Friday, 23 October 2009

I'm A Cutie Survivor (ftu)

This tutorial was written on Oct 23rd 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.

Supplies Needed

Tube 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 'Thinking Pink' by Lacarolita @ Lacarolitas Designs - HERE.
No Template Used.
Mask Used - WSL Mask 84 by Chelle @ Wee Scots Lass Creations - HERE.
Pluging Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Effects Used - Blur, Guassian Blur.

Open all supplies and save mask to your psp masks folder before you begin.

Lets Get Started....

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

Choose one of the round frames from the kit and paste as a new layer on your new working canvas, go to image, select resize and choose resize by around 45% smartsize and make sure the resize all layers box is left unchecked so we are only resizing one layer lol. frame will be positioned in the middle of your canvas.

Paste your choosen tube as a new layer if you are using the same tube as me, go to resize and resize by around 85% bicubic and position where it looks good, move the tube layer to below the frame layer then go to layers and select duplicate, move the duplicate tube layer to top of the canvas and be careful not to move tube layers, making sure your on the top tube layer take your eraser tool and erase parts of the tube so that the flowers are showing and parts of the tube are behind frame (see mine as an example).

Activate the frame layer now and grab your magic wand then click inside the transparent middle of the frame so the marching ants are blinking, be sure to click the small parts btwn the flowers too so all is selected, now paste a paper from the kit as a new layer and resize by 80% smartsize then go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard, go back to selections and select none, move this paper layer under the frame layer now. Add a drop shadow of your choice to the frame if you wish to.

Activate the bottom white layer and choose a colour that goes with your tube as th foreground colour, take your fill tool and click on the white canvas to fill with your choosen colour, now go to layers, select load mask from disc and find the mask that you saved at the start which is wsl mask #84, use the following settings :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - unchecked .... Invert transparency - unchecked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group.
I duplicated the mask layer and went to image then selected mirror so you have more showing all round the frame.

Activate the bottom white layer again and then grab your eclipse tool from the tool palette, make sure foreground colour is set to null and background set to a colour of your choice, i used a pink shade here, now draw out an eclipse shape just a little smaller than the frame, when happy with eclipse go to layers and select convert to raster layer, no go to adjust and select blur, choose guassian blur and set to 20.00, click ok. This doesnt show much lol but gives a lighter glow.

Now finally back to the top layer of the canvas and your ready to decorate with some of the vast selection of elements in this kit, add each element as a new layer and resize as needed then place them where you like on your canvas, you can also add a dropshadow to each element if you wish but i didnt on this one.

Crop or resize now if you wish to in the usual way.

Add your name, artist info and copyright info.

Save as jpeg or .png.

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