Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Falling For U (PTU)

This tutorial was written on October 21st 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.
This tutorial is fairly basic and hopefully easy for beginners to follow.

Supplies Needed

No Outside Tubes Used.
PTU Scrap Kit 'Falltastic' by Tishia @ Designs by Tishia, this kit is available in Full Size & Tagger Size it can be purchased from Scrappin Bratz Store - HERE.
Template Used - #87 by Lou @ Truly Toxic, check out all the fabulous templates while your here and you can download this from Lou's blog - HERE.
Mask Used - WSL Mask #84 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE.
No Plugins Used.
Font of Choice for wordart & name.
Dropshadow optional.

Save mask to you masks folder before we begin if you dont already have it.


Open the template, hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template, this will save the original untouched for future use,
Delete the info layer then go to image, select resize and choose to resize by around 80% smartsize and make sure you check the box that says resize all layers. Repeat the resize once more f you prefer working with smaller canvas.

Activate the layer named
Heart 1, go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, resize a little if you want to but not smaller than the marching ants thats blinking around the heart shape, once your happy with the paper placement go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard to erase the excess paper, delete the original heart layer now and add a small dropshadow to the heart if you wish to.

Follow and repeat the step we just did on the heart layer for all other template layers, use different papers from the kit and mix n match, delete the original layers and add the dropshadow to each layer as you go along.

Told ya it was an easy one lol....

Ok now take one of the tree elements from the kit and paste as a new layer on your canvas, make sure your on the top layer above all the hearts layers, go to image, select resize and resize the tree as needed to your liking then place to one side of the canvas, i placed mine on the left but you decide how you want yours placed, add a small dropshadow to the tree now.

Take the owl element from the kit and paste this as a new layer on the working canvas, again resize as needed, i made mine quite small then place somewhere on the tree branches where you think it looks good, add the small dropshadow to this layer too.

Take the fence element and paste this as a new layer, resize as needed and move layer below tree layer but above hearts and add the dropshadow if you want to.

Take the tube/s of your choice from the kit paste as a new layer making sure your on the top layer lol, resize as needed and place where you like it/them and add the dropshadow if you want.

Grab your text tool and pick a font of your choice, type out a phase to go with your tag, i used 'falling for you', colours of your choice again and when happy with text click apply then move to where you want it on the tag, when happy with the placement go to layers and select convert to raster layer, add dropshadow to text (optional).

Activate the bottom white layer and paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the 1st mask that you saved at the start (WSL #84) use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group.

Go to layers and select duplicate then go to image and choose mirror, go to image again and choose flip, dont get dizzy lol.

We are almost done, unless you want to add a few more elements to your tag, I used some leaves from the kit and also the leaf swirls, you can choose which elements you want to decorate your tag with.

Once your done adding the elements to your tag crop or resize if you didnt at the start.

Add your name, artist info & copyright.
Save as jpeg or .png.

And I think thats us about done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,