Thursday, 3 September 2009

Top of the Class (FTU-1 WEEK ONLY)

This tutorial was written on Sept 3rd 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincide2009/09/back-to-school-scrap-kit-free-for-oHEREnce.
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 Jason & Heather Martin, you must have a proper license to use this work please visit MPT, mypsptubes -
Scrap Kit Used - FTU for limited time only 'Back to School' by Hippiedaze (me) which you can get from my scrappin stuff blog - HERE.
Freebie Buttons - 'Top of the Class' by me which you can find on my scrappin blog - HERE.
Mask Used - WSL Mask #232 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE.
No Templates Used.
No Outside filters Used.
Font of Choice.

Open all supplies before you start & save mask to psp masks folder if you dont already have this ....

Lets Get Started....

Open a new image in your psp by going to file tab and select new, choose 500x500 white image, click ok.

Take one of the
school desk elements from the kit and paste as a new layer on your working canvas, resize a little to suit your working prefrences, do this by going to image, select resize and enter size you wish, click ok, move layer down toward the bottom of your canvas, add a small dropshadow.

Take one of the school blackboards from the kit and paste this as a new layer, resize as before to your preferred size & place nearer the top of your canvas, give this a small dropshadow.I used the blank board but its up to you if you want to use the boards with the chalk text. If you use the same as mine, select text tool and a chalky font, i used eraser dust and type out your choosen text, clicky apply then go to layers and choose convert to raster layer.

Now take one of the pc elements and paste this as a new layer, resize as before making it quite small so it sits nicely on the desk, i also used my selection rectangle and selected the keyboard part then cut and pasted as a new layer so i could move the keyboard slightly, this is up to yourself, add a dropshadow to the pc and keyboard layers.

Take one of the trash bin elements and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place where you like it nearer the bottom of the canvas, add a dropshadow to the bin.

Take a clock element and paste as a new layer, again resize as needed and place to the upper left of your tag, or of course the right side if you prefer lol. give the clock a small dropshadow.

Now I added my tube, paste your choosen tube as a new layer, resize a little and place where you like it on the canvas, I used a sitting tube to put her on the desk, add a dropshadow to the tube.

Activate the bottom white layer of your canvas and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer, you can resize this a little if you want to but i left mine normal size, go to layers and select load mask from disc, in the drop list of masks look for the mask you saved at the start (WSL Mask #232) use the following settings to add the mask to your canvas :-

Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group, use your deform tool to stretch the mask layer out a little till its how you want it & showing around your tag.

Activate the bottom white layer once more and paste a different coloured paper as a new layer, repeat the mask layer with the same mask again and once you have merged group use the deform tool to pull it out slightly more than the first mask, see mine as example.

Activate the top layer of your tag and decorate now with any other elements from the kit that you want to use, resize each element and place where you like on the canvas, give each element layer a small drop shadow.

Crop or resize your tag now if you want to but leave enough room for your name lol.

Add your name, artist info and 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,