12 May 2014

Tea In The Rose Garden


This tutorial was written by me on May 12th, 2014 and was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Rose Garden Tea Party TG" is a gorgeous kit by Tootypup Scraps and is available at Scraps from the Heart.  Thank you for another really beautiful kit Susan!

Art by Jennifer Janesko.  Jennifer was with CILM when I purchased this, but her tubes can now be found at CDO.

Mask #35 by WeeScotsLass.

Font: I used Mr. DeHaviland, a pay font.  A web search will result in multiple links.

*Note: when referring to drop shadows, I use the following abbreviations:

V = Vertical
H = Horizontal
O = Opacity
B = Blur

~~ Let's get started! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 800 x 700, white background.

From the kit, open Frame 03 and resize 60%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the left side of the canvas, about 2/3 of the way up (see my tag for placement).

Open the freehand selection tool and change the settings to: 

Selection type: Point to point
Mode: Add (Shift)
Feather: 0
Smoothing: 0
Anti-alias: unchecked
Use all layers: unchecked

Draw a selection around the frame, like this:


Open Paper 1 and resize 65%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move below the frame and arrange as desired.  Invert the selection (Control + Shift + I) and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open the tube and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange within the frame.  Tap delete and deselect.

Apply a drop shadow of choice to the frame and tube or use my settings:

V: 2
H: 2
O: 57
B: 10

Add the rest of your elements.  I used:

Bistro Chair 01: resize 47%
Bistro Chair 02: resize 47%
Bistro Table 04: resize 55%
Rose Corner 02: resize 45%
Street Lamp 03: resize 70%
Violin 02: resize 35%

Apply drop shadow above to all elements.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize the merged layer 85%.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste paper 7 into the selection; deselect.  Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur > Radius: 15

Apply WSL mask #35 and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Hide the merged layer.  Copy and paste the tube as a new layer (do not resize) above the mask layer.  Using the freehand selection tool with the same settings as above, draw two selections at the top and bottom of the tube, like this:


Selections > Modify > Inside/Outside Feather > select "both", Feather Amount: 15.  Click OK and tap delete two or three times until you get something like this:


Unhide the merged layer and position the tube.  Apply drop shadow above.  Change the blend mode to Soft Light and the opacity to 60.

Crop and resize the tag.  Add your name using the Mr. DeHaviland font or a similar script font.  I used size 85, stroke 0, colour #5e0809.  Apply drop shadow above.

Add all applicable copyright and license information, then save as a jpg or png.  It looks better as a jpg IMO because the white background blends the large tube better, but see which you prefer yourself.  If you wish to save as a png, I suggest lowering the opacity of the background tube to 25.  Enjoy your new tag and email me HERE if you'd like to show it off. ☺︎

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