Friday, 26 June 2009

Beach Day

This tutorial was written on June 13th 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 Lix, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit CILM -
FTU Scrap Kit 'Splish Splash Splosh' by Seachell - HERE .
No Template Used.
No Mask Used.
Effects Used - Textured Effects, Blinds.
Font of Choice.

(open all supplies and place mask into your psp folder before we start)

Lets Get Started

Go to file, select New, choose canvas size 500x500, white image, click ok.

Take the element 52 from the kit and paste as a new layer on your canvas, go to image, select resize and choose to resize frame by 50%, smartsize, click ok, place frame in centre of your canvas.

Grab your magic wand from the tool palette and click inside the frame so the marching ants are blinking around it, go to selections, select modify and choose 3, click ok, now take a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize a little if needed but not smaller than the marching ants, go to selections, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, do not deselect yet & take the wave element from the kit, paste this as a new layer and resize as needed, when happy with size and placement hit delete again on your keyboard, go to selections again and select none.

Activate the paper layer you created and go to effects, select textured effects, blinds and use the following settings :-
Width - 4 .... Opacity - 56 .... Colour - of Choice .... Horizontal - Unchecked .... Light from Top - Checked, click ok.

Add a dropshadow to the frame layer.

Take the element 53 from the kit and paste as a new layer, go to image, select resize and resize down as needed till it fits just nicely around the frame, when happy with size move this layer right down to the bottom of your canvas (see mine).

Take the sand element and paste as a new layer, resize this till its how you want it and move to bottom of canvas, make sure layer is below the frame layer.

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

Take the tree element from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and move layer down to below your tube layer, droshadow.

Activate the top layer of your canvas a gain and add any other elements you wish from the kit, paste each element as a new layer and place where you want them, add a dropshadow to each element layer.

Time to crop & resize your tag if you wish to, if you didnt at the start .

Add your name, artist info & copyright.

Save as jpeg or .png.

And I think thats us about done, lol.

Would love to see your results.