Monday, May 23, 2011

New Tut - Uncolored Elegance

Uncolored Elegance

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 gorgeous kit Uncolored Elegance by Knc Scrapz, which you can purchase here. This fabulous kit is also available in Full size.
A font of your choice.
A tube of your choice.
1 mask –I used HorsePlay’s Pasture Mask 4 and 27 which you can download from Beverly’s  blog here.
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 2/-1 O/B 43/5.84.
Resizing throughout the tutorial is done with “Resize all Layers” NOT checked.

Open new image, 800 x 800.
Open frame1, copy&paste.
Magic Wand, click inside the frame, Selections – Modify – Expand by 2.
Open pp10, copy.
New layer, under frame layer, paste into selection, Selections – Select none.
Open skyline, copy&paste, Resize 25%, under frame layer, position to liking.
On frame layer, merge visible (frame, skyline, paper).
Duplicate twice.
First duplicate, Free Rotate – Right – 8 degrees, move under original frame layer, a bit to the right and top.
Second duplicate, Free Rotate – Left – 5 degrees, move under original frame layer, a bit to the right and up.
Apply Dropshadow to each frame.
Open element6, copy&paste, Resize 42%, position on top of frame to liking.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element8, copy&paste, Resize 48%, move to the bottom of the frame.
Open button1, copy&paste. Duplicate, resize and position to liking.
Apply Dropshadow to each button.
Open flower2, copy&paste, duplicate, resize and position to liking.
Apply Dropshadow to each flower.
Open heart2, copy&paste, Resize 42%, move to the upper left corner, on top of frame layer.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open leaf, copy&paste, Resize 45%, Free Rotate – Right – 25 degrees.
Arrange – Send To Bottom, move to the upper right corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open Music, copy&paste, Resize 40%, move to the bottom.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open wing, copy&paste, Resize 65%, Arrange – Send To Bottom, move to the upper left corner.
Open wa1, copy&paste, Resize 70%, Arrange – Send To Bottom.
Paste once more, Resize 65%, Free Rotate – Right – 35 degrees.
Open clock, copy&paste.
Apply Dropshadow if desired.
Open your tube, copy&paste, Resize and position to liking.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open pp4, ccopy&paste, Arrange – Send To Bottom.
Layers – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from Disk – HorsePlay’s Pastuer Mask 4, Merge Group.
Open pp8, copy&paste.
Layers – Load/Save Mask – Load Mask from Disk – HorsePlay’s Pastuer Mask 27, Merge Group.
On first mask layer, merge down once.

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

Then, it is time to add any further text, copyright information and 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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