I Love Spring

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Unzip the materials into a working folder named I Love Spring. Open the materials in PSP, copy and close originals. I have used PSPX4 to create this tutorial but you may use an earlier version. No Plugins are used. It is assumed you have a working knowledge of PSP to follow these directions.

Thanks go to JHanna; SDT and to Silvie for the lovely tubes used.


1. In Materials Palette, set Foreground to #dcd5ff, Background to #392c5b. To create Foreground Gradient, set Style to Radial, Angle 45, Repeats 9, Invert 0.

2. New/New Image of 700px by 650px. Flood fill New Image with Gradient.

3. Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur. Set Radius to 17.

4. Open LilacStems.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

5. Image/Resize/Resize by 80%/Resize all layers unchecked.

6. Place to right side of image. Duplicate.

7. Image/Mirror. Image/Flip. Pull into place if needed so Lilacs are as seen below.

8. Merge/Merge Down.

9. Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur. Set Radius to 17.

10. Open FloralGarden_7.11.2007.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

11. Move a bit to right in image. Set Blend Mode to Luminance (L).

12. Open JHanna_593 tube.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

13. Image/Resize/Resize by 60%, Resize all layers unchecked.

14. Place birdcage in center of image along bottom.

15. Drop Opacity down to 73.

16. Paste birdcage once again as New Layer.

17. Image/Resize/Resize by 80%, Resize all layers unchecked.

18. Move into right bottom corner.

19. Adjust/Sharpness/Sharpen.

20. Open I love spring Text.png image. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

21. Move into position in top right of image.

22. Open Spring is here Text.png image. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

23. Move into position below first text in upper right of image.

24. Image/Add Borders/Add 1px border, Symmetric checked, color #191133. COPY!

25. Open Background.jpg. Paste the copied layer as New Layer on the Background image.

26. Image/Resize/Resize by 80%/Resize all layers unchecked.

27. Effects/Inner Bevel. Apply Inner Bevel as seen below.

28. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow, Vertical 15, Horizontal 15, Opacity 50, Blur 20, color #191133.

29. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow, Vertical -15, Horizontal -15, Opacity 50, Blur 20, color #191133.

30. Open WhiteVine.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

31. Resize/Resize by 80%/Resize all layers unchecked.

32. Set Blend Mode to Luminance (L). Drop Opacity to 40.

33. Move WhiteVine to upper/right side.

34. Duplicate. Image/Mirror. Image/Flip.

35. Open Tube1877_Femme_18_11_08_sdt.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

36. Place Femme on left bottom edge of image.

37. Adjust/Sharpness/Sharpen.

38. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow, Vertical -12, Horizontal -24, Opacity 50, Blur 35, color #191133.

39. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow, Vertical 12, Horizontal 24, Opacity 50, Blur 35, color #191133.

40. Open Umbrella.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

41. Image/Resize/Resize by 70%/Resize all layers unchecked.

42. Move Umbrella into upper left corner, covering part of the Femme's head.

43. Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize. Use settings below.

44. Using Freehand Selection Tool set Point to Point, select around umbrella handle and press Delete Key. Deselect.

45. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow, Vertical 12, Horizontal 24, Opacity 50, Blur 35, color #191133.

46. Image/Add Borders/Add 1px border, Symmetric checked, color #191133.

47. Effects/Inner Bevel. Apply Inner Bevel as seen below.

48. Sign your name or leave your watermark if you wish. Convert to Raster Layer and Merge/Merge Visible if needed.

Please, if you are going to be using this tutorial's image for stationery or display on a webpage, out of respect for my work/me, give Arasimages credit. A link would be especially appreciated. Thanks so much.

Big hugs go to Evatexas and PamelaD who test my tutorials for me and are my valued advisors.