Fall Welcome Wreath
Oct. 1, 2005: Note: someone has tubed the above image (before
I watermarked it) and claimed it as their own, it is circulating
around Yahoo Groups. If anyone knows who tubes with the initials
"TG", please let me know, Thanks.
PSP 6.x or 7. x - Get it here
Jasc tubes - Thanksgiving, Autumn and Halloween sets - get them
A wood pattern - I got mine here.
There are some here
Thanks to PSP Magic for this award. Please click on the graphic
to go to their results page and see the lovely images they made
with this tut.
Note: Wherever I say to add a new layer, add a raster layer.
1. Open a new image 500 x 500. Flood fill with white if desired.
2. Add new layer. Name it "outline". Click on your
preset shapes tool,
line width 3, antialias checked, create as vector and retain style
UNchecked, set your foreground colour to a contrasting one to your
background (I used black) and your background colour to null as
Starting in the centre of your image (250, 250), holding your
right mouse button down, draw a circle as big as you want. This
is a guideline for your wreath and will be deleted later. To make
it a circle, watch the set of numbers in your lower left corner
, the two numbers
in each set should be the same. (If you are using PSP 6.x then just
use the circle shape and you won't have to worry about this).
3. Add new layer and name it "leaves". Take your leaf
tube and size to your
preference, I used 85%. Make a circle with your leaves, using the
outline to guide
you. Hint: I used the overview window to see how it was taking shape.
You can always come back and add more later if you wish (the beauty
4. Add new layer and name it "Pumpkins". Using the
pumpkin tube, I set mine at 85%, add a few pumpkins to the wreath
5. Add new layer and name it "pinecones". Add some
pine cones, I sized at 40%.
6. Add new layer and name it "corncobs". Put down
a few corn tubes, I used sizing
7. Add new layer and name it "nuts". I used 20% and
added a lot more than of the other objects.
8. Make sure you are happy with each layer. I dragged my pumpkin
layer to the top as I didn't want any of the other objects overlapping
it in front. Once you are satisfied, delete your outline layer and
then sharpen each layer (Effects--->Sharpen--->Sharpen in
PSP 7.x or Image--->sharpen--->Sharpen in PSP 6.x). Turn off
your background layer and merge visible the rest, renaming your
merged layer to "wreath". Turn your background layer on
9. Image--->Resize to 50%, making sure "Resize all layers"
is UNchecked. With your mover tool ,
move the wreath to the bottom of the canvas and sharpen again.
10. Add new layer and name it "sign". With your selection
tool , feather 0,
antialias checked, draw a rectangle above the wreath and flood fill
with your wood pattern - for the wood fill that I used, I sized
it at 50%.
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