Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Tut - Sweet Treats Of Life

Sweet Treats Of Life

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 awesome kit Sweet Treats Of Life by P&A Dezigns. Check out her blog to find the stores she's selling in..
A font of your choice.
A tube of your choice. I used the fabulous artwork of Jay Trembly, which you can purchase at SATC here.
1 tag template – I used Missy Tag Template 33, created by Missy aka Divine Intentions . You can find it, and many more awesome tag templates here on her blog.
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 1/3 O/B 22/5.75.
Resizing throughout the tutorial is done with “Resize all Layers” NOT checked.

Open your template and tube, duplicate both, close the originals.
On the template, delete the copyright and background layers.
Pick a color or paper, fill the large circle with it
Choose another color or paper, and fill the small circle with it.
Apply Drop shadow to the small circle.
Choose a color or paper, and fill the frame background with it.
Choose a color or paper, and fill the hearts with it.
Choose a color or paper, and fill the frame with it.
Copy&paste your tube, duplicate as many times as you like, Resize and position under the frame layer to liking.
Optional: apply a cutout.
Once your satisfied with the results, close out (eye icon) the large and small circle, Merge visible.
Apply a Drop shadow to the frame.
Add any further elements and/or tube(s) you like.

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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