Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Summer Beauty

This tutorial was written on July 1st 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.
The tutorial is fairy quick and easy to follow.

Supplies Needed

Tubes of Choice I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT, mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Fruitalicious' by Pink Poetic Scraps - HERE.
Template Used - Template #76 by Melissa @ Melissa's Creations - HERE .
Mask Used - Bfly flby Mask #45 by Butterfly Flutterby 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.
I resized all layers by 85% smart size at this point. ( optional, depends what size you like to work with)
Delete info layer, go to layers, add new raster layer, grab your floodfill tool from the tool palete and choose white colour as your foreground then floodfill the new layer, move this all the way down to the bottom of your canvas, while still on white layer, go to layers, select canvas size and select 500x500 so you have a little more room to work, if theres any transparent canvas showing click it with the floodfil tool.

Activate the angled thin rectangle layer, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go image select resize and resize the paper a little if you want to, go to selections again and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, back to selections and select none, Delete the orginal layer now.

The above step should be repeated on all the template layers except the glitter circle layer so go through all layers and fill with different papers of choice from the kit, delete the original layers as you work.

Ad a dropshadow to All layers you just created.

Activate the glitter circle layer, go to adjust colour to target brush tool, choose a colour of your choice that matches your tube for your foreground colour tool then move your mouse over the circle and it should now be the choosen colour.

Take your tube and place as a new layer in the middle of your canvas & circle, resize a bit if needed and when happy with placement go to layers, select duplicate, move the duplicate layer to below the circle layer then activate the top tube layer and grab your eraser tool to eraser bits of the tube that are hanging over the bottom of the circle, add a dropshadow to the duplicate tube layer and not the top one.

Activate the bottom white layer and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disk and then find the mask that you saved at the start, select this and make sure the following settings are set :-

Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked. Click ok. I used the deform tool to pull it out a little from behind the template layers.

Take a doodle of choice from the kit and paste as a new layer on the layer above the mask you just created, move the doodle to the right side of your tag so it shows from behind the template layers just a little, take the deform tool and pull down the bottom nodes to stretch it a bit, when happy with how it looks go to layers, select duplicate then go to image and select mirror, I move this doodle down nearer the bottom of my tag but you can just play with them till they are how you like them.

Take any other elements from the kit that you want to use for decorating your tag, paste each element on a new layer and resize as needed then place where you want them and add a small dropshadow to each element.

Crop and resize now if you wish to.

Add your name, artist info and copyright info.
Save as jpeg or .png.
and we're done lol.

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

would love to see your results,