Thursday, May 24, 2018

Blue Butterflies

A working knowledge of PSP is assumed.


Tube of choice. One with a close up works best.
I am using the art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith, which can be found at CDO.


My Supplies (papers and butterflies)

Font used is Scrypticali

NOTE: This tutorial is written for the materials I used. If you are using something different, you may need to adjust some settings.

IPL = In Palette Layers


Open all supplies in psp.

Duplicate template and delete original. IPL, delete the shadow layer and the credit layer. Also delete the butterflies and their backgrounds.

Click on the white background layer. Create a new Raster layer and fill with this color, cdceac.
Apply the WSL mask. Layers - Merge Group. Use the Raster Deform tool to pull out the sides of the mask. (see my tag)

This is for all the bg layers. Click on one, then Select All - float - defloat - modify - Expand - by 1. Fill with black. Select None. Go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add noise. Settings: Tic Gaussian and Monochrome. Set to 100. Give each of the black bg a drop shadow. I used H & V = 1. Opacity = 25. Blur = 4. Color is black.

Move the solid square bg to the left so that the left edge is touching the center butterfly circle'r right edge. (see my tag) Now move the solid square and center it on the bg square.
Click on the solid square and go to Select All - Float - Defloat. New Raster Layer. In your foreground color click the pattern tab. Select the striped paper. Change the scale to 50. Angle at 0.  Now fill the solid square. Select None.

Click on the rectangle. Select All - Float - Defloat. New Raster Layer. In your foreground color palette click the pattern tab and select the floral paper. Set angle to 0 and scale to 100. Fill the new layer. Select none. Go up to Image - Flip.

Make a gradient color. Foreground color is  939152, and background is dfe1c6. In foreground palette settings: Style = Linear. Angle = 45. Repeats = 4.

Click on the open square. Select All - Float - Defloat. New Raster Layer. Fill with gold gradient. Select None. 
Repeat these steps for all three of the butterfly circles.

Paste, as a new layer, each of the butterflies. Resize down to a size you like. Place one in each of the butterfly circles. (see my tag) Apply a drop shadow. 

Put this color in your foreground color palette, #0078c0. Using your change to color brush set at 100% run your cursor over the two frame hinges. Give the hinges a drop shadow.

Click on the frame fill layer. Select All - Float - Defloat - Modify - Expand - by 4. Paste as a new layer, your tube. I increased size up to 175. Center the image in the frame. Selections - Invert. Delete. Select none.
IPL, right click the tube and duplicate. Click on the duplicate.  Go to Effects - Texture Effects - Mosiac Glass. Settings: Numbers of columns and rows = 50. Glass curvature = 35. Edge curvature = 0. Grout width = 1. Grout diffusion = 25. Check Symmetric. Using your rectangle selection tool, trace around your tube. I used the frame as a guideline. Selections - Invert. Delete. Select None. Go to Effects - Textures - Weave. Settings: Gap size = 2. Width = 10. Opacity = 1. Weave color = white. Gap color is e1e3c9. Check fill gaps. Change the blend mode to screen. Reduce opacity to 50.

Paste, as a new layer, your tube. Mirror. I resized mine down to 65%. Move to the lower right of tag. (see my tag). IPL, right click the tube and duplicate. One the duplicate change the blend mode to screen. Reduce opacity to 50%. Give bottom tube a drop shadow.

That should do it. Just add copyright, name and merge all. Save.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found it easy to follow.

This tutorial was created May 24, 2018.
All the ideas of this tutorial are copyrighted to BeckyP
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