Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tut - Aurora



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 beautiful kit Aurora by Disyas Digital Designs, which you can purchase here.

A font of your choice.

A tube of your choice.

1 mask –I used WSL 192, 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 -1/2 O/B 40/5.95.

Resizing throughout the tutorial is done with “Resize all Layers” NOT checked.

Open a new image, 600x600.

Open Disyas_A_WF1, copy&paste, Resize 55%, new layer, underneath frame layer, use Selection Tool to highlight center of frame.

Open Disyas_AuroraP6, copy and on new layer, Paste into Selection, Select none.

Open Disyas_Aurora_Fairy, copy&paste, Resize 50%, move underneath frame, use Selection Tool to highlight frame, Selections – Invert, on tube layer hit “delete”, Select none, Apply Dropshadow.

Optional: If you’d like the tube to stick out of the frame, place tube on top of frame layer, use Selection Tool to erase parts of the tube if you’d like it sticking it out, Apply Dropshadow.

Open Disyas_Aurora_Bench1, copy&paste, Resize 25%, move on top of frame/tube layer, position to the bottom right, Apply Dropshadow.

Open Disyas_Aurora_Fence4, copy&paste, Resize 35%, Arrange – Send to bottom, move to the bottom right, behind bench, Apply Dropshadow.

Optional: I erased parts of the fence to the left.

Open Disyas_Aurora_Trellis1, copy&paste, Resize 40%, move on top of frame (or underneath tube) layer, Apply Dropshadow.

Open Disyas_AuroraBF2, copy&paste, Resize 25%, move on top of frame, towards the top, Apply Dropshadow.

Open Disyas_AuroraR10, copy&paste, Resize 30%, Free Rotate – Left – 33 degrees, move to the right, on top of trellis, Apply Dropshadow.

Optional: I erased parts of the ribbon to make it look like it’s underneath the trellis.

Open Disyas_Aurora_lamp, copy&paste, Resize 27%, move on top of the trellis, Apply Dropshadow.

Optional: I erased a bit of the lamp holder to make it look like it’s wrapped around the trellis.

Open Disyas_Aurora_Grass1, copy&paste, Resize 45%, move underneath trellis, Apply Dropshadow.

Open Disyas_Aurora_But1, copy&paste, Resize 20%, Duplicate, on original: Free Rotate – Right 24 degrees, move on top of trellis, to the upper right, Apply Dropshadow.

On copy: Free Rotate – Left – 17 degrees, move to the left side, Apply Dropshadow.

Open Disyas_A_Deco_Fr1, copy&paste, Resize 65%, Arrange – Send to Bottom, move slightly to the right, Apply Dropshadow.

Open DisyasAuroraP11, copy.

New layer, Arrange – Send to Bottom.

On New Layer, Selections – Select All – paste into selection.

Layers – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask – MaskWSL_192.

Fit to layer, show all masks, source luminance checked; invert transparency NOT checked.

Merge group.

Optional: resize mask or use your Deformation Tool, if necessary, to tweek your mask layers to your liking and/or lower the opacity.

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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