Monday, August 17, 2009
This tutorial was written on August 17, 2009 by Shani aka Wicked Princess. The concept of the tag is mine and mine alone. Any resemblance to any other tag/tut is pure coincidence. This was written for those with working knowledge of PSP.
++Paint Shop Pro ( I used 10 but any version should work)
++Scrap kit by Halo Designs called Friends can be purchased HERE
++Template by Me which can be found HERE
++Tube of choice or the one I used. I used the artwork of Suzanne Wolcott which can be purchased HERE
Let’s get started!
-Add Drop shadow of choice as you go
-You can merger layers as you want to make things easier for yourself.
Open the template in PSP, using your shortcut keys on your keyboard (SHIFT+D) duplicate the template as a new image. Close the original.
Open several papers of choice, resizing as needed. For example, when I look at the blue bar where it tells me what I’ve opened (say like paper 2) it tells me what percentage I’m viewing it at. For me it’s usually 16%, so I resize to 16% bringing it to 100%. ( I hope that made sense!) Once you’ve done this, minimize for later use.
Next go to the bottom template layer and go to selections, select all, then float, selections defloat. Don’t forget to go to selections, none then delete the template layer. Repeat this process for the rest of the template.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with your choice of paper. Add your mask and merge group. Note: I duplicated my mask and went to image, mirror and image flip to get the effect I wanted.
Next open the flower wire border you like. Resize it then copy and paste as a new layer to the bottom of the frame. Move it below the doodle flower layer.
Open the swag with flowers of your choice, copy and paste after resizing to the top part of the frame. Move it below the doodle flower layer.
Choose the flower bundle you like. Resize it then copy and paste as a new layer to the left of the frame. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror. Add a bow of choice to the end of the one on the left.
Go back and add a bow of choice to each corner on the top.
Add the wheelbarrow and resize it. Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the bottom right hand corner.
Open your tube of choice and center it in the middle of the template canvas. Note: I duplicated my tube, moved one below the frame layer and elements and then on the top tube layer, erased the parts I wanted hidden.
Open several butterflies you like, resize them. Copy and paste at various positions through out the tag.
Finally add your text of choice, copyright info, license info and tagger markings.
Save and your done!
Thank you for trying my tutorial.