Point Direction 95, Vanishing Point Distance 100, Lenght 99, Opacity 59, Blur 2 and Color Black. Layers Merge, Merge All.


( 19 ) Image add borders and add a 1 pixel black border.


( 20 ) Image add borders 15 White. Select this white border with your magic wand and fill with the gradient. Keep selected.


( 21 ) Effects, Graphics Plus, Cross Shadow with all settings on 50 except the last one on 128. Selections Invert.


( 22 ) Effects 3 D Effects, Cutout with these settings, V & H 0, Opacity 90 and blur 15. Selections select none.


( 23 ) Image add borders, 2 Black. Resize to your original size. Save as a JPG and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.


Another example of this tutorial below using different tubes. Reduced in size.

Blend 30

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP X2 but I am sure could be done in any version. I have made all the tubes except for 1, from stock free photos. All you will need is in the zip file. You can get my zipped file Here.

You will also need the filter Graphics Plus. Lady Tube is from 1Patries. Please Note: All Layers Are Turned Off On Tubes. Bring the tubes up in PSP.


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 500 transparent Image.


( 2 ) With your foreground on #808d6a and your background on #e5c04f make a foreground background gradient with these settings, style linear, angle 0 repeats 1, invert not checked and flood fill your image. Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur set at 50.


( 3 ) New layer. Copy the tube bg and paste as a new layer onto your image.


( 4 ) Copy the tube man and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place him at the top left of your image. Put the blend mode on LuminanceL. Effects 3D effects, drop shadow with these settings, V -4, H 4, opacity 50, blur 15 and color white.


( 5 ) Copy the tube 1Patries_Devotion-scanfemale- gigi-30-11-07small and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize her by 55% and place her to the bottom right of your image. Effects 3D effects, drop shadow with these settings, V -4, H 4, opacity 50, blur 10 and color white. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL.


( 6 ) Take your eraser tool size 86, hardness 0 and opacity 50. Make sure you are on you bg layer and erase it from the ladies face and around her and also the mans face.


( 7 ) Copy the tube door and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the top right of your image. Place the blend mode on LuminanceL and the opacity to 60.Blend 30


( 8 ) Copy the tube text and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the top center of your image. Merge all layers.


( 9 ) Image add boders 1, color black.


( 10 ) Image add boders 25, color #808d6a


( 11 ) Image add boders 1, color black.


( 12 ) With your magic wand select the green border, switch your foreground. background colors and flood fill with your gradient. Keep selected.


(13 ) Effects, Graphics Plus, Cross Shadow, have all the sliders on 50 except the last one which should stay at 128. Selections select none.


(14) Resize your image and place your name on it if you wish, save as a jpg and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

Blend 31

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP X2 but I am sure could be done in any version. You will need 3 tubes, the 20/20 mask & a brush which are supplied in the zip file. You can get my zipped file Here
You will need the filters, Variations and VM Toolbox

Tubes are from Marcia, Christine, & Soleil. I do not have any urls for these tubes… Please Note: All Layers Are Turned Off On Tubes.

Place the mask in your masks folder. Bring up the brush in PSP and go to file, export, custom brush, give it a name and click OK. Bring the tubes up in PSP.


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 500 transparent Image.


( 2 ) With your foreground on #130c0a and your background on #b0bda5 make a foreground background gradient with these settings, style linear, angle 0 repeats 0, invert not checked and flood fill your image. Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur set at 50.


( 3 ) New layer. Selections, select all. Copy the tube e&eSoleil-01050071797;, layer Trama 1 and paste into the selection. Selections, select none. Move it up a little and to the right so the duck you see there is near the right edge. (see my image)


( 4 ) Layers duplicate, image mirror. Layers merge, merge down.


( 5 ) Copy the tube chrismist_PAY_a8c0 and paste as a new layer onto your image. Take your deformation (pic) tool and stretch it out to the left and the right. Also move it down a little (see my image) Place the blend mode on LuminanceL.


( 6 ) Take your eraser tool set to size 32, Hardness 0 and opacity 50 and wipe away a little of the top of this tube so you can see the water also right click lightly on the palm tree so you can see more of the top and also down the trunk so it becomes darker.Blend 31


( 7 ) Copy the tube mc971[1] and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 85% all layers unchecked. Effects, Adjust, Variations, click once on original and then once on more red and click OK.


( 8 ) Layers, load save mask, load from disc and apply the 20/20 mask with fit to layer checked. Layers merge, merge group. Layers duplicate, layers merg, merge down. Move this tube to the left about 35 pixels away from the edge and down to the bottom edge. Place the blend mode on Hard Light.


( 9 ) Effects 3D effects, dropshadow with these settings, V & H -9, Opacity 50, Blur 25 and color black, shadow on a new layer checked.


( 10 ) With your eraser, same settings as before and on the new shadow layer wipe away the shadow from the couples face. Also go to the layer underneath the shadow layer and wipe it away from their faces. Do the same to the sunset layer.


( 11 ) Still with your eraser go the the top layer (the couple tube) and right click on and around them to bring up the color more. Also right click on the girls pony tail to show it more at the bottom. Play with it till you get it looking like mine (see my image) Layers merge, merge visible.


