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Unzip the materials into a working folder. Open the materials in PSP, copy and close originals, using the copies in the tutorial. Plugins used in this tutorial are AlienSkin/EyeCandy5/Impact, (Click on GardenDancer User Settings included in materials to auto place in your EyeCandy5/Impact), Sandflower Specials/Page Curl, AP_04/Blurs_Smears and Dragonfly/SinedotsII (place the angeldkd.cfg preset into your SinedotsII folder). Import the gh_Texture 29.PspBrush into your PSP/Brushes folder. It is assumed you have a working knowledge of PSP to follow these directions. I have used PSPX6 to create this tutorial but other versions of PSP will work although older versions will not have the Color Changer required for some of my tutorials.

Thanks go to ChezColombe  and to JHanna for the lovely tubes used.


Use the flower bucket to mark your place along the way.

1. In Materials Palette, set Foreground to #b194ce, Background to #878d45.

2. Create a Gradient using Style Linear, Angle 0, Repeats 1, Invert checked, Center Point and Focal Point not applicable.

3. New/New Image 850px by 600px. Flood fill with Gradient.

4. Effects/AP 04 [Blurs/Smears]/Smear-Circular Smudge.

5. Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur. Radius of 30.

6. Layers/New Raster Layer.

7. From Tool bar, select the Paint Brush tool. Find gh-Texture29.Pspbrush.

8. Stamp twice in the bottom center with Foreground Gradient.

9. Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance.

10. In Materials Palette/Gradient, uncheck Invert.

11. Layers/New Raster Layer. Flood fill with Gradient.

12. Repeat Step #4 and Step #5.

13. Effects/Geometric Effects/Perspective-Horizontal.

14. Effects/Filters UnlimitedII/Sandflower Specials/Page Curl Top Vertical.

15. Image/Flip. Effects/Image effects/Offset.

16. Using Pick Tool and arrow keys, stretch curled layer to meet top and bottom borders.

17. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical 7, Horizontal -16, Opacity 50, Blur 28, color #000000.

18. Duplicate. Image/Mirror.

19. Layers/New Raster Layer.

20. Effects/Dragonfly/SinedotsII. Select from drop down Angeldkd preset-GardenDancers. Use settings below with color at #b3b8c1.

21. Effects/Image Effects/Offset/Horizontal at 0, Vertical at 61, Custom and Transparent ticked.

22. Using Pick tool, pull bottom down so it meets with bottom edge. Lower Opacity to 88.

23. Open JHanna_09c.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

24. Place in the top left corner extending to center. Duplicate. Image/Mirror, overlapping center roses.

25. Merge/Merge Down. Drop Opacity to 75.

26. Open Branch.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

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

28. Place branch so it is coming out of top left corner.

29. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical 6, Horizontal 6, Opacity 50, Blur 16, color #000000.

30. Open Green Chain.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

31. Image/Resize/Resize by 52%/Resize all layers unchecked.

32. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical 6, Horizontal 6, Opacity 50, Blur 16, color #000000.

33. Place so the chain is over the top left corner of the branch.

34. With Eraser tool set to Size 5, all other settings at default, erase the chain hook so it appears to be hanging over the branch. (See example in next step).

35. Duplicate. Place duplicated chain so it appears to be hanging from the branch as seen in example below.

36. Paste once again the green chain still in memory.

37. Image/Resize/Resize by 50%/Resize all layers unchecked. Image/Mirror.

38. Move the third chain to the upper right corner and along left side.

39. Lower Opacity to 56.

40. Open JHanna_tube569-1.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

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

42. Place near center at bottom of chain and at bottom border.

43. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -7, Horizontal -11, Opacity 50, Blur 24, color #000000.

44. Duplicate. Move duplicated bucket of flowers to right side, placing beneath the chain.

45. Drop Opacity to 64.

46. Open models010105-tube-colombe.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

47. Image/Resize/Resize by 93%/Resize all layers unchecked.

48. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -7, Horizontal -11, Opacity 50, Blur 24, color #000000.

49. Place model in bottom left corner so her leg rests at bottom border.

50. Using Smudge Brush/Push tool, Size set to 11, all other settings at default, push the left side of her dress out a bit to soften sharp vertical edge.

51. Open JHanna_tube569-1.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

52. Image/Resize/Resize by 35%/Resize all layers unchecked.

53. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -7, Horizontal -11, Opacity 50, Blur 24, color #000000.

54. Using Pick tool, pull bottom of chain down so it meets with the top of the bucket of flowers.

55. Pull left side chain layer to the top. Using Eraser tool as in Step #34, erase chain away from lady's wrist.

56. Open models00771-tube-colombe.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

57. Image/Resize/Resize by 93%/Resize all layers unchecked.

58. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -7, Horizontal -11, Opacity 50, Blur 24, color #000000.

59. Place second lady to the right of the image between the two bucket of flowers and bottom meeting the bottom border.

60. Image/Add Borders/Add 2px border, color #f6f1f9, Symmetric checked.

61. Selections/Select All. Selections/Modify/Contract by 11px. Selections/Invert.

62. Effects/Alien Skin/Eye Candy5/Impact. Use Gradient Glow/User Settings/GardenDancersSettings. (User Settings Garden Dancers included in the materials).

63. Selections/Selections None.

64. Sign your name if you wish and save as a .jpg or .png file.

Please, 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. Thanks ladies!