Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This tutorial was written on December 30, 2009 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 Fantasy Moments called Be My Valentine can be found HERE
++Template Valetine 2 by Ali can be found HERE
++Tube of choice or the one I used. I used the artwork of Steve Bair and you can purchase it from HERE You must have a valid license in order to use his work!
++Font and Mask of choice
-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 move it to the bottom of the layers palette. Flood fill with your choice of paper. Add the mask you like and merge visible.
Open the butterfly wreath you like. Resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Adjust and move below the template layers, above the mask layers.
Then open your tube of choice, resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Move it below the frame layer. Erase the parts you don’t want seen outside the frame.
Next open the ivy wrapped in ribbon you like. Resize it then copy and paste as a new layer to the top of the frame layer. Adjust as needed. Add a second one to the right side of the frame going in the opposite direction. Make sure its below the heart template layer.
Now open the rose of choice, resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the upper right hand corner of the frame layer.
Open the candle cluster with the roses and glasses. Resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the bottom left corner of the tag.
Then open the bow of your choice as well as the tiger lilly cluster. Resize then copy and paste one over the other. Move to the center of the heart template layer
Now open the heart hanger you like, resize and copy and paste as a new layer to the left of the tag.
Finally add your text, copyright, license info and tagger markings.
Save and your done!
Thank you for trying my tutorial!