Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Flower Child

This tutorial was written on May 9th 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

Tube of Choice I used the artwork of Lix, you must have a proper license to use this work, to do so please visit CILM - HERE .
Template Used - Template #006 by Me which you can d/l from 4share - HERE.
FTU Scrap Kit 'Mixed Mess Papers' by Susan @ Raspberry Roads - HERE .
Mask Used - WSL Mask #105 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
Font of Choice - I used Coaster.
Effects Used - Textured Effects - Blinds & Weave.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.

(Open all supplies and save mask to psp folder before you begin)

Lets Get Started

Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. Delete info layer. I didnt do any resizing but we can crop layer.

Activate the Circle layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste paper of choice, resize it a bit if the papers are quite big then go to selections, invert, hit delete on the keyboard and then select none. Now you can delete the original layer.
Go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Setting - Fat .... Colour - Black .

Activate the Flowers layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat, go to layers, add new raster layer and grab your floodfill tool, select a bright colour that matches with your tube/paper and click inside one of the flowers to fill with the choosen colour, go back to your colour palette and choose another colour now, then back to another flower and click to fill with new colour, do this for all the flowers, select none. You can delete the original flower layer now.

Now grab your magic wand and click inside one of the flowers so that the marching ants appear, go to effects, select textured effects, select blinds and use the following settings :-
Width - 7 .... Opacity - 61 .... Horizontal - Unchecked .... Light from top left - Checked .... Colour - Choose a bright colour you used on one of the flowers.

Select another flower with the magic wand and repeat blinds effect but change the colour, when finished all flowers select none. Add the same gradient glow you used before to this layer.

Activate the Stars layer, repeat the same as the flowers use bright colours again but do not add the blinds effect. Delete the original stars layer. Add the same gradient glow to the Stars.

Activate the Flower fills layer and again repeat the step we just did on the last 2 layers, do not add the blinds or gradient glow but we will add a weave effect to this layer instead, go to effects, select textured effects, weave and the following settings :-
Gap Size - 4 .... Width - 5 .... Opacity - 9 .... Gap Colour - black .... Fill colour - Black .... Fill Gaps - Checked. No glow or shadow added to this layer.

Now activate the wordart layer, select all, select float, select defloat, go to layers ,add new raster layer, grab your floodfill tool and choose a colour you want to make the wordart, click inside the marching ants and fill, select none. Delete the original wordart layer. I didnt add the gradient glow here just a small dropshadow.

Activate bottom white layer, paste a paper from the kit, go to layers, load mask from disc, then find the first mask we loaded at the start (WSL Mask #105) Make sure the following settings are set...
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked Hide Mask - checked. Go to layers, merge group & resize to suit your tag using the deform tool if needed till you get it how you want it.

Click back to your top layer now and paste your tube, resize this if needed and place where you like it, add a dropshadow if you wish.

I didnt use any elements on this tag but you can add some if you want, place where you like, resize and dropshadow any elements you add.

Now time to crop or resize if you want, do this in the usual way, grab the crop tool and select the area to crop.

Add your name, artist info & 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,