( 12 ) Image add borders 5 in your dark color, Image add borders 50 in your light color. Select this light border with your magic wand.


( 13 ) Effects, VM Toolbox, Instant Tile with default settings. Selections select none.


(14 ) Change your gradient to 1 repeat. Select the remaining light border with your magic wand and flood fill with the gradient. Keep the selection.


(15 ) Effects 3D effects, Inner bevel with these settings. bevel 2, width 15, Smoothness 15, Depth 9, Ambience -9, Shininess 6, Angle 315, Intensity 33, Elevation 90. Color #ffffff. Selections, select none.


(16 ) Image resize and resize your image to 700 wide, aspect ratio checked and all layers checked.


(17 ) New Layer. Find the brush I supplied and at size 300, with your foreground on the light color put the brush where you want it. Effects 3D effects, dropshadow with these settings, V & H 1, Opacity 100, Blur 0 and color black. Layers merge, merge visible.


(18 ) Place your name on your image if you wish, save as a jpg and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

Scrap Blend 22

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSPX2 but can be done in any version. For this tutorial I used a Scrap Kit and some word art from Sentimental Style who is no longer online. 2 Tubes are from Charlie here at PSP Pals.

You can get them, the pic I used & the Scrap Kit I used Here Bring the brush  SE_wordART_Christmas_Quote_11 up in PSP and go to Files, Export, Custom Brush. Give it a name and hit OK. You will also need the filter, Filters Unlimited2
PLEASE NOTE: ALL LAYERS ARE TURNED OFF ON ALL TUBES


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 500 transparent Image.


( 2 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_Paper_4. Go to Effects, Image Effects, Seamless Tiling and use mirror, bidirectional and width 50. Go to your foreground pattern and find it, angle 0 and scale 100.


( 3 ) Flood fill your image with this pattern. Effects Filters Unlimted2, Buttons and Frames and use 3D Glass Frame 1 with Frame size set to 20.


( 4 ) New Layer. Fill with the color #5681b9.


( 5 ) New Layer. Selections select all. Bring up scrap-blend22-pic, copy and paste into the selection. Place the blend mode on luminanceL and lower the opacity to 40.


( 6) Bring up scrap-blend22-snow, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the bottom. Effects 3D Effects, Dropshadow with these settings. V-4, H0, opacity 39 and blur 10.


( 7 ) Bring up scrap-blend22-tree, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the right, (see my image) put the blend mode on LuminanceL. Bring up scrap-blend22-tree-snow, drag it below the tree layer and match it and put the blend mode on LuminanceL.


( 8 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_35mmFrameCluster, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the left and down a little. (see my image)


( 9 ) Bring up the scrap-blend 22 pic again. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Drag it below the frames. Place it so the bird is in the left frame. Take your freehand selection tool and make a selection around the inside of that frame. Selections, premote selection to layer. Selections select none.Scrap Blend 22


( 10 ) Now move the pic so you see the other bird in the bottom frame, and repeat the selection and promote it to a layer.


( 11 ) Take the pic to the top frame and with your pic (deformation) tool, squeeze it in and up so you see the house and the xmas trees in that frame. Make a selection around the inside of that frame, selections invert and hit delete. Selections select none.


( 12 ) Close off all your layers except the frame layers and pics and merge them visible.


( 13 ) Bring up snowmangreetings, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 65%. Place him beside the frames (see my image) Effects 3D effects Dropshadow with these settings. V & H -4, Opacity 40, blur 9 and color $000000.


( 14) Bring up SE_BlueChristmas_35mmFrameCluster again. With your freehand selection tool make a selection around the bottom frame. Stay in close to the edge of this frame, it has a dropshadow and we don’t want that. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image.


( 15 ) Place it to the right of the frames and down (see my image) With your pic ( deformation) tool squeeze it in and up to make it smaller. With your clone tool, size 30, hardness 100, Opacity 100 fill in the frame in the center. Now give it a dropshadow with these settings, V & H 2, Opacity 30, Blur 5 and color $000000. Repeat with V & H at -2.


( 16 ) New Layer. Go to your brush tool and find the brush you saved at the beginning of this tutorial. With your foreground color on #3c6198 and the size of the brush at 194 click 3 times in the center of the filled in frame.


( 17 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_LeatherLabel_1, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Drag it below the snoman layer. Resize by 45%. Image rotate free rotate and rotate it by 10 to the left. Place it over the top of the first frame.


( 18 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_LeatherLabel_4, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize by 45%. Place it at the bottom of the center frame.


( 19 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_LeatherLabel_3, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize by 45%. Image rotate free rotate and rotate it by 19 to the right. Place it at the top of the left frame.


