Mask Set 38

I get a lot of great feedback on my masks. One question I am constantly asked is how I make my masks. It’s a simple answer really…and far easier than you think! I use Photoshop CS3 and brushes…lots of them! lol

Now onto the masks…

RR_MaskSet38_Preview

You can grab them here.

Enjoy!

Spring Garden

SpringGarden

This tutorial was written by me on January 17th, 2015 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 stunning art of VeryMany. You may purchase this tube here.

FTU kit A Spring Garden by Gothic Inspirations. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Walker on the Moon.

Filters:

Tormentia – Criss Cross
Mura Meister Copies

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Open a blank canvas 600 x 620.

Open the Mesh and resize by 70%. Copy & paste as a new layer onto your blank canvas.

Open the Lily’s. Resize by 40%. Copy & paste as a new layer. Mura’s Meister Copies, Encircle using the default settings.

Open Parchment2. Resize by 70%. Copy & paste as a new layer.

Open the Frames. Resize by 75%. Copy & paste as a new layer. Place to the right side of your canvas.

With your magic wand tool, click inside each frame. Selections, modify, expand by 5. Open Paper 9. Copy & paste as a new layer. Selections, invert, & press delete. Deselect. Move this layer below your frame layer.

Using your magic wand tool again, click inside the top frame. Selections, modify expand by 5. Open your tube & resize to your liking. Copy and paste as a new layer over your selection. Place to your liking. Selections, invert, & press delete. Deselect. Repeat for the other 2 frames. Merge your tube layers & move below your frame layer. Duplicate your tubes layer.

Adjust, blur, gaussian blur, 3.00 on the duplicate layer. Set the blend mode to screen, opacity 44.

On the original merged tubes layer, Tormentia, Criss Cross using the default settings. Set the blend mode to hard light, opacity 42.

Open the Flower. Resize by 25%. Copy & paste as a new layer above the frames layer. Place at the bottom of the top frame. Duplicate & place this copy at the top of the bottom frame.

Open the Beads. Resize by 80%. Copy & paste as a new layer.

Open the Umbrella. Resize by 60%, rotate slightly to the right. Copy & paste as a new layer. Place to the upper left corner of the parchment.

Open the Lantern. Resize by 40%. Copy & paste as a new layer, place to the upper left corner of the parchment.

Open Bow2. Resize by 40%. Place to the top of the lantern chain.

Open the Bird. Resize by 30%. Place to the left of the top flower.

Open your tube. Resize as necessary, flip horizontal. Copy & paste as a new layer & place to your liking. Duplicate, gaussian blur, 3.00, set the blend mode to soft light.

Open the Jar. Resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right.

Add your name, copyrights, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice, then merge visible.

*If you use a gradient glow around your text, you can either use EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow or my method: On your text layer, select all, float, defloat. Selections, modify, expand by 2. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with the color or gradient of your choice. This is helpful when you have a font that the EyeCandy plugin only gives you a glow around thicker fonts. You can refill the glow layer as many times as you like. Then deselect and move below your text layers.*

Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

Hello Again…and New Masks

It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve shared anything with you guys, but life has been a little crazy busy. I had some time and decided to create some new masks.

I hope you like them!

RR_MaskSet37_Preview

You can grab them here.