Sunday, 31 May 2009

Butterfly Wishes

This tutorial was written on May 12th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tubes of Choice, I used the artwork of Dean Yeagle, you need a proper license to use his work, you can get this by visiting CILM - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Butterfly Wishes' by Melissa @ Melissa's Creations - HERE .
Mask Used - Bfly Flby Mask #32 by Butterfly Flutterby - HERE .
Font of Choice.

(save mask to your psp folder if you dont already have it before starting)

Lets Begin...

Open a new image by going to file, select new, choose 500x500, choose white , click ok, this will be your background layer.

Grab one of the frames from Melissa's kit, paste as a new layer on your new image, go to image, select resize and set size to 130%, select smartsize, resize all layers unchecked, click ok. Go to effects, select 3d effects, select dropshadow and use settings to suit you, use these settings throughout the layers.

Grab your magic wand and click inside the frame, go to selections, select modify, select expand and set to 2, now paste a paper of your choice as a new layer, i resized mine by 80%, smartsize and all layers unchecked again, click ok, now go to selections, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, select none and move this paper layer under the frame layer.

Choose a doodle from the kit, i choose raster layer 45, paste this as a new layer, resize by 60% smartsize and move to top left of your tag, move to just above the background layer, now go to layers, select duplicate, go to image, select mirror, back to layers, select duplicate again then image, select flip and once more to layers, duplicate, image, flip so you have 4 doodles around the frame, you may have to reposition these a little to your liking.

Paste the Butterfly Wishes wordart as a new layer, resize by 60% smartsize and then grab your deform tool to slant to the left a little, place this where you wish.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 85% bicubic and place where you want it. Add a few butterflys around your frame, i resized different sizes, decorate how you wish, remember when resizing the elements to change back to smartsize.

Click on the very bottom white layer, paste a paper of your choice as a new layer, go to layers, load mask from disc, then find the mask you saved at the start (Bfly Flby Mask #32), Make sure the following settings are set...
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok. Use your deform tool to stretch the mask layer out a little if needed so its showing from behind the shape.

Activate the top layer now and add your name, i used one of the papers as my fill, you can do this by opening a paper in your psp workspace then minimise it, go to colour palete and click the background colour tab, on the box that opens, select pattern and look for the paper you choose, select this as the background fill, black for the foreground and i set the stroke width on my font to (2) so it was a bit bolder to blend with the rest of the tag lol.

Crop and resize now if you wish to.

Add artist info and copyright info.

Save as jpeg or .png. and we're done lol.
Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it would love to see your results,