Sunday, February 19, 2012


This tutorial was created by Rapsody on February 19th, 2012.
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely a coincidence.
You may share this tut but please share the only the link, thank you

I am using PSP 12 but any version should work!

We are using the lovely art of
Michele Lynch ML0002, you must have a license to use this tube. Michele’s tubes must be purchased at UpYourArt
This lovely FTU scrap kit “Vicky” by Jessica can be found HERE Thank you so much Jessica, so many goodies!
Font FTU Hawaii Killer 150 by HERE

We will be using:
Tube ML0002 Ariadne
V_Frame2 resized 458 x 471 (uncheck Keep Aspect Ratio)
V_TS paper3
V_net5   @ 55%
V_waves1 @ 50% flipped, opacity 80%
V_flowers1 @ 25%
V_Bow6 @ 50%
V_Shell 1 @ 35%
V_shell2 @30% rotate 70 left
V_shell3 @ 25%

**After you use each element close it so you have a clean workspace.

Okay, let’s get started!

*Open a canvas 600 x600 flood fill white. I like to have the white so I can see my creation better as I work on it.  We will delete this later as well as resize.
V_Frame2 and paste as a new layer. Resize to 458 x 471 (uncheck Keep Aspect Ratio) Move up slightly.
*Copy V_TS paper3, Go to your white layer and paste as a new layer.  Position so the  pattern you like shows through.  Make a square selection that extends outside of the frame opening, invert, delete, select none.
*Return to the frame layer with V_net5  resize to 55% and position to the left so a bit over hangs the outer portion of the frame.
*Copy your tube, paste as a new layer resize 90%, position so the cut-off portion of the tail is flush with the top of the frame.
*Paste V_Waves1 as a new layer,  resize to 50%, flip, bring to the bottom of the frame, position so the dip frames the face, I also used the tool set on free and stretched it a tad to the left to have the desired fit, you will have to play with this setting, please see my tag for reference.  With your square selection tool, select the desired portion so all is flush with the frame except on the bottom where you need it to extend, invert, delete, select none, lower opacity to 80.
*Go back to the tube layer, paste V_flowers1 as a new layer and resize 25% position on the bottom left of the frame.
*Paste V_Bow6  as a new layer, resize 50%, and position on the upper right of the frame so it looks that the string part of the “fish” is attached.
*Paste V_Shell1 as a new layer, resize 35%, position on the lower left of the frame.
*Add V_shell2 as a new layer, resize 30%, rotate Left 70, position above the other shell covering the hair on the right side.
*Paste V_shell3 as a new layer resize 25%, position to the left of the other shells a bit lower.
*Return to your white layer, copy from your tube the layer, bonus (b) paste as a new layer. 
*Make sure everything is where you like it, check for any stray pixels and remove them, then delete the bottom white layer, merge visible, select all, float, crop to selection, and resize to 90%. 

*Apply your copyright, url, and license number.
*Add names, using
Hawaii Killer, using #d1dfac  and #577679, I added very slight black drop shadow.
*Save as a PNG, you are done, YAY

Thank you for visiting and doing this tutorial, I hope you found it enjoyable. I would love to see your results and I welcome any suggestions at

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