Saturday, May 19, 2012

Dark Spring

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of psp.

I use paint shop 9, but any version should work.
All of my tutorials are of my own creations any similarity with any other tutorial is purely coincidental.Please do not copy my tutorials please link back to my blog!

I am always interested in seeing what you create using my tuts. You can send your results to me at


Tube of choice.
I am using artwork  by ZlataM. A PTU Artist. You must purchase and obtain a license to use.  You can purchase this tube here.

Scrapkit PTU Dark Spring by Eclipse Creations.  
You can purchase this kit here.

Mask of choice or the one I used. Mask158 by Aqua at Creative Misfits Creations here

Font of choice.
Filters needed: 
eye candy4-gradient glow-not required used for name

Don't forget to save often.


Open a new image 700x700, we will re-size later.

Instructions for coping and pasting. 

Activate the layer. 
Selections-select all-float-defloat-selections-invert, active paper or tube layer and hit delete. 

When you see C/P in the tut that means Copy and Paste.
Add drop shadow as desired. See my tag for exact placement.

C/P frame4 resize80% place in the middle of the tag. Using your magic wand click inside of the frame, selections modify expand by4, layers new raster layer, flood fill with color of choice  I used #9a0403. Select none, move under the frame layer, add drop shadow to the frame.

C/P your tube. Place in the middle of the frame. Duplicate. On top layer adjust-blur-gaussian blur3 change blend mode to soft light. Merge down.

C/P elements of choice or use mine below. See my tag for exact placement.

C/P grass place at the bottom of your tube.

C/P tree3 place on the right side, make sure it is under your grass layer in your layers palette.

C/P houseshroom resize60% place on the left side of your grass.

C/P flower candle place on the right side of the grass move above your grass layer in your layers palette.

C/P arp place on the right side move under your flower candle layer in your layers palette.

C/P mouse resize50% place on the left side in front of the house.

C/P moon resize80% behind the houseshroom and your tube.

C/P butterfly1 resize50% duplicate, place around your moon.

C/P sparkle3 place over your tube.

Crop merged opaque.

Add a new raster layer, flood fill #9a0403 and apply mask of choice or the one I used.

Merge visible. Re-size to desired size. 

Add name or saying of choice. 

Add proper copyright info and save as .png
Thanks for trying my tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it.

This tutorial was written on May 19, 2012

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