( 20 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_Flower, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize by 25%. Drag this layer below the snowman, place it at the top of the left frame. Effects 3D effects Dropshadow with these settings. V & H 2, Opacity 30, blur 5 and color $000000. repeat with V & H at -2. Duplicate this layer 2 times and place them at the top of the right frame and center top of the bottom frame. (see my image)


( 21 ) From the scrap kit bring up SE_BlueChristmas_FlowerPin, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize by 40%. Place it to the left of the filled in frame. (see my image) With your pic (deformation) tool pull it down a little. Place the blend mode on LuminaceL. Now click on the the appropriate layers and erase what is showing through. Use a small eraser, I used size 5 down to 2 with hardness and opacity set to 100. Duplicate this layer and place it to the right and then do the same with the eraser. Effects 3D effects dropshadow with the same settings as before on both layers.


( 22 ) Bring up c_snowflake_cutie, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize by 25% and again by 85%. Place it to the left above the frames (see my image) Give it the same dropshadow as before. Duplicate this layer and image resize by 75%. Place it to the right.


( 23 ) Close off your bottom 5 layers and then merge visible. Put the blend mode of the merged layer on LuminanceL. Open all layers.


( 24 ) Click on your snow layer and with your eraser, erase all that is showing through on the snowmans coat and the frames. Close your background layer and merge visible.


( 25 ) Effects Filters Unlimted2, Edges Square, Square Edge 17. Image resize and resize this layer by 95%. With your pic (deformation) tool pull it down a little and move it slightly to the left. Open your background layer and merge visible.


( 26 ) With your background on a silver background and your foreground on color #3c6198, take your Preset Shape tool and find a star. Line size 1,create as Vector & Anti-alias ticked, draw out a star. Place it on your image where you want it to hang from the tree. Layers convert to raster layer.


( 27 ) Swop your silver background to the foreground and take your pen tool set to Line Style Diamond, Draw Point To Point, Create as Vector & Anti-alias ticked, Width 2. Click on the layer below your star and starting in the center of your star draw a line to the top of the branch on the tree. Watch your numbers so you have the line straight. Layers convert to raster layer. Click on your layer above and merge down. Copy.


( 28 ) Go into Animation Shop and paste as a new animation. Click on Effects, Insert Image Effects, and use these settings. Animation Frame ticked, Effect Length, 2.2 secs, Frames per Second 4 fps, Effects Compress and hit OK. Edit copy, click on frame 9 (it must be the only one ticked) Edit paste after current frame, Animation, reverse frames. Now click on frame 10, hold down your Ctrl key and then click on frame 18, right click and hit delete.


( 29 ) Back to your image in PSP and Draw out another star and line like you did before. Repeat all as you did before. Do this 2 more times. You can add as many stars as you like but be careful on how many because it will make your image very heavy. As you can see I have done 3 stars.


( 30 ) When you have finished your stars in animation shop go back to your image in PSP and delete the stars layers. Place your name on it if you wish. Merge visible. Edit copy your image.


( 31 ) Back into Animation Shop and paste as a new animation. Duplicate this image so you have 16 frames in all. Edit select all. Go to one of your animated stars, edit select all, edit copy, back to your main image and paste into selected frame and place it where it needs to go.


( 32 ) Do the same with the rest of your stars, view it to make sure it looks right.


( 33 ) Save as a gif file and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

Scrap Blend 3

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 but I am sure could be done in any version. For this tutorial I used 12 tubes, (please note: all tubes layers are closed on these tubes) all of which are supplied in the zip file. You can get my zipped file Here Bring up the tubes in PSP.


( 1 ) Open a new 595 x 469 transparent Image.


( 2 ) With your foreground on #F6F4DE and your background on #9E302D, In your foreground make a foreground background gradient with these settings, style linear, angle 45 repeats 0, invert checked and flood fill your image. ( please note the lighter color should be at the top right corner of your gradient.)


( 3 ) New Layer. Selections, Select All, Copy the ivy_06template0 tube and paste into the selection. Selections select none. Go to Adjust, Color Balance, Manual Color Correction and use these settings, Source, take a color from your image ( I took #DADADA) and the Target, your foreground color #F6F4DE. Hit OK.


( 4 ) New Layer. Selections, Select All, Copy the overlay tube and paste it into the selection, Selections, select none. Place the blend mode of this layer on Luminance.


( 5 ) New Layer. Selections, Select All, Copy the tube flowers and paste into the selection. Selections select none. Place the blend mode of this layer on Overlay.


( 6 ) Go to the tube frame. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Leave it there.


( 7 ) Go to the tube SS_1459_Misted and resize by 65%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place her to the top left. (See my Image) Drag this layer under your frame layer. Place the opacity of this layer on 80%Scrap Blend 3


( 8 ) Click back on your frame layer.


( 9 ) Go to the tube PatryMists_06_ValentineD_03 and resize by 85%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the left bottom of your image (see my image)


( 10 ) Go to the tube SS_81 and resize by 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the bottom right of your image (see my image)


( 11 ) Go to your eraser tool with these settings, size 90, Hardness 0, Opacity 50 and tap around the rose to take away the hard lines.


( 12 ) New Layer. Selections, Select All, Copy the tube rope-frame and paste into the selection. Selections Select None. Give this layer a Drop Shadow with these settings. V & H 1, Opacity 70, Blur 5.


