Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Friends Are Forever" PTU Tut

*What you will need*

PaintShopPro (any version should work)
Font I used : PhoenixScriptFLF
WSL_Mask360 by Weescotslass

**This tutorial assumes that you have working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.**

**This tutorial was written by Aimee Pryor on September 1, 2010.  Any similarity between
this tutorial and another is nothing but coincidence. You may link back to my tutorials, but do
not copy them and put them on your own group or site of any kind. If you'd like to share your creation, you may email them to me at and I will share them here :o) Thanks!**

Open a new 700 x 700 image.
Using the rectangle selection tool, draw out a rectangle slightly bigger
than the inside of the frame. Choose a paper from the kit, resize at 15% - Copy and paste as new layer. Selections - Invert - Delete. Keep selected!!

We're going to add elements to the image, while still selected.

Sun - 25%
Cloud - 50% - Duplicate
House - 40% - Delete
Bench - 30%
Birdhouse - 30%
Garden - 50% - Duplicate - Merge down. Duplicate.
Bird - 20%

Select none. Apply a drop shadow of 2, -2, 60, 10 - Black
to each of the element layers.

X out bottom raster. Merge visible.

Resize cute girl tube -- 80% - Copy and paste as new layer.
Place her wherever you'd like. Apply drop shadow we used before.
Beaver - Resize 50% - Copy and paste as new layer - Move
to the right side of girl. Add drop shadow. Grab the
Glow worm - Resize 30% - Copy and paste as new layer.
Place him in front of the girl and beaver.
Apply drop shadow. Now let's get the Butterfly resize 20% -
Using deform tool, give it a slight angle. Drop shadow.

Merge visible. Resize just merged image to 500 pixels (Top number)
Orange doodle (doodle4) - 20% - Rotate right 90.
Place onto the right side of image. Move to bottom layer.
Green doodle (doodle5) - 50% - Rotate right 90
Move to right of tag, below orange doodle.
Merge the two doodles together.
Duplicate - Rotate left 90. Merge down. Duplicate - Flip -
Mirror - Merge down.
Drop shadow. Resize 95%. Merge visible. Crop image.

Resize 500 pixels (top number) *All layers checked*
Now let's change the canvas size to 600 x 600.
Un X bottom layer and make it active. Select all - Choose a paper from the kit.
Copy and paste INTO selection. Select none. Layer - New Mask Layer -
From Image - Choose WSL_Mask360. Apply and merge group. Resize
the mask by 85%. Merge visible - Crop and resize to your liking.

Add name and copyright info. Save as .png for a transparent background
or .jpg for a white background.
I hope you enjoyed this tut and it wasn't too confusing to you!!
Thanks :o)

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