Sunday, 12 July 2009

My Garden BBQ

This tutorial was written on July 12th 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 must have a proper license to use his work please visit CILM - HERE .
PTU Scrap Kit Used - 'One Summer Day' by Hippiedaze (me), you can purchase this kit from P4S - HERE.
No Template Used.
Mask Used - Vix Mask #133 by Vix - HERE.
Effects Used - Blur, Guassian Blur.
2nd Effect Used - Textured Effects, Woodgrain.
Standard Lawn Picture Tube (included with your psp program).
Font of Choice.

(open all supplies and save mask to psp folder before beginning)

Lets Start ....

Go to file in your psp tabs, select new and choose a white image whichever size you prefer to work with, i use 500x500 but select yours to suit yourself, click ok.

Take one of the table/chairs elements from the kit and paste as a new layer on your working canvas, resize as needed to suit your tag size and place in the middle, move up a little (you can reposition this later on).

Take one of the BBQ elements and paste this as a new layer, resize as needed and move to bottom left corner of your canvas, add a dropshadow.

Choose the hamburger and hot dog elements paste each as a new layer on your canvas, make sure your on the top layer lol, resize the elements as needed and place on the table.

Take the cutlery element and paste this as a new layer, resize as needed again and place on the table along with the food, i also used the deform tool on this element to 'flatten' the cutlery, simply click the deform tool then while holding your shift key down move the mouse to pull the nodes down and flatten.

Take one of the rucksack elements from the kit and paste this as a new layer on your canvas, resize as needed and place where you want it, dorpshadow this layer.

Now activate your bottom white layer, go to layers, select add new raster layer, now go to your picture tubes tool in psp, look for the lawn/grass tube and select this and click in your psp workspace, be sure to add the new raster layer or the tube will post on your background layer lol, click the tube and paste as many times as needed to fill the area you want for the 'grass'.

Take a flower element and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place anywhere on the grass, duplicate this as many times as you want and place your flowers around the garden, i resized some flowers smaller than others.

Now paste your tube as a new layer,resize as needed and place where you want it on your tag, add a dropshadow to the tube layer.

Activate the bottom white layer, paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers and select load mask from disc, look for the mask you saved at the start (vix mask #133) select this and make sure the following settings are checked:-
Fit to canvas - checked Source luminace - checked Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked. go to layers, merge group & you can use the deform tool to resize to suit your tag.

Still on the mask layer go to effects, select texture and look for the 'woodgrain' effect, choose this and your fence should now look a bit like wood lol, add a dropshadow to this layer.

Activate the bottom layer once more and take your Rectangle preset shape, choose a colour in your background tab and leave foreground tab to null, draw out a large rectangle on your canvas just a little bigger than the mask layer, go to adjust, select blur, guassian blur and set to 10.00, click ok.

Activate the top layer of your canvas now and add a few other elements of your choice, i used the bird, butterfly ,ladybug & Tennis Bat and place them around my tag, remember to resize each element and add the dropshadow.

Add your name in your chosen font and place on the fence, add a dropshadow to your name.

Add artist info & copyright info.

Save as jpeg or .png.

and we're done i think lol.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it.

would love to see your results,