( 13 ) Go to the tube BlindLove_Herzen and resize by 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the top right of your image (see my image)


( 14 ) Go to the tube BlindLove2. Copy and Paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the top left. (see my image)


( 15 ) Go to the tube lovequote, Copy and Paste as a new layer onto your image. Take your deform tool and pull it in and iup to fit. (see my image) Go to Adjust, Color Balance, Manual Color Correction and use these settings, Source, #FFFFFF and the Target, your background ground color, #9E302D. Hit OK.


( 16 ) Go to the tube pin. Copy and Paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the center left of your image (see my image) Duplicate and mirror this layer.


( 17 ) Now you can take your Text tool and with a nice font put whatever you wish on it. I put Happy Valentines Day. Give it a nice drop shadow. Merge visible.


( 18 ) Selections, Select all, Selections modify selection by 2, selections invert and fill with a nice gold pattern.


( 19 ) Save as a JPG and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

Scrap Blend 23 Tutorial By Marleschka

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This tutorial was made in PSPX2 & Animation Shop but can be done in any version. For this tutorial I used a Scrap Kit from Sabre. You can download it Here and Here Sabre’s blog has gone and I have split the kit into 2 zipped files so the downloads are smaller.

2 Tubes are from Mists Of Time. They are no longer on the net so there is no link. Wordart is from Sentimental Style who is no longer online. You can get the brush, tubes & the pic I used Here I have placed the brush and the brush tip in a seperate folder, place them in your brush folder.
PLEASE NOTE: All layers are turned off on the tubes.

You will also need the filter, Filters Unlimited2


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 500 transparent Image.


( 2 ) Selections, select all. From the scrap kit bring up SL-VictorianPaperSabre4. Copy and paste into the selection. Selections, select none.


( 3 ) New Layer. From the scrap kit bring up SL-VictorianPaperSabre6. Go to Effects, Image Effects, Seamless Tiling and use mirror, bidirectional and width 50. Go to your foreground pattern and find it, angle 0 and scale 50. Flood fill your layer with this pattern.


( 4 ) Effects Filters Unlimted2, Edges Square, square edge 13. Move it to the very top so you can’t see the scalloped edges.


( 5 ) From the scrap kit bring up SL-OvalFrameVictorianSabre. We will work on this frame. With your magic wand click inside the frame. Selections modify and expand by 10.


( 6) New Layer, layers arrange, move down. From the scrap kit bring up SLVictorianPaper3, copy and paste into the selection. Keep the selection.


( 7 ) Bring up MOT – Christmas09, copy and paste into the selection. Selections, modify contract by 3, selections invert. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings. V 6, H 6, Opacity 80 & blur 25 and color #000000. repeat with V & H at -6. Selections, select none. Layers merge, merge visible. Copy.


( 8 ) Back to your image and paste as a new layer. Image resize and resize by 35% all layers unchecked. Adjust, sharpen, sharpen. ( Remember to sharpen after every resize, saves me from repeating myself ) Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings V-6 H1, Opacity 35, Blur 20 and color #000000. Repeat with V 0, & H -1. Leave it there for now, we will place it soon.


( 9 ) From the scrap kit bring up SL-VictorianTreeSabre. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 75% all layers unchecked. Place it to the right and down a little. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings. V -6, H 2, Opacity 50, blur 10 and color #000000.Scrap Blend 23


( 10 ) New Layer. Take your selection tool, rectangle and make a selection all the way across and 20 pixels down at the top of your image. Flood fill with the pattern you used before. Effects 3d effects inner bevel with these settings. Bevel 2, Width 15, Smoothness 15, Depth 9, Ambience -15, Shininess 6, Angle 315, Intensity 33 & Elevation 90. Selections, select none. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings. V 3, H 0, Opacity 50, Blur 10 & color #000000. Image flip.


( 11 ) Duplicate this layer and Image rotate, free rotate and rotate 90 deg to the right. Place it against the left edge of your image.


( 12 ) From the scrap kit bring up SL-VictorianGrandmashousewindow. We will work on this image. With your selection tool, rectangle make a selection across the top bar of the door down to the bottom. New layer, layers arrrange, move down. Bring up scrap-blend23-pic, copy and paste into the selection. Selections, select none. Bring up MOT – christmas18. Image resize and resize by 45%. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place her so she is looking in the window (see my image) Erase any that is overhanging at the bottom.


( 13 ) From the scrap kit bring up SL-VictorianGrandmaLightpostSabre. Image resize and resize by 45%, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it beside the girl. Take your pic (deformation tool) and squeze it in so you can see it all in the left panes of the window (see my image) Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings, V -5, H -3, Opacity 40, Blur 5 and Color #000000. Layers merge, merge visible. Image resize and resize by 75%. Bring up scrap-blend23-loops-for-door, copy and paste it onto your image and place it on top of the door. (see my image) Merge visible. Copy.


( 14) Back to your main image and paste as a new layer. Place it to the left and down, slightly over the left border. (see my image) Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings. V -5, H -5, Opacity 40, Blur20 & Color #000000. Make sure this layer is on top of your layer pallett.


