Sunflowers





Sunflowers

This tutorial is my own design and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was created in Paint Shop Pro V8.
© 2009 Yvonne - Yorkshire Lass Designs - All rights reserved
~ Revised March 2012 ~

You will need the following to complete this tutorial:

Tubes
anna.br_girassol_03-10-09.psp
1881-luzcristina.psp
cat tube 254 Juillet 09.psp
yp_makenna_sunflowergirl02.pspimage
yp_wordart_sunshine.psp
yp_wordart_sunflowers.psp

The above can be downloaded here
download supplies
Extract to a file on your computer then open in PSP and minimise

Plugins
Penta.com >> Color Dot
Graphics Plus >> Cross Shadow

Available here
http://www.fleursauvage.be/utilitaire/filtres/filtres.htm
Extract to your PSP Plugins folder

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STEP 1

Open a new canvas 800 x 600 pixels transparent background


STEP 2

In the Materials Palette
load Foreground with Brown #481918 and Background with Orange #EEAB39
Make a Foreground-Background gradient
Style = Linear



Flood fill canvas with gradient
Effects >> Plugins >> penta.com >> Color Dot
With the following setting

color_dot_setting


STEP 3

Layers >> New Raster Layer
Select Selection Tool >> Selection

Custom Selection

custom selection

Custom selection

STEP 4

Flood fill selection with gradient
Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

droop shadow setting

Repeat Drop Shadow changing the Vertical and Horizontal Offsets to minus 1 (-1)

Selections >> Select None

STEP 5

Layer >> New Raster Layer
Select Selection Tool >> Selection

Custom Selection

custom selection

STEP 6

Flood fill selection with gradient
Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

drop shadow setting

Repeat Drop Shadow changing the Vertical and Horizontal Offsets to minus 1 (-1)

Selections >> Select None

STEP 7

Layers >> New Raster Layer
Select Selection Tool >> Selection

Custom Selection

custom selection

STEP 8

Flood fill selection with gradient
Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

drop shadow setting

Repeat Drop Shadow changing the Vertical and Horizontal Offsets to minus 1 (-1)

Selections >> Select None

STEP 9

In the Layer Palette close Raster 1 (the bottom layer) and highlight Raster 4 (the top layer)
Layers >> Merge >> Merge Visible

Open Raster 1

STEP 10

In the Layers Palette make sure the merged layer is highlighted
Layers >> Duplicate
Image >> Rotate >> Free Rotate

free rotate

With Move Tool reposition so that left-hand bar is at 700

left hand bar

STEP 11

Maximize tube 1881-luzcristina.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer
Image >> Mirror
With the Move Tool position in left top corner

STEP 12

Maximise tube anna.br_girassol.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer
Image >> Mirror
With the Move Tool position in bottom left corner
In the layer palette reduce the opacity to 72%

STEP 13

Maximise tube cat tube254juillet09.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer
With the Move Tool position in bottom right corner
In the layer palette reduce the opacity to 72%

This is what you should have now

progress shot

STEP 14

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

drop shadow setting

Repeat Drop Shadow changing the Vertical and Horizontal Offsets to minus 1 (-1)

STEP 15

Layers >> New Raster Layer
Flood fill with Gradient

Effects >> Plug Ins >> Graphics Plus >> Cross Shadow

cross shadow setting

Image >> Flip
When you flip the image you may end up with a gap at the top
With the Move Tool adjust the layer so that there are no gaps


Layers >> Arrange >> Send to Bottom

STEP 16

Maximise yp_makenna_sunflowergirl02.pspimage
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer
Layers >> Arrange >> Bring to Top
Image >> Resize 90% All layers unchecked
Adjust >> Sharpness >> Sharpen
With the Move Tool position tube to the right (see finished image for placement)


STEP 17

Maximise yp_wordart_sunshine.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer
With the Move Tool adjust position (see finished image for placement)

STEP 18

Maximise yp_wordart_sunflowers.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste >> Paste as New Layer
With the Move Tool adjust position (see finished image for placement)

STEP 19

Layers >> Merge >> Merge All (Flatten)

STEP 20

Image >> Add Borders

border setting

STEP 21

Image >> Add Borders

border setting

STEP 22

With the Magic Wand select the orange border

magic wand

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Inner Bevel

bevel setting

Selections >> Select None

STEP 23

Add black border as in STEP 20

STEP 24

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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