Tutorial written by Roni Elaine  on March 7, 2011
Tutorial was written using both PSP X and PSP13.
    Similar results can be obtained in earlier versions with just a few
    adjustments.
     
    Although my tutorials are my own creations, they are almost always
    inspired by seeing so many beautiful creations in many groups.
    Any similarities are truly the effects of viewing, using and enjoying the
    tutorials written by many others.  
    I encourage you to use other supplies and to experiment with
    different settings to create something of your own.
 
Skill Level : Intermediate
No plugins are used for this tutorial.
 
Materials:
Irish Blessings Scrap Kit by Jan's Island Treasures
     Thanks Jan for a wonderful kit !!
     Note:   The PSP Fun Group members should already have this kit from a previous challenge.
                  If you do not have it, download kit from link above.
 
     Tubes by GranGran - supplied with the tutorial
        Thanks to GranGran for letting us use her tubes !!
 
        GGStPaddy_012
        GGStPaddy_006
        GGStPaddy_013
   Supplies HERE    
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  1.  File > Open   JIT_paper 8     from the scrap kit
       Edit > Copy and close original
       Edit  > Paste As New Image
       Image > Resize
         Settings: 700 x 500 pxs, Bicubic
                           Lock Aspect ratio not checked,
                           All layers checked
 
  2.  File > Open  JIT_paper4
       Image > Resize   Same settings
       Edit > Copy and close original
       Edit > Paste As New Layer
        
       In your Layer Palette change Blend Mode to Color Legacy
       Optional - Instead you can lower the opacity if you wish 
             but let the effect show through.
       Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance More
 
       Layers > Merge > Merge Down
 
  3.  File > Open JIT_minidoubleframe1
       Edit > Copy  and close
       Edit > Paste As New Layer
       Image > Resize
          Settings:  125% 
              Lock Aspect ratio checked
              Resize all layers Unchecked
 
        Use your Move Tool to move it towards the bottom but not
         all the way to the bottom. 
        Use your Pick or Deformation Tool to pull the top part of the
        frame up towards the top.  See example.
        Or expand it to your liking.
  
   4.  File > Open  GGStPaddy_012
        Edit > Copy and close
        Edit > Paste As New Layer
 
        Image > Resize
           Setting > 85% and move to the left (see example)
 
   5.  File > Open  GGSt Paddy_006
        Edit > Copy and close the original
        Edit > Paste As New Layer
        Image > Resize
           Setting >85%
        
        Edit > Repeat Resize
        Edit > Repeat Resize   again  
        Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen
          
        Use your Move Tool to move it below her outstretched hand.
 
        Layers > Arrange > Move Down
 
   6.  File > Open   GGStPaddy_013
        Edit > Copy   and close
        Edit > Paste As New Layer
        Image > Mirror
        Image > Resize   Setting: 89%
        Use your Move Tool to move it to the right side.
 
   7.  In Layer Palette, click the "eyes" to shut off the two bottom layers.
        Make sure you're on one of the 3 tube layers.
 
        Layers > Merge > Merge Visible
 
        Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel
           Settings: Bevel #2, 8, 0, 1, 0, 0, White, 315, 50, 30
          
 
         Edit > Repeat Inner Bevel
         
         Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
           Settings:  3, 3, 50, 10, black
                                 or a shadow of your choice
 
 
         
 
        Repeat Drop Shadow changing settings to negative -3
 
   8.  In Layer Palette, turn on all of the layers by clicking on the eyes.
        Select your Frame Layer.
 
        Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
        Change your settings to the following:
            Settings:-3, -3, 65, 5
 
        Then change again to 3, 3, 65, 5
 
  9.  In Layer Palette, select the Background Layer
         Edit > Copy
         Edit > Paste As New Image
        
         Working on the background image:
         Image > Resize
           Settings:  400 x 400 pixels, Lock aspect ratio unchecked
        
         Effects > Image Effect > Seamless Tiling    
             Use Default settings
            Minimize this image
 
 10.  In Layer Palette, select the Frame Layer
         Shut off the tube layer to see better.
         Set your Selection Tool on Square.
         Make a small selection from the bottom of the frame.
        
        
         Edit > Copy
         Edit > Paste As New Image
         Image > Resize
             Settings:  100 x 100 pxs
         Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling  (same setting)
           Minimize
         Selections > Select None
 
         In Materials Palette
            Set Foreground to this dark pattern.
               Settings:  Angle 45, Scale 100
 
         Set background to the light background pattern made earlier.
         Turn the tube layer back on.
 
 11.  Layers > Merge > Merge Visible
         Image > Add Borders  
            Settings: 4pxs, Symmetric, White
         Select border with Magic Wand and left click with Flood Tool
            to fill with dark pattern.
         Selections > Selection All
         Selections > Modify > Contract   Setting: 4pxs
         Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout
              Settings: 0, 0, 100, 20, Black
         Selections > Select None
 
         Image > Add Borders   Settings:  Change to 30pxs
         Select border with Magic Wand and right click with Flood Tool
            to fill with light pattern.
 
         Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel
             Settings:  Bevel #2, 14, 50, 1, 0, 0, White, 315, 50, 30
             
         Selections > Select None
         Image > Add Borders   Settings: 4pxs, Symmetric, White
         Select border with Magic Wand and left click with Flood Tool
            to fill with dark pattern.
         Selections > Select None
 
 12.   File > Open      JIT_dangler2
         Edit > Copy    Close original
         Edit > Paste As New Image
             Note:  If making a letter background make another copy
                          of the Dangler and minimize.  (Window > Duplicate)
         Use Eraser Tool to erase the upper rope part.
         Image > Resize    Setting: 50%, both boxes checked
         Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen
         Edit > Copy  and close
         Edit > Paste As New Layer  onto your image and move to
            the upper right.  See example for placement.
 
         Effects > Drop Shadow  Settings: 3, 3, 50, 5
             or shadow of your choice
 
 13.  Add your watermark in your usual way.
         Resize to whatever you want it to be.
         I resized mine to 700 x 520
           as I'm making a background with a border.
         File > Export > JPEG Optimizer
            Suggested Setting of 20 or 25%
         You can close this now.
       
         Making a Background
 
    1.  Maximize JIT_dangler2
         Image > Resize    Settings:  129 x 250 pxs, both boxes checked
         Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen
         Image > Canvas Size
             Settings:  Your usual width.  I use 1800 pxs.
                                 Height: 500   Left center arrow
 
         Use your Move Tool to move up and slightly right away from the edge.
 
         Layers > Duplicate
         Image > Mirror
         Use your Move Tool to move it below the other dangler.
             Place it so that the ropes touch each other in the middle.
         Layers > Merge > Merge Visible
         Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
             Settings:  3, 3, 50, 5, Black
 
    2.  Layers > New Raster Layer
         Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom
 
         Use your Flood Tool to right click and fill with light pattern.
         Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling - Default Setting
         Layers > Merge > Merge Visible 
         File > Export > JPEG Optimizer
            Suggested Setting of 25 or 30%
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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.
     I want to thank Cal, Francine, Heather, Gina and Janet 
     for testing it for me and giving me feedback !! 
     Your input is much appreciated !
     We can only write tutorials with the help of our friends!
 
     Although this tutorial is written for The PSP Fun Group
     feel free to share my tutorials.
     I only ask that you not claim them as your own.
     If the tutorial is to be used as a lesson,
     please contact me for permission.  ronicox@gmail.com
     Tutorial will be available at http://ramblinroots.net
     under Guest Tut Writers and at
     http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Psp_Fun_Group
 
       RONI