Scrap Blend 23 Tutorial By Marleschka

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Scrap Blend 23

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.