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Scrap Blend 11 Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 but I am sure could be done in any version. For this I used a Scrap Kit from Sentimental Style who is no longer online. You can get it Here. Tube is by Serena I have supplied a corner embellishment made from the scrap kit. You can get them Here

Please Note: All LAYERS are turned off on all tubes. You will also need the filters FM Tile Tools and Filters Unlimited 2 Bring up the tubes I supplied in PSP. Go to your layers view all on all of the tubes.


( 1 ) Open a new 800 x 600 Transparent Image. New layer.


( 2 ) In the kit SE_ScrapKit_BlameItOnTheRain, click on the layer SE_BlameItOnTheRain_Paper_1, copy and paste as a new image. In your foreground Patterns find this image and set it to Angle 0, Scale 100 and flood fill your image. (You can delete that paper now, we won’t need it again)


( 3 ) In the kit SE_ScrapKit_BlameItOnTheRain, click on the layer SE_BlameItOnTheRain_Paper_2, copy and paste as a new image.


( 4 ) Effects, I.C.NET Software, Filters Unlimted 2 and use these settings, Edges, Square and use Square Edge 12. Copy.


( 5 ) Paste as a new layer onto your image. Image rotate and rotate by 45 deg right or left, it doesn’t matter. Effects, FM Tile Tools, Blend Emboss at default settings.


( 6 ) Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings V & H 2, Opacity 20, blur 10 and color black. Repeat with V & H at -2. Pull it down till the tip sits at the very top. Duplicate and Image flip.

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( 7 ) Go back to the paper you applied the filter to and undo the filter. Copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Leave it there. You can now delete that paper.


( 8 ) Effects, FM Tile Tools, Blend Emboss at default settings, repeat. Give it the same dropshadow as in step 6.


( 9 ) In the kit SE_ScrapKit_BlameItOnTheRain, click on the layer SE_BlameItOnTheRain_Ric-Rac, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Resize by 85%, all layers unchecked. With your deform tool pull it out to fit the canvas. Place it at the bottom ( see my image ) Place the blend mode of this layer on LuminanceL.


( 10 ) Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings V & H 0, Opacity 40, blur 8 and color black. Duplicate this layer and Image flip.


( 11 ) In the kit SE_ScrapKit_BlameItOnTheRain, click on the layer SE_BlameItOnTheRain_Paper_3, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. With your deform tool pull it up and down to fit. Place it to the very left ( see my image )


( 12 ) Effects 3d effects dropshadow with these settings V 0 & H 2, Opacity 20, blur 10 and color black. Duplicate this layer and Image Mirror.


( 13 ) Copy this paper again and paste as a new layer. Image Rotate Free Rotate and rotate it by 40deg to the right. Place it at the top left corner. Give it the same dropshadow as in step 12. Duplicate and Image mirror. Layers Merge, Merge down, duplicate and image flip.


( 14 ) In the kit SE_ScrapKit_BlameItOnTheRain, click on the layer SE_BlameItOnTheRain_Frame, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image.


( 15 ) With your magic wand click inside the frame, selections modify and expand by 4. New layer, layers arrange move down. Go back to the last paper and copy again, back to your image and paste into selection. Selections select none. Effects 3d effects, dropshadow with these settings, V & H 0, opacity 40, blur 10 and color black.


( 16 ) Click back on the frame layer and with your magic wand select inside the frame and selections expand by 4. New layer, layers arrange move down.


( 17 ) Copy the tube CliveOwen003-sdh and paste it into the selection. Selection, select none. With your deform tool pull it down a little from the top. Effects 3d effects, drop shadow with these settings, V 0, H -4, opacity 30, blur 15 and color black.


( 18 ) Click back on your frame layer, Effects 3d effects drop shadow with these settings, V 0, H 2, Opacity 40, Blur 15.


( 19 ) Layers merge, merge down and repeat. Move this frame to the right. (see my image)


( 20 ) In the kit SE_ScrapKit_BlameItOnTheRain, click on the layer SE_BlameItOnTheRain_StringFlowers, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it over the frame. Effects 3d effects drop shadow with these settings, V 1, H 1, Opacity 80, Blur 1 and color black. Place the blend mode of this layer on LuminanceL.


( 21 ) In the kit SE_ScrapKit_BlameItOnTheRain, click on the layer SE_BlameItOnTheRain_FlowerDoodle, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the left and so that the very top flower sits on the ric-rac. With your deform tool pull it down so it sits on top of the ric-rac at the bottom.


