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Unzip the materials into a working folder you have created on your desktop named Red is for Valentines. Place the Gradient into your PSP files/Gradient folder and the Mask into your PSP Masks folder. Please duplicate and close original tubes using the copies for your work so you will not lose the originals. I have used the plugin Filter Forge 6 in this tutorial. It is assumed you have a working knowledge of PSP to follow these directions. I have used PSP2018 for this tutorial but other versions may be used.

Thanks go to Cibi-Bijoux for the lady tube and various unknown tubers for the scraps.


Use the little pin to mark your place along the way.

1. In Materials Palette, set Foreground to #ddd1cf, Background to #8c0219. Create a new Gradient using the following settings: Gradient. Radial/Angle 48. Repeats 1. Invert unchecked. Center Point H 50/V 50. Focal Points Null. Set the color slider as seen below and click OK to save OR...use the RedWhite Gradient supplied in Materials.

2. New/New Image 900px by 750px. Flood fill with Gradient.

3. Duplicate. Drop Opacity down to 54 on duplicated layer. Pull layer upwards to 355px.

4. Image/Image Mirror/Mirror Horizontal. It should now look like the snapshot below.

5. Layers/New Raster Layer. Flood fill with Foreground color.

6. Layers/Load/Save Mask. Load Mask from Disk. Select Mask xadresmk from drop down. Load.

7. Merge/Merge Group. Move down to and activate Raster 1 Layer.

8. Effects/Filter Forge/Filter Forge 6. Use settings Effects/Creative and Postage Stamp.

9. Move up to top layer and activate to continue.

10. Open 0_9184d_2c138433_XL.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

11. Image/Resize/Resize by 75%/Resize all layers unchecked.

12. Move into upper left corner.

13. Open 0_9a5e7_75bd27d5_XL.png image of flower. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

14. Image/Mirror/Mirror Horizontal. Place in upper right corner.

15. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -30, Horizontal -30, Opacity 50, Blur 70, color #000000.

16. Paste as New Layer again. Place into bottom left corner. Apply drop shadow as in step #15.

17. Adjust/Sharpness/Sharpen.

18. Duplicate. Image/Resize/Resize by 75%/Resize all layers unchecked.

19. Place duplicated flower below and to the right of flower in bottom left corner.

20. Open 0_6c9ba_bcb7ef87_L.png image of hearts. Copy/Paste as New layer.

21. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -30, Horizontal -30, Opacity 50, Blur 70, color #000000.

22. Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance.

23. Move into top left corner.

24. Open Petales_de_roses_CibiBijoux.pspimage of lady. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

25. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -30, Horizontal -30, Opacity 50, Blur 70, color #000000.

26. Move lady into bottom right corner.

27. Adjust/Sharpness/Sharpen.

28. Image/Add Borders/Add 2px border, Symmetric checked, Color #ddd1cf.

29. Image/Add Borders/Add 2px border, Symmetric checked, Color #000000.

30. Sign your name or leave your watermark if you wish. Save as a .jpg or .png file.

If you are going to use this tutorial for stationery, cards or place the tutorial/tag on another site, I would appreciate you contacting me for permission, giving Arasimages credit for the original tutorial and if possible, a link back to my site. Thank you.

This tutorial was tested by PamelaD and Evatexas January 2018. Thanks ladies!