Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tut - EMOtionally Yours

EMOtionally Yours

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 EMOtionally Yours – which is a part of the Twilight collab). Find information where to purchase it on her blog 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 37/6.23.
Resizing throughout the tutorial is done with “Resize all Layers” NOT checked.

Open ele08, copy&paste, Resize 60%.
Choose 1 to 3 papers.
Magic Wand, click inside each of the 3 frame sections, and Paste your paper(s) into each section.
Seleciont – Select none.
Open your tube(s), copy&paste, Resize and position to liking in frames.
Merge visible, Apply Dropshadow.
Open ele41, copy&paste, Resize 70%, move undereneath frame layer, center somewhat.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open ele07, copy&paste, underneath frame layer.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open ele06, copy&paste, Resize 35%, move on top of frame, above middle frame.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open ele27, copy&paste, Resize 35%, move to the upper left side.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open ele39, copy&paste, Resize 35%, move to the bottom right.
Apply Dropshadow.
Open ele42, copy&paste, Resize 20%, move to the upper right.
Apply Dopshadow.

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!