( 22 ) In the kit SE_ScrapKit_BlameItOnTheRain, click on the layer SE_BlameItOnTheRain_Umbrella, copy and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it to the right over the frame so that the curve of the handle sits where the 2 frames cross.


( 23 ) With your freehand selection tool set to point to point, lower the opacity of the umbrella layer and trace down the inside of the frame across and up the other side and across again, hit your delete key so the handle looks like it is around the frame.. Selections select none.


( 24 ) Effects 3d effects, drop shadow with these settings, V -3, H 3, Opacity 50, blur 8 and color black.


( 25 ) With your pen tool with these settings, create as vector, Mode, drawing, Segment Type, point to point, Line Style Solid, Width 1, and your foreground color set to #FFFFFF, trace around the top of the umbrella.


( 26 ) Now click on your object selection tool and move it down, with the line where you want your text to be.


( 27 ) Go to your text tool set to Font Andes, size 18 and your background color to #E6D1AE, place your mouse over the line till you see the rocker and then type BLAME IT ON THE RAIN. Move your text with your spacer bar till it is where you want it and apply.


( 28 ) Go to your layer pallet, click on the plus sign on vector 1 and then click on the eye beside the new shape. Convert to a raster layer.


( 29 ) Effects 3d effects, drop shadow with these settings, V 2, H 2, Opacity 60, blur 1 and color black.


( 30 ) Copy the tube scrap-blend11-corner-embellishment and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place it on the top right corner. Layer duplicate, image mirror. Layers merge, merge down. Layer duplicate and image flip.


( 31 ) Make sure everything is in it’s right place and merge all.


( 32 ) Image Add Borders 2 and color #714913.


( 33 ) Resize to the size you want and you are finished.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

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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, a background and a pattern which are supplied in the zip file. You can get my zipped file Here. Tubes are from Nancy. Mask is from Zuzzanna. Place the selection file in your selections folder, the pattern in your patterns folder.

Please Note: All Layers Are Turned Off On Tubes. Bring the tubes up in PSP.


( 1 ) Open a new 800 x 500 transparent Image.


( 2 ) With your foreground on #ffd05e and your background on #714c36 make a foreground background gradient with these settings, style linear, angle 128 repeats 1, invert not checked and flood fill your image. Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur set at 30. Image Mirror.


( 3 ) New layer. Place your foreground on pattern and find the pattern_blend29, Angle 0 and Scale 100 and floodfill your layer. Place the blend mode on Luminance L and lower the opacity to 20.


( 4 ) New Layer, Selections Load/Save Selection, Load Selection From Disc and find looking. Apply with these settings, Source Luminance checked and Replace Selection checked.


( 5 ) Flood fill this layer with your gradient. Adjust Blur, Gaussian Blur with the same settings as before. Keep the selection.


( 6 ) New Layer, copy the tube sunset_blend29 and Paste into selection. Layer merge merge down. Keep the selection.


( 7 ) Layers Load/Save Mask from disc, Load mask from disc and find zuzzanna_mask32 and apply with these settings, Source Luminance, Fit to layer checked, Invert Transparency checked and Hide All mask checked. Layers merge, merge group. Keep the selection.


( 8 ) Effects 3D Effects drop shadow, V & H 10, Opacity 50, blur 15 and color black, again with V & H at -10. selections, select none.Blend 29


( 9 ) Take your pen tool with these settings, point to point, create as vector, line solid and width 3. Background color on nul. Foreground on #ffd05e.


( 10 ) Draw a line all the way across the bottom of the curve, layers duplicate, layers convert to raster layer, layers duplicate and image flip.


( 11 ) Go back to your original vector layer. Take your Text Tool set to the font I supplied and size 65, switch your foreground, background colors, foreground on nul, Place your cursor almost in the center and you have the U and write Looking through the eyes of love, or whatever you wish.


( 12 ) Obects, align, horz, Center in Canvas. In your layer pallet, close the eye on New Path of the vector layer and convert to a raster layer and apply the following dropshadow. V & H 2, Opacity 50, blur 15 and color black.


(13 ) Copy the tube man and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place him to the very right.


(14 ) Copy the tube woman and paste as a new layer onto your image. Place her to the very left.


(15 ) Go to your mask layer and with your eraser set to size 90, Hardness 0 and opacity 50 clear away some of the mask from the man and womans faces. Layers merge, merge visible.


(16 ) Selections, select all, selections modify by 3, selections invert and floodfill with #ffd05e.


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


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.