Friday, 29 May 2009

Flower Power

This tutorial was written on May 11th 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 Angie Monasterio, you need a proper license to use her work and you can purchase by visiting MPT - HERE .
Template Used - hippiedaze #008 by Me which you can get at 4 shared - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Tangerine' by Fantasy Moments - HERE .
Mask of Choice.
Font of Choice.
Effects Used - Textured Effects, Texture, Hatch Fine.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.

(save your chosen mask to psp folder before you begin) .

Open my 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 on this one, and the Template has a bottom white layer so no need to add one.

Activate the Main Flower Shape Fill layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then cohoose a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer, i didnt resize this one, go to selections, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, go to selections again, select none. Delete the original layer now.

Repeat the step you just did on the Smaller Shape Fill layer and also the Background Shape layer. Delete the original layers as you work.

Still on the Background Shape layer you just added, go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and the following settings :-
Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Settings tab - Colour - choose something bright to go with your tube. I used yellow then i added a dropshadow, it looks greenish lol.

Activate the Shape Frame layer, go to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider to (164) this will lighten it then go to colour to target brush tool and in your colour palette choose a colour from your tube, again i choose yellow, drag your mouse over the whole of the frame to change to choosen colour. Add a dropshadow to this layer.

Activate the Circle layer, go to selection, select all, select float, select defloat then go to layers, add new raster layer, make sure its transparent, now grab your floodfill tool and fill with a darker colour from your tube, I choose pink. Delete the original layer.

Repeat the last step on the Hearts layer and add a dropshadow to the hearts. Delete original layer.

Go back to the Circle layer, go to effects, choose textured effects, choose texture and find the tab that says 'Hatch Fine' use the following settings :-
Size - 100 .... Smoothness - 10 .... Depth - 1 .... Ambience & Shininess - both 0 .... Colour - White .... Angle - 315 .... Intensity - 50 .... Elevation - 30. Click ok. Activate the Wordart layer, colourise this in the same way as you did the Hearts & Circle. Delete the original layer. Add the gradient low with the same settings & colour you used before.

Make sure your on your top layer and paste your tube as a new layer, resize down a little if needed, place where you want it and add a dropshadow.

Click on the very bottom white layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc, then find the mask you saved at the start, 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.

I only used one of the flower elements, resize quite a bit and place on the shape layer (see mine), dropshadow this layer. I duplicate this and placed flowers all the way round, this is up to you, decorate how you wish.

Crop and resize now if you wish to.

Add your name, 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,