A Whole World Awaits


This tutorial was written by me on March 7th, 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.


Tube of choice. I am using the art of Amy Matthews. You can purchase her tubes here

FTU kit A Passion For Reading by Creative Scraps by Crys. You can find it here

Mask 9 by Gina’s Gems. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Vanessa Loves You.


Open a blank canvas, 600 x 600.

Open Frame 1. Resize by 65%. Copy and paste as a new layer. With your magic wand, click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10.

Open Paper 10. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and move this layer below the frame layer.

Open your tube or a closeup. Flip horizontal and paste over the paper layer. On the paper layer, select all, float, defloat. On the tube layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate your tube/closeup. Gaussian bur 3.00. Set the blend mode to screen, opacity 63. On the original tube layer, set the blend mode to luminance(L), opacity 16.

Open Paper 1 and your mask. Copy and paste your paper as a new layer. Move this layer to the bottom. Apply your mask, merge group. Using your pick tool, stretch the size of the mask so it is slightly larger than your frame.

Now lets add your elements:

Element 11 – resize by 40%; place above your frame to the bottom right.
Element 18 – resize by 88%; place along to top of the frame.
Element 14 – resize by 20%; place to the bottom left of the books.
Element 27 – resize by 50%; place to the top right side of the frame.
Element 20 – resize by 40%; place to the top left corner of your frame. Duplicate, and rotate to your liking.
Element 19 – resize by 30%; place under the first white leaves and rotate to your liking. Duplicate and move this above the first white leaves. Rotate and place to your liking. Duplicate again, rotate, and place to your liking.
Element 22 – resize by 30%; place over your leaves.
Element 6 – resize by 30%, flip horizonal; place over the bottom part of the flower.
Element 10 – resize by 40%, flip horizontal; place to the bottom left.
Element 24 – resize by 88%

Open your full-size tube. Place to the bottom of the frame.

Add your name, copyright, and license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice and merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


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