Monday, December 28, 2009

New Tut - Time 4 Giving


Time 4 Giving

This tutorial is my own creation and based on my own ideas. Any and all similarities with any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Please do not upload to or offer this tutorial on any other site without asking me first. Thank you.

Material you will need:

PaintshopPro – I’m using PSP X2, but you should be able to follow the tutorial in any version.
A scrap kit – I used the incredibly cute kit A tTime for Giving by This ‘n That, which you can purchase here.
1 tubes of your choice.
A font of your choice.
A mask –I used WSL 222, created by Weescotslass, which is  included in the material. Check out her blog here for further masks.
No filters required.
You can get the material here.

Now, let’s get started. It might be helpful if you choose the elements you wish to use beforehand, and open them up in PSP prior to starting the tutorial. That way, you have them handy when following each step.
Also, you don’t have to slavishly follow each positioning nor setting – play and experiment a bit, especially if you use different elements.
If you are unsure how to position an element, refer back to my sample tag.
I do assume you have at least some to moderate experience and understanding of PSP.

The DropShadow throughout the tutorial remains the same: V/H 2/2 O/B 50/6.45.
Resizing throughout the tutorial is done with “Resize all Layers” NOT checked.
Open a new image, 750 x 750, transparent background.
Open Frame4_TnT_Nov09, copy&paste, Resize 40%.
Open IndianGirl_TnT_Nov09, copy&paste, Resize 30%.
Move underneath frame, apply Dropshadow.
With your Magic Wand, click inside the frame, New Layer, move underneath Girl tube layer.
Open Paper8_TnT_Nov09, copy, new layer, paste into selection.
Selections – Select None.
Highlight your frame layer, merge down twice (frame, Girl and paper).
Open Tree2_TnT_Nov09, copy&
paste, move to top.
Apply Dropshadow.
Selection Tool – Rectangle, mark the wooden part of the frame.
On the Tree layer, hit “delete”.
On frame layer, apply Dropshadow.
Open PinnedRibbon3_TnT_Nov09, copy&paste, Resize 55%.
Free Rotate – Left – 3 degrees.
With your Point-to-Point Selection Tool, erase the part of the pin on the wooden part of the frame (see image below).
Apply Dropshadow.
Open Leaves4_TnT_Nov09, copy&paste, Resize 30%.
Free Rotate – Right – 25 degrees.
Optional: Use your Point-to-Point Selection Tool to erase the stem.
Apply Dropshadow.
Layers – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask – MaskWSL_222.
Fit to layer, show all masks, source luminance checked; invert transparency NOT checked.
Merge group.
Optional: lower opacity of mask layer. I lowered mine to 60%.
Now, the next step is to add any further text, copyright information and your watermark to the graphic.
Feel free to merge all layers visible and then resize to your liking or crop the image.
If you prefer a transparent background, save your tag in PNG format.
Otherwise, if you select the JPG, it will automatically add a white background.
Should you care for a different colored background:
New layer, arrange, send to bottom, and floodfill with your color of choice.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!


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