Thursday, February 18, 2010
This tutorial was written on February 18, 2010 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 Forever Friends by me which can be purchased from HERE
++Template 176 by Ali can be found HERE
++Tube of choice or the one I used. I used the work of Keith Garvey. You must have a valid license in order to use his work and you can purchase it from MPT
-Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
++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. Add the gradient glow of your choosing. Repeat this process for the rest of the template. NOTE on the right side heart, I angled it a bit and moved it over to better fit my tube.
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with your choice of paper. Add your mask of choice, merge group and move this layer to below the template layers.
Open the rose cluster, resize then copy and paste as a new layer to the upper left of the tag. Move it below the heart layers, but above the large rectangle layer on the bottom. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror. Then duplicate it once more, go to image, flip. One more duplication then go to image, mirror.
Then open the flower clip, resize then copy and paste as a new layer. Move to the left between the two rose clusters. Duplicate it then go to image, mirror.
Next open your tube of choice. Copy and paste it as a new layer and duplicate it four times. Close off all but one. BTW you want these above the heart layers. Adjust and resize to a smaller size. Move one over the top of the heart on top. Go to the heart layer, go to selections, select all then selections, defloat. Now go to selections, modify and contract. Contract to what you wan it to be then go to selections, invert. On the tube layer, hit the delete key. Go to selections, none. Now with the remaining two tubes, do the same thing, putting which ever parts of the tube you want in the hearts.
On the last tube, resize it then move it so its below the small rectangle layer. Place it in the center of the canvas as much as you can.
Open the boom box, resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Move it to below the tube layer, angling it to the right and also make sure its on the right.
Then open the rainbow, resizing then copy and paste it as a new layer angling to the left. Move it below the tube layer and adjust it as you like.
Now open the butterfly brad and the small blossom. Resize them then copy and paste as new layers where you like around the tag. Duplicate them and move where ever else you like.
Finally add your text, copyrights, license info and tagger markings.
Save and your done! Thanks for trying my tutorial.