Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tut - Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland

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 Finding Neverland by Sleek N Sassy Designz , which you can purchase here.
A font of your choice.
A tube of your choice.
Filter/Plugin: Xero - Porcelain.

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 45/5.15.
Resizing throughout the tutorial is done with “Resize all Layers” NOT checked.

Open new image 600 x 600.
Open FN_Element20, c/p, resize 50%.
Open FN_Element28, c/p, resize 50%.
Open FN_Paper11, copy.
Magic Wand, click inside frame, Selections – Expand 2.
New layer, underneath weave frame, Paste into Selection, Deselect.
Open FN_Element30, c/p, resize 40%, lower right side.
Open FN_Element22, c/p, resize 35%, lower right side.
Open FN_Element57, c/p, resize 25%, Free Rotate – Right – 18, lower right side.
Open FN_Element29, c/p, resize 35%, lower right side.
Open FN_Element53, c/p, resize 20%, duplicate twice.
First copy, resize 85%, Mirror.
Second copy, resize 65%.
Position all three green roses along frame, upper left.
Add any additional elements as desired.
Add tube, resize and position to liking.
Apply Dropshadow as desired.
Merge visible, so be sure that everything is in place as you like it to be on your finished tag.
Plugins – Xero – Porcelain:
Softness: 50
Strength: 75
Brightness: 128
Red channel: 0
Green channel: 0
Blue channel: 0

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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