( 15 ) From the scrap kit bring up SL-ValanceVictorianHolidaySabre. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 50% all layers unchecked. Place it to the top right, duplicate and image mirror. Place it so that the center beads overlap each other. Layers merge, merge down. With your magic wand click in the center of your entire image. Selections invert, effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings. V 3, H 0, Opacity 50, Blur 15 & Color #000000. Selections, select none. Drag this layer in your layer pallett below the xmas tree.


( 16 ) Click on your left beveled border, layers duplicate and image mirror. Drag this layer in your layer pallett below the xmas tree.


( 17 ) From the scrap kit bring up Sl-VictorianGrandmasChairSabre. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 70% all layers unchecked. Place it in front of the xmas tree. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings. V-3, H 3, Opacity 50, blur 10 and color #000000.


( 18 ) From the scrap kit bring up SL-VictorianStockingSabre. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 25% all layers unchecked, and again by 75%. Adjust sharpen, sharpen. Place it in front of the chair. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings. V&H; -2, Opacity 50, Blur 8 & color #000000.


( 19 ) Click on your bottom beveled border. Image duplicate, image flip. Drag it to the top of the layers pallett.


( 20 ) From the scrap kit bring up SL-VictorianCornerSwagSabre. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image mirror. Image resize and resize by 35% all layers unchecked. Place it at the bottom right of your image. Drag this layer in your layer pallett below your boot layer. Effects 3d effects drop shadow with these settings. V& H -1, Opacity 100, Blur 5 & color #000000. Layers duplicate and image flip, image mirror. Layer arrange bring to the top.


( 21 ) You can now move your framed picture into place (see my image) Click on the layer below the frame layer. With your foreground pattern on a silver pattern take your pen tool set to point to point, Line Style Diamond, Width 3, Antialias & Vector checked. Draw a line from the center edge of the frame upto where you want the frame to hang from and back down to the center edge of the other side. Layers, convert to a raster layer. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings. V & H 0, Opacity 100, Blur 1 & Color #000000. Click back on your frame layer and merge down.


( 22 ) Take your preset shape tool and find button 015. (I included this preset shape with the supplies in case you don’t have it, place it in your preset shapes folder) With Retain Style, Anti-alias & Vector checked draw out a button for your frame to hang from. Convert to a raster layer. Adjust Hue & Saturation, Colorize with these settings, Hue 85, Saturation 25. Layers merge, merge down.


( 23 ) Back to your top layer. Bring up scrap-blend23-gifts, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place them at the center bottom (see my image)


( 24 ) New Layer. Take your brush and find the brush SE_wordart_Christmas_Quote_08 you saved at the beginning of this tutorial. With your foreground on #7d5957 and brush size on 233 click the brush onto your image. Effects 3d effects, dropshadow with these settings, V & H 1, Opacity 50, Blur 5 & color #000000.


( 25 ) From the scrap kit bring up all of the snowflakes. Resize them by 25 to 30% and place them where you want them. Give each one a dropshadow of your choice. Make sure everything is in it’s place, place your name on it if you wish and merge visible. Selections, select all, selections modify by 2, selections invert and flood fill with #383f38. Selections, select none. Edit, Copy. Bring up Animation Shop.


Animation Shop


( 1 ) Edit Paste as a New Animation. Duplicate this image until you have 5 frames. Edit select all. Put this aside for now.


( 2 ) From the scrap kit bring up SL-GreenLightVictorianSabre & SL-PinkLightVictorianSabre. Working on SL-PinkLightVictorianSabre, Animation flip. Effects, Insert Image effects with these settings. Animation Frame checked, Effect Length, 2.2 secs, Frames per second, 4 fps, Effects, Roatate colors. Click OK. Animation resize and resize by width 35%, height will automatically fill in.


( 3 ) Now do the same with SL-GreenLightVictorianSabre except don’t flip it and tick Run effect in reverse direction in the insert image effects.


( 4 ) Edit copy SL-PinkLightVictorianSabre, back to your original image and paste into selected frame. Put it at the top left end of the loops on the door. Paste it once again and put it at the right end of the loops. After each paste make sure to view your animation to make sure it is right, if not then just hit the undo button and do it again.


( 5 ) Edit copy SL-GreenLightVictorianSabre, back to your original image and paste into selected frame. Put it at the top center of your loops on the door.


( 6 ) Now go to SL-PinkLightVictorianSabre and animation resize by 75%. Do the same to SL-GreenLightVictorianSabre. Leave them there for a minute while we do the snow and window.


( 7 ) Bring up scrap-blend23-snow. Edit select all, edit copy. Back to your original image, edit paste into selected frame. Place it in the set of squares of the door.


( 8 ) Bring up scrap-blend23-window-animation. Edit select all, edit copy. Back to your original image and edit paste into selected frame. Match it exactly over the door.


( 9 ) Now you can go to your resized lights and paste them where you want them on your image. Don’t do too many or your image will become to heavy. I pasted each light 4 times. Don’t forget to select all before you copy. View your animation and if all is right then save as a gif file and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

Blend 18

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 but I am sure could be done in any version. You will need 3 tubes and a background which are supplied in the zip file. You can get my zipped file Here. You will also need the filter Mura Meister Cloud which you can get Here. Unzip to your plugins folder.
I used the Font New Yorker which you can get Here.

