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Saturday, September 29, 2018

PTU: A Fantasy Girls Dream

This tutorial was written by me on September 29, 2018. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using Magic Travel Book by Misticheskaya.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase this beauty at PDF here

PTU Kit:  I am using an stunning kit called "A Fantasy Girls Dream" created by Dance in the Rain.  You can purchase the kit here

Mask:  Mask 54.  Created by Vivienne's Paintbox.  You can download it here.  Click on the mask to enlarge it, right click and save as.  Open and minimize in PSP.

FTU Font Wizards Magic.  You can download it from Dafont here.

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 65, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Let's get started.

Open a new 750x750 transparent image and flood fill with white.  We will resize later.

New raster layer.  Select all. 

Open Paper of choice.  I am using paper 15, copy and close the original.  Edit, paste into selection.  Select none.  Layers, new mask layer from image.  In the drop down locate mask 54 and click ok.  Merge group.  Resize 90% and duplicate and flip.  Resize another 90% and move to the upper right.  

Open element 3, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the upper left of the mask.  Drop shadow.

Open element 174, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the upper right of the mask.  Drop shadow.

Open element 167, copy and close the original.  Select the castle layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the right just below the other tree.  Drop shadow.

Open element 84, copy and close the original.  Select the castle layer and paste.  Resize 70% and again by 95% move up and over to the right slightly.  It should cover the bottom of the castle.  

Open element 83, copy and close the original.  Select the grass layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move down and over to the left slightly.  

Open element 1, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom grass layer and paste.  Resize 30% and mirror.  Move to the far right.  Drop shadow.

Open element 67, copy and close the original.  Select the top tree layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom right of the tree.  Drop shadow.

Open element 107, copy and close the original.  Select the top tree layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the right so it is behind the books.  Drop shadow.

Open element 153, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom grass layer and paste.  Resize 40% and mirror.  Move under the dragon on the left.  Drop shadow.

Copy special, copy merge the tube.  Select the top layer and paste, resize 32% and again by 95%.  Drop shadow.

Open element 110, copy and close the original.  Select the sign layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom right between the tube and sign.  Drop shadow.

Open element 2, copy and close the original.  Select the cage layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom right so it looks like it is climbing the cage.  Drop shadow.

Open element 159, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the left of the castle.  Drop shadow.

Open element 118, copy and close the original.  Select the tree layer under the castle and paste.  Resize 40% and duplicate.  Merge down.  Move to the left so it is behind the dragon.  Duplicate and move to the upper left so it is showing between the two trees.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 162, copy and close the original.  Select the sign layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move tot he bottom left so it is behind the tubes leg.  Drop shadow.

Open element 152, copy and close the original.  Select the sign layer and paste.  Resize 10% and move to the bottom right of the books.  Drop shadow.

Open element 65, copy and close the original.  Select the sign layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom left just behind the sparkle book.  Drop shadow.

Open element 94, copy and close the original.  Select the sign layer and paste.  Resize 35% and mirror.  Move to the upper right and drop shadow.

Open element 108, copy and close the original.  Select the purple sparkle layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left of the dragon.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move to the bottom of the first rock layer.  Duplicate one more time and move this layer above the top grass layer and to the bottom right.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 86, copy and close the original.  Select the candle layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom right just behind the flower.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move up and to the right slightly.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 123, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom mushroom layer and paste.  Resize 12% and move to the bottom right between the books and mushroom.  Duplicate and move to the left of the candle.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 154, copy and close the original.  Select the top flower cluster layer and paste.  Resize 10% and move to the bottom left between the flower and mushroom.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move this layer above the top book layer and then move between the book and tube.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 70, copy and close the original.  Select the top mushroom layer and paste.  Resize 10% and move to the bottom left.  Duplicate and merge down.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move to the right over the sign.  

Open element 130, copy and close the original.  Select the flower layer just under the mushroom layer on the left and paste.  Resize 12% and move to the bottom left between the book and mushroom.  Drop shadow.

Open element 122, copy and close the original.  Select the top book layer and paste.  Resize 12% and move to the bottom right in front of the book.  Drop shadow.

