Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This tutorial was written on April 15, 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 by Designs by Stina called A touch of paradise can be purchased http://www.scrappinbratz.com/shoppe/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=63
++Template 101 by Ali at www.designsbyali.blogspot.com
++Tube of choice or the one I used. I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis and you can purchase his work from www.mypsptubes.com
-Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
Muera Meister Copies
Penta.com dot and cross
++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 gradient glow of your choosing also.
Open the palm tree, resize then copy and paste as a new layer. Move it to the upper left of the template layer. Move it also to the bottom of the layers palette. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror. Merge down one layer. Duplicate it and go to image, flip. Adjust as needed.
Next open the flower you like, resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Move it to the upper left of the canvas. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror. Merge down one layer and then duplicate it, go to image, flip. Adjust as needed.
Now open another set of flowers you like, angle it and move to the middle left of the canvas. Duplicate it and move it just a bit down a little more. Merge down one more. Duplicate it and go to image, mirror. Adjust as needed.
Then open the single flower you like. Resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Use your plug in Muera meister copies and set it on the encircle option. Set the x and y to I believe 60. Move it and adjust as needed.
Open your tube of choice. Resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Duplicate it and go to image, blur, guassian blur set on 3. Set the layer blend to opacity. Merge down one layer. Using your plug in penta, dot and cross set it to a lighter setting. If you look closely you can barely see what I’ve done. Move this below the frame layer. Adjust it so it’s set to the outer side of the circle. Duplicate it and go to image mirror. Adjust as needed. Now back on the frame layer use your magic wand tool, click inside the frame and go to selections, modify, expand by 6. Go to selections, invert and on your tubes layers, hit the delete key. Remember to go to selections, none.
Next open the word art, resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Move it below the frame layer.
Open your tube again and copy and paste as a new layer. Make sure it’s above the frame layer, and move it to the center of the frame
Now open the drink of your choosing, resize then copy and paste as a new layer to the left of the frame layer, just above the bottom. Duplicate I and go to image, mirror. Add the flower of your liking to the bottom part of both the drinks. Then paste the coconut drink to the center of those.
Then open two of the butterflies you like and copy and paste them as you like around the tag.
Finally add your text, copyrights, license info and tagger markings. Save and you done! Thanks for trying my tutorial.