Mellie Bean Tutorial
Thank you for taking the time to do my tutorial. I hope you enjoy it, and would love to see your results, and receive your feedback! This tutorial was written by Mellie on Jaunary 14, 2014 and is copyright to me, the way I word thing's and the images that I use. All other images are copyright to their respective owners, including tubes/art, font and scrapkits and should not be used without purchasing or written permission. This tutorial is for education purposes only and is in no way intended to be used as any other purpose.
For this tutorial, you will need several things. Paint Shop Pro (I am using version X), and a good working knowledge of how to operate it, and masks.. You will also need this wonderful scrapkit made by Monti. The tube that I used can be found here, it is by PinupToons and you must be licensed by CDO and purchase the tube. The font that I used, Cheri, can be found here. Mask by Vix, #448, which can be found here. And another mask by WeeScotsLass which can be found here,#353.
Let's begin, shall we?
Open your masks. Open a new blank, transparent canvas 750 X 750 pixels (don't worry we can resize it later). Flood fill with paper 6 by Monti. Open your mask and go to Layers>New Mask Layer>From Image and in the drop down menu, choose the file name of the mask. Make sure source luminance is the only box ticked, and click ok. You can close the mask image, as we won't need it any longer. Right click on your layer palette, and choose merge>group. Open Frame2 and copy/paste as a new layer. Using your magic wand tool, select all the transparent areas inside of the frame, once you have those selected click on your mask layer and choose Selections>Invert, tap delete on your keyboard and deselect. Add a new raster layer, and flood fill with a color of choice. I am using #5c0202. After you flood fill, drag this to the bottom layer and add weescots lass' mask #353. Right click on layer palette and merge group. Make sure that this is your bottom layer.
Open element swirl, copy/paste as a new layer, drag between the LOVE mask layer, and frame layers. Resize this layer to 65%, sharpen and add drop shadow and drag into desired position. Add any remaining elements that you would like. I added a couple of feathers and the swirl element. I also resized, sharpened and added drop shadow to the swirl.
Now it is time to resize/trim the canvas of excess pixels. Layers>Merge>Visible. Copy and paste as a new image. (If you plan on making more of these, you might consider saving your original unmerged as a psp file)
Now, you have to add your name, your copyright information and then you can flatten all of your layers, or choose to leave it transparent as a png file.
That's it! Thanks for doing my tutorial and I hope to have more in the future.