Catch Of the Day

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This tutorial was written by me on April 23rd, 2014 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5

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

Supplies:

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

FTU kit At the Beach by Inzpired Creationz. You can find it here

Mask 24 by WitchysHeart. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Vailsnick.

Filters:

EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow (optional for text)
Mura’s Meister Copies

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Open Frame 2. Resize by 60%, all layers unchecked. Now resize all layers by 82%.

Open Paper 1, resize by 75%. Copy & paste as a new layer. Move this layer below your frame layer. Click on the frame layer in the layers palette. With your magic wand, click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 5. On the paper layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect.

Open your tube and place slightly to the left of the center of the frame. Move your tube under the frame layer.

Mura’s Meister Copies using the following settings:

Afterimage (linear), Circle, H-tile, Behind.

Background color – white.

All other settings at default.

On the paper layer, select all, float, defloat. On the tube layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect. Set the blend mode for your tube layer to Soft Light.

Open Paper 7 & your mask. Copy and paste your paper as a new layer. Move this layer to the bottom. Apply your mask, merge group. Resize your mask slightly.

Now let’s add your elements:

Crushed Coral and shells – resize by 72%; place below the mask layer.
Life Saver – resize by 40%; place to the upper left corner of the frame. Place above the mask layer, but below the frame back layer. Duplicate, place to the bottom right corner.
Fish 1 – resize by 60%; place above the frame layer.
Sand 1 – resize by 65%; place to the bottom.
Tube – resize your tube as necessary & place to the right side. Duplicate, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Soft Light.
Grass 1 – resize by 60%; place to the left side of your frame.
Flower 2 – resize by 40%; place over the grass.
Boat 1 – resize by 50%; place to the bottom of the grass.
Grass 2 – resize by 60%; place to the bottom right of the boat.
Cup of Shells – resize by 35%; place to the bottom of the boat, slightly to the right of the center.

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

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

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