Open element 5, copy and close the original.  Select the top flower cluster layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom bottom left between the book and flower.  Drop shadow.

Add any other elements you like.

Hide or delete the white background layer.

Merge visible.

Image, resize by 600 pixels on the longest side, all layers checked.

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius and clipping set to 5 and strength set to 30.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.




Saturday, September 22, 2018

FTU: A Taste of Halloween



This tutorial was written by me on September 22, 2018. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using Halloween Witch by Alex Prihodko.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase it at Pics for Design here.  

FTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "A Taste of Halloween" created by MizTeeques .  You can download the kit from her blog here

Mask:  Hw18fecnikek.  Created by Fecnikek.  You can download it here.  Open and minimize in PSP.

FTU Font:  Spooky Wooky.  You can download it from Dafont here.

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 75, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Let's get started.

Open a new 750x750 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Copy the mask and paste as a new layer.  Resize 23%. Select all, float, defloat and add a new raster layer.

Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 12, copy and close the original.  Standing on the new raster layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none and delete the original mask layer.  Duplicate and merge down.

Open element 26, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 45% and move to the top center.  Duplicate and move to the lower right side of the original frame.  Duplicate again and move to the bottom left a little lower then the right side.  Merge down the three frames.  Using your magic wand, click in the center of each frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 10.  Add a new raster layer and move it under the frame.  Open Paper of choice.  I used paper 8, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer, edit, paste into selections.  Deselect.

Using your magic wand, click in the lower left frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 10.  Mirror your tube and copy it.  Select the paper layer and paste.  Move the tube until you see the face in the selection.  Once happy with placement, selections, invert and hit delete on the keyboard.  Select none.  Duplicate the tubes face.  Change the blend mode on the bottom tube to soft light and change the blend mode on the top tube to multiply.  Drop shadow the frame and undo the mirror on the original tube.

Open element 69, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the upper right side of the frame.  Duplicate and merge down.

Open element 61, copy and close the original.  Select the ghost layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the upper left corner of the mask.  Drop shadow.

Open element 51, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.

Open element 54, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the upper right of the top frame.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move to the far left just above the bottom frame.  Drop shadow each layer.

Copy merge your main tube, select the sparkle layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move up slightly.  Duplicate.  On the bottom layer, adjust, blur, Gaussian blur set to 5 and click ok.  Change the blend mode to screen.  Drop shadow the top tube.

Open element 48, copy and close the original.  Select the sparkle layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom right of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 21, copy and close the original.  Select the cauldron layer and paste.  Resize 30% and again by 80%.  Move to the bottom center.  Drop shadow.

Open element 4, copy and close the original.  Select the cauldron layer and paste.  Resize 35% and move to the bottom left of the frame.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move to the bottom right of the cauldron.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 16, copy and close the original.  Select the top pumpkin layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the top of the left bottom frame so it looks like he is sitting on it.  Duplicate and change the blend mode to hard light.  Merge down and drop shadow.

Open element 31, copy and close the original.  Select the cauldron layer and paste.  Resize 35% and move to the bottom right so it sits behind the pumpkin.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move up and to the right slightly.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 33, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom right so it sits slightly to the left of the pumpkin.  Drop shadow.

Open element 27, copy and close the original.  Select the top pumpkin layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom left so it slightly overlaps the pumpkin.  Drop shadow.

Open element 23, copy and close the original.  Select the top pumpkin layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom left so it is between the sack and heel of the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 3, copy and close the original.  Select the sparkle layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom right of the frame, duplicate and mirror.  Move up slightly.  Duplicate again and image free rotate to the left 90 degrees.  Move the layer just above the top pumpkin layer.  Move to the bottom left.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move slightly to the right.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 11, copy and close the original.  Select the top vine layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom center so it covers the bottom of the books.  Drop shadow.

Open element 22, copy and close the original.  Select the cat layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom right.  Drop shadow.

Open element 28, copy and close the original.  Select the poison bottle layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom left just in front of the pumpkin.  Drop shadow.

Open element 34, copy and close the original.  Select the sack layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom left so it is in front of the sack and poison bottle.  Drop shadow.

Open element 81, copy and close the original.  Select the open book layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom right just to the left of the book.  Drop shadow.

