Notepaper tutorial (PSP)

June 22, 2008 at 18:52 (Tutorials)

Open a new canvas and with your preset rectangle tool draw out a paper (foreground closed, background: colour of choice). Convert to raster and apply any effects you want to (I used Mura Meister’s Cloud filter and a spatter brush, and a paper texture effect from Filters Unlimited).

Select all – Float – Defloat, then apply the Jeux de lignes / Entrelecemant filter (which is a freeware plugin and can be downloaded here). You will need to play with the settings to get the type of lines you want to (I used a line spacing of 28, a thickness of 1 and lowered the opacity a bit, and played with the colours to get dark blue lines).

You have a basic notepaper or index card, which you can now embellish any way you want to. Add a tube, add a crumple or a burnt edge, put some text on it, etc.

Here’s another one. I made a light green background, applied the Cloud filter, then I put a flower picture over it, and lowered the opacity. I then found a ding font with ladybugs and coloured them. Finally, I added the text.

Have fun!

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Curled frame with flower tutorial (PSP)

June 21, 2008 at 23:40 (Tutorials)

Open a new canvas and with your rectangle preset shape tool draw out a fairly thick frame (colour of choice, backgrpound colour turned off), convert to raster, then apply any effects you want to (I had a 500 x 500 pixel canvas and the preset shape tool set to 70, and after drawing the frame I resized the canvas to 800 x 800 to give me plenty of room).

Choose the flower or doodle you want to place in the curl, so you have a rough idea of how big a curl you want and of its angle.

Effects – Plugins – Av Bros Page Curl

These were the settings I used, but you will need to play around with the settings to come up with the type of curl you want, depending on the size of your frame.

Curl / Up
Angle: 231
Level: 21
Backside: Define – From current layer
Shading: 16 (you can adjust this by pressing the button with the sun-like image on the right side, I prefer a light shading)

Now position your flower or doodle where you want it to be, apply any effect you want to (I applied the same effects as I did to the frame, and I also added a slight bevel and a slight drop shadow to make it stand out), and then erase the parts outside the curl.

I then erased a part of the frame. This is the end result:

I found a thicker frame gives better curls and then I can just erase a part of the frame to get what t I like.

The same frame after applying Eye Candy Chrome and a Super Blade Pro preset.

Have fun!

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New Incredimail letter

June 13, 2008 at 08:08 (Incredimail letters)

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Incredimail letters

June 12, 2008 at 08:47 (Incredimail letters)

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Key chain tutorial (PSP)

June 12, 2008 at 08:05 (Tutorials)

Open a new canvas, 600 by 600 pixels to give you plenty of space and draw out a tag with your rounded rectangle preset shape (foreground: colour of choice, background closed off, line style: solid, width depending on the size of the tag, I used 15 ).

Objects – Align – Horizontal center in canvas. Convert to raster.

Open a new layer and with your preset tool draw a circle (you will need to adjust your line width according to your tag, I used 9). Objects -Align – Horizontal center in canvas, and then move it a bit below the upper line of the tag. Convert to raster.

Click inside the circle with your magic wand, then go to the tag layer and hit delete.

Select none, then Layers – Merge visible.

New raster layer – Arrange – Send to bottom.

Click inside the rectangular part of the tag with your magic wand, Selection – Modify – Expand by 5 pixels (or less, depending on the width), then go to the bottom layer and fill with a complementary colour.

Select none.

Go back to the tag outline layer and add an inner bevel or use any other filter for creating a bevel effect. I used the Eye Candy Glass filter for creating a shiny bevel.

Go to your tag interior layer and add any texture effects and text you want to. I also used the Adjust – Rotate – Free rotate, 60 degrees, right, to place the tag at an angle (remember to check All layers if you do so ).

Layers – Merge visible.

Draw a small circle with your preset shape tool (colour white, background closed off, line style: solid, width depending on the size of your tag). Convert to raster, select with you magic wand, and apply a metal effect (I used Eye Candy Chrome). Duplicate as many times as you wish, and then move each ring into the position you want it to be.

Make sure that you tag layer is the lowermost. Go to to your tag layer and with your selection tool draw a small rectangle around the tag ring section overlapping with the first ring. Edit – Copy, then go to the ring layer, Edit – Paste into Selection. Select none.

Repeat for all the rings. Draw a larger ring for the last one.

Merge visible, and you’re done!

You can also use any other preset shape to do this.

Have fun!

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Multiple folded frame tutorial (PSP)

June 10, 2008 at 19:07 (Tutorials)

Open a fairly wide new canvas and draw a rectangle using a preset shape, foreground set to colour of choice, background closed off.

Duplicate as many times as the number of frames you want and keep them on separate layers. You can now add any effects you want to (I prefer to do the effects separately for each frame so they don’t come out identical, which takes a bit longer).

Select the first frame with your Pick tool, hold down the Shift key, find the node in the middle of the right side (circled with yellow) and move the frame upward. Adjust – Sharpness – Sharpen.

Go to the second frame, find the node in the middle of the left side, and move upward to the same point as the first frame. Adjust – Sharpness – Sharpen.

Repeat for the other frames.

Move the frames beside each other, merge visible, add a perspective shadow and you’re done!

Have fun!

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Incredimail letters

June 9, 2008 at 09:40 (Incredimail letters)

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Drawing a dragonfly with styled lines (PSP)

June 9, 2008 at 03:57 (Tutorials)

Choose a teardrop shaped preset shape and draw a longish teardrop with the line style set a beaded line, width set at 2 or 3 and the background colour closed off.

Convert to raster and duplicate, and then using you pick tool, align them at the angle you want them to be. Merge visible.

Layers – Duplicate, then Image – Mirror, and move it a bit farther away, like this. Dont’t merge the two sets of wings yet, because you might want to move them in a slightly different position after you’ve drawn the body.

Choose your pen tool, with the beaded line set at 4 or 5, and choose the freehand option, and draw the body. Then switch back to a smaller size and draw the two feelers.

Merge visible. Now you can colourize and apply any effect you want to.Select all – Float – Defloat, and apply the effect you want to.

I applied a Super Blade Pro preset for this one.

I chose a different styled line for drawing the wings as described above, but for the body I used the ellipse preset shape. I then filled the body and the wings with a pattern and applied Eye Candy Glass (on a separate layer) and I used an SPB silver preset for the outline.

Have fun!

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Incredimail letter

June 8, 2008 at 11:47 (Incredimail letters)

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June 8, 2008 at 10:31 (Uncategorized)

I have finally decided to enter the blog scene.

I will be sharing my scrap tutorials written for PSP, some scrap stuff I make and the occasional Incredimail letter I make.

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