Bring up in PSP The Tubes and the Graphic.


( 1 ) Open a new 600×450 transparent Image.


( 2 ) With your foreground on #290E05 and your background on #D0A156 make a foreground background gradient with these settings, style linear, angle 90 repeats 1, invert not checked and flood fill your image. Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur set at 20.


( 3 ) New Layer, Selections select all, Copy the Graphic Dreams_Of_Fantasy and Paste into selection. Put the blend Mode on LuminanceL and lower the opacity to 80.


( 4 ) Copy the tube flowers-blend18 and paste as a new layer. Place it to the bottom left. Put the blend mode on Overlay and the Opacity to 70.


( 5 ) Copy the tube Yoka-SemiMistedfairy180806-small and paste as a new layer. Place her to the left (see my image) Take your Deform tool and stretch it up a bit. Go to Ajust, Hue And Saturation, Colorize with these settings, Hue 23, Saturation 164. Effects 3D effects dropshadow with these settings, V 0, H 6, Opacity 76, Color #D0A156 and blur 21. Place this layer on Luminance and opacity to 90.


( 6 ) Copy the tube butterfly-blend18 and place it on the ladies neck ( see my image )


( 7 ) Duplicate this layer and resize by 75%, place it where you want it. Duplicate this layer and resize by 75%. Place it. Duplicate this layer and resize by 75%. Place it. Duplicate once again and resize by 75% and place it.


( 8 ) Go to layer 2 (The graphic layer) and with your eraser set to size 90, Hardness 0, and Opacity 50 tap away the graphic from the lady. Layers merge visible.Blend 18


( 9 ) New Layer. With your background on #290E05 Foreground on Nul. Take your Font Tool set to New Yorker, size 30, Create as Vector Type the words Dreams Of Fantasy. Place it toward the top (see my Image) Convert to a Raster Layer.


( 10 ) With your Selection tool set to Rectangle, Mode Replace, Feather 0 make a selection around and out a bit from your text. Keep the selection.


( 11 ) New Layer, Layers arrange move down. Flood fill this selection with #D0A156. Keep the selection.


( 12 ) With your background on #D0A156 and your foreground on #290E05 go to Effects Mura Meister, Cloud and apply at default settings. Selections select none. Set the mode of this layer on Luminance L and reduce the opacity to 70.


( 13 ) Effects 3D Effects, Drop Shadow with these settings, V & H 2, Opacity 100, Blur 10, Color #290E05. Repeat Drop Shadow with V & H at -2. Layers Merge Merge All.


( 14 ) Image Add Borders 2 Color #D0A156. Image add Borders 3 Color #290E05. Image add Borders 2 Color #D0A156. Place you name on it if you like and you are Finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

Scrap Blend 25

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP X2 but can be done in any version. For this tutorial I used a scrap kit from Cajoline which you can get Here Mask is from Maluka4psp. The tube of the clock & the rug are from Michele The tube of the cat is from Jenna

All other tubes are from here at PSP Pals. You can get all tubes and the mask in my zipped file Here
Please Note: All layers are turned off in the tube files.

You will also need the filters Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact and MuRa’s Meister Cloud Place them in your plugins folder. Place the mask in your masks folder.


( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 500 transparent Image. Flood fill with #e4ddd6


( 2 ) New layer. From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 23. In your foreground pattern find this paper, put the size to 10. Flood fill the layer.


( 3 ) Layers. Load/Save Mask, Load Mask From Disc and find mask_felicidades_maluka4psp. Apply with these settings checked, Source Luminance, Fit to layer & Hide all mask. Layers merge, merge group.


( 4 ) Take your selection tool set to rectangle and at 0, 250 draw out a selection to cover the mask at the bottom. New layer and flood fill the selection with the pattern. Selections, select none. Layers duplicate and image mirror.Scrap Blend 25


( 5 ) Bring up the tube floor, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it at the bottom of your image.


( 6 ) New Layer. Take your selection tool set to rectangle and at 0, 415, draw a selection all the way across and down to the edge of the floor. Flood fill with #711719. Effects 3d effects inner bevel with these settings, Bevel 2, Width 4, Smoothness 15, Depth 5, Ambience 20, Shininess 30, Color #ffffff, Angle 315, Intensity 26 and Elevation 45. Effects 3d effects drop shadow with these settings
Vertical -2, Horizontal 0, Opacity 50 Blur 5 and color #000000. With your Pic (deformation) tool pull it out on both sides.


( 7 ) From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 16. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 55% all layers unchecked. Adjust, sharpness, sharpen. ( After every resize please sharpen, saves me from repeating myself) Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings, V&H; -4, Opacity 50, Blur 10 and color #000000. Place it to the left of your image (see my image)


( 8 ) Bring up the tube c_redxmasgift. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 25%, all layers unchecked. Place it to the left under the xmas tree. Layers duplicate, image resize and resize by 85%, all layers unchecked. Adjust hue and saturation, colorise with these settings, Hue 98, Saturation 255. Place it over the other side of the xmas tree.


