Friday, December 20, 2013

FTU Guardian

©Fairy Designs Tutorials-2013

This tutorial is my own creation and written by me December 20, 2013. Any resemblance to others is purely coincidental.  
This tutorial was written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.  Please do not 
copy or claim as your own.  Anything you produce from this tutorial is yours to do what 
you wish for personal use only.  No profit is to be made from your results.

Materials Needed:
PSP X3 or any version should work.
Tube of choice I am using the beautiful art of Selina Fenech
You can purchase it at Creative Design Outlet.
You must have a license to use this art.
Mask sg_fractual2 by EssexGirl
Gold pattern of choice.
Plug In
ECWS- Tile Maker

Lets begin.
Pick a dark color from your tube for your foreground color.
Open a new 300x300 transparent image.
Fill with your foreground color. 
Open your tube - copy - paste as a new layer.
Depending on the tube you use you may have to resize. I resized mine just a little bit, but that is up to you.
Lower the opacity to 47 or what ever you like.
Merge all.
Make your Background color your gold pattern.
Apply ECWS- Tile Maker with this setting,
Edge Width - 106.
Add a new layer - fill with your Foreground color.
Selections - select all - modify - contract - 3.
Hit delete on your keyboard, keep selected.
Fill with your Background - selections - modify - contract - 2.
Hit delete on your keyboard, keep selected.
Fill with your Foreground color - selections - modify - contract - 3.
Hit delete on your keyboard.
Selections - select none - copy.
Open a new 600x250 transparent image - fill with your foreground color - rename this background.
Paste your image - position to the far left - rename this layer Image.
Back to the original image using your selections tool set on rectangle - custom selection 
Top - 110 - Left - 0 - Right - 300 - Bottom - 200.
Make sure you are on the bottom layer and copy.
Back to the background image - selection tool - custom selection.
Top - 83 - Left - 0 - Right - 600 - Bottom - 166.
Paste into selection - modify - expand - 3 - rename rectangle.
Add a new layer - fill with your gold pattern - select none.
Move this layer below the rectangle layer. 
Close your image and background layer and merge visible the 2 rectangles.
Move the rectangle layer below the image layer.
Change your Background to another color from your tube - make your Foreground color into a foreground gradient - angle- 45 - repeats - 3 - invert checked - style - linear.
Highlight your background layer - add a new layer - fill with your gradient.
Apply your mask - image - mirror.
Highlight your top layer - add a new layer - fill with your gradient -select all - modify -contract - 3.
Hit delete on your key board - select none.
I added a drop shadow to this layer using
V&H 2 - opacity - 50 - blur -5 color - black.
Apply again but change V&H -2.
I also applied the same drop shadow to the rectangle and to the image I applied  
V&H 2 - opacity - 50 - blur -5 color - black.
Merge visible.
Add © copyright information, license number and any text or name you want.
Thank you for trying my tut and I hope that you enjoyed it. Don't forget to send me your results so 
that I may display them in my show off gallery.


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