Running Free





Running Free

This tutorial is my own design and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was created in Paint Shop Pro V8.
©2010 - Yvonne - Yorkshire Lass Designs - All rights reserved.
~ Revised - March 2012 ~

You will need the following to complete this tutorial:

Tubes
anna.br-cheval_by_Kwiatkowski-03-01-10.psp
anna.br-cavalos_22-07-10.psp

The above can be downloaded here
download supplies

Extract to a file on your computer
Open all tubes in your PSP workspace and minimise


Plugins
Pentacom >> Dot and Cross

Available here
http://www.fleursauvage.be/utilitaire/filtres/filtres.htm

Extract to your PSP Plugins folder

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


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STEP 1

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

STEP 2

In the Materials Palette
load Foreground with Green #ACAD73 and Background with Pale Yellow #F6F2D9

Make a Foreground-Background gradient
Style = Linear

gradient setting

Flood fill layer with gradient.

STEP 3

Maximise tube anna.br-cavalos_22-07-10.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer
Image >> Resize 75%
All layers unchecked
Image >> Mirror
With the Move Tool position on the right

STEP 4

Layers >> Duplicate
With the Move Tool position on the left

This is what you should have now

progress shot

STEP 5

The tube anna.br-cavalos_22-07-10.psp should still be on the clipboard
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer
Move down and to the left

This is what you should have now

progress shot

STEP 6

Maximise tube anna.br-cheval_by_Kwiatkowski-03-01-10.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer
Image >> Resize 85%
All layers unchecked
Move down and to the right

In the layer palette change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

drop shadow setting

This is what you should have now

progress shot

STEP 7

In the layers palette close Raster 4
Highlight Raster 1
Edit >> Copy Merged
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer
Image >> Resize 85%
Resize All Layers unchecked

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

drop shadow setting

Repeat Drop Shadow changing the Vertical and Horizontal Offsets to minus 2 (-2)

This is what you should have now

progress shot

STEP 8

With Raster 5 still highlighted in the layers palette, select the border with the Magic Wand

magic wand

Highlight Raster 1
Effects >> 3D Effects >> Inner Bevel

inner bevel

Selections >> Select None

STEP 9

In the layer palette open Raster 4
Layers >> Merge >> Merge All (Flatten)

STEP 10

Image >> Add Borders

border setting

STEP 11

Image >> Add Borders

border setting

STEP 12

Image >> Add Borders

border setting

STEP 13

With the Magic Wand (same settings as in STEP 8) select the yellow border

STEP 14

In the Materials palette change the gradient to the following

gradient setting

Flood fill the selected border with the gradient

STEP 15

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Pentacom >> Dot and Cross

dot and cross

Selections >> Select None

STEP 16

Add black border as in STEP 11

STEP 17

Add green border as in STEP 10

STEP 18

With the Magic Wand (same settings as in STEP 8) select the green border

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Inner Bevel

inner bevel

Selections >> Select None

STEP 19

Add black border as in STEP 11

STEP 20

Maximise tube yp_wordart_runningfree.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer
With the Move Tool position bottom left-hand corner (see finished image for placement)


STEP 21

Add your watermark or any other text.

Layers >> Merge >> Merge All (flatten)
Resize if desired and save as a jpg.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!



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