Sunday, 7 June 2009

Tropical Beach

This tutorial was written on May 20th 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 Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT, mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Tropical Kit' by Jo @ Jo Designz - HERE .
Template Used - Template #6 which you can d/l from Dreamgirl Productions - HERE,
Mask Used - WSL Mask #84 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE .
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. Delete the info layer.
Go to image and choose resize, select width & height to 88% and make sure the tab resize all layers is checked, click ok.
Now go to image again and choose canvas size this time, select 500x500, this will give you some room to work and we can crop layer.

Activate the layer named Background Rectangle Right, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat (you should now have marching ants around the rectangle) then paste a paper of your choice as a new layer, go to selections, select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, select none & delete the original layer.

Repeat that step on the layers named, Background Rectangle Left & Front Square. Use different papers for each layer and delete the original layers as you go along.

On All seven Frame layers i left these white but added a slight dropshadow to each layer.

Activate the layer named Rectangle 1, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then go to layers and choose add new raster layer, make sure the layer is set to transparent, click ok, now grab your floodfill tool and in your colour palette choose a colour that matches your tube as your foreground colour, now click inside the marching ants on the rectangle and fill with choosen colour. Delete the orginal layer.

Repeat that last step on the other 3 rectangle layers. Now Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper from the kit, go to layers, load mask from disc, then find the mask you saved at the start(WSL #84). 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 till you get it how you want it.

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

Take one of the brolly elements from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize a little and move to top left of your canvas, move this layer down below your tube layer, add a dropshadow to the brolly.

Add any another elements you wish from the kit, add each as a new layer and dropshadow each element.
I used some fruit, the tree, sun & flipflops and a few others, decorate how you wish or follow mine.

Crop or resize your tag if you want to to your preferred 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,