Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tut - Raspberry Love

Raspberry Love

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 fabulous kit Raspberry Love by Shell’s 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 2/2 O/B 25/5.47.
Resizing throughout the tutorial is done with “Resize all Layers” NOT checked.

Open new image 800 x 800.
Open frame3, copy&paste, Resize 45%.
Open paper6, copy.
On bottom layer (which should be empty or create new layer, Arrange – Send To Bottom), Paste into selection, Keep selection.
New layer, Cutout 4/4 25/15.85, Selections – Select None.
Open your tube, copy&paste, Resize and position to liking in the frame.
Optional: erase parts of the tube to make it look like it’s ‘sticking out’ of the frame.
Apply Dropshadow.
Optional: apply Dropshadow to the frame as well after this step.
Open vase1, copy&paste, Resize 22%, lower left corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open flower3, copy&paste, Resize 22%, move to the left, under vase layer so it looks as if in the vase.
Apply Dropshadow
Open candle5, copy&paste, Resize 25%, lower left corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open heart6, copy&paste, Resize 22%, upper right corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open raspberry5, copy&paste, Resize 37%, lower right corner.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open flower4, copy&paste, Resize 56%, Arrange – Send to Bottom.
Optional: I erased parts of the flower4 where the frame has holes in it.

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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