( 9 ) Now you can decorate the xmas tree. I have supplied a few xmas ornaments in the zip file but decorate any way you wish.


(10) From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 21. Image resize and resize by 65% all layers unchecked. Place them in front of the xmas tree. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with the same settings as step 7.


(11) Bring up the tube country-xmas-pic1. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the top right (see my image)


(12 ) Bring up the tube country-xmas-window. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it over the country-xmas-pic1.


(13 ) From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 10. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 25%, all layers unchecked. Image mirror. Layers arrange move down. Now place him so he is looking in the window. (see my image) Take your selection tool and make a selection around his legs and hit delete. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings, V-2, H 2, Opacity 50, Blur 3 and color #000000. Stay on that layer.


(14 ) From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 9. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 25%, and again by 85% all layers unchecked. Image mirror. Layers arrange move down. Place the sleigh to the right in the window. (see my image) Effects 3d effects dropshadow with the same settings as step 13.


(15 ) Click back on your top layer. From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 20. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 40%, all layers unchecked. Place it under the window.


(16 ) From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 11. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 35%. Place her on the chair. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings, V-2, H 2, Opacity 30, Blur 3 and color #000000.


(17 ) Bring up the tube holidayteddy. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 25%. Place him beside the doll and give him the same dropshadow except change H to -2.


(18 ) Go to the layer of the chair and duplicate, layers arrange bring to the top. Take your eraser, size 10, Hardness 100, Opacity 100 and wipe away the parts of the chair that are covering the doll and the teddy bear.


(19 ) Go to the original chair layer and give it this drop shadow. V -4, H 4, opacity 50, blur 6 and color #000000. Back to the copy of the chair and layers merge, merge down 3 times.


(20 ) Back to your top layer. From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 15. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 45%. Place it to the center bottom of your image. (see my image) Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings,
V-2, H 2, Opacity 30, Blur 3 and color #000000. Repeat with V 0, H -2.


(21 ) Bring up the tube MLM_Clock3. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 25%, all layers unchecked. Place it on the mantel piece. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings, V-3, H 1, Opacity 30, Blur 3 and color #000000. Repeat with V 0, H -1.


(22 ) Bring up the tube xmas candle_pspapls_c. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 25% and again by 65% all layers unchecked. Place it on the mantel piece and give it the same drop shadow. Layers duplicate, image mirror. Place at the other end of the mantel piece.


(23 ) From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 3, 4 & 5. Resize them by 25% & twice by 75%, all layers unchecked. Copy and paste them onto your image and hang them from the mantel piece. I mirrored one of them (see my image) Give each one this dropshadow.
V -1, H 1, Opacity 50, Blur 1 & color #000000.


(24 ) From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 18. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 25%. With your Pic (deformation) tool squeeze it in to fit the mantel piece. (see my image) Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings, V-2, H 0, Opacity 50, Blur 3 and color #000000.


(25 ) From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 7. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 25%, all layers unchecked. Place it on the hearth. Give it the same dropshadow. Layers merge, merge down 8 times. Your fireplace and all of the things that go with it should now all be on one layer.


(26 ) From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 17. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 25% and again by 50%, all layers unchecked. Place it beside the fireplace. Give it the same dropshadow.


(27 ) From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 2. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 25% and again by 85%, all layers unchecked. Place it beside the chair. Give it the same dropshadow.


(28 ) From the Scrap Kit bring up CAJ.SCR.FR MINI-KIT NOEL AU COIN DU FEU 24. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 40%, all layers unchecked. Place it above the fireplace. Take your selection tool set to rectangle and make a selection inside the frame about 2 rows in from the edge and hit delete. (see my image)


(29 ) With your magic wand select inside the frame, selections modify and expand by 3, new layer, layers arrange move down. With your foreground on #711719 and your background on #e4ddd6 go to effects MuRa’s Meister, Cloud and apply. Keep the selection, new layer, bring up the jpg country-xmas-pic, copy and paste it into the selection. Selections select none. Reduce the opacity of this layer to 50. Click back on the frame layer, layers merge, merge down 2 times.


(30 ) Effects, Eye Candy 5 Impact, Perspective Shadow. Go to Manage, Import, Find the folder scrap-blend25 and click on the country-xmas file. Find it in the list and hit OK.


(31 ) Place your foreground on a gold tile pattern. Go to your pen tool with these settings, Create on Vector, Draw Point To Point, Line Style Solid, Width 1. Click on the layer underneath your frame. Draw a line from halfway down the side of the frame upto where you want it to end. (This is the hanger for the frame) Layers convert to a raster layer. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings, V & H 1, Opacity 50, Blur 3 and color #000000. Repeat with V & H at -1. Layers duplicate, image mirror. With your Pic (deformation) tool move it to fit. Layers merge, merge down 2 times.