Open element 25, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to to the bottom center.  Drop shadow.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

Image, resize by 600 pixels on the longest side, all layers checked.

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius and clipping set to 5 and strength set to 30.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.



Friday, September 7, 2018

FTU: Forever Dark


This tutorial was written by me on September 7, 2018. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using 39-1 Enys Guerrero.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase it at CDO here.  

FTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "Forever Dark" created by Chaos Priestess.  You can download the kit from her blog here

Mask:  Mask 45.  Created by Vivienne's Paintbox.  You can download it here.  Click on the mask to enlarge it then right click and save as.  Open and minimize in PSP.

Font of choice for your name.

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 75, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Let's get started.

Open a new 750x750 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Add a new raster layer and select all.

Open paper of choice.  I used paper 5, copy and close the original.  Standing on the new raster layer edit, paste into selections.  Select none.  Layers, new mask layer, from image, in the drop-down, locate Vivienne's mask and click ok.  Merge group.  Select all, float, defloat.  Open paper 2, copy and close the original.  Standing on the mask layer, edit, paste into selections, select none.  Resize by 95%.

Open element 7, copy and close the original.  Paste as a new layer and move up slightly.

Copy your tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and drop shadow.

Open frame 2, copy and close the original.  Select the top mask layer and paste.  Resize 60%.  Image, free rotate to the right by 15 degrees.  Move to the upper right side (see mine for placement).  Using your magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 5.  Add a new raster layer under the frame.  Open paper 1, copy and close the original.  Standing on the new raster layer, paste into selections.  Do not deselect.  Maximize your tube, mirror and copy it.  Standing on the paper layer, paste as a new layer and move into the frame.  Once happy with the placement, selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard.  Select none.  Change the blend mode of this layer to Hard Light and lower the opacity to 80.  Drop shadow the frame.  Merge the tube layer down onto the paper layer then merge the frame layer down to the tube and paper layer.

Open element 17, copy and close the original.  Select the top mask layer and paste.  Resize 80% and move to the upper left corner.  Drop shadow.

Open element 3, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 40%, image, free rotate to the right 15 degrees.  Move to the upper right corner of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 6, copy and close the original.  Select the top mask layer and paste.  Move to the upper right corner so it sticks out from the top of the frame.  Duplicate and resize this layer 80% and move down and to the right so it sticks out on the side of the frame.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 19, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the left so it covers part of the moon.  Duplicate and move slightly to the right and down so it is behind the shoulder of the tube.  Duplicate one more time and mirror.  Move to the bottom right of the frame.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 14, copy and close the original.  Select the top leaf layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the left so it covers both leaf layers.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move to the bottom right of the frame.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 1, copy and close the original.  Select the top flower cluster layer and paste.  Resize 40% and image, free rotate 15 degrees to the left.  Move to the far left so it slightly covers the bottom of the flower.  Drop shadow.

Open element 10, copy and close the original.  Select the broach layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left so it slightly covers the bottom of the broach.  Drop shadow.

Open element 2, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move up and to the left slightly.

Open element 6, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom right so it covers part of the tubes hair.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move slightly to the left and up.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 16, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom left so it slightly overs the leaf.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move down and to the right slightly.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 20, copy and close the original.  Select the top leaf layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom center.  Drop shadow.

Open element 8, copy and close the original.  Select the top leaf layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom right so it sticks up from the top of the skull.  Drop shadow.

Open element 9, copy and close the original.  Select the top leaf layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom top left of the skull.  Duplicate and move to the bottom right of the skull.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 15, copy and close the original.  Select the black rose with the skull layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom center so it sticks out above the skull.  Drop shadow.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

Image, resize by 600 pixels on the longest side, all layers checked.

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius 1 and clipping set to 2 and strength set to 35.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.




Monday, September 3, 2018

PTU: For all Eternity


This tutorial was written by me on September 3, 2018. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using Vampire 6 and Black Wolf by Verymany.  Please do not use these tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase these tubes at Verymany's store here

PTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "For All Eternity" created by Dees' Sign Depot.  You can purchase this kit here. Visit her blog here.

