Dreaming of Spring


This tutorial was written by me on February 21st, 2014 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5 but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.


I am using the beautiful art of VeryMany. You can purchase her tubes here

PTU Dreaming of Spring kit by Creative Scraps by Crys. You can purchase it here

Mask 206 by Gems Taggin’ Scraps. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Wedding Nightmares.


Alienskin Xenofex 2: Constellation


Open a blank canvas, 600 x 600.

Open your mask and Paper 6. Apply your mask, merge group.

Alienskin Xenofex 2: Constellation using the following settings:

Star Size 3.00
Size Variation 50
Edge Star Density 1
Overall Star Density 2
Overdrive 50
Twinkle Amount 75
Twinkle Rotation 45
Keep original image selected
Random Seed 1

Open Frame 3. Resize by 80%. Place over your mask layer.

With your magic wand, click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10. Now open Paper 2. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and move this layer below your frame layer.

Open your tube, mirror. Place inside the frame. On the frame back layer, select all, float, defloat. On the tube layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and duplicate your tube.

On the duplicate tube layer, gaussian blur 3.00, set the blend mode to Screen. On the original tube layer, effects, artistic effects, halftone using the following settings:

Halftone pattern Round
Size 2
Screen angles: 108
Use as overlay checked
Blend mode Screen, opacity 50
Color Scheme Greyscale
Ink Black, background white

Set the blend mode for this layer to Overlay.

Add the remaining elements from bottom to top:

Element 34 – resize by 80%. Place above the frame, to the bottom.
Element 13 – resize by 80%. Place to the bottom.
Element 41 – resize by 80%, flip horizontal. Place to the top left.
Element 12 – resize by 69%. Place to the left, a little down. Erase the bottom part that hangs below the bottom of the frame.
Element 20 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom right.
Frame 1 – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom left.
Element 50 – resize by 87%.
Element 28 – resize by 40%. Place to the upper left, along the frame & ribbon.

Open your tube again and resize as necessary. Place so she’s sitting on the pillow.

Element 2 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom left of the lantern.
Element 21 – resize by 30%. Place to the right of the flower.
Element 38 – resize by 30%. Place to the right of the jar.

Add your name, copyrights, license info, and apply a drop shadow of choice. Merge visible and save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


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