(32 ) Click back on your top layer. With your selection tool set to ellipse & create as vector, leave your gold pattern in the foreground but change the background to #000000, draw out a small round for the nail. Layers convert to a raster layer. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings, V-1 & H 0, Opacity 50, Blur 3 and color #000000. Place it over the top of the hanger. Layers merge, merge down. Now you should have all the layers for the picture frame as 1 layer.


(33 ) Bring up the tube MLM_SquareAreaRug1. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it in front of the fireplace.


(34 ) Bring up the tube catfluffywhitejj. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Image resize and resize by 60%, all layers unchecked. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings, V & H -2, Opacity 30, Blur 6 & color #000000. Place it on the mat.


(35 ) With your text tool and the font I supplied, size 30, foreground locked and the background on #e4ddd6 write your message. Convert to a raster layer. Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings, V & H 1, opacity 50, Blur 1 and color #000000. Place it in the picture frame.


(36 ) Make sure you are on your top layer. Bring up the tube country-xmas-frame. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image.


(37 ) Now you can rearrange things if you want. Also resize some if they need it. I resized the chair layer by 95%. I also clicked on the frame layer and with the Pic (deformation) tool I held down the Ctrl key and pushed it in slightly at the bottom. Place your name on it if you wish.


(38) Find the layer of the window frame and click on the visibilty toggle to make it invisible. Click on another layer and merge visible. Copy.


Animation Shop


(39) Open Animation Shop, right click on the canvas and paste as a new animation. Edit, copy, edit paste after current frame. Do this until you have 10 frames. Edit select all.


(40) Open the tube country-xmas-snow, Edit select all, Edit copy. Back to your pic, make sure you have frame 1 in front of you and edit paste into selected frame and place it over the pic.


(41) Back to PSP and click on the window frame, make sure it is visible by clicking on the visibilty toggle, Edit Copy.


(42) Back to Animation Shop, right click on the canvas and paste as a new animation. Duplicate until you have 10 frames. Edit select all, Edit Copy.


(43) Back to your pic, edit select all, edit paste into selected frame. Place it over the pic.


(44) Still in Animation Shop, open the tube country-xmas-fire. Edit select all, Edit copy. Back to your pic, edit paste into selected frame and place it in the fireplace.


(45) Right click in the top of one of the frames and select, frame properties and change the number to 25. View your animation and if all is right then save as a gif file and you are finished.

Sara Moon

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Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 but can be done in any version. For this tutorial you will need 2 pics, a close up and 1 full sized pic and a brush and you can get the ones I used Here. Of course if you wish to use your own then please do. For copyright issues with using Sara Moon artwork please go Here

If you would like to see more Sara Moon pics then go Here, Put the Brushes in your brush folder. Bring up your pics in PSP and resize your smaller pic to 450 in height.
This is a long tutorial.


( 1 ) Open a new 450 x 450 transparent Image and floodfill with white. Choose a light and dark color from your pic. I used Foreground on #3A3031 and Background on #B7A5A1.


( 2 ) New layer. With your foreground on your dark color and background on nul, take your preset shape tool. Have it set on rectangle and width size 4, vector and antilias checked, draw out a square about three quarters the size of your canvas. Object align, horizontal center in canvas. Convert to raster layer.


( 3 ) Duplicate this layer then go to Image resize and resize by 80% with all layers unchecked. Image rotate, free rotate and rotate by 45 deg. Doesn’t matter which way.


( 4 )Duplicate this layer and do the same as in step3


( 5 ) Close your background layer and merge your boxes visible. Name this layer boxes.


( 6 ) Make sure you are on your boxes layer. Take your magic wand with these settings, Mode Add Shift and select around the very outside of the boxes. Selections modify and expand by 2.


( 7 ) New layer and drag this underneath the boxes layer, flood fill with your dark color, Keep Selected.


( 8 ) New Layer. Now with your foreground color on your light color take your brush and find the one you are going to use. No particular size, and stamp around this selection. Selections select none.


( 9 ) Close your background layer and the boxes layer and merge visible. Name it if you wish but there is no need.


( 10 ) Back to your boxes layer and select the next box and also the little triangles to the side of it. Selections modify, expand by 3.Sara Moon


( 11 ) New layer, drag it under your boxes layer and floodfill with your light color. Keep Selected.


( 12 ) New layer and with your foreground on your dark color stamp your brush around the selection. Selections select none.


( 13 ) Repeat step 9 but also close off the first merged layer and then merge visible.


( 14 ) Back to your boxes again and select the next box and also the little triangles to the side. Selections expand by 3.


( 15 ) New Layer and drag it under your boxes layer. Floodfill this time with your dark color. Keep Selected.


( 16 ) New layer and with your foreground color on your light color stamp your brush around the selection. Selections select none.


( 17 ) Repeat step 9 but also close off your 2 merged layers and then merge visible.


( 18 ) Back to your boxes layer and select the middle box. Selections modify by 2.


( 19 ) New layer and drag it under your boxes layer.


( 20 ) Take your close up pic and copy and then paste it into your selection. Selections select none.


( 21 ) Close off your background layer and merge visible. Keep this Image on your screen, we are now going to add to it on Page 2