I am using Fecnikek Halloween mask 2 from 4 Halloween Mask 02 set.  It is the second one.  You can download it here.  Open and minimize in PSP.  

FTU Font The Night Creatures.  You can download it from Dafont here.

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 75, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Let's get started.

Open a new transparent image 800x700.  

Copy the mask and paste as a new layer.  Resize by 18%.  Select all, float, defloat.  Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 11, copy and close the original.  Add a new raster layer.  Standing on the new layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none.  Deselect and delete the original mask layer.  Duplicate and merge down.

Copy the main tube from Vampire 6, select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 35% and move to the bottom center.  Drop shadow.

Open element 51, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 80% and move to the bottom center.

Open frame 5, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom right.  Using your magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 5.  Add a new raster layer under the frame.  Open paper 5, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer and paste into selections.  Select none and drop shadow the frame.

Copy the black wolf tube.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom left so it looks like he is coming out of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 96, copy and close the original.  Select the soil layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom right of the frame.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move down slightly.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 3, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the upper left of the frame.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move this to the lower right of the frame.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 1, copy and close the original.  Select the soil layer and paste.  Resize 65% and move to the far right of the frame.  Duplicate and move to the far left.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 27, copy and close the original.  Select the wolf layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the bottom so it shows behind the left side of the tube.  Duplicate and move to the far bottom right.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 32, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the bottom left.  Drop shadow.

Open element 33, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom center of the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 34, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the center of the crate.  Drop shadow.

Open element 21, copy and close the original.  Select the crate layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move so it looks like it is on the crate.  Drop shadow.

Open element 85, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 30%, duplicate and merge down.  Move to the far left side of the crate.  Duplicate and move to the bottom right side of the frame.  Duplicate again and move to the upper left of the frame.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 92, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 40%, image, free rotate to the left by 15 degrees.  Move to the far upper left so it is behind the tree and web.  Drop shadow.

Open element 94, copy and close the original.  Select the wolf layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom left corner so it is just behind the skirt.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move up and to the right slightly.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 20, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom center of the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 19, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom right of the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 4, copy and close the original.  Select the cross layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom just on the left side of the cross.  Drop shadow.

Open element 15, copy and close the original.  Select the cross layer and paste.  Resize 20% and mirror.  Move to the bottom of the cross.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move this layer above the branch layer and to the left.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 89, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom of the soil.  Drop shadow.

Open element 23, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 20% and mirror.  Move to the bottom right of the dress.  Drop shadow.

Open element 69, copy and close the original.  Select the top branch layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom so it is behind the crow's tail.  Drop shadow.

Open element 38, copy and close the original.  Select the top jar layer and paste.  Resize 12% and move to the far left so it is behind the black branch.  Drop shadow.

Open element 39, copy and close the original.  Select the bottle layer just above the cross layer and paste.  Resize 10% and move to the bottom of the skull.  Drop shadow.

Open element 37, copy and close the original.  Select the top black leaf branch and paste.  Resize 12% and move under the crow's feet.  Duplicate and move to the left edge of the black leaf.  Duplicate again and mirror.  Move to the far right by the skull.  Duplicate one more time and move by the crow's feet.  Drop shadow each layer.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

Image, resize by 650 pixels on the longest side, all layers checked.

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius 5 and clipping set to 5 and strength set to 30.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.


Sunday, September 2, 2018

PTU: Purple Magic

This tutorial was written by me on September 2, 2018. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using Witch 9 by Verymany.  Please do not use this tubes without a proper license.  
You can purchase this beauty at Verymany's here

PTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "Ghoulish" created by Tiny Turtle Designs.  You can purchase the kit here. Visit her blog here.

I am using Fecnikek Halloween mask.  It is the second one.  You can download it here.  Click on the mask to enlarge it, right click and save as.  Open and minimize in PSP.  I am also using mask 18 created by Vivienne's Paintbox.  You can download it here.  

FTU Font Curse of the Zombie.  You can download it from Dafont here.

Plug in: None

I am using a drop shadow (D/S) of V 0 H 5, Opacity 75, blur 10, color black throughout the tutorial unless otherwise stated.

Let's get started.

Open a new transparent image 750x800.  Add a new raster layer.

