Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tut - Missy


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 rawkin’ kit Missy by Deanna aka Butterfly Kisses Scraps , 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 33/6.15.
Resizing throughout the tutorial is done with “Resize all Layers” NOT checked.

New Image, 800 x 800.
Open frame01, copy&paste, Resize 65%.
Open your tube, copy&paste.
I duplicated mine twice, Resized and positioned each copy in the frames differently.
Open paper(s) of choice. Copy first paper.
Magic Wand, click inside the first frame, Selections – Modify – Expand 5.
New layer, Arrange – Send to Bottom, copy into selection.
Repeat (with the same paper, or different ones) for each of the three frames.
If you want your tube to stick out like mine, apply a Dropshadow to it before merging.
Merge visible.
Open butterfly04, copy&paste, Resize 55%, move to upper right corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open DoodleFlower02, copy&paste, Resize 33%, Free Rotate – Right – 10 degrees. move to lower right corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open bow01, copy&paste, Resize 55%, Free Rotate – Left – 47 degrees, position in the lower right corner (where the two frames ‘meet’).
Apply Dropshadow.
Optional: I erased part of the bow to make it look as if the doodle flower is partially overlapping the bow.
Open circles, copy&paste, Resize 45%, Arrange – Send to bottom, move to the bottom of the frame.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open CuteFlower02, copy&paste, Resize 40%, move to bottom left corner of the left frame.
Apply Dropshadow.
Optional: I erased the lower part of the stem.
Open Mesh02, copy&paste, Arrange – Send to bottom.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open PaintSplatter01, copy&paste, move to lower right.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open DoodleFlower03, copy&paste, Resize 60%, move to upper right corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open Staple01, copy&paste, Resize 40%, position on top of the left frame.
I chose 4 papers, copy&pasted them, and made 4 ‘strips’ from them, position them on the left side of the frame. Feel free to resize and position to liking.
Apply Dropshadow to strip(s).
Open Labelholder02, copy&paste, Resize 35%, position on top of frame, on the bottom part of bottom frame.
Open paper of choice, copy&paste, Resize 30%.
Magic Wand, on labelholder layer, click inside main part, Selections – Modify – Expand 5, Invert.
On paper layer, hit “delete”, Selections – Select none.
Optional: instead, simply click inside the main frame of labelholder with your Magic Wand, Selections – Modify – Expand 3, new layer, under labelholder, floodfill with color or paper of choice, Selections – Select none.
Open Star01, copy&paste, Resize 5%, duplicate.
On copy, mirror.
Place one star over each hole on labelholder.
Apply Dropshadow to both stars.
Write your text, apply Dropshadow if desired.
On star layer, merge down (both stars, labelholder, your text and paper/color layer).
Apply Dropshadow.

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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