Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tut - Vintage Angel


Vintage Angel

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 Vintage Angel by P & A Dezigns, which you can purchase here.

A font of your choice.

A tube of your choice.

No filters required.

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 0/2 O/B 40/6.85.

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

Open a new image, 600x600.

Open frame3, copy&paste, Resize 70%.

Open envelop2, copy&paste, Resize 60%, move on top of frame and use your Selection Tool, Point-to-Point to erase all parts of the envelop you wish to erase.

Alternatively: use the Selection Tool to select the frame, New Layer, underneath frame layer, open paper of choice, copy and on new layer, Paste into Selection, Selection – Select none.

Open butterfly1, copy&paste, Resize 45%, place on top of frame/envelop, Free Rotate – Left – 50 degrees and position towards the upper right side of frame.

Apply Dropshadow.

Open carriage1, copy&paste, Resize 40%, Mirror, position to the lower left side of the frame.

Apply Dropshadow.

Open Chain 3b2, copy&paste, Resize 45%, move underneath Carriage layer, duplicate, place to liking, and use your Selection Tool to erase the parts extending over frame.

Apply Dropshadow.

Open bow11, copy&paste, Resize 30%, Free Rotate – Left – 35 degrees, and position to the right, on top of the chains (or to your liking).

Apply Dropshadow.

Open Cluster2, copy&paste, Resize 35%, move to the upper left corner.

Apply Dropshadow

Open your tube, copy&paste, Resize and position to liking.

Apply Dropshadow.

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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