Open paper of choice.  I used element 14, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer and paste into selections.  Select none.  Layer, new mask layer, from image.  Locate Vivienne's mask in the drop down and click ok.  Merge group.  Duplicate and mirror.

Copy Fecnikek's mask and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%.  Select all, float, defloat and add a new raster layer.

Open paper of choice.  I used element 17, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer and paste into selections.  Select none and delete the original mask layer.

Copy your main tube and paste.  Resize 35% and move up slightly.  Drop shadow.

Open element 83, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 60% and mirror move to the bottom right of the mask.  Drop shadow.

Open element 104, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move to the left and up slightly.  Change the blend mode to soft light.

Open element 114, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 40%.  Move up to the top so it covers the masks moon.  Drop shadow.

Open element 57, copy and close the original.  Select the purple strip layer and paste.  Resize 35%, image, free rotate to the left by 10 degrees.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move the original to the left and up slightly.  Move the mirrored frame down and to the right.  Using your magic wand, click inside the right frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 5.  Open paper of choice.  I am using element 14, copy and close the original.  Add a new raster layer and paste into selections.  Keep selected.  Maximize your main tube and mirror.  Copy and paste as a new layer above the paper layer.  Resize 70% and move her into the frame.  Once happy with the placement, selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard.  Select none.  Change the blend mode to soft light and merge down to the paper.  Duplicate this layer and mirror.  Move into place on the lower frame.  Drop shadow each frame.

Open element 30, copy and close the original.  Select the purple stip layer and paste.  Move up and drop shadow.

Open element 75, copy and close the original.  Select the tree layer and paste.  Resize 35% and move to the far right of the lower frame.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move the duplicate up and to the left slightly.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 106, copy and close the original.  Select the top frame layer and paste.  Resize 60% and move to the top and slightly to the left.  Duplicate and move this layer under the frames paper layer.  Move to the far left about halfway down.  Duplicate again and mirror.  Move slightly to the right and down a bit.

Open element 81, copy and close the original.  Select the top frame layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move under the left frame.  Duplicate and move to the far right so it is behind the cauldron.  Back to the original.  Duplicate and resize 90% and move to the bottom left of the mask.  Duplicate and drag this layer above the cauldron layer.  Move so it is in front of the cauldron.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 105, copy and close the original.  Select the top frame layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom left of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open element 102, copy and close the original.  Select the top frame layer and paste.  Resize 40% and move to the upper left corner and drop shadow.

Open element 21, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom grass layer and paste.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom of the left frame and drop shadow.

Open element 19, copy and close the original.  Select the book layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the top of the books so it looks like he is sitting on it.  Drop shadow.

Open element 61, copy and close the original.  Select the top grass layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom left of the tube so it is behind it.  Drop shadow.

Open element 23, copy and close the original.  Select the bottle layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom right of the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 74, copy and close the original.  Select the spider jar and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom right of the spider jar.  Drop shadow.

Open element 107, copy and close the original.  Select the top bottle layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom left of the green bottle.  Drop shadow.

Open element 119, copy and close the original.  Select the green bottle layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom right.  Drop shadow.

Open element 98, copy and close the original.  Select the bottom grass layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom left corner so it covers the grass edge.  Drop shadow.

Open element 55, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, image, free rotate, to the left 10 degrees.  Move to the bottom right of the tube. Drop shadow.

Open element 96, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom right of the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 85, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom right so it is behind the candle and in front of the spider jar.  Drop shadow.

Open element 90, copy and close the original.  Select the broach layer and paste.  Resize 25% and mirror.  Move to the bottom center.  Drop shadow.

Open element 71, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom left of the tube.  Drop shadow.

Open element 115, copy and close the original.  Select the tube layer and paste.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom center so it is slightly covered by the broach.  Drop shadow.

Open element 97, copy and close the original.  Select the silver broach layer and paste.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom left so it is slightly behind the other green jar.  Drop shadow.

Add any other elements you like.

Merge visible.

Image, resize by 600 pixels on the longest side, all layers checked.

Adjust sharpness, Unsharpen mask, radius 1 and clipping set to 2 and strength set to 50.  Click ok.

Add your copyright and name.

Save as png.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.




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