Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tut - Spring Breeze

Spring 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 awesome kit Spring Breeze by Mystical Illusionz. Check out her blog to find all the stores she’s currently selling in.
A font of your choice.
A tube of your choice. I used a beautiful tube by Lady Mishka. This tube was a pre-paid tube, and is not available for regular purchase any longer. Only way you can get it now is in the VIP Area at SATC. More information on how to get access to the VIP area, go here.
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 -4/2 O/B 31/4.15.
Resizing throughout the tutorial is done with “Resize all Layers” NOT checked.
c/p = copy&paste.

Open new image, 700 x 700.

Open MIZ12-sb-ele15, c/p, Resize 55%.

Open MIZ12-sb-pp07, copy.

Back on your image.
Magic Wand, click inside the heart frame.
New layer, underneath heart frame layer.
Selections – Modify – Expand by 2.
Paste into Selection.
Selections – Select none.

Merge visible.

Open MIZ12-sb-ele15, c/p, Resize 45%.

Open MIZ12-sb-pp08.
Magic Wand, click inside the rectangular frame.
New layer, underneath rectangular frame layer.
Selections – Modify – Expand by 2.
Paste into Selection.
Selections – Select none.

Open your tube, c/p, Resize and position to liking.
If necessary:
Magic Wand, click inside the rectangular frame.
Selections – Modify – Expand by 2.
On tube layer, hit “delete”.
Selections – Select none.
Change Blend Mode to Luminance (Legacy).
I set opacity to 40%.

Open MIZ12-sb-ele36, c/p, Resize 43%.

Merge down 3 times (vines, frame, tube & paper layers).

Open MIZ12-sb-ele21, c/p, Resize 40%.
Flip original.
Mirror duplicate.

Open MIZ12-sb-ele26, c/p, Resize 70%.
Move to the top and a bit to the left.

Open MIZ12-sb-ele05, c/p, Resize 35%.
Move to the left side.

Open MIZ12-sb-ele13, c/p, Resize 25%.
Move on top of previous flower.

Open MIZ12-sb-ele27, resize 40%.
Move to the bottom.

Open MIZ12-sb-ele22, c/p, Resize 20%.
Move to the left lower side.

Open MIZ12-sb-ele24, c/p, Resize 20%.
Move to the upper right corner.

Open MIZ12-sb-ele06, c/p, Resize 85%.
Move to the upper right corner, higher than the flower.

Open MIZ12-sb-ele12, c/p, Resize 80%.
Move to the upper right side, lower than the top of the tree.

Open your tube, c/p.
Resize and position to liking.

Apply Dropshadow as desired to elements and/or tube.

Add any further text, copyright information and watermark to the graphic.
Always double-check size of your final tag to make sure you are within TOU of the tube licensing company / artist who’s tube you are using.

Merge visible.
Crop or use Selection Tool – Layer Opaque, Image – Crop to Selection.

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 fill with your color of choice.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!


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