Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Winter Wonderland (ftu)

This tutorial was written on December 1st 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/s of Choice, I used the artwork of Pinuptoons, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit CILM - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Winterlicious' by Kirstin @ Toxic Desires - HERE.
Template Used - CMC Template #15 by Kirstin @ Toxic Desires, you can download from the Creative Misfits Blog - HERE.
Mask Used - Vix Mask #341 by Vix and you can get this - HERE.

Save mask to your psp folder and open all supplies needed before we begin....

Lets Get Started ...

Open the template in your psp workspace and hit ctrl & d to duplicate the template, this way you will save the original template for re using again and again, close the orginial now and on the new image delete the copyright layer, go to image and select resize then choose to resize all layers by 90% smartsize, just make sure the resize all layers box is checked for this one, click ok, Now make sure you are on the bottom wwhite layer and go to image again and select canvas size, choose canvas size 550x500 and click ok, if you have transparent image showing around the edged simply select white as your foreground colour in the colour palette then click on the canvas with your floodfill tool to fill with white.

Activate the circle layer on the template and go to selections, select all, select float then select defloat so the marchying ants are clinking around the outer circle, take a paper of your choice from the kit and paste as a new layer, if you wish to resize the paper a little then go to image and select resize then choose to resize to whichever size you want as long as its not smaller than the original circle then go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard to erase the excess paper, delete the original circle layer now.

On the pixel words and dotted circle layers i left them as they were but you can colourise or shadow or whatever you wish with these layers.

Activate the frame back 1 layer and repeat the first step that we used for the circle layer, use a different paper from the kit if you wish, delete the original frame back layer once done.

Again repeat the step on the frame back 2 and frame back 3 layers deleting the originals as you work. I also added a small dropshadow to all these template layers, this is your choice.

Snowflakes layers 1 & 2 were left as they were for this tutorial, again you can colourise,shadow or whatever you wish with them mine is merely an example.

Activate the frame 1 layer now and go to adjust, select brightness/contrast then move the brightness slider all the way to the right so that the frame should now be white, add a dropshadow to the frame.

Repeat the step we just did on the frame 2 layer.

Activate the large snowflake layer and go to adjust, select hue/saturation/lightness and choose colourise then pick a colour that matches your tube/tag then click ok, add the dropshadow to the flake here too.

Activate the frame 3 layer and repeat the colourise step we just did above and add the dropshadow.

Activate the wordart back layer, i left mine pink and added a dropshadow.

The actual wordart layer was left as it was in this one with no dropshadow.

Now lets activate the top layer of the canvas and add some elements of your choice, the kit is packed with fab goodies so you will be spoiled for choice, add each element as a new layer and resize as needed then place where you like them and add a dropshadow if you wish.

When you finish adding elements make sure your on the top layer then take your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place where you wish then add a dropshadow to the tube.

Activate the bottom white layer and take a glitter splatter and paste as a new layer, move to one side of your tag and place as you like then when happy with the placement go to layers, select duplicate then go to image and select mirror so the glitter is showing from both sides of the tag.

Now take a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer, go to layers and select load mask from disc then in the drop menu look for the mask that you saved at the beginning which is Vix mask #341, select this then put in the following settings :-
Source Luminace - Checked ... Fit to Canvas - Checked ... Invert Transparency - Unchecked ... Hide all Mask - Checked, click ok then go to the layer palette and merge group.
Grab yur deform tool and pull the nodes to stretch the mask so it shows all the way around the tag.

Now crop or resize your tag if you wish to in the usual way.

Add your name in a font of your choice.
Add artist info, copyright info and your own info.

All done.
Save your tag as a jpeg or png file.

Thanks for trying my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it and as always id love you to send your creations, you can always send to my addy which is