Hidden WithIn (Sleek N Sassy Inspired)

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Hidden WithIn (Sleek N Sassy Inspired)

Post  Admin on Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:30 pm




Tutorial Title: Hidden Within
Written By: DesignsByKarma
Written On: October 26, 2012

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro and its tools. It was written in PspX2 but may be done in previous versions. My tutorials are from my own creative imagination any resemblance to other tutorials is strictly coincidental. Please remember that my tutorials are not written in stone they are just a foundation to unleash your own creative imagination!!

Materials: Not Included:

1 scrapkit: Paris Vacation By: Sleek N Sassy Designz and can be purchased at Scrappindollars
1 tube: I am using the wonderful work of [url=www.arthurcrowesfactory.com ] Arthur Crowe [/url] (you cannot use any of his work without proper license)
1 mask: MC_Mask3: By: Melissa Creationz
1 mask: 20 / 20: Download at Hootytuts
1 side border mask: I don't remember where I got the one I am using from so I cannot share the link with you but any side border mask will do.

Materials: Supplies
1 frame: HiddenWithin: By: DesignsByKarma
1 wordart: HiddenWithin: By: DesignsByKarma

Plug-Ins Used: Not Provided:
Eye Candy 4.0: Gradient Glow

Settings used throughout tutorial:
Side Border Drop Shadow: 3 , 3 , 50 , 4, #000000
WordArt Gradient Glow: Basic Tab: 5.00 , 25 , 100 ; Color Tab: Medium , A Color from your tube (I am using #ae0c11)


Unzip all supplies. Let's Begin! This tutorial is done in 4 parts

Tutorial: Instructions:
Part 1: Frame:
1. Open up hiddenwithin_frame.png: SHIFT+D and close original

2. Open up your tube: CTRL+C and minimize for later use

3. On frame: CTRL+L
a. SHIFT+S: 200 px (width) all layers unchecked
b. Layers: Load / Save Mask: Load from disk: 20 / 20 mask.
c. Using your pick tool: pull the mask so that it is inside of the frame. To do this pull down, up, left and right so it is just inside of the gold framing.
d. Merge group
e. Change opacity on the tube layer to 34 or to your liking
f. Merge visible
g. Minimize for now

Part 2: Incredimail Side Border
4. Open element2: SHIFT+D and close original.
a. SHIFT+S: 450 px (height) all layers unchecked
b. Adjust: Sharpness: Unsharp Mask: 6.00 , 210 , 0

5. Open element17: CTRL+C and close
a. SHIFT+S: 257 px (width) all layers checked

6. On border: CTRL+L
a. Apply the Unsharp Mask again
b. Move the chair towards the bottom of the lamp (see mine for placement)
c. Merge visible
d. Image: Canvas Size: 1280 px (width) and 450 px (height) click the left center arrow
e. Effects: Image Effects: Seamless Tiling: edge, vertical, 0,0,0,0

7. Open paper4: CTRL+C and close

8. On border: CTRL+L
a. Layers: Load / Save Mask: Load from disk: Your side border
b. Using your pick tool pull the mask to the left. (see mine for an example)
c. Merge Group
d. Add side border drop shadow above
e. Repeat the seamless tiling
f. Merge all flatten
g. Add watermark
h. Save as .jpg

Part 3: Incredimail Header:
9. Open hiddenwithin_wordart: SHIFT+D and close orginial

10. Effects: Plugins: Eye Candy 4.0: Apply wordart settings above. Repeat this step again with same color and settings.

11. Open element7: CTRL+C and close

12. On header: CTRL+L
a. SHIFT+S: 325 px (width) all layers unchecked
b. Adjust: Sharpness: Sharpen

13. Maximize your tube: CTRL+C and minimize again

14. On header: CTRL+L
a. CTRL+M
b. Move to the right side of the header
c. Change opacity to 23 or to your liking.
d. Merge all flatten
e. SHIFT+S: 575 px (width) all layers checked
f. Add copyright information and water mark
g. Save as .jpg

Part 4: Siggy Tag
15. New canvas: 950 * 950 px (do not worry about size we will resize / crop later)

16. Open paper4: CTRL+C and close

17. On tag CTRL+L
a. Layers: Load / Save Mask: Load from disk: MC_Mask3: Merge group.
b. Apply gradient same as before (only apply once)
c. Add drop shadow

18. Maximize your frame: CTRL+C and close

19. On tag CTRL+L
a. Move to the right hand corner (see mine for placement)
b. Add drop shadow

20. Open element5: CTRL+C and close

21. On tag CTRL+L
a. Add drop shadow
b. Move to the left side of the tag (see mine for placement)

22. Open element1: CTRL+C and close

23. On tag CTRL+L
a. SHIFT+S: 450 px (width) all layers unchecked
b. Add drop shadow
c. CTRL+R: Left: 35
d. Move to the left side of the tag (see mine for placement)

24. Open element16: CTRL+C and close

25. On tag CTRL+L
a. Move to the right side of the tag (see mine for placement)
b. Add drop shadow
c. CTRL+R: Right: 13.32

26. Maximize tube: CTRL+C and close

27. On tag: CTRL+L and move to the center of the tag (see mine for placement)
a. Add drop shadow

28. Open element8: CTRL+C and close

29. On tag: CTRL+L and move to the bottom center of the tag (see mine for placement)
a. SHIFT+S: 500 px (width) all layers unchecked
b. Add drop shadow
30. Merge visible
31. Add copyright information, watermark and text
32. Save as .png

If you are unsure how to put your letter together please refer to Incredimail Side Border Tutorial

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