Easter Surprise




Easter Surprise

This tutorial is my own design and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was created in Paint Shop Pro V8.
© April 2011 - Yvonne - Yorkshire Lass Designs - All Rights Reserved
~ Revised March 2012 ~


You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Masks
Mask 058
images_1217491084_masques

Tubes
yp-purpledaisy
yp_tatty_teddy_easter_surprise
yp_wordart_easter_brings

The above can be downloaded here
downnload supplies

Download and extract supplies to a file on your computer
then open in PSP and minimise


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Drag this arrow with you to mark your place in the tutorial



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NOTE:
Depending on the version of PSP you are using
the flowers in this tutorial may appear darker.


STEP 1

Open a new canvas 800 x 600 pixels white.
Layers >> Promote Background Layer

STEP 2

In the Materials Palette
load Foreground with Yellow #F7E5A2 and Background with Blue #C6D6D9

colour swatch

Make a foreground-background gradient
Style=Linear

gradient setting

STEP 3

Layers >> New Raster Layer
Flood fill this layer with the gradient.

STEP 4

Layers >> New Mask Layer >> From Image
Select images_1217491084_masques from the dropdown list

add mask

Layers >> Merge >> Merge Group

STEP 5

Layers >> New Mask Layer >> From Image
Select Mask 058 from the dropdown list

add mask

Layers >> Merge >> Merge Group

STEP 6

Maximise tube yp_tatty_teddy_easter_surprise.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer

Image >> Resize 75% All layers unchecked
Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

Drop shadow settings

With the Move Tool position as below

progress shot

Adjust >> Sharpness >> Sharpen

STEP 7

Maximise tube yp_purpledaisy.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer

STEP 8

With the Selection Tool >> Freehand Selection

selection tool

select the green stem.

select stem

Hit delete.
Adjust >> Hue and Saturation >> Colorize
Hue=33/Saturation=215

STEP 9

In the layers palette check that Raster 3 is highlighted
Layers >> Duplicate
Rename layer "Small"
Image >> Resize 30% All layers unchecked
Adjust >> Sharpness >> Sharpen
Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow
Same settings as in STEP 6
Effects >> Edge Effects >> Enhance
With the Move Tool position to the lower left
See finished tag for placement

STEP 10

In the layers palette check that "Small" is highlighted.
Layers >> Duplicate
Image >> Mirror
With the Move Tool movie position to the right of the first small daisy
See finished image for placement

STEP 11

In the layer palette highlight Raster 3
Move below Raster 2 and adjust position to top right
Layers >> Duplicate
Image >> Mirror
Re-position to the bottom right
See finished image for placement

STEP 12

In the layer palette highlight Raster 3
Lower layer opacity to 50

STEP 13

Still in the layer palette, highlight Copy of Raster 3
Lower layer opacity to 80
Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow
Same settings as in STEP 6

STEP 14

Maximise tube yp_wordart_easter_brings3.psp
Edit >> Copy Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste as New Layer
Move into position.
Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow
Same settings as in STEP 6

STEP 15

Add your name and/or watermark
Layers >> Merge >> Merge All Flatten
Resize if desired
Save as a jpg and we're done.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!



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