Sunday, June 5, 2011

Tut - Fresh Breeze

Fresh Breeze

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 Fresh Breeze , 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 -2/1 O/B 36/5.90.
Resizing throughout the tutorial is done with “Resize all Layers” NOT checked.

Open element41, Resize 50%.
Open paper1, copy.
Frame layer, click with your Magic Wand inside frame, Selections – Modify – Expand 5.
New layer, underneath frame layer, Paste into selection, Selections – Select None.
Merge visble, Apply Dropshadow.
Open tube, copy&paste, Resize and position to liking.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element3, copy&paste, Resize 55%, position on lower edge of frame.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element6, copy&paste, Resize 23%, position lower right corner of frame.
Optional: duplicate and position behind frame.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element32, copy&paste, Resize 50%, move underneath branch.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element52, copy&paste, Resize 45%, move underneath flower and frame layers, to the right.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element72, copy&paste, Resize 45%, move to upper left corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element71, copy&paste, Resize 25%, Free Rotate – Right – 22 degrees, move on top of birdcage, in upper left corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element54, copy&paste, Resize 40%, Free Rotate – Right – 17 degrees, move underneath blue flower layer, a bit further to the right.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element89, copy&paste, Resize 65%.
Open paper12, copy.
With your Magic Wand, click inside each window frame, Selections – Modify – Expand 5.
New layer, underneath window frame layer, Paste into selection.
Optional: new layer, Cutout 4/4 22/7.55.
Selections – Select None, on window frame layer, merge down (window, cutout if used and paper), Free Rotate – Left – 6 degrees.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element9, copy&paste, duplicate.
First copy, Resize 25%, Free Rotate – Left – 48 degrees, position in lower left part of frame.
Apply Dropshadow.
On second copy, Resize 22%, Free Rotate – Right – 35 degrees, position in upper right corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element16, copy&paste, Resize 85%, move underneath first frame layer, a bit to the bottom and right.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open element31, copy&paste, Resize 70%, Arrange – Send to Bottom.
Duplicate, move a bit further to the right, merge both layers.
Duplicate merged layer, Mirror, Flip, move to the left.

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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