Monday, 15 June 2009

Aloha Fresh & Happy

This tutorial was written on June 5th 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 need a proper license to use this work, visit CILM - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit - 'Get Fresh' by Janet @ Eye Opening Designs (part of the Get Fresh Blogtrain) - HERE .
Template Used - Aloha by Stef @ Freebie Friends Scraps And More - HERE .
Mask Used - WSL Mask #105 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
Font of Choice.

(Save mask to your psp folder before you begin and open all other supplies you need)

Lets Get Started

Open template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template. Delete info layer, I resized mine at this point, go to image, resize, change width & height to 70%, choose smartsize and make sure resize all layers is checked, click ok. Or if you prefer you can skip the resizing and can resize later , Template has a bottom white layer so no need to add one.

Activate the layer named Square, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, resize a little if needed, make sure resize all layers is unchecked, when your happy with this go to selections again and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, go back to selections and select none, you can delete the original layer now. Add a dropshadow.

Repeat that step on the layers named Big Circle, Little Circles 1, 2 & 3. used different papers and delete the originals as you work, add a dropshadow to each new layer.

Repeat step again on the Square Frame layer and add the dropshadow to this layer too.

Activate the Big Circle layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then go to layers, choose add new raster layer, grab your floodfill tool and in your colour palette choose a bright colour that matches your tube, background colour null, now click inside the marching ants of the circle and fill with colour, add the same dropshadow to this layer.

Repeat the above step on the layers named Little Circle 1, 2 & 3, i used the same colour but the choice is yours, add the dropshadow to each of these layers.

Activate the layer named Tree,go to layers, select duplicate, and on the duplicated layer, go to image, select resize and resize down to around 75%, smartsize, click ok. On the first tree layer go to adjust, select brightness/contrast and move the brightness slider along to the left a little to lighten, click ok, now go to adjust again and chooose hue/saturation/lightness, select colourise and choose another colout that matches your tube, click ok, add the dropshadow to the tree.

Do this step again on the smaller tree layer using a different colour of your choice then add the dropshadow.

Activate the smaller Aloha wordart layer, colourise this to colour of your choice as we did before & add the dropshadow.

Repeat again on the Larger Aloha wordart layer.

Choose a button from the kit and paste as a new layer above the small circle layer, resize as needed and add a dropshadow to the button layer. Take a 2nd button and paste as a new layer, resize and place on the other small circle then add the dropshadow. Paste your tube as a new layer, resize to around 85%, bicubic, click ok, place where you like it and add a dropshadow.

Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the mask that you saved at the start, make sure the following settings are checked :-
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.

Click back to the top layer of your canvas and add a few other elements from the kit if you want to, paste each element as a new layer, resize as needed and place where you like them, add the dropshadow to each layer.

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,