Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Golden Weave

Tutorial by Jcuttlebear01 aka JoAnn
I do these tutorials for fun and not
for any profit. I use them also as a learning tool to
help others learn the fun and art of paint shop pro.
Everything I use I have collected don't claim to have
made anything other then the tag.
All settings will remain the same unless otherwise noted
This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP
Remember to save often in case your psp crashes.
I did this in PSP 9 but sure any one will work. 
This is a freebie from>Designs by LK
Its called Black Canary it is a beautiful kit.
Plug ins
Eye candy 5 impact HERE
Filters unlimited HERE
AP 01 (innovation) Lines Silver lining
Install the eye candy 5 impact, and import my preset in to,
the eye candy 5 impact>glass>and one of them into your eye candy 5 bevel.
Graphic of choice
Font of choice
Tubes of choice
Open a new image 700 X 500
Pick colors for your foreground, and background from your graphic.
Or your tube you want to use.
fg color.#fbe5b3>bg color #74411b
Make a gradient  
Flood fill your new image. 
A note
If your using psp 7 use your selection tool and draw
a rectangle with these settings.
You can use your ruler tool as a guide, or watch
the bottom right hand side where the numbers are.
for down the left side.
225 X 500
and this is the other across the top.
700 X 170 
Selection>Load saved selection from disc>
Selection 1>New raster layer>flood fill
with the gradient.
Effects>geometric effects>
Layer duplicate>mirror
Layer merge down.
Selection>Load saved selection from disc>Selection 2
New raster layer>flood fill with gradient.
Repeat the weave effect>and the Spherize effect.
Duplicate layer>flip
Close off the bottom layer>merge visible.
With magic wand>click on the inside of the square.
Selection>modify>select selection border
Layer new raster Layer
Flood fill with gradient
Effects>plug in eye candy impact 5>bevel
my settings or use one of your liking.
Layer duplicate>resize by 110 percent
Layer>merge down>copy and paste the 2 small frames as
a new image>set it a side we will use in a bit.
Then go back to the main image and give
the small frames a drop shadow.
Go back now to your merged layers
and click on the inside of the frame.
Selection>modify>expand by 6
Add a new raster layer
Copy and paste into your image a graphic of choice.
Layers arrange move down.
Effects>xero>porcelain>default settings>repeat once.
Minimize this for now, and reopen the small frame
image you made.
Image>resize by 70 percent
Image>rotate by 90 percent.
Select outside the frame with selection tool>set feather to
2>selection Invert
Add a new layer>flood fill with gradient>
Give it either the weave effect or blinds,
Which ever you prefer. Layers arrange move down.
Click on the inside of the frame with your magic wand,
Open the man tube or graphic your going to use.New raster layer>
Selection modify expand by 2
copy and paste into your selection the graphic
layers>arrange move down.
I gave him the same porcelain effect.
Merge layers and copy and paste this onto your
working image.
Move over to the right side of your work, place how you like it.
Take deform tool and turn, and fix this the way you want.

Add drop shadow
Add some flowers and whatever you wish on the left hand side
I took LKD_Black Canary TS_foliage from the kit
and resized it by 60 percent. Rotated by 90 percent, Turned it with deform tool>duplicated>mirrored
and moved it down some. Duplicated again, and placed on the other side of the first one.
Resize each layer as you go if you wish.
Then I took>LKD_Black Canary TS_cherry blossom
Copy and paste as a new layer on top of all the leaves.
move where you want it.
Duplicate mirror and move it over so you kind
of fill in where there are no flowers, Resize them about 70 percent.
don't worry to much cause we will erase some of this stuff
in a few.
Add>LKD_Black Canary TS_calla lilies
Place them in the middle of all this mess.
Turn the top flower there with deform tool
how you want it.
Then with eraser tool, go layer by layer and erase any thing
you don't want in there, and move things around some tell its how
you want it.
I took and moved up a couple of the small flower layers and
got rid of some of the stuff I didn't want in the way.
Add>LKD_Black Canary TS_berries 1 copy and paste as a new layer
arrange move down below your flowers, place them, turn with deform tool
I duplicated the layer, and erased what I didn't want on my flowers.
Once your happy with all this closes off all the bottom layers
and merge visible. Add drop shadow
If you see any thing you still don't like just undo and fix it.
Add a bow at the bottom of the flowers, resize by 45 percent, turn
with deform tool, and add drop shadow.
This is how mine looks now.

Open up all layers except the background
Merge visible.
add LKD_Black Canary TS_dangling heart
Resize by 30%
move over to the edge of the frame on the right and turn
with deform tool
Add Drop shadow to your liking.
Add LKD_Black Canary TS_candles Resize
by 70 percent, copy and paste to your image.
I then took, resized by 75% then take selection tool
and cut out one of the original candles copy and paste it
over on your image your working on.
image mirror and move how you like it.
Now do the same with the other one.

Now I didn't like that flower in the back like that
so I took the selection tool and cut it out, make sure
your on the right layer.
I then took on the original and cut out the flower
and copied and pasted it back over on top of the candles
Erase any thing you don't want on the candle.
When happy with it close off the merged layers
and merge the candles all together.
Add drop shadow, move down in the right hand corner
I took the deform tool and moved it in and up in size some.
When happy with the way every thing looks
merge all visible layers make sure your back ground layer is still closed.
Image resize by 90%
Open your back ground layer.
Highlight the merged layer>with magic wand
click on the outside part, not the background layer
Now high light raster 1 which is your background
Selection>select selection border

Layer new layer>make sure your on the top layer
flood fill with Light color or one of choice.
Add eye candy 5 glass effect.
On your background layer go to effects>plug in>AP 01 (innovation) Lines Silver lining
Filters unlimited>button frame glass 1>set to default
Image>1 pixel border your foreground color
Image>3 pixel border your background color.
Add new raster layer>add your wording
Use brush work art>add eye candy 5 glass effect
Drop shadow
Place how you want it.
New raster layer>add your water mark
Add a name or any thing else you wish.
Resize to your liking.
Your ready to save your work of art.
Would love to see what you do with this.
Thank you for giving my tutorial a try.
I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, and learned
something new.
Have any questions or need help.
Just let me know, I'm always happy to help any way I can.
This one I used a different kit and graphic for this one.

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