Sunday, 24 May 2009

Girls Thing

This tutorial was written on May 22nd 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 Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
PTU Scrap Kit 'It's A Girl Thing' by Chris @ Katelynn's Designs, you can purchase the kit from - HERE .
Template Used - Template #3 by Sylly Creationz - HERE .
Mask Used - WSL Mask #78 & WSL Mask #84 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow. Font of Choice.

(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. I resized all layers by 80% smart size at this point. ( optional) . Delete info layer, activate the bottom white layer, go to image, select canvas size, choose 500x500, click ok, if theres any transparent canvas showing grab your floodfill tool and fill white. This gives you a little room to work.

Activate the layer named Black Oval, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste paper of choice, resize it a bit as 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.

Repeat this step with all the other template layers, Use different papers of choice for each layer & delete the original layers as you work.

Activate the Black Oval layer you created, go to Effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient Glow and use the following settings :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacitiy - 100 .... Colour - Black .

Activate the Rectangle layer you created and repeat the gradient glow on this layer & then activate the pink shape layer you created, add the gradient glow to this layer but change the colour to white & add a small dropshadow.

Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc then find the first mask we loaded at the start (WSL Mask #78) 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.

Now activate the bottom white layer once, paste a different paper of choice then repeat the mask settings once more changing the mask to the 2nd mask we loaded at the start (WSL Mask #84). Merge group then resize how you want it.

Activate your top layer of canvas now and paste your tube as a new layer, resize a little if needed and place where you like it, add a dropshadow.

Take a 'dear diary' element from the kit and open as a new image in your psp workspace, resize quite smal then grab your text tool from the tool palette, select foreground colour to null and background colour to black, choose a font and type out any words you want on your diary sheet, when happy, convert to raster layer, go to layers and merge visible, now take the merged layer and paste on your tag, resize more if needed, using the deform tool rotate your paper a little to the right, remember to sharpen, duplicate this layer and grab deform tool again to move it very slighty so it looks like you have 2 pages, (see mine). Add the gradient glow to these 2 layers using the same settings as before with colour black.

Add any elements you wish and decorate your tag, resize elements as needed and add a dropshadow.

Crop or resize your tag if you want to to your preffered size in the usual way. I resized at start but cropped a little at this point.

Add you 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,