Pretty In Blue Scrap Tutorial

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Things Needed:

  • Paint Shop Pro (This was done using 9)
  • An Image of your choice...One that is at least 400 X 350 pixels
  • My Scrap Kit....You can find more of my Scrap Kits HereHere
  • The 20/20 Mask...Place this into your Mask folder before opening PSP.
  • A Font of your choice...or the one I used "PassionsConflict"
  • Xero - Porcelain....Optional Image Effect found Here

Please Note..All Settings remain the same unless otherwise noted

Let's Get Started..on the Header!

1.  Open all the Items in my Scrap Kit....Open your Image

Note:  If the Blue color of my Scrap items doesn't work with your Image...You can Colorize them...

Just go to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize and play with it until you get a color you like with your image.  Once you have it set...apply this to each item of the Scrap Kit.

2.  Make the "Paper 2" active....Edit/Copy...You can close this out now.

3.  Open a New Raster Image 600 X 600

Flood Fill it with White....Edit/Paste as a new layer.

4.  Layers...Load/Save Mask...Load Mask From Disk

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Layers/Merge/Merge Group....Repeat Mask settings again....

Layers/Merge/Merge Group....Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance

5.  Make the "Paper 1" active....Select your crop tool.

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Type in the settings above...and Click the check mark

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6.  Edit/Copy....You can close this out now.

Edit/Paste it onto the 600 X 600 image....Image/Rotate/Free Rotate with the following settings:

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7.  Effects/3D Effects/drop shadow with the following settings:

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8.  Make the "Paper 3" active....Select your crop tool.

Apply the same settings as before...

9.  Edit/Copy....You can close this out now.

Edit/Paste it onto the 600 X 600 image....Image/Rotate/Free Rotate with the same settings, but change the Direction to Left.

Apply the drop shadow....

10.  Make the "Flower" active....Edit/Copy...Minimize it for now.

Edit/Paste as a New Layer....With your mover tool place it on the top left...

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11.  Add the drop shadow....In your layer palette...reduce the opacity to 50.  Move this layer below the 2 paper layers, but above the mask layer.

You should now have something like this...but larger..lol

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12.  Make the "Frame" active....Edit/Copy...You can close this out now.

13.  Back to your 600 X 600 Image...Make your top layer active.

Edit/Paste as a New Layer...Using your Magic Wand tool (reset to defalt settings). 

Select the inside of the frame...Selections/Modify/Expand by 2

14.  Make your Image active....Edit/Copy...You can close this out now.

Edit/Paste it as a new layer under the frame layer....Resize if needed....Sharpen if needed.  Once you got it where you want it.

Selections/Invert....Edit/Cut....Select None

15.  Making sure your "Image" layer is still active....Effects/Plug Ins/Xero/Porcelain with default settings.

16.  Make the Top Layer (Frame) active....And apply the drop shadow.

17.  Make the "Beads" active....Edit/Copy....You can close this out now.

Edit/Paste As a New Layer....Image/Resize at 50%...Make sure all layers is NOT checked.

Adjust/Sharpen....And apply the drop shadow...Move it to the top left corner.

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18.  Make the "Ribbons" active....with your selections tool..Set at rectangle...select the bottom ribbon.  Edit/Copy....Minimize it for now..

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Edit/Paste As a New Layer....Make your bottom layer active.

Selections/Select All....Now make your top layer (Ribbon) active.

Selections/Invert.....Edit/Cut

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      ....Selections/Invert

19.  Selections/Modify/Contract by 35....

      Selections/Modify/Feather at 35....Selections/Invert

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Press the delete key on your keyboard 2 times....Select None

20.  Using your mover tool....move this ribbon to the bottom.

Add the drop shadow....

21.  Make the "Flower" active....Edit/Copy...Minimize it for now.

Edit/Paste as a New Layer....Image/Resize at 60%....Sharpen

With your mover tool place it on the bottom right...Layers/Duplicate ...Image/Resize at 70%....Sharpen

With your mover tool place it beside the other flower...

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Don't forget to add the drop shadow to both flowers....

22.  Make the "Tag" active....Edit/Copy...You can close this out now.

Edit/Paste as a new Layer...Image/Resize at 70%....Sharpen

With your mover tool place it on the top right...We are going to make it look like it's hanging on the frame.  Select your selections tool....Set at rectangle....make a selection like you see here:

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Edit/Cut...Select None

Add the drop shadow....if you feel the tag covers to much of your image...you don't have to use it.

23.  It's time to add your text....I used Christina's intials on the tag....It's really up to you what you put in it.

Add your watermark....and we are done with the Tag/Header.

24.  X out your bottom layer....Layers/Merge/Merge Visible

Image/Resize at 85%....Adjust/Sharpen

Make your bottom layer active....using your crop tool.  Crop down around ....like so

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Now it's time to Optimize it so go to File/Export to JPEG Optimizer and Optimize it at 10 - 20...
Okay..Onto the Sideborder!
25.  Make the "Paper 4" active....Shift D....to dupicate, Close out the orignal.
Select your crop tool.....We are going to crop like we did before...Set your width at 120
And your Height at 300....click the check mark.
26.  Effects/Seamless Tiling with the following settings:
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27.  Make the "Ribbons" active....with your selections tool...select the bottom ribbon.  Edit/Copy....You can close this out now.
Edit/Paste as a new layer....Image/Rotate/Free Rotate to the left at 90 degrees....make sure all layers is NOT checked.
28.  With your mover tool...move the ribbon to the right edge.
Image/Canvas Size and canvas it 1400 (or whatever your resolution width is) by 300 height
For placement, click on the left middle arrow...and add the drop shadow.
29.  Make the "Flower" active....Edit/Copy....You can close this out now.
Edit/Paste as a new layer....Image/Resize at 35%....Sharpen
Place it along the border....Layers/Duplicate ...Image/Resize at 60%....Sharpen
Don't forget to add the drop shadow to both flowers....
30.  Add a new Raster Layer....Send it to the bottom.  Flood Fill it with white.
Now it's time to Optimize it so go to File/Export to JPEG Optimizer and Optimize it at 10 - 20, Save it, and you are done!!!
That's it! 
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  As much as I did writing it.  Any similarities to other tutorials are Entirely coincidental.  Please do not translate or Script this tutorial.  Please do not Claim any of it as your own.

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