Wednesday, 17 June 2009

At The Fair

This tutorial was written on 17th June 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

PTU Scrap Kit - 'Kiddie Karnival' by Kesha @ KnC Scrapz, you can purchase this awesome fun kit from Scrap Heaven Boutique - HERE .
No Template Used.
PSP Standard tube - Lawn, this comes within the psp programme.
Mask Used WSL Mask #282 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations -
No other effects or Plugins needed.

(open mask and save to your psp folder before you begin if you dont already have it)

Lets Get Started...

In your psp workspace go to file, select new and choose 500x500 canvas size, white image, click ok, my sizes are based on what Im comfortable working with but you can choose whatever size you wish therefore resizing maybe different to mine.

Take the Ferris Wheel element from the kit and paste as a new layer on your working canvas, the kit is huge so i resized by quite a lot, go to image and select resize, choose a size to fit with your canvas, elements should be resized smart size, when happy with size click ok then move the ferris wheel up towards the top of your canvas a little (see mine), add a dropshadow to this layer.

Open the psp picture tube tool from the tool bar and find the tube named lawn, paste this as a new layer on your working canvas, I moved mine to the left a little then went to layers and select duplicate, go to image and select mirror then position the grass how you like near the bottom of your canvas, move both layers below the ferris wheel layer.

Take the Roller Coaster element and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place to the right side of your canvas, I made mine quite small, add the same dropshadow to this layer.

Paste the Vendor Cart as a new layer and resize as needed, position where you want it or see mine as an example, now take the hot dog element, paste as a new layer and resize small again lol, i resized about 10% of the original, sharpen if you need to and place on the vendor cart counter, go to layers, select duplicate and move just a tiny bit lol, place close to the first one, I also used the mustard, ketchup, candy appl and popcorn elements and place them on the counter.

Take the Midway ride ticket element and paste as a new layer, go to image and select resize, resize this by around 10%, sharpen if needed and place on the grass where you want.

Paste the Theme Park wordart as a new layer, go to image and choose resize, again quite small lol, go to adjust, select sharpen and place on the white part of the vendor cart (see mine).

Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer, resize a bit then go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the mask that you saved at the start (WSL Mask #282 ) use these following settings :-

Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked.... Hide Mask - checked. Click ok, use the deform tool to stretch it out a little if needed.

Activate the top layer of your canvas and choose a few of the little kiddie tubes from the kit and paste each as a new layer, resize each around 10% smartsize and sharpen if needed, place around your tag where you like them.

Grab your eclipse tool from the tool palette, set foreground tab to black and background tab to null in your colour palette then draw out a largish circle on your canvas, do not convert to raster layer yet...
take your text tool and click on the circle, you should see a little half moon shape, choose your words and type out the phrase, make sure text selection is set to floating, before you select none add a new raster layer and move below the floating selection layer then go to selections and select none, delete the circle layer now and your text should be on a curve (see mine as example).

Crop or resize if you wish to now.

Add your name, Add 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,